The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in July bought $130 million in the interbank FX market and sold $498.7 million, while in June the regulator bought $1.155 billion.
European stocks posted their first monthly decline since a market selloff in March on Friday as growing doubts over a global recovery from the coronavirus crisis overshadowed a batch of strong earnings from technology firms.
EUROPEAN shares recovered from their lowest levels in a month on Friday, as investors looked past a severe economic contraction in the euro zone and on to company earnings.
The MOEX Russia Index rose by 6% to 2,910.02 points in July.
Russia’s National Mercantile Exchange will terminate sale of grain from the state intervention fund on August 6, the Exchange said in a statement on Friday.
As of 12:20 am, the dollar extended gains to 1.3% reaching 74.1 rubles at same point, whereas the euro exchange rate was up by 1.26% at 87.74 rubles.
The Bank of Russia sold 5.7 bln rubles ($77.57 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on July 30 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Friday.
The MOEX index added 0.7% and reached the level of 2,902.81 points, the RTS index grew by 1.43% to 1,250.02 points early on Friday.
As of 10:05 am, the dollar exchange rate was trading at 73.53 rubles (+0.5%), while the euro was trading at 87.48 rubles (+1%).
Wall Street limped to a mixed a close on Thursday following the release of data showing a historically bad crash in US economic growth as well as rising joblessness.