Lima, January 18, 2021Updated on 01/18/2021 05:02 pm
The price of dollar in Peru closed higher in the day of this Monday, in anticipation of the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States this week, amid increasing cases of COVID-19, and a wave of risk aversion.
At the end of operations, the exchange rate It was quoted at S / 3,616 in the interbank market, a marginal increase of 0.02% compared to the S / 3,615 at the end of Friday, according to data from the Central Reserve Bank (BCR).
The main currencies of Latin America devalued this Monday at the opening of the day due to the strength of the dollar and Biden’s next inauguration on Wednesday.
While the outgoing president Donald Trump has publicly criticized the strength of the dollar for years, Janet Yellen, chosen by Biden to take over the Treasury, is expected to make clear that the country is not looking for a weaker dollar, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Additionally, Biden’s plan for a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package has also fueled a widespread rise in U.S. Treasury yields and reversed a late-2020 decline in the value of the dollar.
In the parallel market or exchange houses of Lima, the exchange rate is quoted at S / 3.605 for the purchase and S / 3.630 for the sale.
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