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  • *Ukraine struggles to secure funds for Russian gas payment. Movement on the gas row was the only sign of progress at talks between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko on Friday which failed to resolve differences over fighting in eastern Ukraine and a deep crisis in relations. After European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger met Ukrainian officials in...

  • *Ukraine struggles to secure funds for Russian gas payment. Movement on the gas row was the only sign of progress at talks between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko on Friday which failed to resolve differences over fighting in eastern Ukraine and a deep crisis in relations. European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, who will mediate Tuesday's...

  • Ukraine says it's agreed interim gas price with Russia Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    KIEV, Oct 18- Ukraine's and Russia's leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies this winter but Kiev may need international help to pay, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday. Poroshenko met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Milan on Friday to discuss the conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions, where...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 17- As the head of Russia's biggest state bank and a favourite of President Vladimir Putin, German Gref has long been a loyal supporter of state economic policy. The outburst brought a stinging rebuke from a state television presenter, who portrayed him as a fifth columnist whose remarks could help an alleged U.S. plan to encourage conflicts in Russia.

  • *Further talks needed to bolster east Ukraine ceasefire. MILAN, Oct 17- Russia and Ukraine made progress on Friday towards resolving a row over gas supplies, but European leaders said Moscow had to do much more to prop up a fragile ceasefire and end fighting in eastern Ukraine. The mooted deal aimed at re-opening Russian gas supplies to Ukraine ahead of the cold...

  • Cramer: Where are the Ebola cases?  Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains what's been driving the market down and discusses Ebola's impact on equities.

  • *Russia and Ukraine to carry on talking after tough meeting. MILAN, Oct 17- Russia, Ukraine and European governments failed to make any progress towards solving the crisis in Ukraine on Friday in talks that the Kremlin said were "full of misunderstandings and disagreements". Further discussions were scheduled later in the day, but there were few expectations of...

  • UPDATE 2-Russia's top oil firms play down price drop Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    *Gazprom Neft sees oil price returning to $95- 110 per barrel. *Russia's 2015-2017 budget sees average oil price at $100 per barrel. Rosneft, the world's top listed oil company by output, and Gazprom Neft, Russia's fourth largest producer by output, said on Friday there was no need to panic.

  • MILAN, Oct 17- Talks between Russia, Ukraine and European governments on Friday were "full of misunderstandings and disagreements", the Kremlin said, undercutting more upbeat messages from leaders hoping for a breakthrough in the Ukraine crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the start of a...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0830 GMT / 4.30 AM ET Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    LONDON- World stocks hit a nine-month low but oil and southern European bonds are off their week's lows, as investors begin to dust themselves off after one of the most volatile spells in world markets in years. LONDON- The Bank of England may need to keep interest rates lower for longer than previously thought to reduce the chance of Britain's economy slipping...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 17- The rouble slipped against both the dollar and the euro on Friday, extending heavy losses since the start of the month which have forced Russia's central bank to spend over $11 billion defending the currency. The rouble has been pummelled by risk aversion to Russian assets because of the Ukraine crisis, a dramatic slump in oil prices to multi-year...

  • MILAN, Oct 16- Europe's priority must be to stimulate economic growth, Italy and France said on Thursday, putting themselves at odds again with Germany, which is demanding deficit rigour. Speaking in Berlin before flying to Italy, Merkel said the rest of Europe must stick to EU rules or the bloc's credibility would be at stake. Hollande blamed the market turmoil on a...

  • BELGRADE, Oct 16- Russia will reduce gas supplies to Europe if Ukraine steals from the transit pipeline to cover its own needs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, adding that he was "hopeful" it would not come to that. Russia cut off supply to Ukraine on June 16 over what gas exporter Gazprom said were billions of euros in unpaid bills.

  • *Oil price plunge could cost Russia $65- 75 bln. MOSCOW, Oct 16- A steep plunge in the rouble, caused by sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and falling oil prices, has underlined Russia's heavy dependence on Western finance to balance its dollar-thirsty economy. For all President Vladimir Putin's anti-Western bravado and talk of shifting Russia's economic ties to...

  • How low can oil go? Cramer speculates on the limbo Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    The market is playing a game to see how low oil can go. Cramer thinks there's no need to speculate on oil bottom yet.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 15- Russian natural gas transit through Ukraine to Europe is still problematic and alternative supply routes, such as the planned South Stream pipeline, should be used to solve the issue, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview. This has sparked concerns about the possible disruption of Russian gas supplies which transit Ukraine en route to...

  • Their forthcoming meeting in Milan is an encouraging sign for Moscow, Kiev and the West, who are balancing on the brink of a new gas rift following Russia's decision to cut supplies to Ukraine because of mounting debt. Ukraine faces possible energy shortages this winter if no deal is reached, which in turn risks causing disruptions to Europe's gas supplies-- as...

  • Russian natural gas producer Gazprom cut supplies to Ukraine in June after Kiev failed to pay gas debts which Russia says have now reached more than $5 billion. Ukraine faces a possibility of energy shortages this winter if no deal is reached, risking a replay of the disruptions to Europe's gas supplies seen in 2006 and 2009. Europe receives a third of its gas...

  • Medvedev to Abbott: Putin 'quite adept at sport'  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Serious politicians should choose their words carefully says Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, in response to the Australian Prime Minister announcing he would "shirtfront" Putin.

  • Button up: Medvedev on Abbott's 'shirtfront' Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:09 AM ET
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    Russia's prime minister cautions his Australian counterpart to be "careful of what he says" after threatening to "shirtfront" Putin.