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Gas joust continues as Bulgarian PM comes to Moscow
Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev is in Moscow to settle details over Sofia’s participation in South Stream, with the EU and U.S. thought to be pressing Bulgaria in favor of the Nabucco pipeline.

April 27, 2009 21:27

Gas meeting agrees on guarantees and supply diversity
A 2 day meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, has seen gas producers and European consumers agree to diversify supply routes and guarantee deliveries. Russian Energy Minister, Sergey Shmatko, spoke about Russia’s position.

April 27, 2009 15:38

Bulgarian PM arrives in Moscow for gas talks
Bulgarian Prime Minister, Sergei Stanishev, has arrived in Moscow to iron out the differences over Sofia’s participation in South Stream.

April 27, 2009 15:15

Bulgaria meeting highlights European need for gas as competing projects step up
Gas producers and consumers meeting in Bulgaria have highlighted Europe’s need for greater diversity in supply while the South Stream and Nabucco projects approach demand from differing viewpoints.

April 27, 2009 11:08

Luxury goods step up despite economic downturn
The head of Estee Lauder says Russian sales are soaring, despite the financial crisis. Some economists expected consumers to go downmarket, but Moscow's top fashion retailer says there's a flight to quality.

April 27, 2009 10:19

Ford Russia chief puts price focus on locally made vehicles
The head of Ford Russia has defended the company's decision to raise prices by as much as a quarter from next month.

April 24, 2009 23:17

Joining Russia and Europe with gas
With gas producers and consumers meeting Sofia, Bulgaria to discuss supply issues, RT spoke with Mikhail Krutikhin from Rus Energy about Russia, the various projects to bring gas to Europe and the Energy Charter.

April 24, 2009 18:12

Gas to Europe: new projects just to keep pace with demand
New pipelines intended to carry gas to Europe will not reduce the volume of Russian gas piped through Ukraine. That's the message Russia is taking to a conference of gas producers and consumers in Bulgaria.

April 24, 2009 12:11

Cyprus comes in from the cold as tax havens feel the heat
Russia will take Cyprus off its offshore blacklist after it agreed to expose tax cheats, with other tax paradises set to follow suit.

April 23, 2009 10:31

Cargo volumes plummet as crisis hits home
Russian Railways says April is shaping up to be a record bad month for cargo traffic, with air and rail cargo volumes down.

April 22, 2009 10:40

Better quality crude for ESPO to bring in bigger profits
Russia says it will raise its oil quality to the international ‘Brent’ standard for the world's largest pipeline project, the E.S.P.O. Experts say that could bring Russian producers millions of dollars more in profit.

April 21, 2009 10:04

Crisis as a way to build a global totalitarian state
As the world financial and economic crisis comes into its own, the Western community leaders are seeking to impress on mankind the idea that this upheaval will end up ‘turning the world into something different’.

November 14, 2009 12:21

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