Shares in Chilean potash producer SQM plummetted on Tuesday, leading the Santiago Stock Exchange to halt trading in the company, after Russia's Uralkali dismantles the world's largest potash cartel in a move that it expects to slash prices by 25 percent.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index preliminarily ended 1.92 percent higher, on news U.S. employers increased hiring in July by the most in five months and on revived optimism that Europe was closer to action on its debt crisis.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index has dropped 1.41 p ercent, falling back to levels not seen since early December, as the European Central Bank disappointed investors who were hoping for immediate action to confront the euro zone debt crisis.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index has ended at its lowest level since the beginning of the year, as investors are expecting local companies to continue reporting weak quarterly results.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index has ended a preliminary 0 .24 percent lower, as investors cautiously wait for local companies to report their quarterly earnings.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index ended a preliminary 0.42 percent higher, breaking a six-day losing streak, as global stocks rallied on expectations the European Central Bank will tackle high borrowing costs hitting Spain and Italy.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index sank a preliminary 1.29 percent, as major drops in two leading energy sector firms offset a rally in global stocks on hints the European Central Bank could take action to protect the euro zone.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index has preliminarily ended 0.38 percent lower, as Spain seemed headed closer to a full-scale bailout and Greece's euro zone membership veered into the danger zone. Shipper Vapores dropped 0.89 percent, integrated steel and iron ore producer Cap lost 1.21 percent, and industrial conglomerate Copec decreased 1.14 percent, according to data on the Santiago Stock Exchange's website.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index ended a preliminary 1.06 percent lower, in line with global equity markets, as reports that more regions in Spain may need financial aid fueled fears that the country may need a bailout.
Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index has ended a preliminary 0.19 percent lower, in line with declining major overseas markets, as investors fretted over Spain's heavily indebted Valencia region asking for financial aid.
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