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Rouble returns to 73 vs dollar, pares sanction-driven losses
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Rouble returns to 73 vs dollar, pares sanction-driven losses

  • The rouble headed away from 73.3450 against the dollar, its weakest level since June 4, but was still down 0.2% on the day at 72.97.
  • "We do not rule out that more sanctions could inflate the risk premium ... bringing the rouble-dollar rate back to 74-75," Sova Capital said.
Updated 21 Jun, 2021 08:10pm
Russian rouble firms past 75 vs dollar, stocks climb
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Russian rouble firms past 75 vs dollar, stocks climb

  • Rouble gained 0.4% to 74.88 against the dollar after a three-day weekend, heading towards its strongest level since March 22 of 74.19 touched last week.
  • The rouble is seen returning to the 74-75 range against the dollar this week, Locko Invest said in a note.
Published 04 May, 2021 05:11pm
Rouble hits more than 1-month high after Russia hikes rates
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Rouble hits more than 1-month high after Russia hikes rates

  • The central bank, which had been widely expected to raise rates to rein in high inflation due to the rouble's weakness, hiked it by a bigger-than-expected 50 basis points to 5%.
  • "It creates room for the undervalued rouble to rebound as heightened geopolitical risks are pared back in the near-term," said MUFG Bank in a note.
Published 23 Apr, 2021 07:50pm
Russian rouble pares losses as geopolitical risks linger
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Russian rouble pares losses as geopolitical risks linger

  • Rouble was 0.4% stronger against the dollar at 77.09, moving away from its weakest level since Nov. 5 of 78.0450, which it touched last week.
  • The rouble decoupled recently from moves in other emerging markets as well as the price of crude oil, Russia's key export, as it was hammered by fears about the situation in Ukraine.
Published 12 Apr, 2021 05:47pm
Rouble steadies after taking a hit from geopolitical concerns
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Rouble steadies after taking a hit from geopolitical concerns

  • Rouble was little changed on the day at 76.37 against the dollar after falling to 76.74 on Monday, its weakest since March 24.
  • "We think the rouble will likely remain near current levels until some sort of clarity emerges on the geopolitical front," Sberbank CIB said in a note.
Updated 06 Apr, 2021 07:29pm
Jittery oil prices limit rouble gains after surprise rate rise
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Jittery oil prices limit rouble gains after surprise rate rise

  • The rouble has suffered this week since US President Joe Biden said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would "pay a price" for alleged meddling in the 2020 US election.
  • A surprise 25 basis point rate rise by the central bank and the promise of more to come briefly boosted the rouble before oil prices turned negative, adding to pressure on Russian assets.
Published 19 Mar, 2021 08:48pm
Rouble weakens after Biden comments on Putin
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Rouble weakens after Biden comments on Putin

  • Russia's Eurobonds fell after Biden's comments and the rouble extended losses that it posted after new US allegations that Putin was likely to have directed efforts to try to influence the 2020 US election.
  • Against the euro the rouble weakened 1.4% to 87.89 , heading away from the 86.5150 hit in the previous session, its strongest since mid-August.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 05:22pm
Rouble firms vs dollar to strongest since July
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Rouble firms vs dollar to strongest since July

  • The rouble is seen moving towards the 72.00-72.50 target against the dollar in coming weeks as concerns over Western sanctions recede into the background, said Dmitry Polevoy, head of investment at Locko Invest.
  • The Russian currency received some support this week from reports that the central bank may start increasing rates sooner rather than later.
Published 16 Mar, 2021 08:23pm