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by papageno
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Wine Journal 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Wine Journal 2020

I'd been saving my Mezcal for a suitable occasion. Guess it just arrived!
by papageno
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Corona Virus! (OLD)
Replies: 747
Views: 35506

Re: Corona Virus!

yep, found it here. that is new. it was not there a few hours ago. https://www.latam.com/es_cl/prensa/declaraciones/informacion-importante-ante-la-propagacion-del-coronavirus---cov/ we are trying to find the health resolution on that. Suppose someone was traveling in the US, and returned home to Ch...
by papageno
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 15858

Re: Pesos and Protests

And Transferwise is almost the lowest of the bunch < NO EMAIL > 805. Should have paid my rent yesterday...
by papageno
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 15858

Re: Pesos and Protests

Was following this link starting from the reopening of the fx markets on Sun 18.00 (it was firmly at 800.10 for the previous 48 hours). https://www.google.com/search?q=usd+clp+rate It was rising constantly at about 1 clp per hour and is now at 827.40 there. Right, that's exactly what I was looking ...
by papageno
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 15858

Re: Pesos and Protests

lost gringo wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:13 pm
XE.com $1 usd = 820 clp
Rueters UK $1 usd = 792 clp
Oanda $1 usd = 799 clp
Transferwise $1 usd = 792 clp

So Transferwise is going with the lowest quoted rate. I'm going to check at a casa de cambio and see what they're offering.
So where the BFH is Morningstar getting it's 826???
by papageno
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 15858

Re: Pesos and Protests

admin wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:56 am
1 USD = 808.740 CLP via xe.com
Seeing everything between 787 and 820, depending on the source. XE in the 808 range
by papageno
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 21789

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

technically what they are firing would be referred to as "buck shot". probably equivalent of like a number 2 or 3 buck shot, think they were about .8 mm , depending if you count the rubberized exterior (about 20% rubber coating). much smaller than a 00 buck shot. pretty similar to what would be use...
by papageno
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 437
Views: 32113

Re: The Economic Impact of the Social Crisis

so back to the economy. over the last couple weeks, as my wife and I have been to various restaurants in Frutillar that we frequent, we have noticed a serious increase in the prices. friend that has a steak house told us that his price of steak has gone up 30%, but also most of his other ingredient...
by papageno
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 15858

Re: Pesos and Protests

What is considered the definitive authority on exchange rates ? Because, on the same screen witha Google search, I see 777 from Morningstar and 820 from XE. :shock:
by papageno
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 15858

Re: Pesos and Protests

And now 779??
(Google search, USD to CLP)
by papageno
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 15858

Re: Pesos and Protests

    It seems that the local exchange houses are hedging their bets: normally I see a 10 peso spread (or less) .between buy and sell USD, but today it was 25.
    by papageno
    Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:43 pm
    Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
    Topic: Pesos and Protests
    Replies: 263
    Views: 15858

    Re: Pesos and Protests

    Golden opportunity getting CLP with USD...it hasnt been at these levels for several years and even then the median is several hundred CLP lower if you go back 20 years. Might even be twice as high as the median. Buying US import products with CLP is all time high levels of pain for business owners ...