BNR had posted a benchmark exchange rate of 4.2120 lei per euro in yesterday's session.

The national currency grew from 4.1963 to 4.1865 versus the euro, but then dropped to 4.2010 and started back up after noon. At 1:45 p.m., banks were buying an euro for 4.1945 lei and selling it for 4.2025 lei.

The zloty first climbed from 4.4850 to 4.4460, dipped to 4.4930 and returned to 4.47 per euro. The forint rose from 281 to 276.80 and finally settled close to 280 per euro.