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  • MOSCOW, Jan 17- Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country's next parliamentary elections, Moldova's President Igor Dodon said on Tuesday.

  • VTB Bank CEO: Reestablishing US-Russia relations

    Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank chairman & CEO, provides his thoughts on sanctions and reviving Russia's banking business.

  • Trump declared the NATO alliance "obsolete," praised Britain's exit from the European Union and gave his clearest hint yet that he would consider lifting financial sanctions on Moscow, which the United States and EU both imposed after Russia seized Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. He said he had already met with the head of NATO to share his concern.

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Dollar weakness and Turkish central bank liquidity tightening provided some support to the Turkish lira on Tuesday, whilst a move lower in U.S. treasury yields improved risk appetite, boosting emerging equities. President-elect Donald Trump that the dollar was too strong had provoked a broad re-think of the dollar strength that has dominated...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 17- Russian state-owned bank VTB briefly lent over $11 billion to an entity controlled by Qatar and commodities trader Glencore four days after the Kremlin signed a deal to sell them a stake in state oil company Rosneft for a similar amount, two Russian newspapers reported on Tuesday. The existence of the short-term loan, if confirmed, muddies the...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 17- Russian state-owned bank VTB briefly lent over $11 billion to an entity controlled by Qatar and commodities trader Glencore four days after the Kremlin signed a deal to sell them a stake in state oil company Rosneft for a similar amount, two Russian newspapers reported on Tuesday. The existence of the short-term loan, if confirmed, muddies the...

  • 2017 a year of expectation for Russian foreign relations: PhosAgro CEO

    PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev discusses Russia's relationship with global superpowers China and the U.S.

  • What doesn't kill us makes us stronger: Russian retail CEO on sanctions

    Ulmart Chairman Dmitry Kostygin discusses the impact of Donald Trump on Russia-U.S. foreign relations.

  • Expect an IPO later this year: Russian retail CEO

    Ulmart Chairman Dmitry Kostygin weighs in on his company's IPO plans.

  • U.S. soldiers are seen during a welcome ceremony at the Polish military base in Zagan, Poland on January 12, 2017.

    Germany's Foreign Minister said that Trump's comments about NATO had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.

  • "To delay further would be flagrantly unfair as Ukraine has paid a high price," Poroshenko told foreign ambassadors to Ukraine. "It would also be dangerous because more unreasonable delays would undermine Ukrainians' faith in Europe, which in fact is what Russia is aiming for," he said, adding that Ukraine's EU association agreement also needed to be legally...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 16- Children's goods retailer Detsky Mir is planning an initial public offering in Moscow, hoping to cash in on an improved appetite for investing in Russia after a recovery in oil prices and signs that the country's economy is stabilizing. President-elect Donald Trump will ease sanctions on Moscow. Detsky Mir's having the confidence to come to...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 16- Russian gas producer Gazprom said on Monday its gas exports to Germany hit a record high last year and have surged since the start of this year. Germany is the biggest overseas market for state-run Gazprom, which currently supplies a third of Europe's gas. That has raised concern in Europe that the region is too reliant on Russian gas, and those...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 16- An ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been asked to step in to build a railway link between Russia and annexed Crimea after low margins and the risk of Western sanctions put off other builders, industry sources told Reuters on Monday. The 17- billion-rouble contract is for a railway to connect the Russian rail network with what some...

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    MOSCOW, Jan 16- Parliamentarians in Russia gave a mixed reaction on Monday to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's proposal to strike a deal on nuclear arms cuts in exchange for Washington lifting sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. But another Russian senator, Oleg Morozov, was quoted by the same agency as saying that Moscow would be ready to...

  • Russia very impressed with professionalism of Trump adminstration: RDIF CEO

    Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF CEO, discusses Russia's foreign relations, adding that the country's economy is surviving - despite sanctions.

  • *Ukraine sold Russia $3 bln bond weeks before government change. LONDON, Jan 16- A $3 billion dispute between two adversarial governments will come to a head in an English court on Tuesday when Russia and Ukraine meet for a first hearing in their legal battle over a politically charged eurobond. Fast-forward through a pro-Western change of government in Kiev,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump to do a deal with Moscow on nuclear arms cuts in exchange for Washington lifting sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. Trump told The Times of London in an interview published online on Sunday that he would propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia for its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms...

  • *Ukraine sold Russia $3 bln bond weeks before regime change. LONDON, Jan 13- A $3 billion dispute between two adversarial governments will come to a head in an English court on Tuesday when Russia and Ukraine meet for a first hearing in their legal battle over a politically charged eurobond. Fast-forward through a pro-Western change of government in Kiev,...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 16- Parliamentarians in Russia gave a mixed reaction on Monday to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's proposal to strike a deal on nuclear arms cuts in exchange for Washington lifting sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. But another Russian senator, Oleg Morozov, was quoted by the same agency as saying that Moscow would be ready to...