OREANDA-NEWS. The ruble at the beginning of morning trading strengthened after the evening failure the day before, which occurred due to the aggravation of sanctions risks. This conclusion follows from the data of the Moscow Exchange.

The dollar exchange rate in calculations "tomorrow" at 07:20 Moscow time decreased by 22 kopecks, to 74.48 rubles, the euro rate - by 38 kopecks, to 89.07 rubles.

The day before, in the last hour and a half of trading on the Moscow Exchange, the ruble retreated sharply: the dollar and the euro after 22:30 Moscow time jumped over the ruble, jumping to 74.98 rubles and 89.73 rubles, respectively.

The reason for the change in the exchange rate was the message of the Bloomberg agency that the United States and the United Kingdom are considering the possibility of introducing more sanctions against sovereign debt and Russian businessmen.

At the end of February, experts interviewed by the Prime agency shared their opinion that the meeting of the OPEC + committee, the upcoming EU summit, as well as the coronavirus pandemic may have a negative impact on the Russian currency in March.

Another negative factor for the ruble exchange rate may be the situation with a pandemic, in which countries will again begin to introduce lockdowns against the background of the spread of new strains of coronavirus. This opinion was expressed by the managing director of the investment company "Univer Capital" Artem Lyutik.

At the same time, according to experts, the average ruble exchange rate in March will remain at the level of 72-75 rubles per dollar and 88.5-91.5 rubles per euro.