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  • Beyond oil and reserves, Russia running on empty Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 31- For all the sanctions Western leaders can throw at Russia, the biggest threat to President Vladimir Putin's ability to back separatists in east Ukraine is something beyond his or their control: the price of oil.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- Russia's consumer protection watchdog said on Thursday it had stopped imports of Ukrainian juice, Moscow's latest trade ban announced following new Western sanctions over Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- Russian stock indexes rose strongly on Thursday after the European Commission published a new list of individuals and companies subject to sanctions over Ukraine which spared major listed companies.

  • Asia a hard sell for Russian firms seeking cash Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    *Flows of Russian wealth to Singapore rising. *Banks in Singapore are clamping down on who they let in. New sanctions imposed by Washington and Europe over the Ukraine crisis have prompted firms such as VTB- Russia's second-largest bank by assets- and Gazprombank to look east for new sources of funding.

  • Some Ukrainian rebels vent frustration with Putin Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    DONETSK, Ukraine, July 30- Western leaders may be Vladimir Putin's biggest critics over the conflict in east Ukraine but the Russian leader is also facing criticism from some of the rebels they accuse him of arming.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, July 30- Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine, where fighting between Moscow- backed rebels and government troops has intensified since a Malaysian airliner was shot down.

  • *Mechel's debt totals $8.6 bln. MOSCOW, July 30- Russia has prepared two different options for bailing out indebted coal miner Mechel and both involve a change in ownership, President Vladimir Putin's top economic aide said on Wednesday.

  • EU, US slap new sanctions on Russia     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Jason Poblete, Poblete Tamargo partner, discusses how additional sanctions that target key areas will likely impact Russia's economy. At the heart of this issue is energy, says Poblete.

  • FRANKFURT, July 30- Euro zone banks have loosened their lending terms for businesses for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, the European Central Bank said on Wednesday, reducing one of the chief obstacles to an economic rebound.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia has prepared two different options for bailing out indebted coal miner Mechel both of which suggest an ownership change, President Vladimir Putin's top economic aide said on Wednesday. The decision is expected within days, Andrei Belousov told journalists. Mechel is controlled by businessman Igor Zyuzin.

  • *Has said he will fight if Russia resists paying $50 bln claim. MOSCOW/ TEL AVIV, July 29- Former Yukos executive and top shareholder Leonid Nevzlin will face an uphill struggle getting any of the money he lost when the Russian oil giant was seized and nationalised after falling foul of the Kremlin.

  • UPDATE 2-Brent hovers near $107.50; U.S. data, Fed eyed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    *U.S., EU impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. The focus is now on Russia and how President Vladimir Putin will react to further sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States.

  • UPDATE 1-Brent hovers near $107.50 ahead of U.S. data Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    *U.S., EU impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. *Libya says oil output stays at 500,000 bpd. Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe continued to underpin prices, although so far there has been no major disruption to oil supplies.

  • Brent hovers near $107.50 ahead of U.S. data Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:43 PM ET

    *U.S., EU impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. *Libya says oil output stays at 500,000 bpd. Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe continued to underpin prices, although so far there has been no major disruption to oil supplies.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War.

  • *EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. NEW YORK, July 29- Brent crude ended slightly higher on Tuesday as new sanctions on Russia looked set to worsen relations between Moscow and the West, while U.S. prices slipped after a Kansas refinery fire curbed demand for WTI crude.

  • New sanctions for Russia—here's where they'll hurt Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 28, 2014 in Moscow.

    Sanctions are intended to tighten the screws on Russia by targeting broad sections of its economy and financial markets.

  • *Has said he will fight if Russia resists paying $50 bln claim. MOSCOW/ TEL AVIV, July 29- Former Yukos executive and top shareholder Leonid Nevzlin will face an uphill struggle getting any of the money he lost when the Russian oil giant was seized and nationalized after falling foul of the Kremlin.

  • Obama tells Putin that Russia broke nuclear treaty Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    President Obama wrote to Russian President Putin to inform him the U.S. government had determined Russia violated a nuclear treaty.

  • EU hits Russia with new military, financial sanctions Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    The central processing plant for oil and gas in Salym, Russia, Feb. 4, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development is a venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft.

    The White House also said Tuesday that the U.S. could announce new sanctions on Russia "as soon as today."