The exchange rate It opened lower this Monday, May 23, and stood at S / 3.7250, according to the Bloomberg currency quote portal. On the eve, the Central Reserve Bank (BCRP) had given a closing of S / 3.7320, which represents a decline of 0.19%.
At 9.20 am in the parallel market the greenback it was quoted at S/ 3,720 for the purchase and S/ 3,750 for the sale. While the bank exchange rate at the Banco de Credito del Peru windows was S/ 3.59 for purchase and S/ 3,799 for sale, according to the portal How much is the dollar.
In the political context, Yesterday, Sunday night, President Castillo changed four Ministers of State. The ministers changed were Transport and Communications, Energy and Mines, Interior and Agrarian Development. Thus, the opposition in Congress was not happy because they expected the retirement of Prime Minister Aníbal Torres. The ruling party, for its part, also expressed its rejection of the changes made.
The dollar index, which tracks the US unit against a basket of currencies from other major trading partners, was down 0.7% at 102.19. The index rose about 16% to a two-decade high during the 12 months through mid-May.
“The dollar may be topping out given Europe’s resilience to the energy shock and the potential easing of lockdowns in China,” said Joe Capurso, strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
With information from Reuters.