On the Ukrainian interbank foreign exchange market, the hryvnia in one session on August 5 played an almost weekly fall against the dollar. According to Finance.ua, trading ended at 27 hryvnia 65-67 kopecks per dollar, which is almost equal to the quotes recorded last Wednesday, July 29 – 27 hryvnia 62.5-64.5 kopecks per dollar. Throughout the session on August 5, the national currency strengthened – from the starting level of 27 hryvnia to 76-79 kopecks per dollar.
This growth of the hryvnia began on August 4, when the values reached 27 hryvnia 85-88 kopecks per dollar. “NBU came out. Bought about $ 20 million at $ 27.67.
This keeps the quotes from further sinking, “- noted as at 14:00 experts of the website” Ministry of Finance “, who are tracking the course of trading. Now experts do not have an unambiguous explanation of the reasons for the growth of the national currency. The National Bank of Ukraine set the rate of 27 hryvnia 70 kopecks per dollar on August 6, which is 12 kopecks less than the official rate on August 5.
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. After Kirill Shevchenko was appointed chairman of the NBU, the devaluation of the national currency accelerated.
Over the past several sessions, the regulator has shown new benchmarks to market participants – the NBU sold more than $ 300 million last week at a rate slightly lower than UAH 28 per dollar. The interbank market finds the lower parameter of the new corridor mainly without the active participation of the National Bank.