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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin holds first nationwide phone-in of new Kremlin term

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 02:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... the background of protests and a crackdown that critics compare to Soviet repression. The phone-in has become a traditional event during Putin’s 13-year domination over Russia, usually lasting a marathon ... closely watched as the first edition since Putin on May 7, last year returned to the Kremlin for a third term after his four-year stint as prime minister. Russia is currently going through ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Catherine Bosley Surprise slowdown points to need to boost exports, but EU-Russia tensions have also boosted the franc amid grim outlook for region Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss ... for exports. The economy of neighbouring Germany contracted in the second quarter, while France stagnated and Italy succumbed to its third recession since 2008. Russia sanctions risk depressing ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ukraine crisis a reminder to West that biggest threat is from Russia, not China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:04pm by G. BIN ZHAO

    ... Japan); Russia; and China. Western nations remain the most powerful. But although Russia has the smallest economy of the three, it is also much less dependent on Western economies than China, ... G. Bin Zhao G. Bin Zhao says triangular global order, including China, creates stability Ukraine crisis a reminder to West of threat from Russia American political risk expert Ian Bremmer ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Trial for Russian opposition leader adjourned

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 05:50pm by Associated Press in Kirov

    ... on Tuesday, saying that the criminal case against the lawyer “casts doubts on the basics of the market economy in Russia.” As the trial began, several dozen activists protested in support of Navalny ... that erupted in 2011, the lawyer was a persistent thorn in the establishment’s side with his extensive blogging on Russia’s staggering high-level corruption. Authorities admit the trial is connected ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    US threatens Russia with sanctions to make its economy bleed amid crisis in Ukraine

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev Washington threatens more sanctions across key financial sectors if Moscow tries to disrupt presidential election in Ukraine in nine days Russian economy will bleed, warns the US The United States warned Russia yesterday of stepped-up Western sanctions to make its economy "bleed" if it disrupts a crucial presidential election in Ukraine ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Poland gets promise gas supplies from Russia will return to normal

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:04pm by GDN, Reuters

    ... The Guardian and Reuters Gazprom promises fuel contract will be met, after tensions over halving of supply Russia gas supply back to normal for Poland Poland said Russia's Gazprom had ... stand-off. "After a few hours of silence, we have a declaration that [the] supplies will be according to schedule," Poland's economy minister, Janusz Piechocinski, told a news ...

  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia considers possible ban on Western airlines overflying its airspace

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:49pm by Reuters

    ... also drew parallels between Russia and China, which was targeted by what he said were similar Western sanctions over the crackdown by Chinese authorities on protesters in 1989. "Now let's take a look. Did the development of the Chinese economy become worse? No," he said. "Did China feel punished? No. They simply mobilised internal resources. To a certain degree ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Divided European Union in new talks on Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Kiev

    ... week to slap more punitive measures targeting Russia’s stagnant economy but Friday’s ceasefire forced a rethink on the timing of the sanctions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev European Union meets with some members arguing ceasefire should be given a chance to succeed before new measures against Russia are considered The European ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Russia and China to boost bilateral rouble-yuan trade

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Russia and China to boostrouble-yuan settlement Russia and China pledged yesterday to settle more bilateral trade in rouble and yuan and to enhance cooperation between banks, Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said, as Moscow seeks to cushion the effects of Western economic sanctions. Shuvalov said in Beijing that he had agreed ...

  10. Business - Money - FUNDS

    Russia, China prove cheap to investors as money flows rise

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:09am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York One is mired in political strife and the other faces slowdown, yet both see surge in ETF flows Investors lookpast pressuresin Russia, China For all the concern about the prospect of tougher international sanctions and signs of slowing growth, more money flowed last month into Russia and China exchange-traded funds than any other emerging markets. US-based ETFs ...




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