BNR announced a benchmark exchange rate of 4.2317 lei per euro yesterday.

The leu decreased slightly in the early trades from 4.22 to 4.2255 versus the euro and then after 11 a.m. the exchange rate plunged to 4.2199. At 1:30 p.m. banks bought the euro with 4.2166 lei and sold it for 4.2243 lei.

In the region, the Polish zloty appreciated from 4.5598 to 4.51 against the euro and the Hungarian forint gained ground from 282.43 to 279.82 units per euro.

The benchmark exchange rate also showed a 0.11 percent climb of the leu to 3.0311 versus the American dollar.