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  • UPDATE 1-Russia hopes for Ukraine gas deal this week Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    ATYRAU, Kazakhstan, Sept 30- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he hoped Moscow and Kiev would this week settle their differences over a timetable for Ukraine to pay its natural gas debts to Russia.

  • Russia hopes to reach gas deal with Ukraine this week Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:24 AM ET

    ATYRAU, Kazakhstan, Sept 30- Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he hoped Russia and Ukraine would this week settle their remaining differences over a timetable for Moscow to redeem natural gas debts from Kiev.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 30- Internet auction site eBay intends to drive a wave of consolidation in Russia's e-commerce market over the next couple of years, persuading smaller companies to get on board as the economy weakens.

  • U.S. crude falls towards $94, set for monthly loss Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- U.S. oil futures dropped towards $94 a barrel on Tuesday, easing after gaining more than $2 in the past two sessions on strong U.S. economic data.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 29- The woman likely to become the EU's new trade chief sought to reassure lawmakers on Monday that U.S. companies will not be able to challenge Europe's safety and environmental rules if Brussels and Washington agree the world's biggest trade deal.

  • De Pury named AP's news director for Russia, CIS Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    LONDON— The Associated Press has named Kate de Pury, an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years' experience in video newsgathering, as its news director for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Evraz North America, the U.S. unit of Russian steelmaker Evraz, wants to raise about $400 million from an initial public offering of between 25 percent and 35 percent of its shares, two banking sources in Moscow said on Monday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Evraz North America, the U.S. unit of Russian steelmaker Evraz, wants to raise about $400 million from an initial public offering of between 25 percent and 35 percent of its shares, two banking sources in Moscow said on Monday.

  • UNIT OF RUSSIAN STEELMAKER EVRAZ WANTS TO RAISE ABOUT $400 MLN FROM IPO OF 25-30 PCT OF ITS SHARES- BANKING SOURCES IN MOSCOW.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Russian oil-to-telecomms conglomerate Sistema said on Monday it was not party to the privatization of oil assets in the Republic of Bashkortostan and would use all available legal means to defend its rights.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 29- Russian oil-to-telecomms conglomerate Sistema said on Monday it was not party to the privatisation of oil assets in the Republic of Bashkortostan and would use all available legal means to defend its rights.

  • Russia warns Ukraine, EU over free-trade pact Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sept 29- Russia issued a new warning on Monday that it would retaliate if the European Union or Ukraine push ahead with moves to implement a free-trade agreement. Russia says its economy would be hurt by the free trade deal because it would allow Ukraine to export cheaper European goods to Russia, undercutting local products.

  • *U.S. crude for November delivery had fallen 57 cents to $92.97 a barrel by 0007 GMT, after finishing $1.01 higher on Friday on the back of strong U.S. economic data.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The United States and Russia see Islamic State as a common enemy but are failing to overcome deep mutual distrust and agree on how to tackle the threat together, making any role for Moscow in the U.S.-led campaign unlikely, say U.S. officials.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 26- Russia's Finance Ministry may support leading banks, including those under Western sanctions, with some of the profits of the central bank next year, as well as by other means, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 26- Russia's newly approved budget rests on optimistic GDP forecasts as well as high oil prices, forcing the government to work hard to meet its projected growth rates, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

  • Russian parliament curbs media's foreign ownership Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The lower house of Russian parliament on Friday approved a bill that would limit foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent amid a severe strain in Russia- West ties regarding Ukraine. Lawmakers said limitations on foreign ownership of the Russian media were a necessary response to what they described as a Western "information war" against Russia.

  • BERLIN, Sept 26- Russia's energy minister said after gas talks with Ukraine in Berlin on Friday that an interim deal mediated by the European Union could be the basis for a solution over the winter, though Russia would only supply Ukraine once pre-payments were made.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 26- The Russian rouble hit a new record low against the dollar on Friday, hurt in part by companies' foreign debt repayments, while shares in conglomerate Sistema plunged after another twist in a criminal investigation into its chairman.