The price of the dollar opened with a slight rise on Friday, August 12, and stood at S/ 3.8779, according to the Bloomberg agency. Thus, it advanced 0.13% compared to the close of Thursday when it reached S/ 3.8730, according to the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP).
At 9:20 am in the parallel market, the US currency was trading at S/ 3.86 for purchase and S/ 3.90 for sale. For its part, in the banking market it was bought at S/ 3,796 and sold at S/ 3,976 at the Banco de Credito del Peru windows.
The day before, the BCRP board decided to raise the benchmark interest rate by 0.50% to 6.50% as part of its monetary policy. The entity also maintained its forecast that inflation would return to the target range — between 1 and 3% — in the second half of next year.
At the international level, expectations continue that the US Fed will not be as aggressive in raising interest rates in its next meetings, since US inflation was not as high as expected.