Novosibirsk, August 28. The chief economist of Vnesheconombank, Andrei Klepach, spoke at the end of the year about the national exchange rate.
He shared his thoughts on the subject with journalists in Novosibirsk on the sidelines of the forum "Technoprom-2018". In the opinion of the vice-chairman of VEB, the exchange rate of the ruble must be adjusted.
"Correction of the ruble should win back because oil prices are high, and those who wanted to escape already ran away, and I think around 65-66 will win, which means that the outflow of capital is greater than we had expected before." said Klepach.
According to TASS, the chief economist at Vnesheconombank does not exclude the possibility that oil could fall in price in the coming winter, resulting in the risk of a slight weakening of the Russian ruble.
"But there is no reason for panic or for a collapse," concluded the expert.
As recalled "Gazeta.ru", the dollar exchange rate surpassed the exchange rate of 69 rubles in August for the first time since April 5, 2016 and reached 79.77 rubles for the first time since April 11 this year. In total, this ruble has lost about 10% this month.