Russia's central bank took a cue from the ECB - saying it will "do all it takes" to keep the rouble afloat. The comment immediately relieved the pressure on the beleaguered currency. .
Shrugging off fears of a possible price crash, the cryptocurrency has reached another record high. Despite climbing more than 500 percent in a year, institutional investors remain skeptical about its prospects.
Venezuela's government wants to launch a cryptocurrency this month, but analysts are not giving it much of a chance. Named “petro,” it lacks just about everything that is needed to function as a currency.
One of Russia's highest-profile court cases in decades has come to an end. Former Economics Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of extorting a bribe in a trial hitting at the heart of power in the country.
The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran's elite Quds Force.
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