UPDATE 3-Rouble falls further as central bank seen intervening
Rouble has tumbled more than 40 percent vs dollar in 2014
* Central bank seen intervening on Friday to halt slide
* Rosneft’s dollar buying adds pressure – traders (Updates prices, adds extension of FX swap limit)
By Vladimir Abramov and Vladimir Soldatkin
MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The Russian rouble dropped to a new low of almost 58 to the dollar, continuing a slide that traders said led the central bank to intervene in the market on Friday after a rate hike failed to break the currency’s fall.
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