At this morning's US dollar session, the Russian Central Bank was purchasing dollars again, hampering a decline in its rate. Several commercial bank specialists pointed to this in an interview with RBC. They estimated the bank's ruble intervention at about $30m, and pointed out that the Central Bank had been buying US dollars at the special session at RUR31.8350 over the past days. This morning's US dollar session was not an exception, experts stressed. As today's trade volume at the UTS amounted to about $107m, the share of the Central Bank was almost one third of all deals.
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