The ruble strengthened against the dollar and the Euro at the opening of trading

the dollar and the Euro declined at the start of trading on the Moscow exchange. The ruble strengthened against the currency basket amid rising oil prices, according to the auction.

the First transactions in us dollar were held at ETS in the 62,71-62,76 RUB In the first minutes of trading the dollar was at around 62,74 RUB is for 12.75 kopecks below the closing level of the previous trading session.

the Euro was 69,02 RUB, down 16.5 kopecks relative to the previous close.

the Value of the currency basket decreased by 14.44 kopecks to RUB 65,57

Oil rises a second day in a row. By 10:01 GMT, the April Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange rose 1.7% to $56,22 per barrel.

the Price of contracts on crude oil for March delivery on the new York Mercantile exchange (NYMEX) rose by 2.1% to us $51,8 per barrel.

At the end of the previous session, Brent futures rose by 2.5%. The price of WTI contracts on the close of trading on Wednesday, jumped 2.3%.