On October 17, the volume of gold and currency reserves of the Russian Central Bank amounted to $63.8bn, stepping up $300m over a week. The reserves have been rising for two weeks in a row. As reported earlier, on October 3 to 10 they grew $1.1bn.
Commercial bank dealers attribute these developments to the Russian Central Bank buying dollars in large volumes on the domestic market. On October 9 and 13, the Bank purchased as much as $2bn.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18