Dollar decreases to R $ 5.50 in the international scenario; Ibovespa holds 115 thousand points – Prime Time Zone

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Market follows recovery test after heavy falls the day before; resumption of vaccination with immunization at the University of Oxford and lockdown in France are also on the radar

Archive / Agency BrazilDollar operates in fall with cooling of the tensions of advance of inflation in the USA

THE financial market Brazilian operates in the positive field this Friday, 19, influenced by the resumption abroad after heavy losses the day before. At around 11:25 am, the dollar down 1.21%, to R $ 5.502, the low of the day, after hitting a high of R $ 5.550. The exchange rate ended this Thursday, 18, with a 0.3% drop, to R $ 5.569. THE Ibovespa, reference of the Brazilian Stock Exchange, operated with an increase of 0.59%, to 115,511 points. The trading session ended the day before with a loss of 1.47%, to 114,835 points.

Investors are following the recovery test on international stock markets after apprehension of rising inflation in the United States with the approval of the $ 1.9 trillion package to give the economy traction amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Still on the international agenda, several countries in Europe announced the resumption of vaccination against Covid-19 with the immunizer from AstraZeneca and Oxford University, after restrictions to investigate possible side effects. In France, the government announced the tightening of restrictions in several regions, including Paris, to hinder the spread of the pandemic amid the increase in cases.

In the domestic scenario, investors reflect the nomination of Fausto de Andrade Ribeiro for the presidency of the Bank of Brazil, after the request for formal resignation delivered by André Brandão on Thursday night. Brandão’s departure a little more than six months from assuming the post was already taken for granted since the escalation of friction with President Jair Bolsonaro in early January. The market also analyzes the brain death of Senator Major Olímpio (PSL-SP), infected with the new coronavirus. Olímpio was the third fatal victim of Covid-19 in the country.