As part of the previous forecast, the bank expected the average annual ruble exchange rate in 2021-2022. in the region of 70-70.5 rubles.
The Bank of Russia sold 5.8 bln rubles ($79 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on July 29 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported Thursday.
As of 10:20 am, the dollar exchange rate was trading at 73.36 rubles (+1.1%), while the euro was trading at 86.19 rubles (+0.68%).
Russian stocks opened lower on Thursday as the MOEX index dropped by 0.08% to 2,915.94 points, while the RTS index lost 0.03% to 1,265.6 points.
South Korean stocks rose for a fourth consecutive session on Thursday to close at their highest in six months amid continued strong foreign investor buying.
Australian shares rose on Thursday as the US Federal Reserve reiterated its plans to keep interest rates near-zero for as long as it takes to revive the economy, while strong performance from domestic iron ore miners also boosted stocks.
The Bank of Russia sold 5.7 bln rubles ($78.9 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on July 28 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported Wednesday.
As of 10:20 am, the dollar exchange rate was down by 0.43% trading at 72.28 rubles, while the euro was down by 0.2% trading at 84.9 rubles.
Russian stocks opened lower on Wednesday as the MOEX index dropped by 0.07% to 2,893.54 points, while the RTS index lost 0.14% to 1,255.89 points.
Particularly, shares of Coca-Cola Consolidated, Dell Technologies, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, Livongo Health and others have been admitted to trading.