The dollar in early trading session on the Moscow exchange went up by almost two rubles to 82 rubles. The Euro was also strengthened by one percent to almost 89 rubles. The fall of the Russian currency against the background of a new decline in oil prices on world markets.
Brent previously at the London commodity exchange ICE fell by half a percent, dropping below $ 30 per barrel.
The fall in oil prices, in turn, is connected with the publication of statistics of energy consumption in China, which suggests that the pace of consumption growth slowed last year to the level of 2009. In addition, the impact on prices was provided by the failure of the state oil Corporation of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Aramco) to reduce investment in oil and gas projects.
The official exchange rates of major currencies for January 26th are 77,80 rubles per dollar and 84,16 ruble per Euro.
January 21, Sberbank reported that the ruble exchange rate in 2016 will remain “at current levels”. A day earlier, the Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said that the current ruble exchange rate is close to the fundamentally justified.