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Russian Ruble Hits New 6-Month Low Against the Dollar

Russia's ruble hit a new six-month low against the dollar in the opening minutes of trading on Monday, hurt by weaker oil prices and reports of an upsurge in fighting in east Ukraine.

At 10:10, Moscow time, the ruble was 0.7 percent weaker against the dollar at 65.45 and lost 0.5 percent to trade at 72.50 versus the euro.

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