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  • How oil's big drop affects Russia Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    How oil's big drop affects Russia

    William Scholes, investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses how falling oil prices affect Russia and oil giant Lukoil.

  • Why Russia wins if a Greek deal falls through Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister (right) and Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece's finance minister, (center) depart after all-night bailout talks in Brussels on July 13, 2015.

    Experts warn that if Greece misses a July 20 payment or otherwise can't manage the terms of its bailout, it may try turning to Russia for cash.

  • MOSCOW, July 13- Russia will address Internet firms' concerns about meeting a deadline to comply with a law forcing them to move the personal data of Russian citizens onto servers inside the country, a Kremlin spokesman said on Monday. Moscow has said the law is aimed at protecting the personal data but critics see it as an attack on social networks.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has encouraged top Russian firms to strengthen ties with China as part of attempts to strengthen ties with Asia and shield Moscow from the effects of Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine conflict. A source close to VTB said the licence would not allow VTB to raise financing in China by issuing bonds on its domestic...

  • Breaking the Iran nuclear impasse Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 8:43 PM ET
    Breaking the Iran nuclear impasse

    Peter Sluglett, Director of the Middle East Institute at National University of Singapore, discusses the agendas of Russia and China in Iran nuclear talks.

  • If the euro zone loses Greece, does Putin win? Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin is keeping a close eye on events while strategizing about how to play uncertainty in the region.

  • *India and Pakistan to join the SCO. UFA, Russia, July 10- India and Pakistan began accession to a regional security group led by China and Russia on Friday after two days of summits which President Vladimir Putin held up as evidence Moscow is not isolated in the world. Until now it has not been a big force and relations between China and Russia have not developed as...

  • MOSCOW, July 10- Moscow is just an observer on Greece's debt crisis but wants the euro to trade normally because part of Russia's foreign exchange reserves is denominated in euros, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday. He again signalled that Moscow had not offered to help bail Greece out, according to Russian news agency reports. As of the end of last week,...

  • Smith & Nephew buys Russian manufacturing business Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:19 AM ET

    LONDON, July 10- British artificial hip and knee maker Smith& Nephew said it had bought a Russian distribution and manufacturing business, in line with its strategy of expanding in emerging markets. Sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and Europe in response to Moscow's part in the Ukraine crisis have complicated life for some European firms doing...

  • UFA, Russia, July 9- The New Development Bank being launched by the BRICS group of emerging economies plans to raise money both on local markets and internationally, its president said on Thursday. The bank, with an initial capital of $50 billion, is being introduced at an organisational summit the BRICS countries- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- in the...

  • Risks seen as Russia crisis spurs banking M&A Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 9- Russia's economic crisis is causing an increase in mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector as a capital squeeze and increase in bad loans leave smaller lenders weak and vulnerable to takeovers. "The very real danger is that the banking sector may face even tougher times before this crisis gives way to recovery," said Chris Weafer, senior...

  • UFA, Russia, July 9- Russia's top oil producer Rosneft has taken a significant step towards expanding its global reach by signing a preliminary deal to acquire up to 49 percent in Essar Oil Ltd, India's second biggest private refiner. Rosneft had initially said it would buy into Essar's Vadinar refinery. The deal with Essar from India, a country Russia has close...

  • Building economic BRICS... Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    Building economic BRICS...

    Chris Weafer, founding partner at Macro-Advisory, discusses the relationship between Russia and China.

  • 2015 BRICS summit faces challenging backdrop: Pro Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:43 PM ET
    2015 BRICS summit faces challenging backdrop: Pro

    Sumedh Deorukhar, senior economist for emerging Asia at BBVA Hong Kong, says this week's BRICS summit faces uncertainty surrounding Greece, Chinese stocks and a looming Fed rate hike.

  • What to expect from the BRICS summit Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    What to expect from the BRICS summit

    Stuart Quint, senior investment manager and international strategist at Brinker Capital, explains why this week's BRICS summit may be dominated by politics, instead of economic issues.

  • Russia woos China before BRICS summit Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    *China is Russia's second-largest trading partner. UFA, Russia, July 8- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government courted Beijing on Wednesday before a BRICS summit, playing down a stock market plunge in China and proposing better terms for investors from Beijing. "We are clearly aware of the difficulties we face, in both the economy and international...

  • *Rosneft says Vadinar refinery capacity to more than double. UFA, Russia, July 8- Russia's top oil producer Rosneft has made a significant step in its efforts to expand its global reach by signing a preliminary deal with Essar Group about acquiring up to 49 percent of the Vadinar oil refinery in India. Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer, has long sought to...

  • ASHGABAT, July 8- Turkmenistan, irked by falling natural gas exports to Russia, hit out at Moscow's gas export monopoly Gazprom on Wednesday, saying the energy giant had not paid for gas purchased from the Central Asian country so far this year. "Since the beginning of 2015, OAO Gazprom has not paid for its debts to state concern Turkmengas for the shipped volumes of...

  • Putin's charity ban Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Putin's charity ban

    Russia may ban Soros charity in NGO crackdown.

  • Russia may ban Soros charity in NGO crackdown Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015.

    Hedge fund billionaire George Soros's charitable foundation may be kicked out of Russia, as Moscow considers banning foreign NGOs that promote democracy.