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16/12 16:30 CET

Russian financial crisis threatens as huge interest rate hike fails to help tumbling rouble

Russian financial crisis threatens as huge interest rate hike fails to help tumbling rouble

A massive 6.5 interest rate hike by Russia's central bank has failed to halt the rouble's slide. The currency plunged further against the dollar and the euro on Tuesday, suffering its steepest fall in a single day since the country's financial crisis in 1998. Faced with…