Euro higher, dollar little changed against ruble at open on MICEX
MOSCOW. Aug 25 (Interfax) - The dollar was virtually unchanged against the ruble while the euro rose above the 39-ruble mark at the open of trading on the MICEX currency exchange on Wednesday.
The dollar opened at 30.89-30.91 rubles/$1, about the same as the close on Tuesday and 15 kopecks above the official exchange rate.
The euro was at 39.05 rubles/EUR1, 8 kopecks above the previous close and 15-20 kopecks above the official exchange rate.
The bicurrency basket ($0.55 and 0.45 euro) rose 2-3 kopecks to 34.46-34.55 rubles on continuing negative externals, particularly falling oil prices and declines on stock exchanges abroad.