Mexican stocks rise sharply on U.S. jobs, factory data

MEXICO CITY Fri Feb 1, 2013 4:10pm EST

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican stocks rose sharply on Friday after solid U.S. employment and manufacturing data boded well for Mexican exports.

The IPC stock index .MXX added 1.06 percent to 45,759 points, back near a record high and on track for its best one-day percentage gain since January 2.

(Reporting By Michael O'Boyle)