Lima, November 19, 2021Updated on 11/19/2021 12:03 am
The price of the dollar in Peru closed higher on Thursday, rising to its highest value in more than a week, despite the constant intervention of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR). Globally, the greenback was getting stronger.
The exchange rate was S / 4,010 for purchase and S / 4,040 for sale in the parallel market or the main exchange houses, according to the portal cuantoestaeldolar.pe.
On the other hand, in the interbank market, the greenback climbed to S / 4,022, an advance of 0.35% according to BCR data.
The dollar began the day on the rise due to the demand for foreign currency in the exchange market. To contain the rise in the greenback, the issuing institute intervened in the market with the placement of exchange swaps for S / 450 million in three auctions. Likewise, it placed interest rate swaps for S / 100 million and repos to provide dollars for US $ 100 million.
At the close of the session, the BCR also sold US $ 80 million again, at an average exchange rate of S / 4.021 per dollar. With this, the monetary authority accumulates cash sales for US $ 1,713 million in November and US $ 11,068 million.
Operators pointed out that the upward pressures of the exchange rate respond to the demand for dollars by participants in the exchange market in the face of the uncertainty generated by the political environment, due to the clashes that may exist between the Executive and Congress.
With the result of the day, the dollar accumulates a gain of 11.13% against the sun so far in 2021, after closing at S / 3,619 last year.