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Exchange rate of the dollar has fallen to 75 roubles

Биржевой курс доллара упал до 75 рублей

The dollar on the Moscow stock exchange fell by 2 rubles 86 kopecks and amounted at 20:24 GMT on Wednesday, 17th February, 75,03 ruble. The Euro fell by 3 rubles 11 kopecks to the ruble 83,62. This is evidenced by data exchange. Sharp strengthening of the Russian currency is connected with growth of oil prices caused, in turn, a statement of Iran’s accession to the agreement on the freezing of oil production.

After the statements of the Iranian Minister of oil Bijan Zanganeh that Tehran approved the agreement, on the London stock exchange ICE Brent crude oil podorozhanie than 7 percent. As of 20:30 GMT, a barrel of this brand was worth 34,61 dollar per barrel WTI gave 30,88 dollar (an increase of 6 percent).

Negotiations on accession to the agreement providing for the freezing of oil production at the level of January 2016 took place on 17 February in Tehran. In addition to Iran, they participated Venezuela, Iraq and Qatar.

A day earlier, in the Qatari capital Doha, the Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Venezuela, included in OPEC, and Russian Minister of energy Alexander Novak agreed about freezing of oil production on average in 2016 at the level of January 2016, if other countries-oil producers will join this initiative.

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