The National Bank of Ukraine set noon on July 28, the reference value of the exchange rate of 27 hryvnia 67 kopecks per dollar, which is 9 kopecks less than the official rate for today. On the Ukrainian interbank foreign exchange market, the hryvnia has stopped strengthening – as of 13:00, according to Finance.ua, quotes were 27 hryvnia 68-71 kopecks per dollar, although trading opened at 27 hryvnia 66-68 kopecks per dollar. “At the auction in the dollar at the 12th hour, buyers gradually revived, who had been waiting for the minimum value of quotations before.
The growth in demand has led to an increase in the rate, “- note the experts of the website” Ministry of Finance “, who monitor the course of trading. 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 now finds the lower parameter of the new corridor without the active participation of the National Bank.