Russian currency, equity markets keep thriving as economic performance beats expectations

18.10.2021

The Russian rouble firmed to its highest level in nearly 15 months and stocks hovered near all-time peaks on Friday, buttressed by rising prices for oil, the country's main export.

At 0724 GMT, the rouble was 0.1% stronger against the dollar at 71.28 after touching 71.23, its strongest level since late...