Forest fires in Siberia swell four times to cover 30,000 hectaresWorld May 26, 9:45
Seoul pins hopes on Moscow in resolving tensions on Korean PeninsulaWorld May 26, 9:14
Space technologies offer glimpse at Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s rare portraitSociety & Culture May 26, 8:05
Meteorologists name world’s deadliest cyclones, tornadoes and hailstormsWorld May 26, 7:51
Most Americans view Russia as unfriendly country — surveySociety & Culture May 26, 7:35
Trump yet to determine his stance on anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 6:29
Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sitesSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
NATO to join anti-IS coalition but unlikely to engage in combatWorld May 26, 0:23
MOSCOW, October 6 (Itar-Tass) — Russia is discussing with Brazil, Turkey and Vietnam the usage of local currencies in bilateral trade, the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Russia, Alexei Ulyukayev, told the Russia Calling investment forum on Thursday.
According to Ulyukayev, an agreement on that already exists with some countries, for example with China. “We are at the stage of making such agreements with Brazil, Turkey and Vietnam,” he added.
He also noted a growing use of the rouble in bilateral trade. Thus, the rouble has begun performing the function of a regional reserve currency, Ulyukayev emphasized.
Besides, he noted a big interest of major investors in instruments of the Russian money market.