Moscow. June 14. INTERFAX.RU US Dollar and Euro increased on the Moscow stock exchange on Wednesday afternoon, the ruble falls against the currency basket amid falling oil prices.
The US dollar made up 57.07 rubles/$1 in the 15:00 GMT, 8.5 kopecks above the closing level of the previous trading session. While the Euro was worth 63,93 rubles/EUR1, up to 4.5 a penny. The cost of the currency basket ($0.55 and EUR0,45) rose by 6.7 kopecks, rose to 60.15 ruble.
At the end of the index session (part of the session dollar calculations “tomorrow” in the period from 10:00 p.m.-11:30 GMT), the Central Bank of Russia raised the official dollar exchange rate of 15 June, by 12.07 cents, to 57,03 rubles/$1, and raised the Euro’s rate by 17.52 cents, to 63,95 RUB./EUR1.
According to experts of “Interfax-CEA”, the ruble weakened slightly against the dollar and Euro in afternoon trading environment against the background of oil prices, which reduced the signals of the second consecutive week growth of stocks of fuel in the United States. On the eve of the American petroleum Institute (API) reported about increase of oil reserves in the U.S. last week by 2.75 million barrels and an increase in reserves of gasoline by 1.79 million barrels. The cost of the August futures for Brent crude on the London ICE Futures exchange to 15:01 Moscow time has decreased on 0,64% – to $is 48.41 per barrel. Futures price for WTI crude oil for July in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) decreased by this time by 0.84% to us $i.e. 45.98 per barrel.
The official data of the Ministry of energy will be released Wednesday at 17:30 GMT, and experts on average expect they will show a decrease of oil reserves of 2.45 million barrels, gasoline – by 1.15 million barrels.