HERMOSILLO, Sonora.- The announcement of a new, rapidly spreading coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom has shaken financial markets and the price of emerging currencies against the dollar, such as the Mexican peso.
Earlier this week, financial corridors faced an obstacle, as did the oil market, even though an agreement was reached in Congress in the United States to provide support to the country’s economy to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
Thus, for wholesale operations, according to information from Bloomberg, the dollar is sold on the interbank market at 20.14 pesos and is bought at a price of 20.11 pesos per unit.
$ MexDerApertura $ FUTUROS S & P / BMV IPC MR21 = 43,690 / -449 / -1.02% USD / MX MR21 = 20.4029 $ / + 0.25 / + 1.26%
– Mexican Stock Exchange (@BMVMercados)
December 21, 2020
In the windows of Citibanamex bank, the dollar increased in value by 19 cents, compared to the close on Friday to be sold at retail at 20.62 pesos per unit and 19.60 pesos for purchase.
Investors are evaluating information about the new variant of coronavirus, which has been reported in the United Kingdom, which has led to the imposition of air mobility restrictions in that country in different parts of the world.
In this scenario, Wall Street financial markets started the day with losses: the Dow Jones industrial average lost 1.03%, the Nasdaq technology indicator 1.73% and Standard & Poor’s 1.79%.
In Mexico, the index of prices and offers on the Mexican stock exchange (S & P / BMV), lost 1.27%, which placed it at 43,318.06 points.