On the other hand, the MEP dollar fell $ 2.33 (-1.2%) and pierced $ 200 (ended at $ 199.84), thus reducing the spread with the official one to 95.4%.
In the official market, meanwhile, while the BCRA continues to take advantage of the greater calm to extend the neutral or slightly positive balances in its interventions, the Traders are trying to figure out how the “crawling-peg” pace will continue after feigning an acceleration in recent days, something that was not verified on this day, where the wholesale price rose just two cents.
The monetary authority chained its eighth consecutive day without currency sales, at end this Wednesday with a positive balance of US $ 5 million, in a day in which the payment of about 1,900 million dollars from the Government to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was made for the second capital maturity of the multimillion-dollar Stand By program signed by the Government of Mauricio Macri in 2018.
“An automatic debit was made; it was executed with the opening of the banking day in New York”, confirmed an official source to Ambit.
The disbursement was made with funds that the country received in August from the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) program of the IMF, intended to help members combat the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Payment of 44% of the net reserves of the Central Bank is “a sign that the Government hopes to reach an agreement soon”, they indicated from Neix.
In this way, in the last four months the gross reserves of the Central Bank (BCRA) have lost about 7,000 million dollars -including a payment to the IMF-, to remain around 39,200 million temporarily.
Meanwhile, The technical evaluation of the IMF stand-by loan to Argentina is awaited, which was granted in 2018 during the presidency of Mauricio Macri. The Government of Alberto Fernández seeks now renegotiate just over 40,000 million dollars of the actual disbursement made.
The wholesale dollar appreciated just two cents to $ 102.26, with the constant regulation of the BCRA. It was the lowest daily increase in 8 days.
The The retail dollar increased six cents this Wednesday to $ 107.79 -without taxes-, according to the average in the main banks of the financial system. In turn, the retail value of the currency in the National Bank went up 25 cents to $107,25.
Consequently, the saving dollar or solidarity dollar -which includes 30% of the COUNTRY tax, and a 35% on account of the Income Tax- amounted 10 cents to $ 177.85.