The National Bank of Ukraine set noon on July 27, the reference value of the exchange rate of 27 hryvnia 78 kopecks per dollar, which is two kopecks higher than the official rate for today. The quotes of the interbank foreign exchange market show a different trend – to the strengthening of the national currency. As of 13:05, according to the Finance.ua data, the trades took place at the level of 27 hryvnia 71.5-74.5 kopecks per dollar (trading opened at the level of 27 hryvnia 84-87 kopecks per dollar).
According to traders’ reports, the regulator on July 27 has not yet entered trades with a currency offer. “Trading in the dollar closer to lunch is in an unstable equilibrium. There are transactions in lots of up to $ 1 million, but the bulk of transactions does not exceed $ 300-500 thousand, “the website of the Ministry of Finance notes.
The national currency was in a wide corridor of 26.5-27 hryvnia per dollar for more than two months – from late April to early July. On July 1, the announcement of ex-NBU head Yakov Smoliy about his resignation through political pressure on him caused an increase in quotations to 27 hryvnia 20 kopecks per dollar and even higher. Over the course of several trading sessions, the situation stabilized, but after the appointment of Kirill Shevchenko as head of the NBU, the devaluation of the national currency accelerated.