Ruble Strengthens Third Day Against Dollar, Gains Versus Basket

The ruble climbed for a third day, adding 0.2 percent to 30.6625 per dollar, the strongest since Dec. 12, by the close in Moscow.

The Russian currency gained 0.3 percent against the euro to 40.6655, leaving it 0.3 percent stronger against the central bank’s target dollar-euro basket at 35.1639.

Non-deliverable forwards showed the ruble at 31.1405 per dollar in three months.

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