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25th May 2022

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Rouble jumps to near two-year high

The Russian rouble jumped Wednesday to around a two-year high against both the dollar and the euro, Reuters reported. The rouble was 3.6 percent stronger against the dollar and had gained 3.7 percent versus the euro during the day. The rouble is being propped up by capital controls, while stocks are trading with a ban on short selling and foreign players barred from ditching shares in Russian companies without permission.

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Right of Reply: Hungarian government

The government in Budapest responds to EUobserver opinion piece "Are Orban's Covid powers now the 'new normal' in Hungary?"

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