the Bank of Russia has lowered since June 24, the official US dollar exchange rate almost immediately by 65 cents to 68,8376 of the ruble. Thus, the single European currency lost 14.5 kopecks and tomorrow it will 77,6832 ruble.
Before the regulator lowered the official rate of the US dollar by nearly 9 cents, euros — nearly 18 cents.
As says the head of Department of the analysis of the data the CEX.IO Broker Yuri Mazur, the support of the Russian national currency has a weaker us dollar. “During the week, if Brent quotes will make their way to the value of $ 45 per barrel, the Russian ruble may strengthen to 67-68 per U.S. dollar”, — said in the review of the expert.
we also Recall that the Russian national currency since the beginning of this year has significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Strong pressure on the rouble had a General panic in the financial markets due to the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and concerns about its impact on the global economy, and a collapse in oil prices.
So, the strong devaluation of the Russian currency occurred on March 7 on the international Forex market, after the day before the deal collapsed OPEC+, — countries of the Alliance are unable to agree on cutting oil production, nor of the extension of the deal for a longer period (1 April 2020). Then, on March 9, 2020, the financial and oil markets suffered “black Monday”, and on 18 March, the market embraced a “black Wednesday” with yet another collapse of oil prices, the Russian national currency in the course of trading on the Moscow stock exchange has updated (at the time) a record low against the dollar and Euro since February of 2016, 81 and 88 million, respectively.
we Add that the real effective exchange rate of the ruble (inflation-adjusted) in may 2020 rose by 3.8% against foreign currencies relative to the previous month. In this case the real rate of the ruble against the dollar rose during this period by 4.7%, to Euro — on 3,8%. However, for the first 5 months of the current year the real effective exchange rate of the ruble fell by 7.8%, and the dollar — by 9.9%, and the Euro by 9.7%.
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