Archive for February 2013

Pieces of Russian meteor up for sale

Feb 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Asides

Wondering what to get the man who has everything? How about a piece of intergalactic rock? Pieces of the meteor that exploded over Russia earlier this month have been snapped up by eager entrepreneurs and are now up for sale. The explosion took place over Chelyabinsk on 15 February and saw the meteorite break up [...]

Russia 'keen to avoid currency devaluation'

Feb 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Central Bank

The central bank of Russia has stated that it is keen to avoid currency devaluations and trade protectionism within the G20 group of nations. Speaking at this week's meeting of the G20 finance officials in Moscow, ask first deputy chairman Alexei Ulyukayev said that he would like to see countries take joint action in order [...]

Stronger oil prices give rouble a boost

Feb 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Rouble News

The rouble has enjoyed a boost as a result of stronger oil prices, unhealthy with investors looking to alternative markets due to political concerns in Europe. Russia’s currency saw a steady decline in value against the US dollar over much of 2012 as the currency sought to find its place in a changing market. However, [...]