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The dollar strengthens with a daily rise of 0.40%

The dollar strengthens with a daily rise of 0.40%
September 21, 2023 – 17:40

With this increase, the bill has accumulated an appreciation of 1.63% so far this month, according to data from the Central Bank of Uruguay.

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He dollar rose 0.40% compared to yesterday and closed at 38.205 pesos, according to the price of the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU), appreciating within the framework of a week in which it operated with ups and downs and remained above 38 pesos.

In this way, the US currency continues its monthly improvement, which accumulated 1.63% in September and is on track to improve the increase exhibited in August. On the other hand, the depreciation so far this year is 4.66% and, year-on-year, the drop reaches 6%.

Regarding the reference board of the Republic Bank (BROU), the dollar bill was offered at 37.00 pesos for purchase, and 39.40 pesos for sale. For its part, the preferential value of eBROU dollar It was at 37.50 pesos for purchase, and 38.90 pesos for sale.

The last operation of the day in the Uruguayan Electronic Stock Exchange (Bevsa) was agreed at 38,180 pesos, while the maximum price was 38,250 pesos, and the minimum was 38,180 pesos. On this day, the number of transactions was a total of 49, with a total transaction amount of almost 24.6 million dollars.

Cryptocurrencies 1 to 1 parity with the dollar as Tether (USDT) were quoted at an average of 39.50 pesos for online purchases through a bank or card, and from 39.50 pesos to 41.92 pesos in the Binance peer-to-peer (P2P) market.

For its part, the price of dollar prex It was at 38.06 pesos for purchase, and 38.44 pesos for sale.

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The global dollar reached its highest in 6 months

At the international level, the dollar accumulates a positive trend and the dollar index, which measures the performance of the US currency, reached 105.68 units, its highest level in the last 6 and a half months.

With this scenario, although the banknote maintains a positive trend in September, an upward trend could be expected, taking into account that the Federal Reserve (Fed) of USA decided to keep the reference interest rates unchanged between 5.25% and 5.50% and continue with the restrictive monetary policy.

With all this, we will have to wait for the behavior of the dollar in front of Uruguayan Peso, in moments where there is talk of a exchange delay of at least 15% and the consequent loss of competitiveness that is questioned by the agro-export sector.

The price of the dollar over the last five days

  • September 14 — 38,149
  • September 15 — 38,054
  • September 18 — 38,127
  • September 19 — 38.13
  • September 20 — 38,053

Source: Ambito

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