Moscow. December 21. Dollar and Euro considerably rose on the Moscow stock exchange on Monday in the first minutes of trading, the ruble fell amid a record fall in the price of oil.
Bidding on the dollar began on Monday trades within 71,21-71,41 ruble, on average, two minutes the rate was 71,37 cents (+42 kopecks to the previous closing mark). Euros in early trading 77,62 ruble (+48 kopecks). The bi-currency basket amounted 74,18 ruble (+46 kopecks).
The dollar was on 5 kopecks. above the current official rate of Euro on 21 kopecks above the official rate.
Pressure on the ruble, according to experts of “Interfax-CEA”, due to the fall in world oil prices to record levels in 11 years. As reported by Bloomberg, February futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:12 MSK fell $0,68 (1,84%) to $36,2 per barrel. Earlier in the course of trading, the price fell to $36,17 per barrel, the lowest level since July 13, 2004.