By 1538 GMT, the rouble was 0.5% stronger against the dollar at 74.07 RUBUTSTN=MCX, after touching its highest since July 6 at 73.89. It gained 0.9% to trade at 87.52 versus the euro EURRUBTN=MCX, a near one-week high.
Brent crude oil LCOc1, a global benchmark for Russia’s main export, was up 1% at $75.89 a barrel.
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