Russian bank withdrawals top $1bn as rouble devaluation continues

Russian bank withdrawals: Russians pulled the equivalent of $1.3bn out of their rouble deposits in September as Moscow battled to keep its currency afloat amid plummeting oil prices, high capital outflows and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Although hard currency deposits grew in value by 2.4% over the same period, this was mainly thanks to currency fluctuations.  The Moscow Times