The ruble has slightly changed against the dollar and euro at the start of the session
On the Moscow stock exchange the exchange rates of the US dollar and Euro have slightly changed at the start of the trading session on Friday. The ruble has supported the growth trend in world oil prices.
The bidding on the dollar started with transactions within 63,61-63,75 rubles. On the average the exchanged rate was equal to 63.69 rubles for the first minute and a half. Herewith the euro was 72.25 rubles. The currency basket was equal to 67.54 rubles. It dropped by less than 1 kopeck. Thus, the US dollar was 14 kopecks higher than the current official exchange rate; the euro – 31 kopecks higher than the official rate. According to the specialists of the “Interfax-CEA” the changes in the rate of the ruble against the dollar are insignificant in terms of confounding factors that affect the market. A certain pressure on the ruble is connected to the fear of a trick in the geopolitical sphere. As the growing oil gives the support to the Russian currency, the oil quotes can finish the week with a record positive dynamic in the last five months.