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

US dollar falls slightly, rises the Euro on the Moscow stock exchange at the opening of trading on Tuesday, the ruble is stable against the currency basket in the absence of changes in oil prices.

The first transactions in US dollar were in the range 57,52-57,55 rubles/$1, at the end of the first minute of trading, the rate was 57,53 RUB/$1 (-2,3 penny to the previous closing). The Euro edged up to 67,65 rubles/EUR1 (+6.3 cents), the value of the currency basket ($0.55 and EUR0,45) rose by only 1.6 kopecks relative to Monday’s closing level, before 62,08 of the ruble.

The dollar has been up 5.69 penny above the level of the current official exchange rate of the Euro – 9,58 kopecks above the official rate.

According to experts of “Interfax-CEA”, the ruble is almost unchanged against the currency basket in the absence of changes in oil prices. Quotations of “black gold” demonstrate an almost complete lack of dynamics, as investors are not impressed with the data on the reduction of world commodity stocks of oil.

According to the estimates of the Ministerial Committee of OPEC and non-OPEC, commercial oil inventories in countries belonging to the Organization for economic cooperation and development fell slightly and is now higher than the average for the five years to 159 million barrels.

The price of December futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange at 10:01 MSK rose by 0.02% to $57,38 per barrel. The December contract for WTI crude oil in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) has fallen on 0,02% – to $51,89 per barrel.

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