World oil prices showed a decline in trading on Thursday afternoon. As of 12:39 Moscow time, the price of March futures for Brent crude oil fell by 0.35% – to $ 51.45 per barrel. February futures for WTI dropped 0.33% to $ 48.24 per barrel.
It is noted that since the beginning of the year, amid the coronavirus pandemic, quotations have fallen by 21-22%. In early 2020, oil was worth more than $ 60 per barrel.
On April 20, WTI crude oil for delivery in May for the first time in history fell to negative values - minus $ 40.32 per barrel.
Earlier, chernayakobra.ru reported that the dollar gained 20% against the ruble in 2020. The euro rose 32%. The exchange rate was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the weakening of investors for the entire group of risky assets in the outgoing year, as well as the aggravated geopolitical background.
At the end of the last trading day of the year, as of 23:54 (Moscow time), the dollar rose by 0.51%, to 74.415 rubles, the euro rose by 0.93%, to 91.518 rubles.