The ruble moderately expensive, with the support of the Ministry of Finance auctions

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Russian ruble on Wednesday afternoon moderately expensive. The dollar is trading around 66,77 RUB (-0,3%). The Euro declining by 0.5% and stands next to mark 76,04 RUB the Russian Central Bank continues to lower rates of foreign currencies. For tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, they are as follows: 66,76 RUB per U.S. dollar (-32 cents) and RUB over the 76,13 € (-81 penny).
Already have the first news about the results of the auctions of the Ministry of Finance on placement of OFZ. The issue 26223 volume of 15 billion rubles is placed completely at the demand in the amount of 33.4 billion rubles. the Department will place two more issues – with a volume of RUB 15 billion and RUB 5.1 billion, respectively.
Commodity market to the middle of the day went into a small minus. A barrel of Brent retreating 0.2 percent and costs $60,53. Texas light oil WTI declines of 0.6% and is estimated at $52,1. Investors have already appreciated and recorded in the prices of the API data on stocks of raw materials during the week (oil reserves decreased slightly). The market’s attention shifted to the evening, when there will be an official report of Ministry for this reason. Oil, in addition, some pressure has ongoing strengthening of the US dollar on the world stage.
World news in the form of, for example, the negative outcome of the vote of the British Parliament about Brexit not render special influence. Internal news are also a bit, so today the circle of the catalysts is rather narrow: the Ministry of Finance and oil. From the Central Bank there continues to be no new information.
The US dollar finished trading today within 66,60-67,35, the Euro closed the session in the framework of 75,80-76,50 RUB.
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Anna Bodrova,
Senior analyst at information-analytical center,
Alpari