Putin wants ‘unfriendly’ countries to pay for Russian gas in roubles

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Russia will seek payment in roubles for gas sold to “unfriendly” countries, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, and European gas prices soared on concerns the move would exacerbate the region’s energy crunch. European nations and the United States have imposed heavy sanctions on Russia since Moscow sent troops into … Read more

Russian rouble up from new lows, ratings downgrades weigh

Russian Rouble and US Dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken, February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, March 3 (Reuters) – The rouble pared some losses after slumping to new record lows against the dollar and euro on Thursday as Fitch and Moody’s downgraded … Read more

Russian central bank scrambles to limit fallout of tough sanctions

Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia’s central bank announced a slew of measures on Sunday to support domestic markets, as it scrambled to manage the broadening fallout of harsh Western sanctions over the weekend in retaliation against Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The central bank said it would resume buying gold on the domestic market, launch a … Read more