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  • Russia's RusHydro targets more Asian investment Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    *RusHydro feels no adverse effect from Western sanctions. MOSCOW, Sept 30- Russia's largest hydropower producer, RusHydro, is planning an extensive roadshow to attract investment from China and Singapore, seeking to strength business ties with Asia as Moscow's relations with the West cool.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Secretive Russian oil giant has no fear of sanctions Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Vladimir Bogdanov's Surgutneftegas has no Western debts, no foreign partners on its huge Siberian fields and uses no Western drilling technology, making it virtually immune to sanctions imposed on Russia to try and persuade it to change course over Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Sept 26- Trading house Gunvor reported a healthy rise in core earnings on stable revenues in the first six months of 2014 despite a brief spell of turmoil when its co-founder, Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko, was put on a U.S. sanctions list.

  • *Faces charges over acquisition of Bashneft. A Moscow court ordered the seizure of Sistema's stake in Bashneft a day after a judge refused to release Yevtushenkov, who is under house arrest on suspicion of money laundering during the oil firm's acquisition in 2009..

  • MOSCOW, Sept 26- A Russian court has seized shares in oil company Bashneft that are owned by Sistema, a conglomerate controlled by wealthy businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov, over alleged violations in the oil firm's sale.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- Russian businessmen are backing Vladimir Putin over Ukraine but fear the country is being forced down a path towards less democracy, more central control of the economy and isolation that recalls the Soviet "evil empire".

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Rosneft, Russia's biggest crude oil producer, may back out of a deal to buy Morgan Stanley' s oil trading unit because Western sanctions make it virtually impossible to finance day-to-day operations, three sources close to the state-controlled company said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- A Moscow court on Thursday ordered wealthy businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov to remain under house arrest until Nov. 16, pushing down shares in his company Sistema in a case that has shocked Russian business leaders.

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Rosneft, Russia's biggest crude oil producer, may back out of a deal to buy Morgan Stanley' s oil trading unit because Western sanctions make it virtually impossible to finance day-to-day operations, three sources close to the state-controlled company said.

  • *Russia could force Ukraine to repay $3 bn bail-bond. LONDON, Sept 24- A selloff on Ukraine's dollar debt is focusing attention on a controversial $3 billion bond held by Russia, raising investor concerns that President Vladimir Putin could use the issue to trigger a cascade of defaults across Kiev's sovereign Eurobonds.

  • TOKYO, Sept 24- Japan said on Wednesday it was imposing additional sanctions on Russia because of its involvement in the Ukraine conflict and that it had also formally protested at the visit to a contested island by an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Japan announces additional sanctions on Russia Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 24- Japan said on Wednesday that it is imposing additional sanctions on Russia, toughening its stance against Moscow to bring it more in line with steps taken by other nations, including its key ally the United States.

  • 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.

  • 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.