MOSCOW, July 6. /TASS/. The Bank of Russia sold 10.2 bln rubles ($143 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on July 3 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported Monday.
The amount of foreign exchange sold with settlements on July 2 totaled 10.4 bln rubles ($147.23 mln).
The Bank of Russia started preemptive sale of foreign currency on the domestic market as part of implementation of the fiscal rule mechanism on March 10 in a move to make the actions of monetary authorities more predictable and reduce volatility on the financial markets amid major changes on the global oil market.
The total amount of forex sold on the domestic market has already reached 946.8 bln rubles ($13.3 bln).
The transactions are planned to be conducted until the start of regular sales of foreign exchange using the funds of the National Wealth Fund, the regulator said earlier.