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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ruble Firms to 28.68

MOSCOW -- The ruble extended gains into a third session Thursday, backed by export revenue sales and correcting after recent sharp losses, dealers said. The ruble's weighted average for today settlement firmed to 28.67 per dollar in the morning session of eight exchanges from 28.71 per dollar Wednesday.

Based as usual on the results of the unified trading session, the central bank set its official next day rate at 28.68 per dollar after a previous 28.72 per dollar.