Editor’s comment: The new sanctions against Russia are planning to introduce and EU countries. As reported on December 12 European diplomats, new restrictive measures will concern the Crimea, where the EU plans to take them to the EU summit, which will be held December 18 and 19. According to some reports, the sanctions will relate to investment and trade restrictions. Earlier media reported that the new sanctions could affect tourism in Crimea. In particular, the restrictive measures prohibit European companies to the tourist business in the region. In addition, the European Union may ban its nail polish to finance or acquire the Crimean businesses.
- The euro broke the mark of 71 rubles
During trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange on December 12 euro set a new record, reaching the psychologically important mark of 71 rubles. At the same time the dollar has passed for 57 rubles. Thus, the euro rose more than the ruble above the closing level of the previous trading, and the dollar – more than 50 cents.
Editor’s comment: December 12, the Central Bank presented an updated forecast for the development of the Russian economy in the years 2015-2017, according to which the ruble will be strengthened even if the price of oil at $ 60 a barrel. CB Head Nabiullina presented two scenarios for the Russian economy – the base price of oil at $ 80 a barrel and stress at a price of $ 60 per barrel. In this case, the stress scenario where the oil price will remain at $ 60 for three years, named head of the Central Bank unlikely. Earlier Nabiullina said that the excitement of the population about the value of the dollar was one of the causes of the weakening of the ruble.
According to the Central Bank, about a fifth of the ruble devaluation occurred because opi polish. “If all the attenuation that occurred since the beginning of the year is estimated at 49%, then the speculative part is about 8-10 percentage points of the 49%” – saidNabiullina. She also said that, according to Central Bank statistics, the population feverishly to buy foreign currency twice – the first time in March and April, when the dollar rose to 35-36 rubles, and for the second time – at the end of October and beginning of November, in the course of this period, The dollar rose from 41 to 46 rubles. Total population bought up about $ 20 billion.