The rouble is sliding down, on the contrary, against the euro in the world markets. Experts don't think this has any considerable influence on the rouble/dollar rate.
Today's transactions were within a R28.785-28.7875/$1 bracket, dealers say. The Central Bank of Russia was going on with dollar acquisition at a previous support level rate of R28.785/$1.
The Central Bank has lately stocked in an approximate 100 million dollars from other banks-a modest amount, Alexander Karpov, Zenith bank dealer, said to Novosti.
To all appearances, the Central Bank will soon reduce its support level-it is acquiring US dollars at the lowest possible rate, as it is. Dealers expect it to offer a great stock of dollars starting early next month, when currency revenues reappear in the market.