Moscow. December 22. The dollar and Euro fell slightly on the Moscow stock exchange at the opening Tuesday, the ruble has appreciated in terms of the upward correction in oil prices.
First transaction of the dollar had on Tuesday within 71,05-71.2 per ruble, on average, two minutes the rate was 71,09 roubles (-14 kopeks to the level of the previous close). The Euro in early trading was worth 77,61 ruble (-21 cents). The bi-currency basket amounted to 74,02 ruble (-17 cents).
The dollar was at 17 cents below the current official rate of Euro 13 kopecks higher than the official rate.
A small increase of the ruble against the dollar and the Euro caused the upward correction of prices of oil, say experts “Interfax-CEA”. The prices for oil imports rise on Tuesday after falling to multi-year lows since December 2008 for WTI and from 2004 to Brent during trading on Monday. Market participants are waiting for new data on commodity stocks of oil in the United States.
February futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 10:00 Moscow time has risen in price by $0.1 (0.3 percent) to $36,44 per barrel. On the eve of the contract price reached the lowest level since July 2004, after falling during the session to $36,04 per barrel.