BNR posted yesterday a reference exchange rate of 4.2891 lei per euro.

The leu floated between 4.2876 and 4.2970 against the euro throughout the session. At 1:30 p.m. the leu depreciated slightly, as banks were buying the euro with 4.2925 lei and selling it for 4.3015 lei.

The emerging currencies in the region appreciated significantly. The Polish zloty strengthened from 4.7356 to 4.64 units per euro and the Hungarian forint gained ground from 302.5 to 296 versus the euro.