February 14, 2019 / 6:49 AM / 8 days ago

Russian ruble falls over 1 percent on new U.S. sanctions legislation

FILE PHOTO: A view shows a Russian rouble coin and a U.S. dollar banknote in this picture illustration taken October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian ruble lost over 1 percent on Wednesday, falling to 66.55 to the dollar in late trading after U.S. senators introduced new sanctions legislation against Russia.

Reporting by Vladimir Abramov and Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Sam Holmes

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