Moscow. On 26 November. The dollar and the Euro slightly rose against the ruble at the opening of trading on Thursday on the Moscow exchange in response to a small retreat in world oil prices.
The first transactions in US dollar were held at UTS on Thursday in the range of 65.6-65,7 rubles., on average over fifteen minutes the rate was 65,66 rubles (+13.5 kopecks to the level of the previous close). The Euro cost was 69,76 roubles (+16 cents). The bi-currency basket amounted to 67.5 rubles (+14 kopeks).
The dollar fell 18 cents above the current official rate, the Euro – by 14 kopecks below the official rate. Before the end of the day, the dollar rose to etc on 7 copecks, the Euro has fallen on the same 7 cents.
A slight decline of the ruble, according to experts, is associated with a slight deviation of the prices of oil and reducing the demand for ruble liquidity before the end of the tax period. The cost of the January futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 10:00 Moscow time has decreased on 0,1-0,2%, to $46,07 per barrel. By the close of market on Wednesday, the contract value increased to $0,05 (0,11%) – to $46,17 per barrel.