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Russia Keeps Faith in US Debt, Sees Default Averted

Russian policy makers expressed confidence on Wednesday that U.S. lawmakers would resolve a debt impasse, saying they viewed Treasury bonds as the world's safest investment even in the event of a technical default. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters that Russia would not be affected if Congress fails to raise a debt ceiling by an Oct. 17 deadline because it holds no short-term U.S. government securities. Ksenia Yudayeva, first deputy chairwoman at the central bank, described ...

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