Dollar surges above 67-ruble mark
The dollar exchange rate rose to 67.09 rubles on the Moscow Exchange today, after new U.S. sanctions on Russia were announced.
The last time the dollar surpassed 67 rubles on August 3, 2016.
Despite the weakening of the ruble against the dollar, as of 10:32 (MSK) the euro exchange rate declined 39 kopecks to 76.55 rubles.
At the same time, the ruble-denominated MOEX Russia Index (previously MICEX) fell by 1.2% to 2,281.93 points as Friday trading opened on the Moscow Exchange. The dollar-denominated RTS lost 2.3% and reached 1,072.48 points, TASS reported.
Price of Brent futures contract with October delivery on London’s ICE fell by 0.7% to $71.55 per barrel.