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Lol crushing sanctions...


Smoke and mirrors

Normally, currencies follow economies up or down. In Russia’s case, government efforts that limited selling and forced buying pushed it higher, so high in fact that it has started to weigh on the economy.

“I wouldn’t have anticipated this,” said Jane Foley, head of foreign-exchange strategy at Rabobank.
“But when you put in the capital controls, you’re not looking at something real.”