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  • 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- 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 second-largest bank, VTB, has lost around 26 billion roubles so far this year due to the Ukraine crisis, Russian news agencies quoted the bank's chief executive as saying on Monday.

  • *Calls for Europe to do more to lift growth in near term. CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 21- The Group of 20 leading nations say they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2 trillion to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs, but Europe's extended stagnation remains a major stumbling block.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 20- As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus. That goal has seemed ever more distant as members from China to Japan, Germany and Russia have all stumbled in recent months.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 20- Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said on Saturday the Group of 20 expects Russia to attend the Leader Summit that Australia is hosting in November despite concerns over Russia's actions in Ukraine.

  • Russian investigators deny billionaire's release Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Russia's Investigative Committee said Friday that the 65- year old Yevtushenkov has remained under house arrest, dismissing the claim of his release issued by his Sistema holding company.

  • 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.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russia may prop up energy companies Rosneft and Novatek with up to $3.9 billion each from its National Wealth Fund, a reserve of oil proceeds set up to buoy the country's pension system. Russia's government has promised to support those companies which, under EU and U.S. sanctions over Ukraine, are unable to access Western markets.

  • 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- Russian gas producer Gazprom is likely to record its lowest output this year since its creation a quarter of a century ago after cutting supplies to Ukraine and losing market share to domestic rivals.

  • Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    Russia's rich have followed that rule for nearly a decade, and now fret the unspoken promise may be void. Market watchers are almost unanimous in saying that Yevtushenkov's house arrest is a move by the government and state-owned oil giant Rosneft to take control of his oil company, Bashneft.

  • Russian billionaire placed under house arrest Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    MOSCOW— A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia's Yukos oil company more than a decade ago.

  • Ukraine grants 'special status' to rebellious east Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    A Ukrainian serviceman checks cars driving away from Donetsk near the village of Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, on August 5, 2014.

    Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Tuesday that will give "special status" to the east of the country including a degree of self-governance.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 16- Russia risks slipping into recession because the government is not investing enough in the economy to weather Western sanctions, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday, criticizing the strategy so far.

  • Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine that consisted in, among other things, blocking off Western financial markets to key Russian companies. The Russian currency fell more than 1 percent to 38.80 rubles against the U.S. dollar by noon Moscow time Tuesday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 15- Russia's rouble fell to a record low against the dollar on Monday, as Russian companies made payments on foreign debt, oil prices dropped and markets came to expect the central bank would not intervene to defend the currency.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 15- Russia's rouble currency hit a new low against the dollar on Monday, hit by falling oil prices and a decision by the central bank not to raise interest rates despite investor concern over the economic effect of the Ukraine crisis.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 15- The Russian rouble hit historic lows against the dollar on Monday, falling to 38 roubles per dollar, as investors were concerned about Moscow's response to a new wave of Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 14- Fresh U.S. and EU sanctions imposed on Moscow will bring an abrupt halt to exploration of Russia's huge Arctic and shale oil reserves and complicate financing of existing Russian projects from the Caspian Sea to Iraq and Ghana.