The dollar at opening of Masuri fell below 67 rubles

MOSCOW, August 14. /TASS/. The dollar as of 11:20 MSK during trading on the Moscow exchange decreased in comparison with level of closing of the previous trading session by 1.13 rubles and amounted to 66.8 per ruble

The Euro fell by 1.37 ruble to the previous closing auction, to 75,95 of the ruble.

Earlier it was reported that the main pressure on the Russian currency have concerns about the possible introduction of new sanctions of the USA against Russia. In particular, the newspaper “Kommersant” published an article which referred to the possible introduction of new sanctions against Russia. In the issue, citing a bill on new sanctions against Russia, prepared by Republican Lindsey Graham and three of his colleagues said, including a possible asset freeze and prohibition on transactions in USA in address seven Russian banking institutions, including Sberbank, VTB, VEB and PSB.

On news of possible sanctions, the dollar and the Euro since August 8 has increased by about 3 rubles. As of 11:50 the dollar was 66,81 RUB and Euro – RUB 76,12

Index Mosberg (formerly MICEX) increased in comparison with level of closing of the previous auction by 0.5%, to the level of 2297,91 points. The RTS index increased by 2.3% to 1084,4 points, according to the auction.

Russian stocks are also rising, among the leaders paper FGC UES (+2%), Mechel (+1,6%), TGK-1 (+1.6%) and Sberbank (+1.5 percent).