The commercial dollar ended the Brazilian Stock Exchange (B3) trading session up 1% on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
During yesterday's negotiations, the North American currency closed at R$5.16. The Ibovespa closed with gains of 0.7%, passing to just over 112 thousand points.
The rise in the dollar's value at B3 occurred amid the results of sales in the U.S. retail market in December. Last month, the sector registered sales of US$677 billion, 1% less than in November.
In the US financial market, the day was marked by falls. The Dow Jones fell almost 2 . . .