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Russian rouble and stocks slide on sanction fears, oil extends losses – business live

Washington expected to announce new sanctions against Russia over Moscow’s support for Damascus; markets tense after western strikes on Syria 9.23am BST European stock markets have given up some of their earlier gains. 9.13am BST The rouble and Russian stocks are heading lower, dragged down by the threat of new US sanctions and falling oil prices.Washington said on Sunday it would impose further sanctions against Russia on Monday over Moscow’s support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Details are expected later today. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Monday, 16 April