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In the course of trading on the Moscow stock exchange the dollar for the first time since may 28, soared above 71 rubles, after which it was slightly corrected, according to the site.
The Euro rose to 79,61 of the ruble — this was the highest since may 15, when the background of the positive impact of the transaction OPEC in oil prices, the Russian currency began to strengthen.
The situation in the beginning of the week tied to concerns about the second wave of coronavirus, symptoms of which appeared in the United States. In this regard, investors tend to shift funds into safe assets, including the dollar.
This concern is confirmed by the world health organization (who), which reported on the strengthening of the epidemic and the inability to predict when it will end.
An additional factor of pressure on the ruble was the threat of new sanctions related to the accusations of Russia in the financial support of the Taliban during an attack on the US military in Afghanistan. The US President Donald trump and the Russian authorities have denied these reports, but the Democrats need to investigate.
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