Buenos Aires Stock Exchange closes 4.26%


Buenos Aires, Nov. 19 (EFE) .- The S&P Merval index of the shares of the main companies listed on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange closed on Friday down 4.26% to 85,695.15 points.

For its part, the general S&P BYMA index closed at 3,574,896.33 units, down 4.05%.

The volume of business traded in equities amounted to 1,573.4 million pesos (approximately $ 15.6 million), with a balance of nine increases, 33 decreases and nine actions unchanged in the general panel.

Among the leaders, the stocks that closed in negative territory were Aluar (-5.42%), Banco BBVA Argentina (-5.36%) and Transportadora Gas del Sur (-5.23%).

At the same time, Argentine government securities fell on average 0.5% of their dollar price, while Argentina’s country risk index rose 0.1% to 1,744 basis points.

In the foreign exchange market, the price of the US dollar remained stable in the public bank Banco Nación, where it closed at a historic high of 99.50 pesos for purchase and 105.50 pesos for sale to the public, while as the wholesale dollar advanced five cents, to a new high of 100.46 pesos per unit.

For its part, the price of the American currency on the informal market rose by fifty cents to 201.50 pesos per unit for sale.

At the same time, the value of the dollar in the financial mechanisms for the most sophisticated investors worked this Friday with mixed trends.

The dollar known as “cash with settlement” (CCL, which consists of buying locally stocks or bonds with Argentinian pesos and selling them in dollars on Wall Street) increased by 0.4%, reaching a record 213.57 pesos per unit.

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