UPDATE 2-Russian rouble reaches 2015 highs as oil rises and confidence returns

April 7, 2015 3:30 PM

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MOSCOW, April 7 (Reuters) - The rouble strengthened on Tuesday, extending gains from Monday and climbing to 2015 highs against the dollar and the euro, boosted by higher oil prices and improved confidence in the Russian currency.

At 1505 GMT, the rouble was around 1 percent stronger against the dollar at 54.93 and was up 1.5 percent at 59.68 against the euro.

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