The National Bank of Ukraine has set the rate of 27 hryvnia 69 kopecks per dollar on July 31, which does not differ from the official rates on July 29 and 30. On the Ukrainian interbank foreign exchange market, the hryvnia weakened slightly against the US dollar. As of 16:35, according to Finance.ua, quotes rose to the level of 27 hryvnia 68-71 kopecks per dollar, although trading opened at 27 hryvnia 62.5-64.5 kopecks per dollar.
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.