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MEXICO DAYBOOK: December Inflation, Wal-Mart de Mexico Sales

January 09, 2012

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The national statistics agency, known as Inegi, reports the December consumer price index.

Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB, Latin America’s largest retailer, reports same-store sales for December.

Petroleos Mexicanos, the state oil company, reports preliminary month-to-date production.

ECONOMY: *Inegi releases inflation for the month of December at 8 a.m. Mexico City time. Consumer prices fell 0.49 percent from the previous month, according to the median estimate of 9 economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

*Wal-Mart de Mexico, the nation’s largest retailer, reports December same-store sales after the close of equity trading in Mexico City. The retailer’s same-store retail sales rose 12.6 percent in November compared with a year earlier.

ENERGY: *Petroleos Mexicanos reports output figures on its website.

MARKETS: *The peso rose 0.2 percent to 13.7391 per U.S. dollar on Dec. 6, from 13.7661 a day earlier. It strengthened 1.4 percent last week, the biggest advance since the five-day period ended Dec. 2.

*The yield on benchmark peso-denominated bonds due in 2024 rose five basis points, or 0.05 percentage point, to 6.55 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The price fell 0.53 centavo to 130.05 centavos per peso. The yields declined 12 basis points last week.

*The IPC index fell 0.6 percent to 36,804.05.

EQUITIES: *Controladora Comercial Mexicana SAB (COMERUBC MM), a Mexican supermarket chain, climbed 1.3 percent to 23.52 pesos. The company had its recommendation raised to “buy” from “hold” at Banco Santander SA.

*Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB (WALMEXV MM), Latin America’s largest retailer, fell 1.7 percent to 36.89 pesos.

*El Puerto de Liverpool SAB (LIVEPOLC MM), a Mexican luxury goods retailer, declined 0.3 percent to 100.16 pesos.

--Editor: Jonathan Roeder

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