US dollar and the Euro rising on the Moscow exchange on Friday evening, while the dollar rose above 58 rubles for the first time since March 19 on information about making the “black list” of the U.S. Treasury of Russian businessmen, companies and government officials.
The US dollar made up 58,005 of the ruble at 17:48 that is by 29.5 kopecks above the closing level of the previous trading session. Euro by this time was worth 71,17 of the ruble, rising to 55 cents.
The price of may futures for Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 14:50 Moscow time on Friday fell by 0.57% to $67,94 per barrel. The futures price for WTI crude oil for may in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) decreased by this time by 1.05% to $62,87 per barrel.
According to experts of “Interfax-CEA”, the ruble weakened against the dollar and the Euro amid the release of US Treasury black list, which included seven Russian businessmen and 12 companies, 17 government officials of the Russian Federation and one company on the arms trade and associated Bank. Additional pressure on the ruble have declining oil prices. Investors fear a slowdown in global economic growth because of the risks of proliferation of trade counter USA and China.
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