The official Euro exchange rate set by the Central Bank on may 18 raised to 92 kopecks to the level 62,96 of the ruble. The dollar increased by 48 cents to 56,74 ruble. This is evidenced by data posted on the regulator's website.
On the Moscow stock exchange, the European single currency was worth 63,01 of the ruble, us — 56,76 of the ruble (at 13:10 GMT).
The Brent crude on London exchange ICE is 51.64 USD per barrel — the prices have not changed in comparison with closing of the previous trading session.
In early may, the head of the Board of the Center for strategic research, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said, on average in 2017, the Russian currency will be slightly more than 60 rubles to the dollar if the current oil prices.
A similar view on the prospects of the ruble expressed Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. According to him, the equilibrium exchange rate of the Russian currency should be at around 60 rubles per dollar.
The ruble, which fell against the dollar to the lowest level since February, has become the most rapidly depreciating currencies of developing countries against the background of falling oil prices, writes The Financial Times. The impact of this negative trend could spread to other regional currencies, experts say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a remark to Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov during his report on payments to victims of emergencies. The Finance Minister said that the money is transferred immediately. "Immediately it is impossible", — said the head of state.
Sberbank and VTB said that their ATMs are protected from counterfeit money. The device issuing banknotes, equipped with modern bill acceptors, the software is updated regularly, to assure credit institutions. A day earlier, the Bank of Russia reported growth of lending volume of fakes from ATMs.
New Zealand tennis player Alex hunt, who plays with a prosthetic arm, scored the first points in the rating of Association of tennis professionals (ATP). In the first round of the tournament series "Futures", held on the island of GUAM (USA), the athlete with the score 6:0, 6:0 defeated 18-year-old American Christopher Cadigan.
Online shopping platform Farfetch signed an agreement with Chinese retailer JD.com. Cooperation involves logistics, commercial and technological aspects, resources of social media, including WeChat, as well as expertise Farfetch effective interaction with global leaders of the fashion industry.
The head of the European Council Donald Tusk made the abolition of Brexit (a British exit from the EU), despite for this reason the negotiations. According to Tusk, the EU was created on dreams that seemed impossible. Therefore, if you cancel Brexit could wish for, and Tusk is not alone in this.