Russia defaults on debt

Russia was poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since 1918, pushed into delinquency not for lack of money but because of Western sanctions, per WSJ.

Russia missed payments on two foreign-currency bonds as of late Sunday, according to holders of the bonds. The day marks the expiration of a 30-day grace period since the country was due to pay the equivalent of $100 million in dollars and euros to bondholders.


See how Russia's inflation has been, as well as currency info, here.