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Bitcoin drops below $30K

Bitcoin dropped below $30,000, breaking below a trading range that had held for the past four weeks and potentially setting up the largest cryptocurrency for deeper price declines. The cryptocurrency was trading around $29,998 at …

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Russia to cut dollar holdings from Wealth Fund

Russia will eliminate the dollar from its National Wellbeing Fund, shifting to euros, yuan and gold, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, as the Kremlin seeks to reduce exposure to U.S. assets amid threats of sanctions. "We can …

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Turkish lira hits record low

Turkey’s lira tumbled to a new record low of 8.6 versus the dollar on Friday as it took a hit from global inflation concerns, expectations that the central bank will soon cut rates and worries over possible early elections. The …

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Russia believes in possibility of SWIFT alternative

Russia cannot rule out that an alternative to the SWIFT payment system could appear, based on new technologies, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin said. "Given the fast development of digital currencies and blockchain, it is …

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Bitcoin prices break through $36,000

Bitcoin prices rallied again today, surpassing the $36,000 price level as the cryptocurrency benefited from sustained momentum. The world’s most prominent digital currency climbed to as much as $36,461.69 at roughly 4 p.m. EST, …

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Russia's foreign debt shrinks as rouble weakens

Russia’s total external debt shrank in the first quarter to its lowest level since 2009, the central bank said, posing few extra risks for the already battered rouble and helping Russia withstand coronavirus-related shocks. …

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Russia's central bank starts preemptive FX selling

The Russian central bank has started preemptive selling of foreign currency on the market today to lower market volatility after a steep drop in the rouble, the bank said. The move is aimed at "increasing the predictability of the …

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Dollar-to-ruble rate grows to 72.5 rubles on Forex

The dollar-to-ruble rate on the international Forex market rose on Monday since the previous closure by 3.93 rubles and amounted to 72.5 rubles, according to the trading data. The euro-to-ruble at Forex increased compared to the closing …

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Russia to print bolivar bills for Venezuela

Venezuela’s government has turned to Russia's Goznak state-owned money printer to purchase 300 million new bolivar bills, Bloomberg reported.  The notes will carry denominations ranging from …

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Moscow Exchange Index breaks record

On the first trading day in the new year, the Moscow Exchange Index updated the historical maximum gaining 3086.09 points. On Friday, the index grew by 1%, up to 3076.37 points, the RTS index showed an increase of 0.99%, up to 1564.18 …

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Russians buying up dollars and euros before New Year

Russians are actively buying up dollars and euros before the New Year holidays, according to the Bank Russky Standart's report. "The end of 2019 is characterized by a slight plunge in dollar and rouble appreciation. The …

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Erdogan calls on to dump dollars and use lira

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on citizens to use the Turkish lira instead of the U.S. dollar in transactions. “Leave the dollar and the rest. Let’s turn to our money, the Turkish lira. …

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