The Central Bank was not taking an active part in the unified trading session today, several banking experts reported in an interview with RBC. At the same time, one of the specialists noted that a large order for purchasing dollars at RUR 31.57 was registered at the trading session, the same as the weighted average dollar rate by the end of trade. He did not rule out that this was the order of the Central Bank. However, this order was not fulfilled. This means that the large client only had a psychological effect on the market, supporting the dollar rate.
Currency analysts reported that a low trade volume, which was a little above $72m, testified that the Central Bank was not taking part in the trading session. This trade volume was more than $21m less than yesterday.
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