Putin warns: rouble strength worries producers
Published time: 25 Jul, 2006 04:19 Edited time: 25 Jul, 2006 08:19
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the rouble’s strength was causing problems for Russian manufacturers as consumers chose cheaper imports over domestic goods.
The currency has risen nearly seven per cent against the dollar since the start of the year. Contrasting comment from Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev confused some analysts about
’s official rouble policy. Russia