The official dollar closed this Friday at an average of $170.22 for sale, with an increase of 33 cents compared to Thursday and a rise of $2.45 throughout the week, equivalent to an increase of 1.46% compared to to last Friday.
In the stock market, the dollar counted with liquidation (CCL) reflected a decline of 0.4%, to $333.47, and the MEP it rose 1.2% to $317.71 in the final leg of a hot week, where both shot up.
Meanwhile, in the informal segment, the so-called Dolar blue” marked a decrease of one peso, to $306 per unit, with which in the last five days it accumulated an increase of $13.
In the wholesale market, the price of the US currency marked a rise of 40 cents compared to its last closing, at $163.18, while in the week it accumulated an increase of $2.48 (1.54%).
Thus, the dollar with the 30% surcharge – contemplated in the Country tax – marked an average of $221.29 per unit; and with the advance payment of 35% Income Tax on the purchase of foreign currency, the average value was $280.86.
The dollar destined for tourism abroad -and which has a rate of 45%- was located at $297.88, while for purchases over US$ 300 -and which has an additional tax of 25%-, it was located at $340.44.
Sources from the city of Buenos Aires pointed out that the monetary authority ended its participation this Friday with a negative balance of around US$ 50 million to meet market demand.
“In the month, the BCRA accumulated a red of US$ 950 million,” said Gustavo Quintana, an analyst at PR Corredores de Cambio.
The volume traded in the spot segment was US$228 million, in the futures sector of the Mercado Abierto Electrónico (MAE) operations were registered for US$65 million and in the Rofex futures market US$468 million.
The Government managed to pass a new debt test, although with the most “tight” result since the Massa administration began and despite having resorted to the assistance of the banks, which lent it $7.4 of every $10 it raised, to the buy a bond that they can use to integrate reserves and will pay them a higher rate than what they were charging with what they already used for that purpose.