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Central Bank Bought $1Bln

The Central Bank purchased about $1 billion on the domestic market in the first six trading days of July, Central Bank First Deputy Chairman Alexei Ulyukayev told journalists Monday.

"We bought about $1 billion in the first six trading days," he said, adding that the Central Bank doesn't yet have an exact figure for total purchases.

The Central Bank said previously that it purchased $3.23 billion on the domestic market in June, 17.5 percent less than the $3.92 billion purchased in May, as well as 541.5 million euros, up from 434 million euros. Targeted interventions in June amounted to $2.8 billion and 497 million euros. The Central Bank did not sell any dollars or euros in June.


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