Moscow. January 15. Dollar and Euro considerably rose on the Moscow stock exchange in early trading Friday, the ruble weakened in connection with a new wave of falling oil prices.
The first transactions in us dollar were held on Friday in the range 76,42-76.9 ruble, on average over fifteen minutes the rate was 76,69 ruble (+64 kopeks to the level of the previous close). The Euro cost was 83.5 ruble (+89 kopecks). The bi-currency basket amounted 79,755 ruble (+75 COP.).
The dollar was at 17 cents above the current official exchange rate, the Euro – by 35 kopecks above the current exchange rate of the CBRF.
Growth of dollar and Euro against the ruble at the opening associated with the fall in the price of oil increased on Friday morning, say experts “Interfax-CEA”. Oil after rising on Thursday, again cheaper on Friday in anticipation of the lifting of sanctions with Iran. Officials say the country plans to increase production to 1 million barrels a day in six months.
The price of March futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 10:30 Moscow time has decreased more than on 1,5%, to near $30,2-30,3 per barrel.