The leu advanced mildly during today's session and at 1:30 p.m. banks were buying a euro with 4.2890 lei and selling it for 4.2910 lei.

In the region, the Polish zloty soared from 4.2150 to 4.1875 versus the euro, while Hungary's forint gained from 267.96 to 267.24 against the single European currency.

For the U.S. dollar, NBR’s exchange rate lowered 0.2 percent to 2.8746 lei per dollar, from 2.8798 in the previous session.