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Russians to be able to use rubles in Turkey

Russian tourists will be able to use their national currency - the ruble - in Turkey, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said. The minister explained that the talks are underway between Turkey and Russia in this …

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Tehran arrests currency traders as rial plunges

Tehran authorities have detained almost 100 currency traders and frozen bank accounts reportedly worth 200tn rials ($5.3bn) in the biggest crackdown on foreign exchanges in six years. The operation is aimed at tackling a slide in the …

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Trump: US needs strong dollar

US President Donald Trump said in Davos that the dollar will strengthen over time under his leadership. "The dollar is going to get stronger and stronger, and ultimately I want to see a strong dollar," Trump …

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Dollar breaks 55 ruble mark

The dollar exchange rate declined on the Moscow Stock Exchange today and was worth 55.76 rubles, as of 10:10. The dollar exchange rate was lower than 56 rubles for the first time since the end of 2017, RIA Novosti …

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 Russia to purchase record volume of dollars

Russia's finance ministry said it will increase its daily purchases of foreign currency for state reserves to the equivalent of 15.1 billion rubles ($265.10 million) between January 15 and February 6. Total purchases for the …

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New cryptocurrencies cause bitcoin price drop

Bitcoin exchange rate fell by 6.76% to $14,300, according to the data of the electronic cryptocurrency platform Coinmarketcap. According to Coindesk, which provides the most accurate bitcoin price using an average from the …

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Bitcoin exchange rate down 12%

Bitcoin exchange rate fell by 12.5%, according to the data of the electronic cryptocurrency platform Coinmarketcap. As of 11:00 (MSK), Bitcoin price was $14,608, Gazeta.ru reported. Bitcoin plunged below $14,000 in overnight …

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Hard fork causes bitcoin price drop

Bitcoin price continues to decline because of the expected hard fork. The cryptocurrency dropped to $13,530 on the Bitfinex exchange today, to $14,150 on GDAX (0.07%), according to CoinMarketCap -  to $13.990 (1.73%), according to …

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Bitcoin hits new all time high

Having traded in a relatively narrow - for bitcoin - range of $16,500-$17,500 over the past week, the world's most popular cryptocurrency jumped to new all-time highs following the latest (unexplained) burst of buying out of Asia, with …

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Bitcoin: another day, another record

Bitcoin exchange rate soared more than 23%, smashing through the $18,000 benchmark for the first time ever, according to the data from Coinmarketcap.  The exchange rate surge over the past day amounted to $4,000. On …

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 Kyrgyzstan issues 2000 som commemorative note

The first 2,000 som commemorative banknote was issued in Kyrgyzstan today. This is the first vertical bill in Kyrgyzstan, the chairman of the Kyrgyz National Bank Kubanychbek Kulmatov said. This note commemorates …

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Brent oil price rises above $58

Oil prices pushed higher as the conflict between Iraq and Kurdistan entered a new phase with the advance of Iraqi forces on Kirkuk.  Brent rose above $58 and while the late September highs above $59 are within sight it may struggle …

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Bitcoin price hits another record high

Bitcoin hit another record high today, continuing the rally seen in the previous day amid renewed bullish sentiment from investors. The price of the cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $5,856.10 in the early hours of Friday morning, …

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Russia stocks up with dollars

Russian companies increased their foreign exchange reserves in cash, Russia's Central Bank said. As of July 1, 2017, the total amount of foreign exchange reserves in cash in Russian banks and other sectors amounted to $59.8 billion, …

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Russia refuses dollar debts

The role of the dollar in Russia's external debt has reached 60%, declining to a minimum since 2014, according to the Russian Central Bank's data, published today. A stable decline in the share of the dollar has been observed …

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Dollar - 60.5 rubles, euro - 71.5 rubles

The dollar exchange rate rose 0.15 rubles and was worth 60.5 rubles during the today's trading on the Moscow stock exchange. The euro rose 0.33 rubles and was worth 71.59 rubles on the Moscow exchange. The MICEX index rose …

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Bitcoin split into two versions

Bitcoin split into two separate currencies on Tuesday because part of the Bitcoin community isn't happy with recent and planned changes to the code that controls the cryptocurrency. Now in addition to classic Bitcoin (BTC), …

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