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US dollar rate returns to early August level

26.08.2002 | Source:



At today's morning session, the average-weighted exchange rate gainedRUR0.01 and reached 31.58 RUR/USD. As a result, the official dollar ratehas in fact returned to the level of August 10, when the similar exchangerate was registered.Despite the fact that today the UTS trade volume decreased almost by oneand a half times or by $27m as compared to the previous level, commercialbank specialists accept the possibility that the Central Bank of Russiaparticipated in the morning trade. In the opinion of experts, the CentralBank could sell dollars at 31.58 RUR/USD early at the special session.After it had made sure that the average weighted rate would not overcomethis level at the UTS, it left the market.Anyway, at today's morning session, the trade volume has been the lowestsince August 19, which is in a week; it did not reach $68m..


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