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The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange closes with a rise of 1.44%


Buenos Aires, Jan 30 (EFECOM).- The S&P Merval index of the shares of the leading companies listed on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange closed this Tuesday with a rise of 1.44% to 1,271,673.16 points .

Meanwhile, the general S&P BYMA index rose 1.43% to 54,894,268.70 units.

The turnover traded in shares was 22,770 million Argentine pesos (25.3 million euros) with a balance of 51 papers rising, 22 falling and two that remained unchanged in the general panel.

Among the leading companies, the shares of Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina (3.76%), Grupo Financiero Galicia (2.79%) and Banco Macro (2.46%) rose.

On the contrary, the papers of Ternium (-2.19%), Mirgor (-0.70%) and Aluar Aluminio (-0.58%) closed negatively.

Public securities in dollars of the South American country increased by 0.3% on average, while the country risk index stood at 1,934 basis points.

In the official foreign exchange market, the US dollar rose 50 cents in the state-run Banco Nación, reaching 805 pesos for purchase and 845 pesos for sale to the public, the same as the wholesale dollar, which stood at 825. 70 pesos.

In the informal currency market, the parallel or ‘blue’ dollar fell 10 pesos to 1,215 pesos per unit.

For their part, the so-called financial dollars operated with a mixed trend.

The “counted with settlement” dollar (CCL, which consists of buying shares or bonds locally with Argentine pesos and selling them in dollars on Wall Street) advanced 0.6% to 1,270.43 pesos per unit.

The ‘stock market dollar’ or ‘MEP dollar’ (which is obtained by purchasing assets that are quoted in both pesos and dollars, paid in pesos when purchased and sold in dollars in the Argentine stock market) fell 1% to 1,208.21 Argentine pesos per dollar. EFECOM

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