The National Bank of Ukraine has set the official rate of 27 hryvnia 69 kopecks per dollar on July 29, which is 6 kopecks less than the current rate. On the Ukrainian interbank foreign exchange market, the hryvnia has stopped strengthening – as of 16:10, according to Finance.ua, quotes were 27 hryvnia 71.5-73.5 kopecks per dollar, although trading opened at 27 hryvnia 66-68 kopecks per dollar. “Trading in the dollar in the afternoon began to gradually reduce the turnover, but a certain pressure on the hryvnia remains,” – 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.