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Russian rouble drops on sanctions threat, risk aversion post-Fed MOSCOW: Russia's rouble fell around 2 percent against the dollar and the euro on Thursday, hurt by the threat of new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, the end of the tax period and a broad-based aversion to riskier assets on global markets.At 1215 GMT, the rouble was 1.9 percent weaker at 69.31 roubles to the dollar and 2 percent lower at 78.40 against the euro.Stocks were mixed, with the dollar-based RTS index down 0.9 percent to 758 points and the rouble-denominated MICEX up 1.3 percent to 1,668 points, mainly reflecting moves in the Russian currency.European Union foreign ministers on Thursday were expected to ask the European Commission to prepare a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for its role in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has escalated recently.The sanctions may include further capital markets restrictions, making it harder for Russian companies to refinance themselves and possibly affecting Russian ...

Turkey's lira slides on rate cut expectations ISTANBUL: The Turkish lira tumbled to a record low against the dollar on Thursday on expectations that the central bank will cut interest rates at an extraordinary monetary policy committee meeting as early as next Wednesday.In a Reuters poll, all 15 economists who responded said they expected the bank to hold an unscheduled meeting after inflation data are released on Feb. 3. They expect it to cut its main interest rate by 50-75 basis points.The ...
Russian rouble weakens as EU sanctions threat sours sentiment MOSCOW: Russia's rouble slid in early trade on Thursday, extending losses from earlier in the week as falling oil prices and the threat of new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis soured sentiment.At 0735 GMT, the rouble was around 0.8 percent weaker against the dollar at 68.58 and 0.6 percent lower at 77.38 against the euro.Stocks were mixed, with the dollar-based RTS index down 1 percent to 758 points and the rouble-denominated MICEX up ...
Dollar firm post-Fed, franc eyed for intervention LONDON: The US dollar inched higher against the yen and was steady to the euro on Thursday after a Federal Reserve statement which, with some caveats, was read as keeping the bank on track to raise interest rates later this year.There were hints from the Fed of concern about both the headwinds facing other major economies and an undershoot in inflation that might stay its hand somewhat longer than the mid-2015 timeline previously forecast by ...
Sterling slips against buoyant Fed-boosted dollar LONDON: Sterling fell against the dollar on Thursday as interest rate differentials moved in favour of the greenback after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy.The gap between rate-sensitive two-year Treasury yields and British gilts widened, reflecting a view that the Bank of England is likely to keep rates lower until well into 2016 and the Fed could become the first major central bank to lift interest rates later this year.Sterling ...
Turkey's lira weakens to record low on rate cut expectations ISTANBUL: The Turkish lira tumbled to a new record low against the dollar on Thursday on expectations that the Central Bank will cut interest rates at an extraordinary monetary policy committee meeting as early as next Wednesday.The Federal Reserve's upbeat view on the U.S. economy and signal that it was on track to raise interest rates this year also hit the lira, which slipped as far as 2.4145 from 2.3780 late on Wednesday and a ...
Russian rouble, stocks slides on oil, threat of more sanctions MOSCOW: The Russian rouble weakened on Wednesday and stocks fell, with a retreat in oil prices and a threat of new sanctions on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis promising to weigh on the currency in the near future.At 1425 GMT, the rouble was around 1.7 percent weaker against the dollar at 67.96 and 1.4 percent down versus the euro at 77.10, respectively. Oil, Russia's chief export, slid towards $49 per barrel.Russian stocks ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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