Lima, January 16, 2021Updated on 01/16/2021 08:34 am
The price of dollar Peru ended the week on the rise due to fears of greater economic turmoil derived from measures to contain COVID-19, which overshadowed the announcement of the economic stimulus package in the United States.
At the end of operations, the exchange rate It was quoted at S / 3,615 in the interbank market, a rise of 0.11% compared to the S / 3,611 at the end of Thursday, according to data from the Central Reserve Bank (BCR).
In Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she wants “very quick action” after the country posted a record rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus. Meanwhile, the French government announced that it will reinforce its border controls starting Monday and will impose an earlier curfew as of Saturday.
In Peru, the Government of Francisco Sagasti announced changes to the capacity of restaurants, gyms and shopping centers in different regions of the country, depending on the level of health and economic alert in which they are.
In the case of the stock market, major Wall Street indices fell as incoming President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion stimulus plan sparked fears of a tax hike, as investors evaluated the quarterly results of the country’s big moneylenders.
In the parallel market or exchange houses of Lima, the exchange rate is quoted at S / 3,600 for the purchase and S / 3,625 for the sale.
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