Moscow. November 25. The dollar and Euro fell slightly against the ruble on the “Moscow exchange” at the opening of trading on Wednesday, the ruble strengthened against the background of rising world prices of oil.
Bidding on the dollar began to ETS transactions within the range of 65.2-65,39 rubles/$1 on average for fifteen minutes the course was 65.3 rubles/$1 (-15 kopeks to the level of the previous close). The Euro cost was 69,59 rubles/EUR1 (-8 kopeks). The bi-currency basket amounted 67,23 roubles (-12 kopeks).
The dollar fell by 32 kopecks below the current official rate, the Euro – by 22 kopecks below the official rate. Yesterday following the results of day the dollar retreated on ETS 38.5 kopecks, Euro – by 30 kopecks.
The strengthening of the ruble connected world prices for oil continued to rise Wednesday amid growing geopolitical tensions in connection with the downed Turkey Russian aircraft in Syria, reports Bloomberg. The cost of the January futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange this morning has increased by about 0.5% – to $46,2-46,4 per barrel. By the close of market on Tuesday, the futures price increased by $1,29 (2,88%) to 46,12 per barrel.