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Russia's Central Bank Made No Forex Interventions on Dec. 23

Russia's Central Bank said on Thursday that it and the Finance Ministry had not conducted forex market interventions on Dec 23.

The Central Bank publishes its interventions data with a two-day time lag.

It has spent over $80 billion defending the ruble this year, and the Finance Ministry last week started selling leftover foreign currency on its accounts to support the ruble.

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