Experts: the Central Bank of the Russian Federation may resume intervention in the course of 90 rubles per dollar

NEW YORK, January 20. The Bank of Russia might resume currency interventions if the ruble will continue falling against the dollar.

This opinion was expressed by analysts polled by Bloomberg.

According to a survey of 15 experts, who leads the Agency, the Central Bank may withdraw the currency market with the weakening of the Russian currency to the dollar to 90 rubles.

While the two analysts believe that intervention can begin and at the rate of 80 rubles per dollar.

Economists also believe that in response to the sharp weakening of the ruble, the Bank of Russia can urgently raise its key interest rate.

About currency exchange rate

The Euro against the ruble in early trading on the Moscow exchange has increased compared to closing level of previous trading day by 1.38 rubles. and amounted to 87.1 rubles, surpassing the mark of 87 roubles for the first time since December 16, 2014. The dollar jumped by 1 ruble – to RUR 79,56

The ruble depreciates after oil, which has lost all yesterday’s growth. The cost of futures for oil of mark Brent with delivery in March 2016 on the stock exchange ICE in London fell on Wednesday by 1.77% to $28,25 per barrel. Yesterday the price of Brent rose above $30 per barrel.

The MICEX index at the opening of trading fell by 1.4% to 1621,98 item.


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