Jamaican$ gains against US currency – Friday

The selling rate of US dollar fell against the Jamaican dollar by 5 cents on Friday, with the rate dealers bought the US dollar costing 5 cents less than the closing rate on Thursday.
On Friday, Inflows of all currencies, totaled US$41.47 million, versus US$36.59 million on Thursday with the selling of US$37.21 million in contrast to US$38.85 million previously traded.
In US dollar trading, dealers sold US$36.10 million at an average of J$128.81, at the close, compared to US$37.48 million at an average of J$128.86 on Thursday. Purchases of the US currency by dealers, amounted to US$39.08 million at an average of $127.45 at the close, compared US$33.45 million at an average of $127.50.
At mid-day on Friday dealers purchased US$9.99 million at an average rate of J$127.73 and sold US$15.10 million at an average of J$128.78. At mid-day on Thursday dealers purchased US$12.85 million at an average rate of J$128.07 and sold US$10.34 million at an average of J$128.95.
The selling rate on Friday, for the Canadian dollar rose to J$99.16 from J$98.25 at the close on Thursday, the selling rate for the British Pound slipped to J$176.66 from J$177.54 previously and the euro jumped against the Jamaican dollar at J$159.18 to buy the European common currency, versus the prior selling rate of J$154.53.

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