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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • McNamee: 4 tech stocks to own long term Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:58 PM ET
    Roger McNamee, managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners. (file photo)

    Roger McNamee is famed for his abilities to invest. And he thinks 4 stocks are buys, right now.

  • 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...