Lima, December 25, 2021Updated on 12/25/2021 09:36 am
The price of the dollar in Peru opened stable on Saturday, as markets reduced their fears about the consequences of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The exchange rate the day was trading at S / 4,002 per dollar, the same value as the price registered yesterday by the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR).
So far this year, the greenback accumulates an increase of 10.6% compared to the end of 2020, at S / 3,619. During the brief trading session, which only operated until noon, overnight deposits for S / 6,772.9 million were auctioned at an average interest rate of 2.48%.
According to Reuters, risk appetite has not stopped improving since Monday, when markets were rocked by government restrictions related to the spread of Omicron.
However, data released Wednesday showed that US consumer confidence rose more than expected in December, suggesting that the economy will continue to expand in 2022 despite the resurgence of COVID-19 infections and reduced stimulus spending.
At the local level, uncertainty continues for the social conflicts, especially with mining. Las Bambas confirmed that their operations continue to be paralyzed, and warned that a temporary truce with the communities does not guarantee conditions to resume production. In the parallel market or the main exchange houses, the dollar It was bought for S / 3,990 and it was sold for S / 4,035, according to the portal Cualestaeldolar.pe.