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Russia and the global economy

Revitalizing Russia’s aviation industry
Just ten years ago Russia’s aviation industry was all but grounded, but in the past five years the state has increased funding twenty times. Russian aviation industry is being cleared for take-off once again.

January 20, 2010 15:56

Russia has “unacceptably high” levels of poverty – Medvedev
“Crisis or no crisis”, Russia’s budget must continue to fund social programs until acceptable standards of living are achieved, President Dmitry Medvedev said during an interview with Russia’s Channel One.

April 12, 2010 06:13

Iran looks to join Nabucco axis
Iran says it will supply half the capacity for the Nabucco international gas pipeline. It will invite foreign firms to overhaul its decrepit gas infrastructure, but Nabucco's key shareholder says that will not be enough.

October 10, 2009 13:01

Nanotechnology gets boost from state as focus turns to future
A week with focus on nanotechnology and Russian science has seen Rosnano, and AFK Sistema announce they will invest half a billion dollars in the production of microchips, using 90 nanometers technology.

October 09, 2009 21:00

China delegation looks to transform trade ties
Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, is starting a 2 day visit to China on Tuesday, with business leaders saying they need government help to boost exports from sectors other than energy.

October 12, 2009 16:00

Gazprom looks to longer term as exports take turn for the better
Gazprom says gas exports are moving back towards pre-crisis levels, and that it is looking to take a long term approach to customer who may not require as much gas as they have contracted for in the short term.

October 09, 2009 15:00

The season of the gold bug
Gold is the strangest of commodities, used essentially only for adornment and investment. But the oldest measure of wealth, and its reemergence this decade, tells us a lot about our world.

December 03, 2009 20:50

Rusnano looking to place Russia on the high technology cutting edge
The Head of Rusnano, Anatoly Chubais, says more innovation companies will come to market over the next few months, as his organisation looks to address framework issues for promoting Russia as a major high tech centre.

October 08, 2009 08:01

Naftogaz and Ukraine skating on thin ice over next Gazprom payment
European power giant GDF says it will increase its gas reserves, after Ukraine admitted it would have trouble paying its next Gazprom bill and fears of another round of gas disputes mount.

October 08, 2009 08:01

Qatargas CEO says gas union to promote supply advantages
Gas giant Qatar has told RT details of its cooperation union with Russia, which has been criticized as a ´cartel´ by the U.S.

October 07, 2009 12:01

Gold climbs to all time high on greenback speculation
Gold has climbed to an all time high on renewed speculation about the U.S. dollar, after a report by British journalist Robert Fisk suggested key economies were planning to move away from the dollars reserve status.

October 13, 2009 09:01

Premature dance on dollar's grave
The media jumped on the dollar-is-dead story, after Britain’s Independent newspaper reported plans by oil producers to stop selling in dollars within nine years.

October 13, 2009 06:00