“The ruble was almost unchanged against the currency basket at the opening of trading

US dollar slightly increased, declining Euro on the Moscow stock exchange at the opening of trading Monday, the ruble is stable against the currency basket on the background of only a small change in oil prices.

The first transactions in US dollar were in the range 57,48-57,55 rubles/$1, in the first minutes of trading course made up of 57.51 RUB/$1 (+3 kopecks to the previous closing). The Euro dropped to a 67,62 rubles/EUR1 (-12 cents), the cost of the currency basket ($0.55 and EUR0,45) fell by 3.8 kopecks relative to Friday’s closing level, to 62,06 of the ruble.

The dollar has been only by 0.01 kopecks above the level of the current official exchange rate of Euro by 27.27 kopecks below the official rate.

According to experts of “Interfax-CEA”, the ruble is almost unchanged against the currency basket on the background of only small changes in oil prices. Quotations of “black gold” slightly rising on Monday on the information on the implementation of the oil-producing countries of the agreement on the limitation of oil production.

The cost of December futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 10:01 Moscow time has grown on 0,12% – to $57,82 per barrel. The price of WTI crude oil for December in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) has increased by this time by 0.23% to $51,96 per barrel.

OPEC and non-OPEC, have entered into the agreement on the limitation of oil production, in September, completed the deal at a record 120%, according to a press release from the cartel following the review of data by the Ministerial Committee for monitoring the execution of the transaction.

Meanwhile, Baker Hughes data showed a decrease in the number of operating oil rigs in the United States over the past week in 7 pieces, up to 736 units, the lowest since June.

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