BRIEF-One Liberty increases qtrly dividend to $0.43 per share
* Declared quarterly dividend on company's common stock of $0.43 per share, representing an increase of $0.02 per share or 4.9 pct Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
* China annual consumer inflation speeds in Dec * Commodities firms weigh on Brazil's Bovespa * Bovespa falls 0.53 pct, Mexico IPC flat By Asher Levine and Danielle Assalve SAO PAULO, Jan 11 Brazilian stocks fell on Friday after data showed China's annual consumer inflation rate accelerated in December, narrowing the scope for growth-boosting monetary stimulus in the country's top trading partner. Chile's bourse fell for the first session in nine, while Mexico's IPC index remained flat. Commodities producers contributed most to the 0.53 percent fall in Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index after data on Friday showed China's annual consumer inflation rate hit a seven-month high in December. "If inflation isn't under control there is less space for the government to stimulate growth," said Marcelo Varejao, an analyst with Socopa Corretora in Sao Paulo. "China continues to be a very big influence on Brazil as steelmakers, miners and oil producers are a huge part of the market." China is a key purchaser of Latin American commodities exports such as iron-ore, soy, copper and petroleum. Shares of iron-ore mining giant Vale SA, which counts China as its biggest customer, fell 2.14 percent, contributing most to the Bovespa's losses, while steelmaker Companhia Siderurgica Nacional SA lost 1.5 percent. Shares of retailer Grupo Pão de Açúcar SA lost 3.5 percent, the steepest drop in nearly three months, after the company said Friday sales growth slowed in the fourth quarter and that it opened fewer stores than promised last year. Mexico's IPC index was little changed at 44,829.82 points, as a 1 percent rise in shares of conglomerate Alfa offset a 0.32 percent fall in telecommunications firm America Movil, controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim. Chile's IPSA index snapped an eight-day rally, falling 0.37 percent as profit-takers sold off shares of industrial conglomerate Copec, which fell 1.66 percent. Latin America's key stock indexes at 1454 GMT: Stock indexes daily % YTD % Latest change change MSCI LatAm 3,908.64 -0.36 3.29 Brazil Bovespa 61,351.99 -0.53 0.66 Mexico IPC 44,829.82 -0.07 2.57 Chile IPSA 4,444.06 -0.37 3.32 Chile IGPA 21,697.66 -0.33 2.98 Argentina MerVal 3,141.18 0.86 10.05 Colombia IGBC 14,732.69 -0.05 0.11 Peru IGRA 21,954.32 0.24 6.42 Venezuela IBC 473,891.25 -0.02 0.52
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