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The Russian rouble fell sharply past 60 to the dollar from its strongest level in more than four years in volatile trade on Wednesday and bonds rallied after the central bank announced an extraordinary board meeting. The central bank said it will hold an off-schedule meeting on Thursday to consider the level of its key interest rate, which the market took as a signal that it will cut the rate from 14% as inflationary expectations fall and the firmer rouble holds down price growth. Raiffeisen Bank, CentroCreditBank and the head of the financial committee in Russia's lower house of parliament, Anatoly Aksakov, all said they expected an easing to 12% this week.
Ukraine's central bank said on Wednesday that it may consider changing its key interest rate for the first time since the start of the war at a monetary policy meeting on June 2. Ukraine froze its key interest rate at 10% following Russia's invasion on Feb. 24 despite the fact that inflation surged to 16.4% in April, citing the high level of uncertainty and limited effect of monetary transmission in wartime. "The financial system and the economy are gradually returning to market principles," the central bank said in an emailed response to a query on whether a rate hike was likely.