GO
Loading...

Vladimir Putin

More

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, Dec 12- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin's annual summit delegation this week. India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, and the unofficial trip by Sergey Aksyonov...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited India on Thursday as a member of President Vladimir Putin's annual summit delegation, and the United States said it found the reports troubling. India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, but the unofficial trip by Sergey Aksyonov could spoil the mood...

  • UPDATE 3-Russian rate rise fails to halt rouble's slide Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    *Russia c.bank raises key rate to 10.5 pct. MOSCOW, Dec 11- Russia's central bank raised its main lending rate by one percentage point on Thursday but failed to stop the rouble's slide or lift the gloom over an economy hit by Western sanctions and falling oil prices. The currency sank to new lows despite the second big rate rise in two months and poses a growing...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Russia will remain India's top defence supplier, even though New Delhi's options had improved since the end of the Cold War. In the biggest, state-owned Rosatom will build 12 nuclear reactors in India, oil major Rosneft signed a 10- year crude supply deal with...

  • Firtash has long-standing business connections to Russia and his companies were able to buy gas cheaply from Gazprom, the giant gas company run by allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Everybody in Ukraine knows that he is the wallet to pay off Yanukovich," said Viktor Chumak, a senior Ukrainian lawmaker and the former head of the parliament's...

  • *India ONGC may get stake in Russia's far east LNG project. NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Russia's top oil producer Rosneft struck oil and gas deals with India on Thursday, seeking to strengthen ties with Asia and diversify its exports away from Europe, under pressure from Western sanctions. During President Vladimir Putin's one-day visit to the Soviet-era ally, Rosneft...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited India on Thursday as a member of President Vladimir Putin's summit delegation, in a move likely to provoke the West. India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, but the unofficial trip by Sergey Aksyonov could spoil the mood before Prime Minister Narendra...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 11- Russia's central bank raised its main lending rate by 100 basis points to 10.5 percent on Thursday to prop up the rouble but failed to stop the currency sinking to a new low. The inability to halt the rouble's decline after a fall in oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis pose a growing challenge for President Vladimir Putin as his...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Russia will remain India's top defense supplier, even though New Delhi's options had improved since the end of the Cold War. In the most significant ones, state-owned Rosatom will build 12 nuclear reactors in India, energy major Rosneft inked a 10- year crude...

  • Putin's one-day visit to India comes at a time when Russia is at odds with the West over Ukraine, and its economy is stalling as oil prices tumble to their lowest in five years. The tension over Ukraine intruded on the choreographed visit when it emerged that the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, had travelled with Putin to India...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Russia's state-owned Rosatom said it would supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over 20 years, under an agreement aimed at boosting nuclear energy cooperation signed by the two countries during a summit in New Delhi on Thursday. A 1,000- megawatt reactor is operating at the Russian-built Kudankulam power station in India's Tamil Nadu...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for summit talks. Sergey Aksyonov met a Mumbai businessman to discuss boosting trade with the Black Sea region. India does not support Western sanctions...

  • Few oligarchs can beat Russia's weakening economy Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Dec 11- Russia's oligarchs are no strangers to misfortune, asset grabs, forced investments and financial crises. Even those close to President Vladimir Putin are not shielded from plunging oil prices and the economic downturn. Gas producer Novatek, in which an investment vehicle belonging to sanctioned Putin ally Gennady Timchenko has a 23 percent...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India on Thursday in an attempt to revive a historic friendship that has faded over the years, seeking to improve cooperation in energy, defence and nuclear power. He flies to New Delhi for his first summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when Russia is at odds with the West over Ukraine, and its...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 10- The weakness of the rouble is hurting Russia, which has lost tens of billions of dollars because of sanctions imposed by the West in the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. In a sober assessment of an economy edging towards recession, Medvedev said Russia should reduce its reliance on energy exports, which makes it...

  • Where now for the Ruble?  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    With the Russian ruble facing an uncertain future, Timothy Ash, head of EM Research at Standard Bank says that if changes aren't made, the currency will continue to see "downside pressure".

  • MOSCOW, Dec 9- Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko said on Tuesday he was not interested in buying mid-sized oil company Bashneft and would not be interested in doing so in the future. A Moscow court handed shares in Bashneft to the state earlier this year after ruling its privatization had been unlawful. Timchenko, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin,...

  • NEW DELHI/ MOSCOW, Dec 9- India and Russia will strike an energy partnership when Prime Minister Narendra hosts President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to prepare the way for two Siberian oil deals and chart a route for a first pipeline between the two countries. Russia, isolated by the West over its annexation of Crimea and backing of an armed uprising in eastern...

  • East Ukraine economy 'awakening': Central bank  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Vladyslav Rashkovan, acting deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, says economic activity in the east of Ukraine - which has been hard hit by the conflict with Russia - is picking up.

  • Situation 'not easy' in Ukraine: Central banker  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Vladyslav Rashkovan, acting deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, says the country needs to make the right reforms to build a prosperous nation for the future.