NBR announced a benchmark exchange rate of 4.2127 lei per euro on July 31.

The leu opened at around 4.21 units per euro and after a slight fall to 4.2155 it regained ground around noon to 4.21. At 1:20 p.m., banks bought the euro with 4.2062 lei and sold it for 4.2132 lei.

In the region, the Polish zloty increased from 4.15 to 4.11 against the euro, then went back to 4.1150. The Hungarian forint followed a similar trend, climbing from 266.95 to 265.35 units per euro, then resuming to 266.

The benchmark exchange rate also lowered 1.28 percent to 2.9489 lei per dollar, from 2.9871 in the previous session.