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Russia's Ruble Seesaws at Opening as Falling Oil Prices Take Toll

An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at a small private shop in Krasnoyarsk.

The ruble opened slightly higher against the dollar and then weakened on Tuesday after plunging more than 6 percent a day earlier, dragged lower by weaker oil prices.

At 10:03 a.m. in Moscow, the ruble was down 0.3 percent against the dollar at 61.11 rubles and 0.2 percent weaker against the euro at 73.56.

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