A message indicating that the Board of Directors of the CBR decided not to change the size of the key rate, keeping it at the level of 11% per annum, led to a surge in quotes on the currency auction of the Moscow exchange. A few minutes dollar and Euro lost 50 kopeks, having fallen below the closing level yesterday.
Especially the rapid fall noted the Euro exchange rate, which rose this morning above to 77.5 rubles On the background of the decision of the Central Bank, the Euro fell almost on the ruble, reaching the minimum level 76,35 RUB Below this level the Euro was last down 24 December 2015.
The dollar declined a bit more slowly, but eventually he retreated from the high of the day about the ruble, falling below 68 rubles At the minimum, the dollar fell to 67,75 rubles, 35 kopecks below the closing level yesterday and is the lowest indicator from the beginning of December 2015.
The strengthening of the ruble against the background of the rising oil prices. During today’s trading on the stock exchange ICE cost of a barrel of Brent approached $42, reaching the maximum of $41,97, which is 1% higher than the closing level yesterday.