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Moscow exchange to stop trading in British pounds on Oct 3

Illustration shows a Russian rouble banknote placed on pound banknotes

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Moscow Exchange said on Tuesday that it would stop trading in British pounds in its foreign currency market on Oct. 3.

"Suspension of these operations is due to potential risks and difficulties in settling in the British pound," it added in a statement.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Chris Reese)