The National Bank of Ukraine has set the rate of 27 hryvnia 68 kopecks per dollar on August 7, which is 2 kopecks less than the official rate for today. On the Ukrainian interbank foreign exchange market, trades opened at UAH 27 65-67 kopecks per dollar, and closed at UAH 27 67-69 kopecks per dollar, according to Finance.ua data. “On the dollar trades, there is a slight advantage in demand, which leads to the fact that some transactions are made even within the levels of around 27.70 hryvnia,” noted the experts of the website “Ministry of Finance” as of 15:00.
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.
The interbank market finds the bottom parameter of the new corridor mainly without the active participation of the National Bank.