The ruble has fallen significantly against the dollar and Euro on Monday at the opening of trading


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.