As of 10:35 am, the dollar was down by 0.7% at 76.86 rubles, while the euro was trading at 91.37 rubles (-0.69%).
The MOEX index added 0.81% and reached the level of 2,919.08 points, the RTS index rose by 0.81% to 1,187.84 points.
Australia shares finished higher on Monday, after notching their best intraday session since early March, as investors expect the election win for US President-elect Joe Biden to usher in a calmer period of global trade.
Joe Biden’s projected win of the U.S. presidency and the Republican Party potentially retaining control of the U.S. Senate could drive a pickup in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that took a hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Russian market indexes ended the trading session on Friday in the green.
Indian equity markets continued their march towards record high levels, ending higher for the fifth straight day, thereby registering weekly gains.
The MOEX index lost 0.55% and reached 2,845.74 points, the RTS index decreased by 0.59% to 1,163.85 points early on Friday.
As of 10:17 am, the dollar slowed down growth trading at 77.28 rubles (+0.37%), while the euro was trading at 91.41 rubles (+0.38%).
The Bank of Russia sold 9.6 bln rubles ($124 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on November 5 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Thursday.
Most Asian markets were mixed on Friday after the week’s strong gains but traders remained upbeat as the chances of Joe Biden winning the US election increased and after the Federal Reserve indicated it could provide further economic support.