MOSCOW, February 17. The dollar against the ruble on the Moscow stock exchange fell compared with the closing level on the previous trading 3,12 RUB 74,87 rbl., having fallen below a mark 75 rbl. for the first time since January 29. This is evidenced by data exchange.
In turn, the Euro eased to 3.68 RUB to RUB to 83.4 as of 20:05 GMT.
17 February during trading on the exchange ICE in London the cost of futures for oil of mark Brent with delivery in April grew by almost 7% to $34,67 per barrel.
Into the hands of the buyers of oil continues to play a slight acceleration in the decline of active rigs in the U.S., says expert “BCS Express” Ivan Kopeikin. According to latest data from Baker Hughes last week in the U.S. the number of rigs fell by another 28 units to 439. Their maximum number was in October 2014 – 1 thousand 609.
“An additional positive factor for the Russian currency is the tax period in the country, traditionally the peak of which falls on 25-e number. Payments on foreign borrowings of national companies meanwhile are this month less than $8.5 billion”, – says Kopeikin.