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  • LIMA, Oct 9- Moscow is not ready to compromise on Ukraine's debt, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday before a meeting with Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko. Siluanov has previously said Russia will demand full repayment in December of a $3 billion Eurobond from Ukraine that Kiev sold in late 2013 when former Ukrainian President...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 9- Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom said on Friday it has reached an agreement with Kiev on the prepayment of gas purchases and will resume supplies to Ukraine on Oct. 12, once the payments are made. Gazprom halted gas supplies to Ukraine in July after Kiev failed to make prepayments for purchases. Moscow and Kiev signed a 10- year gas supply deal...

  • Although dominated by lenders such as state-controlled Sberbank and VTB, Russia's banking sector has several large, established, foreign players, such as Italy's UniCredit, Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, France's Societe Generale, and Citigroup of the United States. But bankers and analysts point to the disproportionately large share of group...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has slammed a bid by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, to get a waiver from a U.S. ban on Russian rocket engines for military use. ULA's threat to skip an upcoming Air Force competition to launch a GSP satellite unless it got a waiver was "nothing less than...

  • Concerns over geopolitical tensions in Syria boost crude prices. NEW YORK, Oct 8- Oil prices climbed to their highest in five weeks on Thursday, as buoyant Chinese equity markets encouraged buying, and as Russia's military involvement in Syria brought a geopolitcal risk premium into the market. Brent crude oil futures rose $1.60 to $52.93 a barrel by 1:07 p.m....

  • *Concerns over geopolitical tensions in Syria boost crude prices. NEW YORK, Oct 8- Oil prices climbed to their highest in five weeks on Thursday, as buoyant Chinese equity markets encouraged buying, and as Russia's military involvement in Syria brought a geopolitcal risk premium into the market. "Sentiment regarding China appears to have shifted of late and we...

  • INSIGHT-"Tsar Putin": as secure as he seems? Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 6:27 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 8- Vladimir Putin turned 63 this week with his now traditional display of sporting prowess, and an announcement that Russian naval vessels had launched a wave of missiles against Islamic State in Syria. In the past two years he has outmanoeuvred the West in Crimea, eastern Ukraine and Syria. He is suing Russia for $12 billion.

  • Russia backs Syrian forces in assault on insurgents Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 1:15 AM ET
    Start of a rocket from a warship board on Northern navy in Murmansk, Russia.

    Russia-backed Syrian forces mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on insurgents on Wednesday.

  • Get Putin's golden face emblazoned on a phone Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 7:29 PM ET
    Russian luxury gadget designer Caviar has released a limited-edition iPhone with a gold-plated emblem of Vladimir Putin's head right there on the back.

    The phone includes a picture of Putin's head surrounded by his full name, the emblem of Russia and a line from the national anthem.

  • *Norilsk bond indicates investor interest in Russia. LONDON/ MOSCOW Oct 7- Mining firm Norilsk Nickel's success in selling Russia's first big foreign bond in nearly a year hints at some revival of investor interest towards the sanctions-hit and energy-sapped economy. Those issuance levels are unlikely to be seen again unless commodity prices stabilize and...

  • MOSCOW— Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. The shakeup at Lenta.ru last year came as the government was pushing through a slew of new laws to strengthen its control over the Internet, which President Vladimir Putin has described as a " CIA project." For years, it had been the televised...

  • Building Ukraine's economy amid restructure debt: FM Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Building Ukraine's economy amid restructure debt: FM

    Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine finance minister, discusses Ukraine's attempt to rebuild the nation despite a huge debt owed to Russia.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Ten months into her stewardship of Ukraine's shattered economy, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko on Tuesday brushed aside the idea that the "win-win" terms of the country's sovereign debt restructuring will ultimately fail to fix its finances. All of the IMF's criteria were met and it solved Ukraine's liquidity and solvency problems, she said.

  • NATO rejects Russia explanation on Turkish air space Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 10:59 PM ET
    Members of the British Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, left, plan their movements against the enemy while a member of the Estonian Scouts Battalion looks on in a forest during the NATO "Spring Storm" military exercises.

    NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes had violated alliance member Turkey's air space by mistake.

  • MOSCOW/ LONDON Oct 6- Mining company Norilsk Nickel is selling the first large Russian Eurobond in almost a year, raising $1 billion on Tuesday in a deal that could suggest a revival in investors' interest towards Russian companies. It snapped in further from final yield guidance of 6.75 percent while order books from investors exceeded $4 billion, Thomson...

  • Russia cries fowl on Google Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Russia cries fowl on Google

    Google faces hefty fines in Russia after the country's antimonopoly agency deemed some features of the U.S. search giant's Android mobile operating system anticompetitive.

  • Russian military plane violates Turkey's airspace Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Russian military plane violates Turkey's airspace

    Hadley Gamble, CNBC correspondent, says the incursion could sour relations between Turkey and Russia.

  • Trump's bluster is heard around the world Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    BALMEDIE, Scotland— Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering, golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course. And in the Middle East, Africa and beyond. "He is a strange fish," said Susan Munro, a part-time shop worker who has lived on land adjacent to...

  • *Oil up as Russia willing to meet other producers. NEW YORK, Oct 5- Oil prices jumped after Russia said it was ready to meet with other producers to discuss the market, while world stock markets gained, led by energy and mining shares on the oil surge amid a backdrop of continuing low global interest rates. Oil prices climbed after the news on Russia, with Brent rising...

  • The Fed needs to worry about the world: Insana Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    The world's weakness has been exported to the U.S., says Ron Insana. The Fed would be "Dopey" to ignore the repercussions.