The Colombian benchmark IGBC stock index fell on Wednesday tracking a decline of New York shares.
The stock index lost 1.7% to 7719.71 points.
mirrors what happened in New York,” Cesar Tovar, a market analyst with
the local unit of Stanford Group. “The price of oil also contributed to
the stock decline,” he added.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 250 points as
layoffs and slashed profit forecasts at Alcoa and Intel harshly
reminded investors of the corporate-profit slowdown.
The price of oil fell 12.3% to $42.79 a barrel for delivery in February on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Shares of state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol SA \fell
2.2% to 2,045 Colombian pesos ($0.92). The volume traded of Ecopetrol
shares accounted for 53% of the total volume traded.
Preferred shares of Colombia’s largest bank Bancolombia SA \fell 1.5% to COP12,290.
On the currency market, the peso weakened to COP2,213 to the dollar from COP2,191.5 on Tuesday.
The yield on the benchmark 2020 peso-denominated local bond ended unchanged at 10.631%. (Dow Jones)