Moscow. October 20. The dollar and the Euro are rising slightly at the opening of trading Tuesday on the Moscow exchange, the ruble is falling, reflecting a downward trend in the oil market.
Bidding on the dollar began to ETS transactions within the range 62,29-62,4 rubles, on average, two minutes the rate was 62,35 rubles, which is by 9 cents above the previous closing. The Euro was in the area 70,62 RUB, adding 12 cents to the previous closing. The bi-currency basket gained about 10 cents, to $ 66,07 ruble.
The dollar traded at 91 kopeck above the current official rate of Euro for approximately 84 kopecks higher than the official rate.
A small depreciation of the ruble against the dollar and the Euro in the trade opening is associated with a downward trend of prices of oil that prevailed in the last days, experts say.
Oil prices on Tuesday slightly more expensive after a steep fall in the previous auction, reports Bloomberg. December futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:50 increased to $0.17 (0.35 per cent) to $48,78 per barrel. By the close of the market on Monday, the futures price has decreased to $1,85 (3,67%) – to $48,61 per barrel. Last week Brent fell by 4.6%.