The dollar on the Moscow exchange for the first time since July 25 fell below 65 rubles. At a minimum the dollar during today’s currency trading has reached 64,9975 RUB 79 kopecks below yesterday’s closing level.
Simultaneously, the Euro fell more than the ruble. At a minimum the value of the European currency dropped to 72,11 RUB It in 1.08 RUB below the closing level on August 4.
The ruble strengthened against the background of weak growth in world oil prices. In the course of trading on the stock exchange ICE futures price for Brent oil for delivery in October 2016, has now reached $44,48 per barrel.
The strengthening of the ruble has accelerated after data on the labor market in the United States. According to the American Ministry of labour, in July 2016 the number of jobs in the country increased by 255 thousand, significantly exceeding the forecast of analysts, who expected growth in 180 thousand
Earlier, the expert FG BCS Ivan Kopeikin predicted that if the authorities will report on the improvement of the situation on the labour market, this “may give the ruble of additional forces.”
However, after a few minutes the strengthening of the ruble slowed down, and after trading with oil back in the red zone, the dollar the Euro managed to regain part of the losses.
To 16:00 MSK cost of a barrel of Brent on the ICE stood at $44,2, the dollar on the Moscow stock exchange reached 65,28 Euro — 72,3275 RUB.