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*Could lead to joint venture to restore flights with Russia. CAIRO, Feb 2- An Egyptian airline plans to buy up to 10 Russian-made jets in a deal with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft that could also see the creation of a tour agency to restore flights between the two countries that were suspended after a plane crash last year. An Egyptian source said the deal included the...
*Russia in dire need of cash as oil prices slide. MOSCOW, Feb 2- Russian oligarchs are the most likely potential buyers of the stakes in some of the country's largest companies that President Vladimir Putin wants to sell. The preliminary privatisation plan, aimed at preventing the state budget deficit from ballooning, coincides with a second year of recession for...
NIZHNEVARTOVSK/ MOSCOW, Feb 2- Two senior Russian officials talked up potential cooperation with OPEC to prop up prices, but data showed oil production in Russia hit a post-Soviet high in January, suggesting the world's top producer was locked in a fierce struggle for market share. Russia has in the last week sent mixed signals about possible cooperation with...
*OPEC rifts and pact with Russia under scrutiny. Now, with oil prices touching their lowest level since 2003, OPEC officials and deal brokers are looking back nearly two decades and asking whether a behind-the-scenes deal to curb oil output between OPEC and non-OPEC Russia could be struck. Some see OPEC rifts as insurmountable and Russia as a wild card that...
MOSCOW, Feb 1- The Russian state should retain control of strategic companies when privatising stakes in those firms, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, stressing the sell-offs must be as transparent as possible and must not take place at give-away prices. Addressing a meeting with the heads of some of Russia's largest state-controlled enterprises,...
William Browder, Hermitage Capital CEO, discusses how the plunge in oil prices and sanctions are raising alarm bells in Russia.
Nina Khrushcheva, international affairs professor at The New School, discusses affairs in Russia with a falling currency.
President Vladimir Putin has sounded more conciliatory toward the West recently, and there may be more of that coming.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, discusses the possibility of a sale of Russian state assets.
China's stock market drop send jitters around the globe. Here's why investors should be very worried about the country's future, says Steven Kopits.
Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Advisor to President Bush, discusses the rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran and its likely impact on the U.S.
In a sign of how relations with the west have deteriorated, a new appraisal names the US as one of the threats to Russia's national security.
The deals include building Russian-designed Kamov helicopters in India and for the location of a new nuclear power plant, the Financial Times reports.
The Russian President told media that Trump is a leader in the U.S. presidential race.
Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at RenAsset Management, discusses Russia’s outlook in relation to the ruble and weak oil prices.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to narrow differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Simon Fentham-Fletcher, CIO at Freedom Asset Management, says the Russia central bank has missed an opportunity to cut rates, as the economy comes under greater pressure.
Russia’s central bank has decided to keep rates on hold at its latest monetary policy meeting Friday, CNBC’s Wilfred Frost reports.
Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, discusses Russia’s “very clear goals” when it comes to the Syrian conflict.
Tensions with Moscow are expected to shave 0.4 percent off of annual gross domestic product (GDP), costing $9 billion in a worst case scenario.