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  • CORRECTED-Crisis? What crisis? Russia stalls on reform Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    MOSCOW, June 23- Russia's interest rates are high and inflation is racing, but all the while his country slides into recession, President Vladimir Putin denies any economic crisis. It may be bravado linked to Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine. But with the European Union extending sanctions on Russia and the price of oil still low, Putin's refusal to...

  • Crisis? What crisis? Russia stalls on reform Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 9:57 AM ET

    MOSCOW, June 23- Russia's interest rates are rising and inflation is racing, but all the while his country slides into recession President Vladimir Putin denies any economic crisis. It may be bravado linked to Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine. But with the European Union extending sanctions on Russia and the price of oil still low, Putin's refusal to...

  • MOSCOW, June 22- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on transferring a 25 percent plus one share stake in medium-sized oil producer Bashneft to the region of Bashkortostan, Interfax news agency said on Monday. A Moscow court transferred shares in Bashneft from Sistema- a conglomerate owned by billionaire businessman Vladimir Yetuvshenkov-...

  • Greece plays the Putin card Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    Greece plays the Putin card

    Nina Khrushcheva, Milano International Affairs Dean, discusses whether Russia can help Greece avoid a default.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 19- President Vladimir Putin boasted on Friday that Russia had found the "inner strength" to prevent sanctions causing a deep economic crisis, and told the West to stop using "the language of ultimatums." Investment in Russia has slowed to a trickle, capital flight has risen and the economy has been sliding into recession since oil prices...

  • ATHENS/ LUXEMBOURG, June 19- The European Central Bank expanded emergency funding for Greek banks as savers pulled out 1.2 billion euros in a single day on Friday, bankers said, but Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted the nation's future in the euro was secure. With the country edging closer to default at the end of this month, the leftist leader assured Greeks...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 19- President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia had a "sufficient supply of inner strength" to overcome its economic problems and assured investors that his country remained open to business with the West. Addressing foreign and Russian business leaders at an economic conference in the city of St Petersburg, Putin set out no new...

  • *It's still not too late for deal- Germany. ATHENS, June 19- Greeks pulled more than 1 billion euros out of their banks in a single day, banking sources said on Friday, as the country edged closer to default despite assurances from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the doomsayers are wrong. Germany, the biggest European contributor to the bailout programs that have...

  • Putin: Russia is 'open to the world' Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:04 AM ET
    Putin: Russia is 'open to the world'

    Russian president, Vladimir Putin, says Russia is trying to create favorable business conditions for capital and industry movement and are open to businesses.

  • Russia can't close its economy: Putin Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:03 AM ET
    Russia can't close its economy: Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country can't respond to external restrictions by closing in on itself.

  • Russia's banking system has adapted: Putin Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:01 AM ET
    Russia's banking system has adapted: Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country's financial and banking systems have adapted to their new conditions.

  • Russia hasn't suffered a deep crisis: Putin Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Russia hasn't suffered a deep crisis: Putin

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia hasn't suffered the deep crisis that many had predicted would plague the country.

  • ATHENS, June 19- Greeks pulled more than 1 billion euros out of their banks in a single day, banking sources said on Friday, as the country edged closer to the brink of default despite upbeat remarks from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. With less than two weeks left before Greece will default on an IMF loan unless the government reaches a deal with creditors,...

  • Final acts in Greek drama may be rough for markets Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:28 PM ET
    A man wears a Greek flag during a pro-government rally calling on Greece's European and International Monetary creditors to soften their stance in the cash-for-reforms talks in Athens, Greece, June 17, 2015.

    Markets may take the tensions around Greece's debt talks more seriously Friday, ahead of a weekend that may end with the country in an even more perilous state.

  • ATHENS/ LUXEMBOURG, June 18- Euro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on Monday to try to avert a Greek default after bank withdrawals accelerated and government revenue slumped as Athens and its international creditors remain deadlocked over a debt deal. Finance ministers of the 19- nation currency bloc failed to make any breakthrough on a...

  • ATHENS/ LUXEMBOURG, June 18- Bank withdrawals accelerated and government revenue slumped as Greece defied its international creditors on Thursday, escalating a debt crisis that may reach a climax at a European Union summit next week. The IMF meanwhile dashed any hope that Greece could avert default if it fails to repay a 1.6 billion euro loan by the end of June,...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 18- A former finance minister proposed on Thursday bringing forward the next presidential election to give his ally, Vladimir Putin, a stronger mandate to reform the economy and guide Russia through a financial "storm." Russia is sliding into recession, with economic sanctions imposed by the West over Moscow's role in the Ukraine...

  • *Russia says no request for money from Greece. LUXEMBOURG/ ATHENS, June 18- The IMF dashed any hope on Thursday that Greece could avert default if it fails to repay a 1.6 billion loan by the end of June, piling pressure on leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who showed no sign of yielding to creditors' demands. Euro zone finance ministers descended on Luxembourg for...

  • *Russia says only international effort can help Greece. ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 18- Greece has not asked Russia's finance ministry for financial assistance and its prime minister is visiting Russia to discuss joint projects, not to seek cash, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Thursday. Storchak said Russia was interested in Greece...

  • MOSCOW, June 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the country should consider additional instruments to support the banking sector for the sake of small and medium businesses, Interfax reported.