Mexico's peso weakens sharply ahead of US jobs data

MEXICO CITY Thu Aug 1, 2013 11:58am EDT

MEXICO CITY Aug 1 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso weakened sharply on Thursday on bets that monthly U.S. jobs data due on Friday could help build a case for the Federal Reserve to soon begin reducing its monetary stimulus program.

The peso <MXN= shed 0.74 percent to 12.8350 per dollar.