The price of the US dollar in Peru was on the rise in the informal or parallel market today, Thursday, June 22, 2022. The exchange rate rose to S/ 3,710 for purchase and S/ 3,740 for sale, according to exchange houses in Lima.
On the other hand, in the interbank market, the greenback closed at S/ 3,729, according to data provided by the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR).
So far this year, the greenback accumulates a decline of 6.56% compared to the last price of 2021, at S / 3,991.
The foreign currency registered an appreciation of 10.28% at the end of 2021 due to the impact of political uncertainty and doubts about the economic outlook due to the new variants of the coronavirus.
Regionally, most currencies and stock markets in Latin America fell on Wednesday, amid persistent fears that sustained rises in interest rates to tackle inflation could complicate the recovery of the world economy. or cause a recession.
According to the Reuters agency, the session began with the attention of the markets and investors focused on the testimony of the president of the United States Federal Reserve in the Senate, in search of signs of future monetary policy measures.
The Federal Reserve is “strongly committed” to bringing down inflation, which is at a 40-year high, and policymakers are moving “quickly to do so,” US central bank chief Jerome said on Wednesday. Powell.
“It is essential that we bring inflation down if we are to have a sustained period of strong labor market conditions that benefit everyone,” Powell said in a speech prepared for a hearing before the US Senate Banking Committee.