The Russian rouble drops to its lowest level in a year

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The Russian rouble drops to its lowest level in a year.

  • News by AUN News correspondent
  • Friday, April 07, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • Since immediately after Russia invaded Ukraine, the value of the Russian rouble has dropped to its lowest level in a year.

  • On the Moscow Stock Exchange, the currency fell to 82 roubles to the US dollar on Friday morning. 

  • (MOEX).Massive economic sanctions have been imposed on Russia since since it launched an invasion in Ukraine in February 2022.Russia reported earlier this year that its economy contracted by 2.1% in 2022 rather than the 15% decline that had been anticipated.

  • On Friday morning, the rouble lost 2% of its value against the euro, falling to 90.06.Traders claimed that a number of factors, including falling oil prices in March that reduced Russian earnings and the sale of Western enterprises in Russia following the invasion, were responsible for the decline.

  • Although it was considerably worse in the immediate aftermath of the invasion, when it plunged to 113 roubles per US dollar, the value of the rouble has not fallen to this low since April 2022.

Since immediately after Russia invaded Ukraine, the value of the Russian rouble has dropped to its lowest level in a year.

On the Moscow Stock Exchange, the currency fell to 82 roubles to the US dollar on Friday morning. (MOEX).

Massive economic sanctions have been imposed on Russia since since it launched an invasion in Ukraine in February 2022.

Russia reported earlier this year that its economy contracted by 2.1% in 2022 rather than the 15% decline that had been anticipated.

On Friday morning, the rouble lost 2% of its value against the euro, falling to 90.06.

Traders claimed that a number of factors, including falling oil prices in March that reduced Russian earnings and the sale of Western enterprises in Russia following the invasion, were responsible for the decline.

Although it was considerably worse in the immediate aftermath of the invasion, when it plunged to 113 roubles per US dollar, the value of the rouble has not fallen to this low since April 2022. The currency reached 50 roubles in July when it stabilized, but it has since fallen once more.

Although President Vladimir Putin had maintained that the economy was resilient to economic sanctions, he acknowledged this week that Russia would suffer as a result of the penalties.

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The latest decline, according to Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, was caused by adjustments to imports and exports into the nation.

The exchange rate changed in accordance with “the circumstances of changing foreign economic conditions,” he continued.

When asked if citizens of the nation needed to worry, he responded that the rouble was expected to strengthen due to the sustained export of Russian energy on the international market.

Russian oil, a major source of income for the nation, was subject to a price ceiling late last year because of actions by Western nations. It was just one of many sanctions put in place by countries who supported Ukraine.

However, despite these sanctions, the Russian economy has contracted much less than anticipated, surprising critics with its resiliency.

While energy imports into Europe drastically decreased in 2022, consumers in China, India, and other countries filled the gap. Local businesspeople filled the void left by the withdrawal of hundreds of Western corporations from Russia in opposition to the invasion.

According to Russia, the sanctions are forcing it to adjust its economy, which it hopes to have done by 2024.

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