December 11, 2013
'Blue' dollar jumps to 10.05 pesos, hits over 5-month record high
The US currency hit 10 pesos (buying price) and 10.05 pesos (selling price) in the informal market, 15 cents higher compared to its last closing price, pushed by the tourist sector, and as the government crackdown on the so called city “exchange caves” eased up.
The so called "blue" dollar earlier reached 10.05 pesos for buyers, a record high in more than 5 months.
Meanwhile, the US dollar closed at 5.82 (buying price) and 5.87 (selling price) at Buenos Aires city banks and exchange offices after its price jumped yesterday. Greenbacks accumulate a 18.9 percent hike so far the year.