The ruble rose slightly against the dollar at the opening of trading on Thursday

Moscow. November 19. The dollar fell slightly, the Euro rose slightly on the Moscow stock exchange in early trading Thursday, the ruble is supported by a slight increase in the prices of oil in the General consolidation of the market sentiment.

Bidding on the dollar on Thursday trades within 64,65-64.8 ruble, on average over fifteen minutes the rate was of 64.71 roubles (-4 kopeks to the level of the previous close). The Euro was 69,22 rubles (+21 kopecks). The bi-currency basket amounted to 66,74 roubles (+7 kopeks).

The dollar was 7 kopecks below the current official rate, the Euro – by 22 kopecks below the official rate. Before the end of the day, the dollar fell by the ETS to 40 kopecks, Euro – by 34 kopecks.

The insignificance of changes of dollar and Euro in the trade opening is associated with a consolidation mood of the markets while maintaining the factors of support of the ruble, experts say. So, oil is rising on Thursday, following financial markets due to optimism on the U.S. economy, which supported the Protocol published on the eve of the Federal reserve system and statements by its executives, Bloomberg reported.

The cost of the January futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:55 MSK increased by $0,38 (0,86%) to $44,52 per barrel. By the close of market on Wednesday, the quote of the contract rose by $0.57 (1,31%) – to $44,14 per barrel.