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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.
LONDON, Sept 14- A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners- like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez- drooling at the prospect.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. They are the latest economic penalties imposed by the West since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March.
Art Cashin of UBS explains issues for stocks: Higher bond yields, falling commodity prices and next week's Fed meeting.
Falling commodity prices signal deflationary pressure, and that has to be frustrating to the central banks, Art Cashin said.
MOSCOW, Sept 12- State-owned Rostec said on Friday new European Union sanctions would have little impact on the Russian conglomerate's arms exports or on its chief executive, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.
The United States its Western allies hit Russia with tougher new sanctions.
*Russia's gasoline production only slightly above consumption. MOSCOW, Sept 12- Any further Western sanctions which may aim at technology for Russia's modernising oil refineries could lead to gasoline shortages, an energy ministry official said.
DUSHANBE, Sept 12- President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to strengthen cooperation with China and ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union tightened sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
MOSCOW, Sept 12, 2014- Late last month Yelena Tumanova was handed the body of her son in a coffin at her home in Russia's Western Volga region. The documents Yelena Tumanova was given with the body raised more questions than they answered- questions about how her son died and about the Russian government's denials that its troops are in Ukraine.
MOSCOW, Sept 12- President Vladimir Putin took a break from his official duties to slip into a Russian Orthodox Church this week and light a candle for fighters killed in eastern Ukraine. "I left a candle for those who died defending people in Novorossiya," he told reporters after emerging from the Church of the Holy Trinity on a Moscow hilltop.
The United States and its European Union allies announced Thursday that they will be increasing their sanctions against Russia.
*Most analysts expect central bank to hold lending rate at 8 pct. *Rate hike possible as food import ban boosts inflation. MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's central bank is likely to leave its main interest rate unchanged on Friday to support the weak economy, although there is a small chance it could opt for a hike to clamp down on high inflation, economists say.
MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russian gas producer Gazprom said on Thursday its first-quarter net profit fell 41 percent to 223 billion roubles, missing forecasts, on cheaper prices to Ukraine and a weak rouble.
MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil has launched a bid to buy a diesel pipeline which runs through Ukraine to Hungary, Vedomosti reported on Thursday citing a letter from the company's head to President Vladimir Putin. A Lukoil spokesman declined to comment.
*Russia's United Aircraft Corporation on the sanctions list. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 10- European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said.
I'm not trying to scare people about a particular threat but we do have to be on our guard, says Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), discussing what he hopes to hear from President Obama about combating terrorist threats.
He did not say whether they would touch on an "oil-for-goods deal" which Tehran and Moscow have been discussing as a way to get round Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis and on Tehran over its nuclear programme.