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    Western sanctions may last for decades – Russian minister tells newspaper
    Dec18

    Western sanctions may last for decades – Russian minister tells newspaper

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis are likely to last “for a very long time”, possibly decades, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told Vedomosti newspaper. …read more Source: The...

    80 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls: poll
    Dec18

    80 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls: poll

    In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 file photo people walk past a huge Christmas tree installed in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral. (Source: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File) From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin’s days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and...

    Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls
    Dec18

    Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

    The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets
    Dec18

    Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets

    Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would to remain “patient” in its approach to raising interest rates.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 surged 2.5 percent to 17,242.33 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1.1 percent to...

    EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan
    Dec18

    EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan

    BRUSSELS – EU leaders on Thursday will discuss tense relations with Russia and punishing sanctions imposed over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine at a summit led for the first time by Poland’s Kremlin-wary former premier Donald Tusk.Leaders will also back a huge 315-billion-euro (S$498 billion) investment plan unveiled last month by...

    Opponent calls for Putin’s exit as Russia slides into crisis
    Dec18

    Opponent calls for Putin’s exit as Russia slides into crisis

    A prominent opponent has warned Vladimir Putin his days in power are numbered, as Russia awaits the president’s response to the dramatic decline of the rouble.Putin has been silent as the currency collapsed against the US dollar this week before making up some of the lost ground on Wednesday, but he is sure to be asked about it at his...

    Russian rouble firms sharply as government pressures exporters
    Dec18

    Russian rouble firms sharply as government pressures exporters

    Russian rouble firms sharply as government pressures exportersMOSCOW – Russia’s rouble strengthened sharply on Wednesday after dramatic falls on the previous two days as the government pressured exporters not to hoard foreign-currency earnings and the central bank announced new measures to support financial stability.The rouble was...

    EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan
    Dec18

    EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan

    [BRUSSELS] EU leaders on Thursday will discuss tense relations with Russia and punishing sanctions imposed over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine at a summit led for the first time by Poland’s Kremlin-wary former premier Donald Tusk. …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Agree to Resume Peace Talks
    Dec18

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Agree to Resume Peace Talks

    Ukraine’s pro-European leaders and Kremlin-backed rebels agreed Wednesday to hold long-delayed peace talks that were backed by Russia in the heat of its devastating currency crisis. …read more Source:...

    Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil
    Dec18

    Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil

    A pledge from the Federal Reserve to remain “patient” when deciding when to lift interest rates gave the stock market its biggest gain in more than a year.Stocks rose from the open on Wednesday, led by gains for the energy sector, as oil prices showed signs of stabilizing after their big slump in recent months. The market’s...

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