Chilean Peso Weaker on Intervention Comments
The Chilean peso weakened today on speculations that the central bank may intervene to trim the rally of the currency that reached the highest level since September 2011 this week.
Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said that the Chilean government and the Central Bank of Chile may act in coordination to rein the currency’s gains and an intervention is an option. The bank will conduct a policy meeting tomorrow. There were signs that the central bank was buying dollars.
USD/CLP rose from 467.45 to 469.15 as of 14:13 GMT today. The currency pair touched 467.05 on April 8, the lowest level in 19 months.
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Earlier News About the Chilean Peso:
- Chilean Inflation Beats Forecast, Making Peso Stronger (2013-04-08)
- Europe's Woes Make Chilean Peso Less Attractive (2013-03-27)
- Chilean Peso Higher as Economic Activity Beats Forecasts (2013-03-06)
- Peso Down After Chilean Central Bank Maintains Interest Rates (2013-02-15)
- Chilean Central Bank Keeps Interest Rates Stable, Peso Remains Weak (2012-11-13)