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MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. The Euro during trading on the Moscow stock exchange rose by 1 ruble 49 kopecks and amounted to RUB 63,03, according to data exchange. Thus, the rate rose above $ 63 RUB for the first time since February 9, 2017

As of 22:26 GMT, the dollar rose to RUB 59,36, and its maximum value during the trading amounted to RUB 59,47 Earlier, on 9 March, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil fell below $52 for the first time since December 1, 2016.

Oil prices began a sharp decline March 8, almost immediately after the publication of data by the US Department of energy on oil reserves in the country. So, according to the Agency, commercial oil stocks in the United States increased for the week from 24 February to 3 March by 8.22 million barrels, amounting to 528,40 million barrels in the growth forecast only by 1.97 million barrels of oil. For two partial days, the cost of may futures for Brent fell by almost $4.