Moscow. December 11. The ruble decreased slightly against the dollar and Euro on the Moscow bargari the opening of trading on Friday, reacting to another decline in world prices of oil.
The first transactions on dollar passed on Friday within 69,09-69,30 of the ruble in the first minutes of trading, the rate was 69,24 rubles (+9 cents to its previous close). Euros in early trading ruble 75,739 (+10.9 dime). The bi-currency basket amounted to $ 72,165 roubles (+10 kopeks).
As a result, the dollar fell by 2.5 kopecks above the current official rate, and the Euro – 32,84 kopecks below the official rate.
According to experts of “Interfax-CEA”, a small depreciation of the exchange rate of the ruble on Friday morning due to the continuing decline in oil prices. Oil prices, continuing Friday’s decline to new lows, losing at the end of the week more than 8% on the background data about the increase in OPEC production in November.
The cost of the January futures for Brent crude on London exchange ICE Futures during trading on Friday fell to $39,38 per barrel by 10:00 MSK was $39,64 per barrel, reducing the fall compared with the closing Thursday to 0.23%. Futures price for WTI crude oil for January on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) decreased by this time by 0.35% to $36,63 per barrel. Such a long period of decline in the crude oil market it was not observed since March.