Latin American Markets Higher Today, Shrugging Off Disappointing China Trade Data

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Latin American markets are higher today, shrugging off new data that showed Chinese exports declined during July in another sign economic growth for a top customer of Latin America's raw goods providers is sluggish.

Here's where the regional markets stand today:

- Ibovespa up 216.22 (+0.37%) to 59,013.35.

- IPC (Mexico City) up 146.31 (+0.35%) to 40,822.51.

- Santiago Index IPSA up 8.82 (+0.2%) to 4,171.82.

- Merval Buenos Aires up 8.33 (+0.35%) to 2,389.55

In company news, U.S.-listed shares of Brazilian homebuilder Gafisa ( GFA ) are ahead over 8% after the company posted an unexpected Q2 profit today. Net income was 1 million reais, or $497,500, according to a securities filing obtained by Reuters, reversing a 31.8 million reais loss a year earlier.

Five analysts polled by the news service were expecting, on average, a loss of 21 million reais.

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