3 Dec 2010 10:17

Dollar declines on MICEX on Friday

MOSCOW. Dec 3 (Interfax) - The dollar declined against the ruble at the open of trading on the MICEX exchange on Friday. The ruble gained against the currency basket.

The dollar opened at 31.18-31.22 rubles/$1, 26-30 kopecks below the close on Thursday and 15 kopecks below the official exchange rate for Thursday.

The euro was near 41.3 rubles/EUR1, 13-15 kopecks above the previous close and 7 kopecks above the official exchange rate.

The bicurrency basket ($0.55 and 0.45 euro) was at 35.75 rubles, approximately 10 kopecks below the Thursday close.