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Dollar closes slightly higher and is trading at S/ 3.8440, today, Thursday, August 18

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The price of the dollar closed higher in the exchange session this Thursday, August 18, and reached S/ 3.8440. Thus, the american currency advanced 0.10% compared to the closing of the day before when it scored S / 3.8400, according to the report of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP). So far in 2022, the US currency accumulates a decline of 3.68%.

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At 1:40 pm in the parallel market, the greenback was trading at S/ 3.84 for purchase and S/ 3.88 for sale. Meanwhile, in the banking market it was located at S/ 3,761 the purchase and S/ 3,941 the sale at the BCP windows.

According to Asvim Asencios, Foreign Exchange trader for Renta4 SAB, US$147 million were traded in the market at an average price of S/ 3.8428. Today’s session was pressured by expiry of Foreign Exchange Swap Sales for S/ 600 million, during the morning there was a great offer from corporations and demand from non-residents. The BCRP intervened by placing S/200 million currency swaps for 9 months at a rate of 3.73%.

Currencies in Latin America continue to depreciate against a stronger dollar, DXY hit 3-week highs after FED minutes, market sentiment and US economic data show solid economic momentum.

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The dollar index (DXY) was trading at 107.51 at the close of the market, while gold gained 0.3%, after being in loss for 3 consecutive days.

Source: Larepublica

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