MOSCOW, Feb 5, - RIA Novosti/Prime. The dollar To hryvnia on the interbank market soared by 44% to 24, 5 hryvnia per dollar after the statements of the national Bank of Ukraine and the establishment of the hryvnia exchange rate based on market supply and demand.
14. 49 MSC in the interbank market, the dollar was 24 UAH (purchase) - 24, 5 hryvnia (sale). On Wednesday, the dollar was sold for 17, 04 hryvnia.
The national Bank of Ukraine February 5 stops conducting daily indicative of auctions in the foreign exchange market to select the equilibrium rate, told reporters the head of the NBU Valeria Gontareva.
Also, the regulator decided on February 6, to increase the discount rate from 14% to 19, 5%, hoping that tighter monetary policy will help stabilize the monetary market due to the increasing attractiveness of financial instruments in local currency. However, this step until not helped the Ukrainian currency.
The NBU on Thursday has set another record low official Rate of the national currency - almost 18 hryvnia per dollar.