Rouble-1, China bug-1: Russian currency struggles to keep up exchange rate on virus surge

14.02.2020

The rouble slipped on Thursday following a sharp increase in coronavirus deaths and new infections that hit hopes that its spread was slowing.

At 0703 GMT, the rouble was 0.7% weaker against the U.S. dollar at 63.62 and had lost 0.6% to trade at 69.16 versus the euro.

Authorities in China's Hubei...