December 1, 2016 / 3:31 PM / 8 months ago

Mexico's central bank chief to leave Banco de Mexico in July

MEXICO CITY, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Mexican Central Bank Governor Agustin Carstens is set to leave the Banco de Mexico in July 2017 to lead the Bank for International Settlements from October next year, a central bank spokesman said on Thursday.

Carstens, a former Mexican finance minister, has been the governor of the central bank since 2010.

The peso weakened nearly 1 percent on the news. (Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez)

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