LIMA Dec 27 Peru's central bank bought $80 million in the local spot market on Thursday but the sol currency gained 0.24 percent to finish bidding at 2.546 per dollar, its strongest finish in more than 16 years.
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Brazil's Vale approves dividend of 4.7 bln reais
BRASILIA, Feb 23 Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Thursday its board had approved that a dividend of 4.7 billion reais ($1.53 billion), or 0.91 reais per share, be paid to shareholders.