US monetary authority reaffirmed low interest commitment until full recovery of the world’s largest economy
O dollar and the Brazilian Stock Exchange closed higher on Wednesday, 6, after the Central Bank of the United States (Fed, in English) reaffirmed that it will keep the policy of reduced interest until the full recovery of the local economy. In the domestic scenario, investors analyzed the collection of R $ 3.3 billion with the concession of 22 airports to the private sector and the expectation of resuming the privatization agenda. The US currency closed with an increase of 0.78%, to R $ 5.643 after hitting a maximum of R $ 5.655 and a minimum of R $ 5.550. The exchange rate ended the day before with a fall of 0.62%, quoted at R $ R $ 5.669. Following the good international mood, the Ibovespa, a B3 reference, ended the day with a 0.11% increase, at 117,632 points. This Tuesday’s trading session closed with a fall of 0.02%, to 117,498 points.
The US monetary authority has assured that it will keep interest rates at low levels until there is a strong response to job creation and rising inflation. The tone of the message was already expected by the market, which sees in the decision the continued injection of dollars to rekindle the largest economy in the world after the crisis of the new coronavirus. Still on the international agenda, Democrats and Republicans follow the negotiations for the approval of the package of more than US $ 2.2 trillion in infrastructure works for the next eight years.
In the domestic scenario, the federal government opened Infra Week on Wednesday with the auction of 22 airports for the value of R $ 3.3 billion and investments of R $ 6.1 billion for the next 30 years. Sales were made in three blocks and include structures spread across 12 states. CCR won the bid for airports in the South, with a bid of R $ 2.1 billion, and the Central lot, for R $ 754 million, with goodwill of 1,534% and 9,156%, respectively. The French Vinci Airports won the dispute for the North block, with a value of R $ 420 million, a premium of 7,777% over the minimum price. The concession agenda follows this Thursday, 8, with the auction of West-East Integration Railway and on Friday, the 9th, with the offer of five port terminals. The Union also referred to Congress the bill for the resumption of the National Program to Support Micro and Small Enterprises (Pronampe) and the Emergency Benefit for the Preservation of Employment and Income (BEm), measures launched last year to meet companies that have had their budget impacted by the pandemic and the preservation of jobs.