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Ruble falls to record low against the dollar

© AFP/File | A view of a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble just outside an exchange office in central Moscow on March 3, 2014A view of a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble just outside an exchange office in central Moscow on March 3, 2014

The ruble slumped to a record low against the US dollar on Friday as investors worried the West may tighten sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine.

The ruble slid to 37.0260 to the dollar, breaking its previous record low set in March when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine.