The Central Bank lowered the dollar below 60 rubles for the first...

The Central Bank lowered the dollar below 60 rubles for the first time from July 2015

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From 10 January 2016, the Central Bank lowered the official rate of the dollar at 76 COP. Simultaneously, the official Euro rate decreased by 69 kopecks.

The official dollar exchange rate from January 10, 2017 established by Bank of Russia at the level of 59,8961 RUB It on 76,08 COP. below the rate on 31 December 2016 and the current still.

Below 60 RUB the official dollar exchange rate dropped for the first time in nearly a year and a half: the last time this happened on 31 July 2015, when the rate amounted to RUB 58,9906

The official Euro rate from January 10 reduced by the Central Bank on 69,86 COP. and set at RUB 63,1125 However, at the end of 2016, the Euro fell below: December 30, he was 63,0214 RUB.

Exchange rates of dollar and Euro against the ruble Monday grow simultaneously with the decline in world oil prices. The price of a barrel of Brent crude on the ICE futures exchange fell 9 Jan up to $56,05, which is 1.84 percent below the closing level of the previous trading session. The dollar on the Moscow exchange on the background of such dynamics of oil quotations rose to was 60.05 RUB 43 kopecks. above the closing level on 6 January, and the Euro — to 63,33 RUB (+56 kopecks).

“The ruble is weakening again Monday and could continue easing to 60.4 [RUB] to the dollar, depending on the oil dynamics. On the other hand, special factors for the ruble is not, therefore, in the coming days we may see a return to the 59 [RUB], and continued decline. If the ruble will be able to keep from falling this week, the chances of strengthening will increase markedly, as will feel a lot of support on the part of the tax period. If we will also see positive news from the oil market, the ruble has a chance to reach 57 [RUB] to the dollar”, — believes Deputy Chairman of the Board Loko-Bank Andrey lyushin.

By 13:20 Moscow time the cost of a barrel of Brent crude on the ICE futures exchange was $56,12, the dollar on the Moscow stock exchange reached 59,82 Euro — 62,92 RUB.