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    Russian economy heading for recession
    Dec03

    Russian economy heading for recession

    Russia’s economy may enter its first recession since 2009 in the first quarter, Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Vedev said, as the Ukraine conflict and lower oil prices exact a toll on the world’s biggest energy exporter. ||| Olga Tanas MoscowRUSSIA’S economy may enter its first recession since 2009 in the first quarter, Deputy...

    New peace deal for Luhansk?
    Dec02

    New peace deal for Luhansk?

    Ukraine’s military and separatist forces have agreed “in principle” on a new ceasefire in the rebel-held Luhansk region. ||| Kiev – Ukraine’s military and separatist forces have agreed “in principle” on a new ceasefire from December 5 in the rebel-held Luhansk region in the east of the country, the OSCE security group said. The...

    Shanghai surges to three-year high
    Dec02

    Shanghai surges to three-year high

    Asian shares rose on Tuesday, with energy firms clawing back some losses as oil prices recovered from multi-year lows. ||| Asian shares rose Tuesday, with energy firms clawing back some losses as oil prices recovered from multi-year lows, while Shanghai surged to a three-year high on hopes for more Chinese government easing.The Russian ruble...

    Moldova pro-European parties eye coalition
    Dec01

    Moldova pro-European parties eye coalition

    Pro-European parties in Moldova pledged to pull together a coalition to steer the ex-Soviet country on a path towards EU integration. ||| Chisinau – Pro-European parties in Moldova pledged on Monday to pull together a coalition to steer the ex-Soviet country on a path towards EU integration after securing a narrow win in a weekend...

    The bank where women rule
    Dec01

    The bank where women rule

    How about a central bank where women outnumber men? This is the Bank of Thailand… ||| Bangkok – Janet Yellen’s appointment as Federal Reserve chair this year was hailed as another step toward gender equality. How about a central bank where women outnumber men?This is the Bank of Thailand, which runs monetary policy in Southeast...

    MH17 wreckage ‘to be reassembled’
    Dec01

    MH17 wreckage ‘to be reassembled’

    Wreckage of flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will reportedly be reassembled for an investigation in the Netherlands. ||| Amsterdam – Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch...

    Russian ruble extends record slide
    Nov28

    Russian ruble extends record slide

    The ruble lost another 1.5 percent of its value as it extended a record slide after the OPEC oil cartel’s decision to leave its output ceiling unchanged. ||| Moscow – The ruble lost another 1.5 percent of its value on Friday morning as it extended a record slide after the OPEC oil cartel’s decision to leave its output ceiling...

    Ukraine’s lawmakers read oath in unison
    Nov27

    Ukraine’s lawmakers read oath in unison

    Kiev’s MPs face the mammoth task of dragging Ukraine back from the brink of collapse. ||| Kiev – Ukraine’s Parliament on Thursday held its first sitting since pro-Western parties won a crushing poll victory, with lawmakers facing a mammoth task to drag the war-wracked nation back from the brink of collapse.Deputies in the...

    Europe feels sting of Russia sanctions
    Nov26

    Europe feels sting of Russia sanctions

    “The impact on business couldn’t be clearer. Fewer stands, fewer companies.” ||| Brussels – At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since the West imposed sanctions: the number of companies at the international showcase had shrunk by half from a year ago. “The...

    Huge Moscow mall opens as recession looms
    Nov25

    Huge Moscow mall opens as recession looms

    The opening in Moscow of Europe’s biggest shopping mall comes at an inopportune moment for investors backing the project. ||| Bloomberg MoscowTHE opening in Moscow of Europe’s biggest shopping mall comes at an inopportune moment for investors backing the project.The Aviapark mall opens its doors on Friday, just as Russia is headed...

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