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  • ST PETERSBURG, June 17- Western investors are jostling with each other for position in Russia in anticipation of the moment when sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis are softened and they can do lucrative business again. Most are not yet coming with money and specific deals- at least, not in the same numbers as before the crisis- so the objective instead is to...

  • ST PETERSBURG, June 17- Western investors are jostling with each other for position in Russia in anticipation of the moment when sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis are softened and they can do lucrative business again. Most are not yet coming with money and specific deals- at least, not in the same numbers as before the crisis- so the objective instead is to...

  • ST PETERSBURG, June 17- Western investors are jostling with each other for position in Russia in anticipation of the moment when sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis are softened and they can do lucrative business again. Most are not yet coming with money and specific deals- at least, not in the same numbers as before the crisis- so the objective instead is to...

  • The Russian and Italian leaders of veered off-topic to discuss the U.S.'s presidential fight at a joint conference on Friday.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 17- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday there should be no collective punishment for all Russian athletes over doping offences in the country. "The responsibility... should be highly personalised," Putin said at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. were a problem in other countries as well as Russia.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 17- President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia did not hold a grudge against the European Union and was ready to work to improve relations with the bloc, which he said was still a key trade partner. Speaking at the annual St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin played down economic difficulties caused by Western...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 17- The European Union remains a key trade partner for Russia and Moscow is ready to work on restoring relations with Brussels, but it cannot be a one-way process, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. "We do not hold a grudge and are ready to meet our European partners halfway," Putin told the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 17- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he wanted Russia to deliver annual economic growth of 4 percent. "We set ourselves the task to ensure the rate of economic growth of no less than 4 percent per year," Putin told the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Putin said a 4 to 5 percent inflation was achievable in medium...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 17- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that structural problems persist in the global economy.

  • Kirill Dmitriev, chief executive officer of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

    European sanctions imposed on Russia two years may be lifted by the end of 2016, the CEO of Russia's sovereign wealth fund tells CNBC.

  • Russian president Vladimir Putin has said that he plans to increase investment in state-backed RDIF, CEO Kirill Dmitriev tells CNBC.

  • Bosses of firms such as BP and Exxon Mobil also got plenty of lecturing from their hosts about uncertainties surrounding the U.S. presidential election and an economic overhaul in Saudi Arabia, while CEOs carefully avoided mentioning sanctions still in place on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. But a generally thin deal pipeline contrasted with the...

  • *Central bank aims to cut inflation to 4 pct by end-2017. ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 16- Russia's central bank is determined to meet its inflation target and will have to keep interest rates high unless the government cuts its budget deficit, Governor Elvira Nabiullina said at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Thursday. Her comments highlight...

  • Vladimir Yakunin (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum in 2013

    An ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin has expressed his approval of presidential hopeful Donald Trump, saying he could improve relations.

  • *Central bank aims to cut inflation to 4 pct by end-2017. ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 16- Russia's central bank is determined to meet its inflation target and will have to keep interest rates high unless the government cuts its budget deficit, Governor Elvira Nabiullina said at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Thursday. Her comments highlight...

  • Speakers: International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen. ST.PETERBURG, Russia- 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Russian President Vladimir Putin, European Commission...

  • Speakers: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen. OSLO- European Central Bank board member Peter Praet speaks at the panel discussion on "Lessons from the financial...

  • Speakers: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen. OSLO- European Central Bank board member Peter Praet speaks at the panel discussion on "Lessons from the financial...

  • Elvira Nabiullina, Russia's Central Bank Governor

    Foreign investors' perception of the Russian economy has improved, the Bank of Russia's governor told CNBC.

  • MOSCOW, June 15- Russia wants to restore good relations with Turkey, but Ankara must first take steps to make amends for the shooting down of a Russian warplane last year, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. "We would like and we want a normalisation of our relations and their return to the period of good and mutually advantageous cooperation," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry...