Russian currency, equity bloom following momentary slump


The Russian rouble recovered from one-week low as tax payments loomed on Thursday. By 1236 GMT, the rouble was 0.4% stronger against the dollar at 69.02, having earlier hit 69.73, its weakest point since Jan. 18.

It had pared losses to gain 0.3% to trade at 75.18 versus the euro and...