Lavrov: Russia calls to set up anti-drug unit in OSCERussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:18
Top diplomat calls on NATO countries to stop military build-up near Russia’s bordersRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:17
Putin says state must react to violations of convicts’ rightsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:59
Russian diplomat: Relations between Moscow, Jerusalem at highest point everRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:46
Russia’s Kamaz-Master team may suspend participation in Dakar RalliesSport December 08, 16:17
Novak says US will not participate in OPEC's meeting with independent oil exportersBusiness & Economy December 08, 16:17
Diplomat says West beginning to see no global war on terrorism could be won without RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:12
Russian foreign minister calls for honest look at Europe’s migration crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:02
Putin awards Order of Courage to military doctors killed or injured in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 15:42
LONDON, December 10. /TASS/. Brent crude briefly fell to $64.98 per barrel, below the psychologically important level of $65, its lowest since 2009, the ICE market data suggested on Wednesday.
However, Brent quickly recovered 10 minutes later, rising to $65.16 per barrel at 3:20 GMT.
Oil prices extended losses after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said in its latest report that global demand for oil produced by OPEC member states will hit its 12-year low in 2015.
According to the report, the demand for oil produced by the OPEC member states will fall by 300,000 barrels per day to 28.92 million barrels per day in 2015 against 29.4 million barrels per day in 2014.
The ruble fell further on the Moscow Exchange on Wednesday amid declining world oil prices.
As of 6:34 p.m. Moscow time (3:34 GMT), the dollar rose by 67 kopecks to 54.72 rubles and the euro climbed by 1.18 rubles to a new record high of 68.05.