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Dollar and euro rise against Russian ruble following US Fed decision to keep rate

September 18, 2015, 10:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, September 18. /TASS/. The dollar exchange rate was up by 67 kopecks to 66.1 rubles at the opening of Friday trade on the Moscow Exchange, while the euro rose by 54 kopecks to 75.37 rubles.

On Thursday night the dollar fell below 65 rubles, the euro was down below 74 rubles after the report on the US Federal Reserve base rate decision.

The US Federal Reserve System decided to keep the base interest rate unchanged at 0-0.25%. The rate has been unchanged since December 2008.

Falling oil prices are putting pressure on the Russian currency. After the US Fed rate report the cost of the futures contracts of Brent crude oil for November delivery on London's ICE trading stayed above $49 per barrel. On Friday, it plunged by 0.77% to $48.71 per barrel.

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