The US dollar exchange rate until the end of the trading day will be within 57,10-57,55 rubles

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Russian ruble on Monday retreats to a basket of currencies. The U.S. dollar is trading at 57,38 rubles (+0.4 percent). The Euro is worth 70,76 RUB (+0,5%). Official rates of the Central Bank of Russia for tomorrow, April 3, 57,28 make up a RUB for the American currency and 70,60 RUB for Euro. Both estimates revised to increase at 2 and 4 cents, respectively.
The oil market after the Catholic Easter holidays, returned to trading in a good mood, especially because there were also fundamental reasons. Statistics on the number of drilling rigs in the US last week showed a decline in the number of active rigs, which was for investors bullish signal. Everything here is exactly as you would normally: the bidders openly minor information left unattended and weakly positive use to the maximum.
A barrel of North sea Brent to the middle of the day costs $69,78 (+0,6%). During the session the price can test the threshold of $70, but while the potential for further growth too much.
Due to the lack of in the trades about half of overseas investors in some Catholic European countries today, Easter Monday, day off activity in ruble pairs is low. Against the ruble, as before, is a factor of geopolitical tensions and “Skripal” and a very cautious market in terms of inflow and outflow of capital from the country: we can not exclude that from-for growing risks to foreign business will begin to withdraw their finances from Russia faster than normal.
The US dollar exchange rate until the end of the trading day will be within 57,10-57,55 Euro – within the boundaries of the 70,50-of 71.00 RUB.
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Anna Bodrova,
Senior analyst,
Alpari