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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

Putin says no capital controls in Russia, as currency hits record lows
President Putin said Russia isn’t planning on controlling foreign currency flows, putting to rest rumors that the weakening ruble would force the Central Bank to limit the free movement of currency across its borders.

02.10.2014 10:06

Russia could ditch US dollar in 2-3 years – head of Russia's #2 bank
​Two to three years would be enough time for Russia to switch to international settlements to the ruble, Andrey Kostin, head of Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB, said.

30.09.2014 10:27

Kiev’s claims over legality of $3bn bailout ‘baseless’ – VTB
VTB, Russia's second-largest bank, has responded to Ukraine’s doubt as to the legality of the bank’s role in a $3 billion bond purchase last December to help Kiev’s ailing economy. Such claims are "baseless" the bank said in a statement on Friday.

26.09.2014 12:20

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