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Russia Central Banker Wanted Out Over Ukraine, Putin Said No

  • Russian president said to reject Nabiullina’s bid to resign
  • Respected central banker faces legacy at risk as sanctions hit
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WATCH: Putin reportedly told Nabiullina she couldn’t resign. Bloomberg Economics’ Scott Johnson has the details.Source: Bloomberg
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Russia’s highly regarded central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina sought to resign after Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine, only to be told by the president to stay, according to four people with knowledge of the discussions.

Nominated for a new five-year term last week, Nabiullina’s current views couldn’t be learned. She is left to manage the fallout from a war that’s quickly undone much of what’s she’s accomplished in the nine years since she took office. The people said departure now would be seen as a betrayal by the president, with whom she has worked closely for nearly two decades.