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Tag: Argentine peso

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    Argentine Peso slips on Tuesday; central bank sells debt notes at a rate of 71.39%

    The central bank sold 110.929bn pesos (about US$ 3 billion) worth of the seven-day notes on Tuesday with an average annual interest rate of 71.392%, traders said

    Argentina’s peso slipped on Tuesday, a day after the central bank’s new governor reassured the public that its approach to taming the country’s rocky economy would be sustainable over the medium term. The peso closed 0.46% weaker at 36.65 per U.S. dollar. The currency has fallen 0.30% against the dollar this week, although it has climbed 12.63% since the beginning of the month.

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    Macri administration reverses latest cooking gas price increase following public outrage

    According to a decisive survey, some 75% of residents in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires considered gas prices “too high or non-payable”

    Argentina will pay for unforeseen increases in the cost of cooking gas following public outrage and opposition in Congress to stymie the plan which would have seen consumers paying increased gas prices in 24 installments from January 2019.

  • Friday, October 5th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    Argentine Peso slips on Thursday on prospects of higher US interest rates

    The peso shed 1.85% to close at 38.4 per dollar after having gained 9.58% over the previous three days under a freshly-renegotiated IMF deal

    Argentina’s Peso fell on Thursday, pressured by the recession-hit country’s dismal inflation outlook and higher U.S. interest rates that have pushed capital away from riskier emerging markets and toward the greenback, local traders said. The peso shed 1.85% to close at 38.4 per dollar after having gained 9.58% over the previous three days under a freshly-renegotiated International Monetary Fund financing deal that calls for tougher fiscal and monetary policy measures.

  • Thursday, October 4th 2018 - 08:24 UTC

    Argentine Peso strengthens for third day running supported by high interest rate for short term debt

    The Argentine peso closed 1.22% stronger at 37.69 per U.S. dollar on Wednesday, bringing this week’s gains to 9.58%.

    Argentina’s peso rallied for a third straight day on Wednesday, after high-interest short-term debt issued by the central bank soaked up liquidity, a strategy that has raised concern about the sustainability of the country’s program.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd 2018 - 08:21 UTC

    Argentine Peso rises 4% after central bank sells seven-day notes paying 72%

    The Argentine central bank sold about 71.1 billion pesos worth of seven-day “Leliq” notes, above market expectations, and at an interest rate of 72%.

    The he Argentine peso climbed more than 4% on Monday trading on the back of a debt sale by the central bank aimed at mopping up excess liquidity and signs that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is solidly behind the administration of president Mauricio Macri.

  • Monday, October 1st 2018 - 08:56 UTC

    Beijing currency swap support for Argentina

    “A US$ 9 billion expansion of the ‘swap’ with China is practically closed,” Guido Sandleris was quoted saying in an interview with La Nacion published on Sunday

    Argentina has “nearly closed” a new currency swap deal with China that will add the equivalent of US$ 9 billion to the South American country’s reserves, the central bank said on Sunday. Argentina and China first agreed to a swap program in 2009 to boost the South American country’s dwindling reserves under former President Cristina Fernandez. Last year, the center-right government of President Mauricio Macri and China agreed to extend the program for three more years.

  • Friday, September 28th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Brazilian currency strengthens below 4 to the dollar: first time in five weeks

    The Real closed at 3.99 to the US dollar just two weeks after hitting a record low of almost 4.2 to the dollar -- it's lost around 17% since the start of the year

    The Brazilian currency dipped under four Real to the dollar for the first time in five weeks at close on Thursday as the markets reacted favorably to the emergence of two clear presidential election frontrunners. The Real closed at 3.99 to the US dollar just two weeks after hitting a record low of almost 4.2 to the dollar -- it's lost around 17% since the start of the year.

  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    Argentine Peso with trading band and zero growth monetary supply policy

    Subject to IMF board approval, financing would no longer be discretionary, but would be readily available to the government for budget support, said Lagarde

    The International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, speaking at a news conference in New York alongside Argentine Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne, said IMF was “significantly frontloading” disbursements under the program adding the Argentine central bank had agreed as part of the deal to allow the peso currency to float freely and would only intervene in the foreign exchange market in extreme circumstances.

  • Friday, September 21st 2018 - 09:32 UTC

    Argentine Peso recovers strongly and with no support from the Central bank

    The US dollar weakened to as low as 37.60 Pesos before stabilizing below 39 Pesos

    The Argentine Peso reacted strongly against the US dollar on Thursday following on an abundant private supply of greenbacks to satisfy demand, which kept the Central Bank out of the market for the first time since the beginning of the month. The dollar fell 2.8% and ended trading below 39 Pesos.

  • Friday, September 21st 2018 - 08:47 UTC

    Argentine Peso at an equilibrium point, says head of Central bank

    Caputo also hinted that a revised deal with the IMF will continue to calm the markets and add clarity on fiscal, monetary and exchange market fronts

    Argentina’s central bank now sees the Peso at an equilibrium level, chief Luis Caputo told market participants who attended a meeting with him on Thursday. The statement comes after two days of strengthening by the peso following a rout that sent it to a record intra-day low in late August.