Russian Rouble: September Report

By Smart Currency September 23rd, 2014

23 September 2014

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RUB (Russian rouble) Current Rate:
RUB 63.1341/£1; RUB 38.6366/US$1

The Russian rouble plummeted to record lows against the US dollar last month. The EU and US imposed additional sanctions on the country following its part in the ongoing unrest in Ukraine despite agreeing on a ceasefire. Sanctions included curbing access by major state-owned groups to financial markets in the West, as well as limitations on Russian companies and energy projects. Despite the rapidly worsening economy, the Central Bank of Russia appears to be staying the course to arrive at a free-floating rouble in 2015. Its reluctance to intervene in currency markets will see the rouble’s fortunes slide further, especially if the situation in Ukraine persists as the Russian economy continues to stutter.



Rate forecasts for GBP/RUB:

Time Length Rate
1 month 60.8381  
3 months 61.3057
6 months 61.6975


Forecasts accurate from 23 September 2014. Data taken from Reuters’ poll.

Data sourced from GBP/RUB and USD/RUB cross.



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