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  • Russia's Putin says Rosneft CEO Sechin is an 'effective' manager

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Igor Sechin, CEO at the country's top oil producer Rosneft , was an "effective" manager, adding he had no plans to fire him. "Sechin works properly and effectively," Putin told his annual press...
  • Ruble rises after Russia pledges market interventions

    MOSCOW The ruble made gains Wednesday against the dollar and the euro after the Russian government pledged to defend the currency, which had plummeted this week to record lows. It took 61.7 rubles to buy a dollar on the Moscow stock exchange in late...
  • Russian ruble suffers steepest drop in 16 years

    Russian ruble suffers steepest drop in 16 years
    The ruble plunged more than 11 percent against the dollar on Tuesday in its steepest intraday fall since the Russian financial crisis in 1998 as confidence in the central bank evaporated after an ineffectual rate hike. The ruble opened around 10...
  • Russian state expenditure should decline by at least 5 percent a year: RIA

    Russian state expenditure should fall by at least 5 pct per year over the next three years, RIA news agency quoted Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Kremlin's administration, as saying on Wednesday. Ivanov said the plan was in line with an order by...
  • No signs of foul play in German Putin critic's death

    A conservative member of the German parliament and prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin died of heart failure or overheating after falling asleep in a sauna and there are no signs of foul play, state prosecutors said on Wednesday. Andreas...
  • North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

    North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
    North Korea on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, ending a traditional period of mourning and setting the stage for his son Kim Jong Un to further entrench himself as the country’s unchallenged leader....
  • Ruble crisis could shake Putin's grip on power

    Russia failed to halt the collapse of the ruble on Tuesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power. A 6.5 percentage point interest rate rise to 17 percent overnight failed to prevent...
  • Russian economy stagnates in November - on track to recession in 2015

    The Russian economy stagnated in November, data published on Wednesday showed, making it even more likely that the ruble's rapid collapse so far this month will push it into recession next year. Investment by Russian companies, once a staple of the...
  • Europe must stick to 'bitter' sanctions on Russia: German finance minister

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that Europe had no choice but to keep up pressure on Russia over the Ukraine crisis via sanctions, though the door remained open to dialogue. Reiterating the German government's stance that the...
  • Russia's economic woes 'critical' as ruble continues to tumble

    Irina Fedulova and her husband have repaid more than one-third of their $150,000 housing loan, but they owe more than when they started, thanks to the collapse of the Russian ruble. The loan was in dollars but “our salaries are in rubles, and we...
  • Russia invites North Korea leader for May visit: paper

    Russia invites North Korea leader for May visit: paper
    Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday....