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After the release of worse-than-expected data on the state of the labor market in the US dollar for the first time 23 October 2015 fell below 62 RUB at the same time the dollar fell against most major currencies
The dollar on the Moscow stock exchange fell sharply, despite the absence of jumps in oil prices. In about forty minutes the U.S. dollar exchange rate, which is steadily on the rise during morning trading, fell by almost 50 kopecks. At a minimum, the dollar fell to RUB 61,9525 that by 17.75 kopecks below the closing level of the previous trading session.
Below $ 62 RUB the dollar on the Moscow stock exchange fell for the first time since October 23, 2015.
The Euro also retreated from the highs of the day, losing about 30 kop. and down around the level of the close of trading Thursday.
The strengthening of the ruble occurred against the background of absence of significant rise in world oil prices. In the course of trading on the ICE exchange on Friday, the price of a barrel of Brent oil kept these minutes at the close of the previous trading, hovering near $52,5.
The jump in volatility in currency trading occurred after the U.S. government released data on the state of the country’s labor market, which turned out worse than expected by the market. According to the Ministry of labor of the United States, the number of jobs in the country increased in September to 172 thousand, and only 156 thousand, and the unemployment rate in the USA unexpectedly for analysts has increased from 4.9% to 5%.
Output of labor statistics led to the decline of the dollar against other major currencies. Against the Euro it fell by about 0.83%, the Swiss franc — on 0,72%, to Japanese yen — 1%.
16:30 MSK cost of a barrel of Brent crude on the ICE futures exchange totaled $52.4, the dollar on the Moscow stock exchange have been adjusted to 62,0325 Euro — RUB to 69.41