30 Sep 2009 18:46

Dollar posts slight losses on Wednesday, ruble ends Sept on positive trend

MOSCOW. Sept 30 (Interfax) - The U.S. dollar declined in MICEX trading on Wednesday as the ruble increased against the bi-currency basket. The euro went unchanged for the day. The ruble continued to gain against the bi-currency basket as the Central Bank of Russia engaged in forex purchases at the start of trading.

The dollar dropped in Tomorrow trades by 10 kopecks to 30.06 rubles/$1 while the euro closed at 43.9 rubles/EUR1 unchanged for the day.

The bi-currency basket went down by six kopecks for the day to 36.29 rubles.

For September, the bi-currency basket declined by 1.71 rubles.

The dollar's average weighted exchange rate on the MICEX went down by 8.09 kopecks to 30.191 rubles/$1 in Tomorrow deals on Wednesday and by 8.23 kopecks to 30.0218 rubles/$1 in Tomorrow deals. Combined dollar trading on the MICEX amounted to $4.565 billion, of which $1.222 billion were Today deals and $3.343 billion were Tomorrow deals.

The euro's average exchange rate decreased by 9.13 kopecks to 43.8819/EUR1 rubles in Today deals and increased by 2.55 kopecks to 43.9475 rubles/EUR1 in Tomorrow deals. Total euro trading came to 189 million euro, of which 67.5 million euro were Today deals and 121.5 million euro were Tomorrow deals.

The overnight MIACR came to 6.51%, down 142 basis points for the day.