Jamaican$ falls vs US – Wednesday

The Jamaica dollar fell in value against the US dollar at the close of foreign currency trading, with dealers selling US$49.50 million for 40 cents more than on Tuesday.
The US dollar selling rate closed at J$125.45, compared to J$125.05 in the sale of $32.71 million at the close, on Tuesday. Purchases of the US currency by dealers, amounted to US$30.26 million, with the average rate rising just 1 cent to $123.73, compared to US$30.62 million, with the average rate of $123.72 on Tuesday.
The market closed with inflows of US$34.93 million of all currencies, versus US$36.58 million on Tuesday, while dealers sold US$54.24 million in contrast to US$41.30 million, in the previous trading session.
At mid-day on Wednesday dealers purchased US$13.17 million at an average rate of J$124.42 and sold $15.78 million at an average of J$125.54. At mid-day on the previous trading day, dealers purchased US$16.4 million at an average rate of J$124.33 and sold $10.84 million at an average of J$124.90.
The Jamaican dollar closed trading, with the selling rate for the Canadian dollar, dropped back to J$99.54 from J$102.46 at the close on Tuesday. The selling rate for the British Pound fell to J$177.61 from J$178.04 previously and the euro jumped versus the Jamaican dollar to J$158.54 to buy the European common currency, versus the prior selling rate of J$154.89.

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