The dollar price in Peru today, Saturday, December 18, is S / 4,0374, according to the Bloomberg portal. At parallel market, the North American currency is obtained in S / 4,015 the purchase and S / 4,060 the sale. Therefore, on Friday, December 17, the greenback closed the day at S / 4,038, a figure lower than that reported on December 16, with S / 4,040, according to information from the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP).
Regarding the opinion of the Congress that denies the Executive the economic powers, the Minister of Economy, Pedro Francke, responded that, from the Government, they will seek to renew the reform in tax matters with other bills that fight against tax evasion.
“We have asked Congress for economic powers to address Peru’s problems, but, apparently, they will grant us quite limited powers that will not allow us to advance in important aspects. But I think we have to insist on tax modifications that have more impact on collection and more effect on inequality, “added the head of the MEF during a forum organized by the Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CIES).
After the congresswoman and head of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion, Betssy Chavez, will anticipate that, during the first quarter of 2022, they will discuss the increase in Minimum Living Remuneration (RMV), Julio Velarde, president of Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP), He considered that it is necessary to “be prudent” analyzing the different aspects that are part of the topic. “If S / 70 were increased, which is what is being discussed, those between S / 930 and S / 1,000 are around little more than 10% of the formal population. Most of it is above that ”, highlighted the official.
In the economic sphere, the Consumers and Users Organization (Opecu) reported that, since September 2021, Peruvian consumers and families have paid more than S / 100 million in excess for the refill of a 10 kilogram gas or LPG cylinder. “Content four out of every five LPG bottles is totally Peruvian; however, its price is absurdly subject to the import price, seriously harming consumers “, denounced Héctor Plate, president of Opecu.
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