Moscow. December 7. The ruble fell against the dollar and the Euro at the opening of trading on the Moscow exchange on Monday, retreating in the face of continuing decline in world prices of oil and updating the lows for 2-3 months.
The first transactions in US dollar were held within 68,41-68,64 ruble, on average over fifteen minutes the rate was 68,56 ruble (+42,5 kopecks to the previous closing mark). The Euro cost was 74,51 ruble (+45 COP.). The bi-currency basket amounted 71,24 ruble (+43,5 kopeks).
The dollar was at 89 kopecks. above the current official rate of Euro 83 kopecks higher than the official rate. On Friday at the end of the day, the dollar rose by 62.5 kopecks, Euro – by 21 kopecks to the Dollar to new highs since September, the Euro holds near the highs of more than two months.
According to experts of “Interfax-CEA”, the decline of the ruble is connected with the retreat of world prices of oil. Oil prices continue to decline on Monday after OPEC on Friday decided not to adhere to production quotas, Bloomberg reported. The cost of the January futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:36 MSK fell $0,26 (0,60%) – to $42,74 per barrel.