The morning trade opened with a fall in the dollar exchange rate on the Russian currency market today. The high was only 29.915 rubles per dollar and the average-weighted dollar exchange rate was 29.91 rubles, which is 0.02 rubles less than the official dollar exchange rate set by the Central Bank for today. Specialists linked a drop in the dollar rate today to a significant ruble deficit of Russian commercial banks. A banking expert noted in an interview with RBC that problems with ruble liquidity started yesterday when one-day ruble credit rates reached 20 per cent. Later they dropped to about 5 or 10 per cent but jumped to 28-30 per cent in the morning today. The analyst could not name the reason for the current ruble deficit. He guessed it may be connected with a drop in the balance at correspondent accounts.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed