The dollar and the Euro rose slightly against the ruble


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%.