The dollar reaches 5.71 R $; Ibovespa falls by more than 2%

See the dollar rate today. Photo: Marcelo Andrade / Arquivo / Gazeta do Povo

The trading dollar closed the trading session on Wednesday (5) with a high of 0.39%, listed at R $ 5.712 on sale. This is the third consecutive increase of the North American currency and the highest value reached since December 21, 2021, when it reached R $ 5,739. The Ibovespa, the main index of the Brazilian Stock Exchange (B3), ended the day down 2.42%, at 101,005.64 points.

The stock market today recorded the largest drop since November 26, 2021, when it fell 3.39%. The financial market reacted to the release of the minutes of the last meeting of the Federal Reserve (Fed), the central bank of the United States. In the document, the authorities discussed the possibility of raising interest rates earlier than expected and reducing their overall asset portfolio. The information was published by the UOL portal.

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