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  • Chinese shopping 'agents' cash in on Russian currency slide

    In Blagoveshchensk on Russia's side of the Chinese border, Mou Jiani has turned her home into a warehouse, stocking up on Apple Inc iPhones, handbags and milk powder to sell back home as Chinese shoppers take advantage of the rouble's slide. Chinese...
  • Arguing over Russian reserves: $400 billion or half that?

    Defending the rouble has cost Russia around $80 billion this year, and depending on who's doing the calculations, its usable hard currency reserves are now either starting to run low, or at a healthy $400 billion-plus. While Russia has only slowed the...
  • U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies

    Cubans fearful of hostile U.S. neighbors have long counted on the Kremlin to ride to their rescue with military backing and economic infusions, even in the lean years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if Havana and Washington could...
  • Putin is still Putin as he blasts West in talk on Russia's economic woes

    BERLIN During his annual news conference from Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that while plummeting oil prices and a free-falling ruble are reasons for concern, the economic crisis will pass, and Russia will be ready to move...
  • GM halts sales to Russian dealers as ruble plummets

    DETROIT General Motors has temporarily halted sales of vehicles to its Russian dealers in the wake of the ruble's decline and much higher interest rates. "This is a temporary measure because of the volatility of the ruble," said Johan Willems, vice...
  • Wust skates among the greats after Sochi

    Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust's haul of five medals in Sochi equalled the biggest individual tally at a single Winter Games and cast her amongst the Olympic greats, but it offered no guarantees about her funding to carry on. The 28-year-old was lauded...
  • Putin: 'External factors' are to blame for plunging Russian economy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for the plunge in his country's economy, but said it would bounce back within two years even “under the most unfavorable circumstances.” Speaking at his annual news conference...
  • In a kingdom of books, nation's librarian champions digital age

    WASHINGTON The setting was certainly regal: the ornamental hall of the Library of Congress' Beaux Arts-style Thomas Jefferson Building. So were the trappings: a band of trumpeters at each interior arch, with red herald banners hanging from their...
  • Why the West should squeeze Russia's economy

    Why the West should squeeze Russia's economy
    If you thought this week's calamitous run on the ruble and the ongoing Russian financial meltdown would chasten Russian President Vladimir Putin, well, you don't know Vlad. There he was in his Moscow news conference Thursday, in full bulldog scowl,...
  • Japan auto lobby sounds alarm over weak domestic sales

    The head of Japan's auto lobby on Thursday said a "sense of crisis" hung over the industry, with unexpectedly weak domestic sales revealing the failure of government stimulus policies and currency turmoil hitting key export markets. Japan Automobile...
  • German engineering sector still sees 2 percent output growth in 2015

    Germany's engineering trade association said it still expected the sector's output growth to accelerate to 2 percent next year but warned that further declines in sales to Russia and sluggish reforms in France and Italy would create a drag. Germany's...