According to experts, the strengthening of the ruble could harm the Russian economy.
Analyst of the financial group Finam Andrey Maslov, in an interview with the media, pointed out the danger of too high an exchange rate of the ruble against the dollar.
According to the agency “ First” quoting him, now the ruble exchange rate is approaching 65 units per dollar, which means that in the current export-oriented economy, there may be problems with maintaining the trade balance. The latter assumes a weak ruble.
According to Maslov, despite the fact that the Central Bank lowered the rate to 14%, the ruble continues to strengthen. The reason for this is the fall in imports, which has distorted the trade balance.
Exports, even in a reduced version, outweigh imports, and “seriously support” Russian national currency.
In addition, the ruble is no longer one of the “freely convertible” currency: transactions with it are prohibited for foreign investors, they are not allowed to trade.
At the same time, the Central Bank has taken strict measures to control the outflow of currency from Russia.
< p>Maslov explained that achieving the 60 ruble units per dollar is unlikely, as the Russian budget will suffer.
“The Russian budget will 'burst' and go into deficit”, he believes .
According to Maslov, the optimal rate is about 80 rubles per dollar. He pointed out that analysts of the Bank of Russia also draw such conclusions, because recently the regulator tried to prevent further strengthening of the ruble.
For example, the key rate is reduced and a number of the restrictions are lifted.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that the expert named the real price of the dollar.