In the week of December 31-January 8, Peru's country risk indicator —measured by the EMBIG Peru spread— remained at 107 bps, the Central Reserve Bank has reported.
However, in the same period, the EMBIG LatinAmerica spread rose 3 bps to 349 bps within a context of geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran.
Interbank interest rate
On January 8, the interbank interest rate in Peruvian Soles showed an annual rate of 2.25% and this rate in U.S. Dollars registered 1.75%.
On the same date, the 90-day corporate prime rate —the interest rate charged by commercial banks to lower risk businesses— in Soles was 3.29%, while the prime rate in Dollars recorded 2.69%.
Moreover, the interest rate on mortgage loans in Soles stood at 7.9% percent, whereas this rate on loans in Dollars was 6.9%.