The leu has thus reached the highest level versus its European peer since October 6, when the exchange rate was 4.2619 lei/euro. Yesterday, the exchange rate was of 4.2809 lei per euro.

The single European currency traded near 4.2795 lei in the morning, followed by a sharp growth of the leu to 4.2630. At 1:30 p.m. banks were buying a euro with 4.2630 lei and selling it for 4.2721 lei.

In the region, the Polish zloty jumped from 4.1360 to 4.1175 per euro, while the forint increased from 268.9 to 267.8 versus the euro.

For the U.S. dollar, NBR’s exchange rate dropped 0.19 percent to 2.8525 lei per dollar, from 2.8580 in the previous session.