LONDON, January 22. /TASS/. The price of futures contract of Brent crude with the delivery in March has exceeded the mark of $31 per barrel, reaching $31.06 per barrel on the ICE Exchange in London. Meanwhile, the euro exchange rate has fallen down to 87.01 rubles at the opening trade in Moscow.
The MICEX index was up by 1.7% at the opening of trade on the Moscow Exchange on Friday to 1705.16 points.
Earlier it was reported that on Thursday, the price of futures contract of Brent crude with the delivery in rose by 3% to $ 29.45 per barrel on the ICE Exchange.
On Thursday, Russian indexes showed some growth at the closing session. MICEX rose by 2.87% to 1677.19 points on the Moscow Exchange, RTS grew by 0.59% to 632.12 points.
On Thursday, the ruble fell despite the growth in oil prices. Nevertheless by Thursday night the Russian currency narrowed losses as the dollar fell to 82.63 rubles and the euro to 89.99 rubles.