MOSCOW, 16 Feb - RIA Novosti/Prime, Dmitry Mayorov. The ruble exchange rate to the Euro and the dollar rose on the first day of the week in the evening and stabilized close to a month highs reached during the day on the background of expensive oil, making the highs Since December of last year.
The dollar calculations "tomorrow" to 18. 03 GMT decreased to 0, 7 ruble - to 62, 80 ruble, the Euro - 0, 74 ruble - to 71, 65 rubles of capital data exchange.
The price of Brent to this hour was increased to 0 01% to 61, 58 dollars per barrel.
The ruble during the trading day Monday showed high resistance. The growth rate of the national currency of the Russian Federation against the dollar and the Euro took place against the backdrop of several factors.
Thus, the Price of oil has remained above the psychologically important level of $ 60 per barrel for Brent and even during the day renewed the maximum of the current year, rising to 62, 49 dollar.
the message of the stable reduction of drilling rigs in the U.S. supports the corrective rise of the black gold.
in addition, some Support the ruble had expectations that Minsk consensus on the Donbass will start to materialize after the ceasefire With fifteen February, which, However, according to both sides of the conflict, is violated.
While recent punishment EU against Russia proved to be irrelevant for the dynamics of the currency market, as relate to the part of individuals and non-profit legal entities.
Support the ruble had started in Russia in February of the tax period, during which traditionally increases the demand for rubles.
On the reverse side, Despite the large monetary payments of the Russian organizations on debt in the 1st quarter, the CBR continues to dampen demand for foreign currency on the spot market due to its attractive rendering operations foreign currency REPO.
So, on the first day of the week the knob on the auction REPO for a period of 364 days gave 2, 325 billion dollars At the weighted average rate of 1, 1816% per annum. At the auction REPO for a period of 28 days he gave 5, 12 billion dollars At the weighted average rate of 0, 6835% per annum.
All this helped the dollar and the Euro update on the first day of the week lows From January 9 (61, 95 ruble and 70, 73 rubles, respectively).
However, by evening, the dollar and the Euro returned in the correction about 1 ruble in relation to the specified minimum.
Rising oil prices, reduced geopolitical risks concerning Ukraine and successful currency auctions REPO, held on the first day of the week by the Bank of Russia, has provided substantial Support Russian currency, says Sergei Kochergin from the organization Exness.
"Despite the risks of short-term correction, before the end of this week, the dollar may drop to 60 rubles," he predicts.
The ruble may continue to grow At stabilizing the situation in Ukraine, hopes Vladimir Vedenev of Raiffeisen Capital "." for this reason, we recommend investors to take measures to diversify the portfolio in the direction of ruble conservative instruments. For example, up to 50% of the portfolio stands to take on investments in the Russian bonds With high credit ratings, " he said.
"One way or another, throughout the year on the financial markets will remain high volatility, and any negative news could cause a sharp increase in demand for dollars and euros," he warned released the cord.