The ruble has become one of the 20 most popular currencies in the world
At the end of July, for the first time since 2016, the Russian ruble entered the top 20 popular world currencies with a 0.18% share in international settlements. This was reported on September 14 by "RIA Novosti" with reference to the data of the global system of interbank transfers SWIFT.
The ruble is in 20th place, as in December 2016. The share of transfers in rubles was 0.26%.
The first place is occupied by the US dollar (39.38%), the second is the euro (38.43%). The third line of the rating with 5.99% went to the British pound sterling. The five leaders are the Japanese yen (2.74%) and the Chinese yuan (2.19%).
On June 4, the Russian Ministry of Finance announced the decision to zero the share of the US dollar in the structure of the NWF. The head of the department, Anton Siluanov, said that the initiative was justified, since now there is increase in sanctions threats against Russia from the United States.
On the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Moscow did not want to get rid of the dollar as a reserve currency or a universal means of payment. At the same time, he noted that Washington's actions are detrimental dollar as the world's reserve currency.
According to the head of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin, the rejection of the dollar in the structure of the National Welfare Fund will not affect the dollar turnover in Russia. .
As Gazeta.ru adds , the ruble's entry into the top 20 currencies was facilitated by its active promotion by Russia as a means of international settlements with trading partners. This opinion was expressed by Dmitry Babin, a specialist at BCS World of Investments.