The blue dollar closed this Thursday a weight above the previous day and closed at $488 for the sale. Meanwhile, with a slight increase of 50 cents from Wednesday, the official dollar was trading at $241.50 in the sale.
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The blue dollar closed a weight above this Thursday
The parallel market currency closed this Thursday one weight above the previous day in the informal market and closed at $488 for sale.
Meanwhile, up slightly by 50 cents from Wednesday, the official dollar was to sell at $241.50 and bid was $231.50.
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