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  • MOSCOW, April 28- Russian railcar manufacturer United Wagon Company said on Tuesday it had set a price of 700 roubles a share for its initial public offering, Russia's first stock float in more than a year. The price, in the middle of the company's 650- 750 roubles range, suggests United Wagon Company is on course to raise 3.9 billion roubles by offering at least 14...

  • LONDON, April 28- If you don't like the message, you can always shoot the messenger. Premiums are in free fall in both Asia and Europe and looking decidedly wobbly in the United States. Rusal is singing from the same song-sheet as its U.S. peer Alcoa, which led the original calls for the LME to introduce a U.S.-style Commitments of Traders Report and, once it had done so,...

  • *Mechel's net loss hit by non-cash write-offs. *Mechel still in talks over debt restructuring. MOSCOW, April 28- Indebted Russian miner Mechel posted a record 2014 net loss on Tuesday of $4.3 billion because of $3.9 billion in non-cash write-offs caused by a weaker rouble and assets sales.

  • MOSCOW, April 28- Russia's biggest Internet search engine Yandex said on Tuesday its first-quarter net profit fell 21 percent year-on-year to 2.1 billion roubles due to an increase in personnel and rent expenses. Yandex said the higher rent expenses were due to additional office space in Moscow that it began leasing in May 2014 and to the rouble weakening...

  • FRANKFURT, April 28- German truckmaker MAN SE swung to a first-quarter net loss, hit by a plunge in demand in Brazil, and said it expected market conditions there to remain tough until at least mid-year. The Volkswagen-owned company said on Tuesday truck deliveries in Brazil slumped 51 percent in the quarter as the local economy weakening, while orders tumbled 49...

  • EU president promises Moldova closer cooperation Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    CHISINAU, Moldova— The EU president has promised Moldova closer cooperation with the European Union, while urging it to reform its justice system and banking sector and fight corruption. Donald Tusk called Moldova, which neighbors Ukraine and Romania, "a key... partner of the European Union." He later said it was the most promising of the EU's eastern partnership...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 11 Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, April 27- Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom, has no plans to ask for money from the National Wealth Fund, the company's head said on Monday. Alexander Dyukov told reporters in Russia's second city of St. Petersburg that Gazprom Neft had not and did not plan to ask for support from the National Wealth Fund.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, April 27- President Vladimir Putin accused some of Russia's "quasi-partners" on Monday of counting on the country's collapse by cutting its banks off from the global financial system at a time when oil prices had plunged. Speaking in Russia's second city of St Petersburg, Putin said they had been proved wrong and the economy had easily...

  • Vostochny, under construction in a remote area in the Far East, is a priority project that will give Russia its own facility for manned space launches and ease its reliance on a launch pad in Kazakhstan. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday that 58 million rubles in wages is to be paid by April 30. On Monday, the regional prosecutor's office said...

  • Russia tightens ban on European food imports Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:13 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia is set to tighten its ban on food imports from Europe by restricting re-exports of fruit and vegetables through European countries. The deputy head of Russia's agricultural regulator, Yulia Shvabauskene, says Russia has already stopped re-exports through Bulgaria because it suspects companies there of using false documents to get around...

  • LONDON, April 27- Stimulus hopes fuelled a 3 percent Chinese equity surge on Monday, boosting Asian currencies and pushing emerging stocks to 7-1/ 2- month highs, though Russian markets tumbled, with the rouble down 1.8 percent to the dollar. Taiwan, the third biggest component of MSCI index after China and South Korea, touched new 15- year highs.

  • World Bank sees Belarus's 2015 GDP falling 3.5 pct Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:39 AM ET

    MINSK, April 27- The World Bank said on Monday it saw Belarus's gross domestic product contracting 3.5 percent this year, sharply revising it down from an earlier forecast of 1.8 percent growth. Next year the contraction will continue, with GDP expected to decline 1 percent, Ruslan Penkevsky, the bank's senior economist for Belarus, said at a press conference.

  • MOSCOW, April 27- The Russian rouble weakened on Monday after opening stronger against the dollar and the euro, and analysts said there was little to drive it higher amid broad expectations of a key rate cut later in the week. "Most likely... the national currency will move towards weakening at the start of the week," Pavel Shchipanov, head analyst at Romanov Capital...

  • ASTANA, Kazakhstan— Preliminary results of weekend nationwide polls in Kazakhstan show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7 percent of the vote amid a record turnout, election officials said Monday. Kazakhstan is facing a slowdown in economic growth amid falling oil prices and recession in neighboring Russia.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 7 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • Russia, France close to deal on Mistrals - source Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    YEREVAN, April 24- Russia and France are close to reaching an agreement for Paris to cancel a frozen contract on the sale of Mistral helicopter carriers and reimburse Moscow, a Russian source close to talks indicated on Friday. France suspended the delivery of the warships last year after the European Union decided to impose sanctions on Russia over the...

  • MOSCOW, April 24- Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom, plans to more than double oil output this year at the Prirazlomnoye field, Russia's sole Arctic offshore oil project, the company said on Friday. Development of Russia's offshore Arctic riches has been hampered by Western sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukrainian...

  • WARSAW, Poland— The Polish government has demanded that toy producer Mattel recalls a party game and corrects a card that refers to "Nazi Poland," officials said Friday. Poles find such language offensive because Poland was never allied with Germany and was in fact subjected to a brutal occupation by Nazi Germany throughout World War II. In recent days Polish...

  • That measure was prompted by the ongoing war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, where Ukraine's most productive coal mines are located. The concern among supporters of Ukraine's coal industry is that cheaper foreign fuel could undermine the viability of domestic production. Akhmetov's DTEK holding company controls the bulk of Ukraine's...