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  • *Facing protests, France wants more EU livestock steps. PARIS, Feb 8- France wants new "market regulation measures" to help farmers hurt by low milk and pork prices and has submitted proposals ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this month, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday. Prices for milk and pork have fallen below the cost of...

  • PARIS, Feb 8- France called on the European Commission on Monday to do more to help its struggling livestock industry, seeking to defuse protests that have seen farmers block highways and supermarkets. France had in particular called for "market regulation measures" in proposals submitted ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this...

  • GORKI, Russia, Feb 2- Russia's government does not plan to raise pension age as part of anti-crisis measures, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday. "Fulfilling social obligations, maintaining an acceptable situation on the labour market remain a priority. Among the proposed measures there is no raising pension age, "Medvedev told a government meeting.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 27- President Vladimir Putin is to chair a government meeting on Wednesday over a 1.7 trillion rouble plan to protect the Russian economy from major economic crises, the RBC daily newspaper reported, citing government sources. It said at least 737 billion roubles were included in a contingency plan sent to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 13- "New realities" including the possibility that oil prices will remain low for a prolonged period will force Russia to take hard decisions about government spending, its finance minister said on Wednesday. Anton Siluanov warned the country's budget would only balance at an oil price of $82 per barrel, well in excess of the $50 per barrel assumption...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 12- Under pressure from the falling global oil price, Russia is requiring government departments to cut spending by 10 percent, repeating a policy it also imposed in 2015, two government sources told Reuters. Energy giant Russia is under pressure to find spending cuts as the international oil price has plunged towards $30 per barrel, a major problem...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- The son-in-law of Vladimir Putin stands to benefit from $1.75 billion in cheap finance from the Russian state, a Reuters examination of public documents shows. The money will help fund a petrochemical project at a company in which Kirill Shamalov, husband of Katerina Tikhonova, the Russian president's younger daughter, has a significant...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 21- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday ordered its government to prepare legal action against Ukraine if it does not repay $3 billion debt, Russian news agencies reported.

  • *Ukraine has $3 bln debt to Russia due Dec. 20. *Russia criticizes decision but generally backs IMF. MOSCOW, Dec 10- Russia has no plan to cancel its membership in the International Monetary Fund after the organisation changed its operating rules in a way that may support Ukraine in a debt dispute with Russia, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday.

  • *Moscow holds $3 bln bond from Ukraine due Dec 20. MOSCOW/ KIEV, Dec 9- Russian President Vladimir Putin told his government to take Ukraine to court if it did not repay a $3 billion Eurobond while other Russian officials blasted the International Monetary Fund for softening its lending rules to help "crooks" in Kiev. As Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev railed against...

  • *Moscow holds $3 bln bond from Ukraine due Dec 20. MOSCOW/ KIEV, Dec 9- Russian officials blasted the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday for changing its long-established lending rules to keep supporting Ukraine and called Kiev's authorities "crooks" who are unlikely to repay a $3 billion debt to Moscow. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Ukraine has 10...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 9- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday he did not believe Kiev would repay a $3 billion debt to Russia because Ukrainian officials are "crooks." He also said if Ukraine does not repay the $3 billion, Moscow would seek a declaration of default on all other Ukrainian debt to Russia. Asked about a decision by the International Monetary...

  • Relations between Russia, one of the world's largest wheat exporters, and Turkey, the largest buyer of Russian wheat, have quickly deteriorated after Turkey shot down a Russian air force jet during an operation in Syria earlier this week. Russia, which supplies wheat to Turkey mostly by the Azov Sea, exported 1.4 million tonnes of wheat to Turkey in July-October,...

  • Russia ready to talk about free-trade zone with Japan Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 6:57 AM ET

    MANILA, Nov 19- Russia would be ready to discuss an agreement on a free-trade zone with Japan through the newly established Eurasian Economic Union, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. Launched in January, the EEU links the economies of Russia and four other former Soviet republics, and Medvedev noted it has already signed an agreement on a...

  • MANILA, Nov 18- Russia's grain exports will climb to 35-40 million tonnes by 2020, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. Russia, one of the world's largest wheat exporters, has estimated total grain shipments to reach almost 30 million tonnes in the current 2015/ 16 marketing year. Moscow cut a wheat export tax from Oct 1 to a level previously proposed...

  • Russian PM says terrorism requires global response Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 11:37 PM ET

    MANILA, Nov 18- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday terrorism was a global challenge and required a a global response. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific nations in Manila, Medvedev said: "The terror attacks that Russia and France have just faced affected the whole world. The terrorism expansion is indeed a global...

  • *Concerns over dry weather in Australia, Russia. SINGAPORE, Oct 5- U.S. wheat futures gained more ground on Monday, rising for three out of four sessions and trading near a seven-week high as concerns over dry weather in parts of Australia and the Black Sea region underpinned the market. "Adverse weather in Australia and Russia is supportive for the wheat market, but...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 5- U.S. wheat futures edged higher on Monday, rising for three out of four sessions as concerns over dry weather in parts of Australia and the Black Sea region underpinned the market. Soybeans slid for a third consecutive session with ample global supplies and the harvest of a near record U.S. crop adding pressure on prices. *Russia is expected to...

  • *Russia ready to meet OPEC, non- OPEC producers. SOCHI, Russia, Oct 3- Russia, the world's top oil producer, is ready to meet with OPEC and non- OPEC oil producers to discuss the situation on the global oil markets if such a meeting was called, its energy minister said on Saturday. Cash-strapped OPEC- member Venezuela has for months been pushing for an emergency OPEC...

  • *Wheat up 11 pct in 4 consecutive weeks of gains. *Dryness in U.S., Russia support prices; soy firms. "Russia is a big issue because of the dryness," said Ole Houe, an analyst at brokerage IKON Commodities in Sydney.