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Russia and the global economy

Dirty money: 19 UK firms alleged ‘complicit’ in $20bn laundering scam
Some 19 British firms are at the center of an investigation into in a mammoth global money-laundering operation. The scheme was allegedly contrived to make $20bn (£12.5bn) worth of ill-gotten gains appear legitimate.

16.10.2014 09:53

Ukraine, Georgia and EU candidate countries line up for anti-Russian sanctions
EU candidate countries Norway, Iceland, Montenegro, Albania and Lichtenstein, as well as Ukraine and Georgia have joined the third package of sanctions against Russia, according to the European Union.

16.10.2014 10:12

EU risks €40bn hemorrhage from Russia sanctions in 2014 – Foreign Minister
Economies across the European Union will lose about €40 billion this year, with the damage estimated to widen to €50 billion in 2015, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing figures from the EU itself.

14.10.2014 07:48

Russia and China may agree on Western gas pipeline in 2015 – Medvedev
Russia and China may complete negotiations on building an additional natural gas pipeline to China, which will deliver energy via a western route by 2015, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

13.10.2014 06:48

Russia not against European pivot for ex-Soviet allies – Putin
Russia has nothing against other CIS member states building closer ties with Europe, the only thing it insists on is that its allies properly discuss the possible economic risks to the Russian economy, President Putin said at the summit in Minsk.

10.10.2014 09:22

EU, Kazakhstan agree on enhanced cooperation
The EU and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement in Brussels Thursday, forging closer economic and political ties.

09.10.2014 13:14

6 useful things you need to know about the rapid descent of the Russian ruble
The Russian ruble has lost more than 20 percent against the US dollar since the beginning of the year, but what does that really mean, for Russia, its people, and economy? RT talks to Ben Aris, Editor-in-Chief of Business New Europe, to find out.

07.10.2014 13:51

US lifts sanctions on Turkish arm of Russia’s biggest lender
The US Treasury Department has taken a bank off its “naughty” list, Turkey’s DenizBank, a subsidiary of Sberbank. Russia’s largest bank was placed under sanctions in September, and now DenizBank is no longer blocked from American capital markets.

07.10.2014 07:04

​Ukraine may have found a gas savior in Norway, Moscow skeptical
Naftogaz, Ukraine’s biggest natural gas company, has signed a deal with Norway’s Statoil and started receiving shipments, arriving just in time to possibly save Kiev from an energy crisis before winter. Experts in Moscow doubt the legality.

06.10.2014 06:55

Gazprom accuses Poland, Hungary, Slovakia of rerouting Russian gas to Ukraine
Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia have together re-exported 1.7 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Ukraine, Gazprom, Russia’s biggest gas exporter said Friday, questioning the legality of the practice.

03.10.2014 07:36

Europe still a key partner for Russia, but China a priority – Putin
Trade with Russia’s largest partner Europe will continue, but cooperation with Asian countries, especially China, are a priority for the Kremlin.

02.10.2014 13:08

Putin rejects US ‘easy money’ stimulus in Russia, says reforms needed
Russia must be careful with any monetary stimulus, and can’t be injecting billions into the economy to make it grow, as the US has been doing, President said at VTB’s Russia Calling! investment forum.

02.10.2014 10:58

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