Russian currency, stocks up following oil price hickups


emerging currency markets strengthened.

At 0702 GMT the rouble was 0.3% stronger against the dollar at 64.81, and largely flat at 71.19 versus the euro.

Emerging market and commodity currencies strengthened in response to U.S.-China trade discussions.

Brent crude oil, a global benchmark for Russia’s main export, rose 0.3% to $58.50 a barrel.