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  • MOSCOW, Nov 11- The rouble resumed its dramatic slide on Tuesday, a day after the Russian central bank floated the currency that has been driven sharply lower by falling oil prices and economic sanctions imposed over Russia's policy in Ukraine. A new threat to a two-month-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has hurt hopes that sanctions could be lifted soon.

  • Russian PM says no reason for rouble to weaken further Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 11- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday there were no fundamental reasons for the rouble to weaken further and ruled out restrictions on foreign currency sales. "The position of the government and the central bank is absolutely united- there should be no restrictions on foreign currency sales," Medvedev told a government meeting.

  • It may seem a poor time to imagine a revamped security architecture for Europe when a frail ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is violated daily, raising the stakes in another "frozen conflict" in the post-Soviet space surrounding Russia. The United States and the European Union have imposed three waves of sanctions on Moscow over its annexation of Crimea and...

  • *Car sales sinking in economic downturn in Russia. MOSCOW, Nov 6- Russia's cheap but often-derided Lada car is enjoying a modest turnaround from sliding sales, perhaps thanks more to a state scheme designed to counter Western sanctions than any burst of patriotism over the Ukraine crisis. Russia's top carmaker Avtovaz said on Thursday that sales of Ladas, which...

  • *Talks to unblock Russia gas supply to Kiev resume Thursday. BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Oct 30- Ukraine and the European Union have agreed that the EU's executive arm will serve as guarantor in any agreement for Russia to supply Ukraine with gas, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday. EU-hosted talks to unblock deliveries of Russian gas to Ukraine will...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Moscow and Kiev could sign a gas deal later on Thursday if all the necessary documents were finalised. He added that Moscow would insist on prepayment for future gas deliveries to Ukraine, which it stopped supplying with gas in June, citing unpaid gas debts. Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of...

  • INSIGHT-Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 29- An offer by Gazprom to help rival Rosneft salvage an Arctic oil project shows how tightly sanctions have bound Russia's political and business elite together in the Ukraine crisis- an unintended consequence of the West's punitive measures. Some Gazprom executives now say this month's little noticed proposal to loan Rosneft a drilling rig was "...

  • *Russia languishes near bottom of air safety league. *Russia lacks systematic approach to safety- pilot. Numerous official investigations and a crackdown in recent years have done nothing to raise Russia from near the bottom of the global league, largely due to weak regulation and the effects of sky-high alcohol consumption.

  • *Oil price plunge could cost Russia $65- 75 bln. MOSCOW, Oct 16- A steep plunge in the rouble, caused by sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and falling oil prices, has underlined Russia's heavy dependence on Western finance to balance its dollar-thirsty economy. For all President Vladimir Putin's anti-Western bravado and talk of shifting Russia's economic ties to...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 13- Russia and China signed energy, finance and trade deals on Monday hailed by Moscow as evidence a policy turn towards Asia will help it weather Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis. The agreements, signed during a visit to Moscow by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, built on moves by President Vladimir Putin to look east for business and...

  • MOSCOW, Sep 19- Russian shares got a short-lived boost on Friday afternoon after a well-known tycoon was freed from house arrest, but the market optimism faded, leaving indexes well into the red. But he will have to stay in Russia to face money laundering charges.

  • SOCHI, Russia, Sept 19- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that Russia would not isolate its sanctions-hit economy from the West but said improving relations with Asian countries has become a key strategy.

  • The Yamal plan, a $27 billion investment to tap vast natural gas reserves in northwest Siberia, aims to double Russia's stake in the fast-growing market for liquefied natural gas. Russia has said it will make sure Yamal has the resources it needs to keep building.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 18- The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 16- Russia's ban on most Western food, the assimilation of the disputed Crimea region and people fleeing conflict in Ukraine are set to boost Russian grain demand this year, SovEcon, one of the country's leading agriculture consultancies, said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 15- Russia will honour all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as saying.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 15- Russia will honor all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as saying.

  • *Branson says ban would cost Russia more than airlines. KIEV, Sept 12- Russia would be the biggest loser if it carried out a threat to ban Western airlines from flying over its territory, Richard Branson, the founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic, said on Friday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 9- Russia will continue to support its companies under Western sanctions, irrespective of their ownership structure, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Novatek and its other co-owner, Gennady Timchenko are under U.S. sanctions for Moscow's policy on Ukraine.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Sept 9- The Kremlin's prized oil firm Rosneft is cutting staff and production and selling stakes in Siberian fields in the strongest evidence to date that Western sanctions are hurting what was the world's fastest growing oil firm in recent years.