The Russian stock indices grew by the end of trading session on the Moscow Exchange on Tuesday.
The Bank of Russia sold 6.3 bln rubles ($83.78 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on December 21 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Tuesday.
Russian stocks opened mixed on Tuesday as the MOEX index lost 0.21% to 3,179.69 points, while the RTS index added 0.23% to 1,339.03 points.
The dollar on the Moscow Exchange rose by 0.81% to 75.41 rubles, the euro rate – by 0.64% to 92.12 rubles.
The Russian stock market started the week with a decline along with global stock markets and oil prices following concerns about a new strain of coronavirus identified in the UK.
Russians’ savings in foreign currency increased by 1.6% in November, while deposits in rubles showed negative dynamics, the Central Bank reported on Monday.
The Bank of Russia recorded a significant increase in the volume of companies’ funds on bank accounts, in particular of funds in foreign currency, the regulator said in a statement on Monday.
MOEX index fell by 2.95% to 3,177.33 points on Monday.
The Bank of Russia sold 6.3 bln rubles ($84.26 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on December 18 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Monday.
The dollar rose by 3.34% to 75.8 rubles, the euro rate – by 1.44% to 91.11 rubles on the Moscow Exchange.