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Montevideo, December 7th 2023 - 06:50 UTC

Tag: Central Bank of Argentina

  • Wednesday, November 8th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina makes payment to IMF in yuan

    The disbursement has weakened the Central Bank’s reserves to levels unseen since 2006

    Argentina has complied with the payment of interests to the International Monetary Fund for US$ 790 million, it was reported Tuesday in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, October 4th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar hits new all-time high

    The BCRA sold reserves Tuesday after 35 straight days of purchases

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar rose AR$ 10 Tuesday and sold for AR$ 810, thus setting a new record, it was reported from Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar pierces AR$ 500 barrier

    Meanwhile, Massa held a working meeting with senior executives of firms associated with the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar Wednesday pierced the AR$ $500 barrier and set a new record high, it was reported in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, the official exchange rate also went up despite the Central Bank (BCRA) selling some of its reserves.

  • Saturday, July 8th 2023 - 11:05 UTC

    Inflation projections better than a month ago in Argentina

    Inflation projections better than a month ago in Argentina

    The Argentine Central Bank's (BCRA) monthly Market Expectations Survey (Relevamiento de Expectativas del Mercado - REM) for June released Friday forecasts inflation to reach 142.4% by the end of 2023. The study details the forecasts of institutions, companies, organizations, and specialists on the evolution of the main economic variables.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Argentina to pay the IMF with Chinese money

    Argentines will also be able to open bank accounts in yuan, the BCRA ruled

    Argentine authorities Thursday announced that ”the payment of 2.7 billion dollars to the IMF corresponding to the second quarter will be made, partly in Special Drawing Rights (SDR) of the Treasury and partly with yuan, without using Central Bank reserves.”

  • Saturday, May 6th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Central Bank report corrects Argentina's inflation projections upwards

    For the next twelve months, the REM anticipates inflation will reach 146.5%.

    According to the Argentine Central Bank's (BCRA) Market Expectations Survey (Relevamiento de Expectativas de Mercado - REM) report published Friday, the panel of economists issuing that document has made an upward correction to their inflation forecasts for 2023, placing it at 126.4%, or 16.4 percentage points above April's projections, while last month's Consumer Price Index (CPI) is believed to be of 7.5%. The National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) will release the official data on May 12.

  • Friday, April 28th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    “Blue” dollar keeps backtracking in Argentina

    Massa secured a US$ 690 million loan with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) during a meeting in Uruguay. Photo: Gastón Britos / FocoUY

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar dropped to AR$ 467 Thursday after further announcements and measures from Argentine authorities, after reaching an intraday record of AR$ 497 on Tuesday. It is still an AR$ 72 peso (18.2%) increase for the month of April.

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Argentina: How did the President's announcement hit the foreign exchange market?

    It was the second consecutive day of acquiring dollars for the BCRA.

    President Alberto Fernández's announcement Friday that he would not seek reelection this year triggered the US dollar further up against the Argentine peso, reaching AR$437 / AR$442 (buy/sale) at the “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) exchange rate. Meanwhile, the official rate stood at AR$217/AR$225 (buy/sale), for a gap of 102.26% between the two quotations.

  • Thursday, April 20th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    How far up did the US dollar go Wednesday against the Argentine peso?

    After six days of purchases, Argentina's Central Bank had to sell dollars to avoid a sharper increase in the “blue” rate

    Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa seems unable to find a way out of the country's current crisis. In this scenario, the “blue” dollar (a euphemism for “black market”) rose five more pesos Wednesday to close at AR$ 423 as the Central Bank (BCRA) ended with a negative balance of US$197 million, this bringing a streak of six positive rounds to an end. The country risk remained at 2,474 basis points, according to JP Morgan's index.

  • Tuesday, April 18th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” Dollar hits new ceiling of AR$ 408

    Traders and government officials foresee US$ 5 billion added to the BCRA reserves thanks to the agrodollar ending May 31.

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar closed rose by AR$ 8 and closed at AR$ 408 Monday, reaching a new all-time high, it was reported in Buenos Aires. It had closed at AR$ 400 on Friday. The Argentine Central Bank bought US$ 73 million to add to its dwindled coffers.