BCU purchases

Central bought US 4.5: and the currency remained stable.

The interbank dollar was negotiated stable yesterday, the day after turbulence in the international stock markets. On average, the US currency traded at 28,454, a minimum loss of 0.01% compared to Monday. Thus, accumulates an increase of 0.29% so far this month and a decline of 1.08% so far this year. The Central Bank, although less aggressively than in the previous days, again intervened. He bought yesterday US 4.5 million and amounts to US 88.2 million acquired so far this month.

To the public in the slates of Banco República, the US currency registered an increase of one hundredth both for the purchase and for the sale to close at 28.11 and 28.81 respectively.

A total of 79 transactions for an amount of US 65.79 million were made through the screens of the Electronic Securities Exchange. During the day, the green ticket ranged between a minimum price of 28.43 and a maximum price of 28.46 to close at the maximum.

In Brazil, the dollar ended practically stable, at 3.2461 reais, down 0.03%. In the opposite direction, in Argentina the dollar closed for the third consecutive day up 0.8% yesterday), to 19.69 Argentine pesos.

Strong demand for UI.
The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) yesterday tendered Treasury Notes in Units Indexed (UI) to inflation, two years and received a strong demand from investors who more than quadrupled the offer. In effect, the MEF tendered the equivalent of 300 million IU (US 39.2 million), but received an offer of 1,334 million IU (US 174.5 million). Finally, the MEF chose to place something more than the bid: 464.1 million IU (US 60.7 million). The yield rate of this title was 2.14%. Previously, on January 9 the MEF had issued a Treasury Note in UI to four years at a rate of 2.59% and on January 23 another UI to 12 years and a rate of 3.05%.

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