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  • LONDON, March 17- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week, and the Reuters stories related to them. But Europe is in something of a special situation as its deposit rate is deeply negative, and ECB policymaker Ewald Nowotny has raised the prospect of hiking rates while still actively buying bonds in the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Friday for a meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the working relationship between two of the world's most powerful leaders. The leader of Europe's largest economy and the U.S. president were expected to...

  • VIENNA, March 17- Raiffeisen Bank International's Russian business will not offer services to people with passports of two self-proclaimed republics in rebel-held eastern Ukraine unless legally obliged to do so, the Austrian lender said on Friday. The chief executive of Raiffeisen's Russian business, Sergei Monin, had told reporters on Thursday that it was...

  • VIENNA, March 17- Raiffeisen Bank International's Russian business will not offer services to people with passports of two self-proclaimed republics in rebel-held eastern Ukraine unless legally obliged to do so, the Austrian lender said on Friday. The chief executive of Raiffeisen's Russian business, Sergei Monin, had told reporters on Thursday that it was...

  • CARACAS/ HOUSTON, March 16- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has offered Russian counterpart Rosneft a stake in a joint venture in the country's Orinoco Belt extra-heavy crude area, five industry sources said, in a sign of the Latin American nation's dire economic situation and Moscow's growing muscle there. A deal would have California- based Chevron...

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    Putin has indicated he's ready to bargain, whether or not the State Department shows up, writes Pavel Baev.

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offences. The Kremlin, which denies Russia tried to influence the U.S. election in any way, said on Thursday...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc provides the clearest details yet on what some U.S. officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and private Russian hackers. They say the arrangement offers deniability to Moscow and freedom from legal...

  • MOSCOW, March 15- If the government raises value added tax and the central bank sees inflation risks from the move, it would be logical for the bank to keep interest rates higher than without the tax changes, Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev said on Wednesday. Russia is considering raising value added tax to 22 percent from 18 percent, which, according to...

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping should be able to forge a personal connection in an upcoming meeting, the SCMP reports.

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Friday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the German...

  • *Rosneft sees "significant risk" OPEC won't extend cuts. MOSCOW, March 13- A recovery in U.S. oil output may deter OPEC and non- OPEC producers from extending production cuts beyond June and might lead to a new price war, Russia's top oil major said on Monday. Russia agreed to join OPEC supply curbs late last year despite initial opposition from Rosneft's boss Igor...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...