The Euro on the weekend exceeded 80 rubles, dollar — 69

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the Euro. Archival photoThe Euro on the weekend exceeded 80 rubles, dollar — 69© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The official Euro rate for the weekend and Monday increased by 98,77 pennies to 80,3562 of the ruble, the dollar increased by 77,81 pennies to 69,0286 of the ruble, follows from the data of the Bank of Russia.

The cost of the currency basket (0.55 dollars and 0.45 euros) calculated at official rates on the weekend and Monday, increased in comparison with the index on Friday 87,24 kopecks, reaching 74,126 of the ruble.

On the eve of the Euro and the dollar has updated a maximum for two and a half years. The U.S. dollar exchange rate increased to 69.2 ruble (up to April 2016), the European — to 80,52 ruble (up to March 2016).

On Thursday, the head of the Ministry Maxim Oreshkin reminded that the ruble is not included in the list of the weakest currencies. «It’s like the joke: Brezhnev runs the cross, and say that it came second from the end and took the prize. So the ruble is the fifth of six currencies,» he said.

The. drew attention to the weakening of the national currencies of countries such as Argentina, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil and India. He also stressed that the Agency does not see long-term reasons for the weakening of the ruble.

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