Russia's central bank doubles interest rates to 20%
The big picture: The Bank of Russia also announced a series of measures in response to the sanctions — including that brokers must "suspend the execution of all orders by foreign legal entities and persons who want to sell off their Russian investments, such as stocks and shares," per a BBC translation.
- The central bank said in a statement that "trading on the foreign exchange market, money market, repo market of the Moscow Exchange will open" on Monday morning.
- It was also resuming buying gold on the domestic market, according to a separate statement.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of the interest rate increase.