The ruble began the week slightly losing in value against the dollar

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Russian ruble on Monday afternoon, slightly receding in a basket of currencies. The US dollar to date is trading at 65,59 RUB (+0,14%). Euro rises to a symbolic 0.01% and is 75,09 RUB the Russian Central Bank set for Tuesday, February 5, the following foreign exchange rates: 65,58./75,05 USD and RUB/EUR. Both evaluations decreased at 8 and 9 cents, respectively.
The commodity market remains in the zone of positivity. A barrel of Brent is trading higher by 0.5% and costs $63,05, but WTI oil rises almost imperceptibly, by 0.05% to $55,29. Friday’s statistics from Baker Hughes showed that the number of active drilling rigs in the U.S. last week fell by 14 units to the level of the 1045 pieces. While the number of active oil rigs declined by 15 units.
Mood foreign exchange market look quite neutral. The external background now, too stable, and investors do not make sudden movements.
The Central Bank remains on the market with currency purchases, but the last few days the volume of acquisitions was reduced to 15.5 15.6 billion roubles it is Possible to say that the market does not notice these interventions because of their small size.
The US dollar will potorguemsya today until the end of the day within the boundaries of the overwhelming 65.45-65,75, the Euro will remain in the range 74,85-75,45 RUB.
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Anna Bodrova,
Senior analyst at information-analytical center,
Alpari