MOSCOW, 19 Feb - RIA Novosti/Prime, Dmitry Mayorov. The ruble against the dollar and Euro in the first part of currency trading Thursday declined, reflecting the negative oil price dynamics.
Both reserve currency has bounced up from the lows since the beginning of January, reached yesterday.
The dollar calculations "tomorrow" to 12. 29 MSK increased to the previous closing at 0, 20 roubles and amounted to 61, 78 ruble, the Euro - 0, 44 ruble - 70, 69 ruble, follows from the data of capital exchange.
The ruble in the first part of trading Thursday declined moderately. The main reason for starting the correction of the ruble down became negative dynamics of oil prices.
Oil prices Brent crude fell below the psychologically important level of $ 60 per barrel for Brent at the beginning of the publication of statistics on commercial oil reserves in the United States.
The Ministry of energy of the USA on Thursday publishes statistics on oil reserves in the country for the week ending February 13. Analysts expect accumulation increased by 3, 05 million barrels. The week before commercial accumulation also increased, reaching a record level since August 1982 417, 9 million barrels.
The Ukrainian factor until not strongly affect the exchange rate, as there continues to be uncertainty in the future development of the situation in the Donbass, the experts say.
in the end, the courses of the dollar and the Euro after several days of decline and progress in the local minima (since January) turned upwards and grow within 0, 5 ruble.
Ruble reduced by the drop in oil prices Brent crude below $ 60 per barrel, said Arthur Navrotsky from the organization " life Capital ".
"This trend may continue until the end of the session, because players expect information about the oil reserves in the United States, which according to experts are able to increase," he added.
The ruble came under pressure from the significant drawdown of oil prices, says Vladimir yevstifeev of Bank Zenit.
"however, we do not expect a very quick negative reaction. Speculative activity against the Russian currency should remain subdued, as already ahead of next week we should see the presence of exporters in the market that will sell under the payment of taxes in the environment, " he added.