Moscow. November 24. The dollar rose slightly against the ruble at the opening of trading Tuesday on the Moscow exchange, the Euro fell slightly. The ruble has kept the levels under conditions of mixed dynamics of foreign markets.
The first transactions in US dollar were held at UTS on Tuesday in the range 65,81-65,95 rubles., on average over fifteen minutes the rate was 65,86 rubles (only +1.4 pennies to around the previous close). The Euro was 69,95 rubles (1.5 pennies). The bi-currency basket amounted to 67.7 cents (+0,5 of a penny).
The dollar was 26 cents above the current official rate of Euro at 25 cents below the official rate. Before the end of the day, the dollar rose to the ETS is equal to 1 ruble, Euro – ruble 1.03.
Experts note that minor changes of the ruble at the opening associated with a mixed influence of external markets, the Russian currency is supported by a small increase in the price of oil. Oil prices are slightly rising on Tuesday morning, continuing to win back the statements made on the eve of Saudi Arabia’s readiness to cooperate with OPEC and with States outside the cartel to stabilize the market of raw materials.
Quotations of January futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 10:00 Moscow time has risen by about 0.5%, to $45,1 per barrel.