(Adds context on Fed comments and Peruvian political situation)
LIMA Aug 22 Peru's sol currency weakened 0.39 percent on Friday to close at 2.832/2.833 per dollar on more hawkish-than-expected comments from the Federal Reserve, leaving the sol at its weakest level in more than four years.
The dollar rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said a faster recovery in the U.S. jobs market could accelerate the timing of a Fed interest rate hike.
Higher interest rates tend to boost the allure of the dollar as they raise the yield on some U.S. assets.
One local trader said political turbulence in Peru also helped to weaken the sol. President Ollanta Humala failed to secure enough support from Congress for his new cabinet in a second vote early on Friday. (Reporting By Patricia Velez; Editing by Diane Craft and Chris Reese)
MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Mar 27
DUBAI, March 27 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.