The dollar on the Moscow exchange for the first time since November 30, 2015 66 rubles fell, dropping to the low to 65,858 RUB 91.5 kopecks below the closing level yesterday.
Exchange rate of the Euro against the ruble today fell below 75 rubles, dropping to the low to 74,88 RUB by 1.27 rubles. below the closing level yesterday.
The strengthening of the ruble has accelerated amid rapid oil price. During evening trading on the exchange ICE cost of a barrel of Brent has risen to $43,99 per barrel, which is 2.7% above the closing level on April 11.
Earlier today, ING chief economist in Russia, Dmitry Polevoy has predicted that by the end of the week the price of a barrel of Brent could rise to $45-47 rubles, and the dollar to drop to 63-64 RUB Increased volatility the experts linked with the nervousness of investors ahead of April 17 talks in Qatar, where can be accepted the decision to freeze oil production.
To 17:45 Moscow time the price of a barrel Brent crude on the ICE stock exchange was $43,73, the dollar on the Moscow exchange reached RUB 65,988, the Euro – 75,01 RUB.