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. .
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.
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.
After surging through the $5,000 level last week for the first time, bitcoin seems to have left behind a summer of uncertainty. But can the virtual currency sustain its record run amid increasing government regulation?
Russia has voted in favor of new sanctions against North Korea in the United Nations Security Council, even though they include new oil sanctions. The Russian resource plays a much greater role than previously thought.
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