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Russia to build Jordan’s first $10bn nuclear power plant
Russia has signed a $10 billion agreement with Jordan for the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant. Jordan currently lacks local energy sources and struggles to meet its growing electricity demand.

25.03.2015 08:52

West's tech bubble is about to burst - top investor
A dot-com bust could soon take place all over again, as a number of tech companies in the West are valued higher than their earnings will ever justify, says a billionaire investor who got rich in the industry.

24.03.2015 18:13

Russia and China to open joint e-commerce platform in summer
Russian online payment system Yandex.Money is to start processing payments for China’s online platform TradeEase, which is aimed at increasing cross-border trade between the two countries.

19.03.2015 08:11

Gazprom to supply Egypt with LNG over 5 years
Russia’s Gazprom Global LNG has signed a deal with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) to supply 35 shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2020, according to the company and Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum.

18.03.2015 07:31

'Tory scorched earth policy': National Health Service signs biggest-ever privatization deal
The National Health Service (NHS) has agreed its largest ever deal to privatize services in an attempt to tackle the increasing backlog of patients awaiting surgery, scans and tests. Critics say the move is undemocratic and threatens care standards.

12.03.2015 10:03

Russia signs milestone deal to explore the Pacific
Russia has obtained exclusive rights to explore 3,000 square kilometers of the Pacific seabed for cobalt. The area is 5,000 kilometers down and is estimated to contain 30-35 million tons of the mineral, the deputy Russian national resources minister said.

12.03.2015 07:33

British MPs say US-EU free trade deal must not leave govts at multinationals’ mercy
British MPs are protesting the US-EU TTIP free trade deal that could enable multinational corporations to sue governments if newly introduced rules harm their businesses, thus weakening essential European health and food regulations.

10.03.2015 06:13

Russia may sanction French companies over Mistral non-delivery – media
Russia’s communications minister has reportedly called for sectoral sanctions against French-based communication companies in reply to the scuttled delivery of Mistral warships. Space-related entities are likely to suffer the most.

03.03.2015 08:34

Russian tycoon Fridman and Germany’s RWE close €5.1bn energy deal despite UK concerns
Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman’s investment fund LetterOne has closed a €5.1 billion deal with Germany’s RWE to buy its oil and gas arm Dea, despite an attempt by the UK to block the British part of the purchase.

02.03.2015 11:02

Netanyahu’s US trip is ‘fistfight that will leave casualties behind’
Israeli PM Netanyahu’s visit to the US for a controversial speech to Congress may further damage relations with Washington, but will also bring him points at the upcoming elections, Alon Liel, former Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General told RT.

02.03.2015 14:11

China agrees to amend $3.6bn loan agreement with Ukraine
The National Bank of China has agreed to extend the range of projects the Ukraine’s cash-strapped Naftogaz can fund with a $3.6 billion credit line agreed in 2012.

26.02.2015 10:04

​Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank
The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank that’ll serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and the IMF.

20.02.2015 09:21