Dollar once again hit a new high of the year

Dollar once again hit a new high of the year

Moscow. December 30. The dollar and the Euro rose on the Moscow stock exchange in early trading environment, the dollar once again hit a new high for the year, the ruble weakened amid renewed reduction of prices of oil.

The first transactions on dollar went on a Wednesday in the range 72,46-72,96 ruble, on average, for fifteen minutes rate was 72.8 per ruble (+59,5 penny to the previous closing mark). While the Euro was at the level of the ruble, 79,55 (+55 cents). The bi-currency basket amounted to 75,84 ruble (+57.5 cents).

The dollar was at 29 cents above the current official rate, Euro near the level of the official rate.

On the eve of both currencies turned to decrease in the evening hours, the dollar has lost following the results of trading on Tuesday 2 kopeks, Euro 22 cents. In early trading environment, the dollar again as the day before and peaked for the year, the Euro was close to the maximum of 4 months.

The decline of the ruble is associated by experts with the fall of oil. Oil prices fall on Wednesday before the publication of data on changes in stocks of fuel in the USA by the end of last week and closed with reduction for the second year in a row.

The cost of the February futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:34 MSK decreased by $0.46 (1,22%) – to $37,35 per barrel. By the close of market on Tuesday, the futures price rose by us $1.17 (3,19%) to $37,79 per barrel.