Moscow. November 18.The dollar and the Euro fell on the Moscow stock exchange on Wednesday at the opening of trading, the ruble continued to rise amid a correction of oil and hopes for a political thaw.
The first transactions on dollar passed on Wednesday within 64,96-65,155 ruble, on average over fifteen minutes the rate was 65,03 roubles (-12 kopeks to the level of the previous close). The Euro was 69,35 rubles/EUR1 (-10 kopeks). The bi-currency basket amounted to $ 66,93 roubles (-11 kopeks).
Yesterday in the late afternoon, the dollar was down to 64.6 per ruble, updating at least one week.
The dollar was 45 cents below the current official rate, Euro 43 kopecks below the official rate. Before the end of the day, the dollar fell by ETS for 12 copecks, Euro – for 40 cents.
The continued rise of the ruble against the dollar and Euro when opening caused by the upward correction in the oil market, and the favorable attitude of the Russian assets on the part of equity owners in connection with hopes to reduce geopolitical pressure.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday in Manila on the sidelines of the APEC summit appreciated the role of Russia in the Vienna negotiations on the Syrian settlement, said that Russia “has been a constructive partner in Vienna on the issue of the political transition” in Syria.
Oil rises in price on Wednesday on data from the American petroleum Institute (API) about reduction of stocks in the U.S., reports Bloomberg. The cost of the January futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:46 MSK increased by $0,35 (0.8 percent) to $43,92 per barrel. By the close of market on Tuesday, the futures price fell at $0.99 (2,22%) – to 43,57 per barrel.