Mexico's Ortiz sees Dec CPI affected by US weather

Bank of Mexico governor Guillermo Ortiz warned Tuesday that December inflation will be higher than expected as key vegetable prices soared on the cold spell across the US. Mexico's central bank will report first-half December inflation figures Thursday.

"Unfortunately in December the inflation numbers we are seeing for the first half are not very good," Ortiz told reporters, pointing to higher prices on fruits and vegetables because of the winter storms in the US. Bad weather has hit the US M