` Putin Claims Russian Currency is Starting to Gain Strength Against the US Dollar Due to No Troops in Ukraine ‘

#AceFinanceNews – MOSCOW – April 17 – The Russian currency started to strengthen against the dollar on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin said claims that Russian forces were present in eastern Ukraine were “rubbish.”

The ruble is 35.86 against the dollar, 13 kopecks less than previous closing, Interfax reported.

The euro stood at 49.69 rubles, losing 3.5 kopecks.

The bi-currency price ($0.55 and euro 0.45) decreased by 8.5 kopecks to 42.08 rubles.

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` Russia and North Korea are Planning to Commence Trading in ` Rubles ' According to Galushka '

#AceFinanceNews – MOSCOW – March 29 – Russia and North Korea may soon carry out all trade operations in Russian roubles, said Aleksandr Galushka, Russia’s Minister of the Development of the Far East.

“The sides decided to carry out mutual trade on a new level by increasing the volume up to $1 billion by 2020,” he added.

According to Galushka, this step would solve the problems of interbank cooperation between the countries.

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