The leu rose against the euro to its highest since April 10, 2009, when the National Bank of Romania posted a reference rate of 4.1189lei/euro. The national currency gained 0.34% from yesterday’s 4.1355lei/euro.

The leu started off on a low note today, edging down from 4.13 to 4.1390 units/euro, but regained strength afterwards and rose to 4.1180 lei/euro. At 14:20, banks were buying a euro for 4.1120 lei and selling it for 4.1170 lei.

“The bullish sentiment in the region reflected in the EUR/RON exchange rates. The central bank probably wanted to add speed to leu’s rally, in view of potential drops”, a dealer told NewsIn.

The zlotys’s modest depreciation was short-lived as it strengthened at noon from 4.0810 units/euro to 4.0480. The Hungarian forint fell in the morning from 267.40 against euro to 267.90 but grew afterwards to 266 forints/euro.

For the US dollar, the reference rate posted by the National Bank of Romania is 2.8388lei/dollar, down 0.43% from yesterday’s 2.8511 lei/dollar.