Banxico changes FX intervention scheme – BBH

FXStreet (Edinburgh) – Analysts at BBH have reviewed the recent announcements from the Mexican central bank.

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Banco de Mexico announced changes to its FX intervention program, which had been rumored since last week”.

“Extraordinary dollar auctions will now be triggered by a 1% depreciation from the previous day’s fix (vs. 1.5% previously)”.

“Regular daily dollar auctions were increased from $52 mln to $200 mln. While we were not surprised by the changes, the announcement was enough to start a short-covering rally for the peso, which earlier in the day had hit a new all-time low near 16.50”.

“It’s important to stress that the measures are really meant to provide extra liquidity in disorderly markets, and are not meant to protect a level or to reverse the trend”.

Analysts at BBH have reviewed the recent announcements from the Mexican central bank…

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