MOSCOW, March 17 Russian rouble was close to its
short-term equilibrium in February, despite strengthening too
much on some days on risk appetite for the Russian currency and
foreign currency sales by exporting companies, the central bank
said on Friday.
The central bank expects the structural liquidity surplus to
remain in the banking sector this month, except for the last
working day when a short-term deficit is possible as banks need
to meet some of the central bank's regulatory requirements.
(Reporting by Elena Fabrichnaya; writing by Katya Golubkova;
editing by Dasha Afanasieva)