The price of the dollar closed higher on Monday, August 8, and stood at S/ 3.9250. In this way, it advanced 0.38% compared to the closing of the day before when it reached S / 3.9100, according to the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP).
In the parallel market, the US currency was trading at 2:00 pm at S/ 3.90 for purchase and S/ 3.93 for sale. Meanwhile, in the interbank market, the purchase was at S/ 3,841 and the sale at the Banco de Credito del Peru window was S/ 4,021.
Thus, the currencies of Latin America were mixed and the dollar index quoted (DXY) at 106.40.
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According to Allisson Pérez, Forex trader at Renta4 SAB, during the day, the demand came from offshores, while the supply came from local banks to a small extent. US$ 222 million were traded in the market at an average rate of S/ 3.9144.
The BCRP intervened with foreign exchange swaps for sale for S/ 200 million at 3 months, at an average rate of 2.45%. Today there were expirations of Foreign Exchange Swaps for S/ 920 million.
“Globally, the dollar appreciates due to the positive US unemployment data that came out on Friday, since it fell from 3.6% to 3.5%, the lowest rate for 2 years, even so, the FED is expected to continue raising its interest rate in the short term,” Pérez explained.
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