Moscow. October 16. The dollar and the Euro rose slightly on the Moscow stock exchange in early trading Friday, correcting after falling the night before, the ruble is consolidating in improving mood in foreign markets.
Bidding on the dollar started transactions in the range 60,95-61,63 of the ruble, on average over fifteen minutes the rate was 61,51 of the ruble, is 11 cents above the previous closing. The Euro in early trading was in the area 70,09 ruble, adding 27 cents to the previous closing. The bi-currency basket gained 19 cents, to $ 65,38 ruble.
The dollar was at 73 kopecks below the current official rate of Euro by 1.13 ruble below the official rate.
A slight weakening of the ruble against the dollar and the Euro at the opening, according to experts, is a correction after a strong fall of both currencies on Thursday evening, causing the dollar fell at the end of Thursday by 1.3 ruble and Euro – ruble at 2.08. Thus, on Friday morning the ruble is consolidating at new levels under conditions of positive mood on stock markets and rising prices of oil.
The oil imports are rising on Friday after falling for the four previous trading sessions amid a rally in global stock markets. December futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 10:00 Moscow time has risen in price approximately on 1%, to $50,25 per barrel.