Moscow. December 8. The ruble fell slightly against the dollar and Euro in early trading Tuesday on the Moscow exchange, weakening against a backdrop of downward trends in world prices of oil.
Bidding on the dollar began on Tuesday trades in a wide range – 69,17-69.8 per ruble, on average over fifteen minutes the rate was 69,53 roubles (+3 kopeks to the level of the previous close). Euros in early trading 75,49 roubles (+12 kopeks). The bi-currency basket amounted to $ 72,25 roubles (+11 kopeks).
The dollar was 1.01 rubles. above the current official rate of Euro by 1.08 rubles higher than the official rate. Yesterday following the results of day the dollar rose on the ETS to 1,365 rubles., the Euro at 1.31 rubles. the dollar’s Rise continues tenths trades in a row, the Euro is the sixth auction in a row, both currencies update the highs for about 3 months.
Experts “Interfax-CEA” explain the continued decline of the ruble pressure associated with the collapse of world prices of oil. At the end of trading on Monday, the fall in the value of Brent oil amounted to 5.28%, WTI is 5.8%. On Tuesday morning the prices for oil imports weakly increase, remaining near lows in almost seven years. The January futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:24 Moscow time has risen in price by $0.2 (0,49%) – to $40,93 per barrel.