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Russian Ruble Hits A Record Low

Russian Ruble Hits A Record Low
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The ruble on Monday tumbled to a record-low price at 52.75 rubles against the dollar.

This is following its worst month in more than five years in November as the sharp sell-off in oil furthered the economic slowdown in Russia.

Russia receives nearly half of the country's revenue from oil and natural gas, so allowing the ruble to weaken boosts revenue in ruble terms, helping to offset the slide in oil. With oil prices firming and recently trading higher Monday morning, the ruble has firmed as well, trading at 51.76, off the earlier lows.

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