Today, at the time of the opening of trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange, the dollar exchange rate for the first time exceeded the level of 41 rubles, but the US currency soon “rolled back” slightly to the level of 40.98 rubles. Growth since the close of trading, thus, amounted to 6 kopecks.
At the same time, the euro came close to 52 rubles - the European currency rose in price by 4 kopecks and reached a level of 51.87 rubles. Currency basket increased in price by 5 kopecks and amounts to 45.88 rubles.
The editors of uznayvse.ru want to remind you that 10 days ago, on October 6, the dollar took the historical bar of 40 rubles.
On Monday, the head of the Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, said that since the beginning of October, the Central Bank had spent about $ 6 billion on maintaining the ruble exchange rate. At the same time, the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov reported that the Ministry of Finance intends to start currency deposit auctions,which should smooth out the fluctuations of the ruble.
Why is the ruble cheaper?Analysts say that the fall in the ruble is now triggered by lower oil prices. Thus, the price per barrel of Brent crude on the London Stock Exchange fell to 85 dollars with a bit. Elvira Nabiullina expressed the view that as soon as oil prices start rising again, the ruble exchange rate will rise after them. The head of the Central Bank noted that this has already happened.
At the same time, as we wrote earlier, during the summer the events in Ukraine had a negative impact on the ruble exchange rate. In September, the arrest of the head of Sistema, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, after which the dollar jumped two rubles, was a powerful catalyst for the dollar appreciation.