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  • MOSCOW, Oct 15- The presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, have discussed possible measures to restore peace to east Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement late on Tuesday. Russia's Gazprom cut gas supplies to Ukraine in June after Kiev failed to pay its gas debts. Europe gets a third of its gas needs from Russia, with around a half...

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  • MOSCOW, Oct 13- Russia and China signed energy, finance and trade deals on Monday hailed by Moscow as evidence a policy turn towards Asia will help it weather Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis. The agreements, signed during a visit to Moscow by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, built on moves by President Vladimir Putin to look east for business and...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 13- Russia is on course to freely float the rouble from next year, the central bank's governor said, but she defended the bank's policy of intervening to support the currency as it skidded to record lows in the past week. Elvira Nabiullina told lawmakers in Russia's lower house of parliament that the central bank had spent around $6 billion defending...

  • *Russia has increased oil product exports to Europe. MOSCOW, Oct 13- Russia is diverting more of its crude oil east with deliveries to China hitting a new record last month at the expense of Europe as geopolitical tensions between Moscow and the West dictate the latest shift in flows. As Russia's relations with the West deteriorated over the Ukraine crisis, the...

  • MOSCOW/ YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Oct 10- With the rouble down 18 percent against the dollar this year and sanctions chipping away at economic ties with the West, ordinary Russians might be forgiven for rushing to put their money in a nice, "safe" foreign currency. Yet so far there are none of the round-the-block queues at exchange booths to cash out of the rouble or...

  • Ex-Soviet states bicker as Putin tries to unite them Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Matters got even worse when bickering broke out at the start of the meeting, revealing fault lines over the Ukraine crisis and deepening doubts about the future of the loose grouping known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. Underlining the need to end the bloodshed in Ukraine, he said: "The fighting directly affects the security and undermines the...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 10- South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries plans to build three Arctic tankers for Russian oil company Gazprom Neft, which has been targeted by Western sanctions, sources familiar with the deal said. The tankers will be bought by Gazprom Neft's Austria- based subsidiary Gazprom Neft Trading, one of the sources told Reuters.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 9- Russia will appeal against a decision by Europe's top human rights court to award shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion euros by the end of this month, RIA news agency quoted Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov as saying on Thursday. In July, the European Court of Human Rights found that Russia had failed to "strike a fair balance" in its treatment of...

  • Critics say it would shield Russian billionaires and officials from the impact of sanctions imposed over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. The draft law passed its first reading in the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament. It then goes for approval to the Federation Council, the upper house of...

  • Russia offers India stakes in Siberian oilfields- sources Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Oct 8- Rosneft has offered stakes in its two east Siberian oilfields to India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp, two Indian sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the sanctions-hit Russian company looks beyond Western firms to develop its vast resources. The sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and Europe to punish Moscow for its...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 7- Russia's finance minister said on Tuesday the country could no longer afford a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the armed forces approved by President Vladimir Putin, stepping up a campaign to trim spending as sanctions over the Ukraine crisis bite. "A new defense program will be prepared now, and in its framework we want to reconsider the amount of...

  • China is ready to seize any business opportunities in Russia resulting from Moscow's diplomatic showdown with Europe over Ukraine, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said this week. China and Russia have close economic and diplomatic links, and China has been unwilling to get involved in the Ukraine crisis aside from calling for talks and a peaceful resolution.

  • China is ready to seize any business opportunities in Russia resulting from Moscow's diplomatic showdown with Europe over Ukraine, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin told Reuters this week. China and Russia have close economic and diplomatic links, and China has been unwilling to get involved in the Ukraine crisis aside from calling for talks and a peaceful...

  • Russia to become more transparent: Putin  Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Russia Calling conference that the Bank of Russia can still practice currency intervention, and that the country is working on delivering more transparency for businesses.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- President Vladimir Putin dismissed Western sanctions as "utter foolishness" on Thursday and said they would not stop Russia developing into a stronger economic power. Addressing financiers worried about the weakening economy, capital flight and a possible increase in state intervention, he said Russia was well placed to weather the storm.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he will not intervene in the legal investigation into the privatisation of mid-sized oil producer Bashneft, controlled by the Sistema conglomerate.

  • *German firms worry about Chinese grabbing Russia business. BERLIN, Oct 2- China is ready to seize any business opportunities in Russia resulting from Moscow's diplomatic showdown with Europe over Ukraine, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said ahead of a meeting of German and Chinese leaders next week. Over 6,000 German firms are active in Russia and Germany is...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the government would help companies hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine and that it would increase the capital of domestic banks. "The government is prepared to support sectors and companies that have been hit by unwarranted foreign sanctions. He also said that at least 30 billion roubles would...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia will not impose restrictions on cross-border capital and currency movements.