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  • Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent. The proponents of the bill said it was crucial to introduce the curbs in the view of the "information war" waged on Russia because of the Ukraine crisis.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Ukraine's dollar bonds suffered a sharp selloff on Tuesday, plunging to multi-month lows as investors priced in the growing probability of debt restructuring and lower recovery rates for bondholders.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian assets firmed on Tuesday, buoyed by a report that the European Union might review sanctions imposed against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis and by positive economic data from China, a major market for Russia's raw materials.

  • KIEV, Sept 23- The European Commission will propose that Russia and Ukraine sign an interim gas agreement in Berlin as a step towards resolving their long-standing row over gas prices, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.

  • KIEV, Sept 23- The European Commission will suggest that Russia and Ukraine sign an interim gas agreement in Berlin later this week, a way to start resolving a standoff over gas prices, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.

  • KIEV- EUROPEAN COMMISSION SUGGESTS RUSSIA, UKRAINE SIGN INTERIM AGREEMENT ON GAS BEFORE RULING OF ARBITRATION COURT IN STOCKHOLM- OETTINGER.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Gazprom Energoholding, the utility unit of Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom, is planning an initial public offering of its shares in 2016, when foreign capital markets may become more open to Russian firms, its director general said.

  • Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this week. Though Merkel noted "small successes" in the overall effort to calm the crisis in Ukraine, she said a long-lasting solution remained far off.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, expects volumes to China to remain flat or rise slightly in the first half of 2015, the company's head of sales told Reuters. Potash prices are gradually recovering after Uralkali broke a powerful trading alliance with Belarus in 2013.. Uralkali's contract with India lasts until February.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian assets firmed on Tuesday, buoyed by positive economic data from China, a major market for Russia's raw materials, and by a report that the European Union might review sanctions imposed against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • Poland plans to buy missiles for its F-16s from US Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:52 AM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that includes cruise missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, the Polish defense minister said Tuesday.

  • YUZHNO-SAHKALINSK, Russia, Sept 23- Russia will meet a plan to boost oil flows to China despite Western sanctions over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis aimed at barring its oil firms from foreign technologies and funds, Russian deputy energy minister said.

  • SOCHI, Russia, Sept 22- Promsvyazbank, one of Russia's largest private banks, sees its corporate loan book growing by around 30 percent this year on demand from large companies which cannot tap Western markets due to sanctions, its CEO said.

  • 'The Lion King' earns record box office Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history, The Associated Press has learned.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Russia's auto market shows no signs of improving in the next two years having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told Reuters. Russia had been expected to overtake Germany as Europe's biggest auto market earlier this decade, but its progress has been delayed.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Russia's auto market shows no signs of improving in the next two years having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told Reuters. Russia had been expected to overtake Germany as Europe's biggest auto market earlier this decade, but its progress has been delayed.

  • *Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Comments from OPEC's secretary general last week that the group could cut output next year buoyed Brent on Friday, but investors' attention turned back to the gloomy economic outlook in Europe and China which has curbed oil demand.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Russia's auto market shows no signs of improving in the next two years having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told Reuters. Russia had been expected to overtake Germany as Europe's biggest auto market earlier this decade, but its progress has been delayed.