Mexico’s peso fell Friday to its weakest level against the U.S. dollar in more than two years as the continuing decline in world oil prices pressured commodity-dependent currencies. As the most traded of the emerging-market currencies, the peso is often used by investors to hedge emerging market exposure and sold off in times of global financial turmoil. Already under pressure along with other emerging market currencies on prospects of higher U.S. interest rates, the Mexican currency lost further ground after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries decided against cutting crude oil output to address falling prices. The Mexican currency weakened as far as 13.96 to the dollar during Friday’s session before settling back to 13.9080, its weakest close since mid-2012. The drop in oil prices, and the lack of liquidity because of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, were pressuring the exchange rate, local currency traders […]