Despite intervention in the forex market by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), the USD continues to slide, worrying stakeholders island wide. The USD now trades at US$1:J$135.86, a $1.28 decline over the previous week. This week the JMD has declined against all the major traded currencies.
This week in the Forex market, the JMD continues to weaken against the major traded currencies. The benchmark USD strengthen by $2.80 this week against the JMD. Year to date, the JMD has lost as much as 8.30% of its value to the major currencies.
In the forex market this week, the JMD continues to strengthen against the USD. The JMD also performed favourably this week against the British Pound (GBP), however, weakened against the Canadian Dollar (CAD) and the Euro, depreciating by $1.06 and $0.12, respectively.