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U.S. Dollar Rises With Ruble Amid Holiday Lull: Markets Wrap

  • China’s onshore yuan climbs to strongest level since September
  • Saudi stocks drop, while Turkish equities set for 7-week high
An electronic ticker at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. 
Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi
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The U.S. dollar and Russia’s ruble advanced in thin trading on a day when most markets worldwide are closed for a holiday.

Saudi Arabian shares declined for a third straight day, with volume at 30 percent below the gauge’s 30-day average. Turkish stocks rose to the highest level in about seven weeks on a closing basis, while equities in Oman retreated for a fifth day. China’s onshore yuan rallied to the strongest level in more than three months. Bitcoin swung between gains and losses.