Moscow. December 28. The ruble rose slightly against the dollar and Euro on the Moscow stock exchange at the opening of trading on Monday, continuing to consolidate in a reduced activity of foreign markets.
The first transactions on dollar were in the range 70,36-70,69 ruble, on average over fifteen minutes the rate was 70,48 ruble (-21 kopecks to the previous closing mark). While the Euro was at the level of 77,39 roubles (-15 kopeks). The bi-currency basket amounted 73,59 roubles (-18 kopeks).
The dollar was at 21 kopecks above the current official rate, Euro to 34 kopecks higher than the official rate.
Experts attribute the small growth of the ruble against the dollar and the Euro from the consolidation of the sentiment of market participants. The majority of trading platforms in the world remain closed in observance of Christmas. With oil prices slightly lower on Monday after rising by the end of the previous week. Reduce contribute to Iran’s statements about the intention to increase the production.
The cost of the February futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:36 MSK fell $0,18 (0,48%) – to $37,71 per barrel. By the close of the market last Thursday, the futures price rose to $0,53 (1,42%) – to 37,89 per barrel.