Bank of England, European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve are all due to decide on interest rates this week.
The Russian rouble strengthened on Monday, heading towards 91 against the dollar, supported by currency controls and high interest rates as the market gears up for Russia's final rate decision of the year this week. The market is also likely to pay close attention to a speech by President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Putin, who last week said he would run again for election next year, faces numerous economic challenges, but the West's limited success in imposing an oil price cap is easing pressure for now.
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