Argentina has complied with the payment of interests to the International Monetary Fund for US$ 790 million, it was reported Tuesday in Buenos Aires.
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.
The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar Wednesday pierced the AR$ $500 barrier and set a new record high, it was reported in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, the official exchange rate also went up despite the Central Bank (BCRA) selling some of its reserves.
The Argentine Central Bank's (BCRA) monthly Market Expectations Survey (Relevamiento de Expectativas del Mercado - REM) for June released Friday forecasts inflation to reach 142.4% by the end of 2023. The study details the forecasts of institutions, companies, organizations, and specialists on the evolution of the main economic variables.
Argentine authorities Thursday announced that ”the payment of 2.7 billion dollars to the IMF corresponding to the second quarter will be made, partly in Special Drawing Rights (SDR) of the Treasury and partly with yuan, without using Central Bank reserves.”
According to the Argentine Central Bank's (BCRA) Market Expectations Survey (Relevamiento de Expectativas de Mercado - REM) report published Friday, the panel of economists issuing that document has made an upward correction to their inflation forecasts for 2023, placing it at 126.4%, or 16.4 percentage points above April's projections, while last month's Consumer Price Index (CPI) is believed to be of 7.5%. The National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) will release the official data on May 12.
The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar dropped to AR$ 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.
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$225 (buy/sale), for a gap of 102.26% between the two quotations.
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa seems unable to find a way out of the country's current crisis. In this scenario, the blue dollar (a euphemism for black market) rose five more pesos Wednesday to close at AR$ 423 as the Central Bank (BCRA) ended with a negative balance of US$197 million, this bringing a streak of six positive rounds to an end. The country risk remained at 2,474 basis points, according to JP Morgan's index.
The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar closed rose by AR$ 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.