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  • Russian ruble will firm at start of 2015: finance minister

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday the rouble would definitely firm at the beginning of next year. He also confirmed the ministry had been selling foreign currency and it could buy some for its own purposes at the start of 2015. The...
  • Russian banks unable to meet capital adequacy ratios due to ruble slide: minister

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday that because of the ruble's slide the country's banks have insufficient capital to meet their capital adequacy ratios. The ruble is down around 45 percent against the dollar so far this year ....
  • Russia's Sberbank not to receive additional capital in draft law

    Russia's top lender Sberbank will not receive additional capital as part of a draft law passed on Friday by the lower house of parliament, said the head of the State Duma's financial markets committee. According to the draft law, the banking sector...
  • Kremlin aide sees rouble liquidity deficit as a key problem

    The Kremlin's top economic aide, Andrei Belousov, said on Friday Russia's most acute problems are not over the rouble rate against the dollar but over a deficit of rouble liquidity. Belousov said the government had a plan that was "more or less" ready...
  • Russia's Lavrov criticizes Ukraine statement on neutral status

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized on Friday a statement by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on ending Ukraine's neutral status as confrontational rhetoric favored by what Russia calls Kiev's 'party of war'. "The draft law to reject...
  • Nissan CEO says suspending some Russia car orders in 'bloodbath' for automakers

    Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the ruble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. "We have suspended taking...
  • Special Report: Opaque middlemen exact high price in Russia's deals with the West

    Russia pays hugely inflated prices for vital medical equipment made by Western companies, in part because some manufacturers channel sales through obscure intermediary companies, a Reuters examination has found. These middlemen firms, which have no...
  • How GE changed tack on Russia

    About five years ago, General Electric Co, the largest Western player in Russia's market for medical equipment, uncovered pervasive corruption in its Russian business. Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, then chief executive of GE Germany and Developed Markets,...
  • At Russia museum, Elgin Marbles statue is cast in a political light

    At Russia museum, Elgin Marbles statue is cast in a political light
    Some stared in awe at the impeccable 25-century-old statue. Some walked past without even stopping. "It is not in their program," explained a mentor for the latter group of giggling schoolchildren. One visitor suggested that Russia hold on to the iconic...
  • U.S.-based emerging market stock funds see $831 million outflows in week: Lipper

    Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $831 million out of emerging market stock funds through the week ended Dec. 17, the third straight week of ouflows, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Emerging market debt funds saw outflows...
  • Japan finance minister: hope Russia to prevent recurrence of 1998 crisis

    Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he expects the Russian government will prevent falls in its currency from leading to the kind of financial crisis seen in 1998. Speaking to reporters after a regular cabinet meeting, Aso also said that...