MOSCOW, 8 Aug. /Basereporter.com/. The dollar on the Moscow stock exchange has updated the max 2018, exceeding 65.06 rubles, according to the auction.
The maximum value of the dollar against the ruble this year has recorded 11 APR – 65,0575 of the ruble.
The main pressure the Russian currency have concerns about the possible introduction of new sanctions of the USA against Russia. So, on Wednesday the newspaper “Kommersant” published an article, which also talked about the possible introduction of new sanctions against Russia. In the issue, citing a bill on new sanctions against Russia, prepared by Republican Lindsey Graham and three of his colleagues said, including a possible asset freeze and prohibition on transactions in USA in address seven Russian banking institutions, including Sberbank, VTB, VEB and PSB.
Compared to the previous close of trading the dollar as of 19:45 MSK increased by 1.65 ruble, to 65,14 ruble and the Euro by 1.9 ruble to 75.55 ruble.