Monday, July 6, 2015   

Russia backed rouble with US$11.3b
(03-05 15:23)

Russia sold a record US$11.3 billion in foreign currency to support the rouble on March 3, the so called “Black Monday'' when the currency came under unprecedented pressure due to concerns about conflict in Ukraine, central bank data show.
The Russian central bank sold foreign currency to buy rubles and prevent the Russian currency from falling further, after the market reacted with panic to parliamentary approval for President Vladimir Putin's request to allow military action in Ukraine.—AFP
   
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