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    Russia puts annual losses at R1.5 trillion
    Nov24

    Russia puts annual losses at R1.5 trillion

    Lower oil prices and Western sanctions will cost Russia around $130-140 billion (R1.5 trillion) a year. ||| Moscow – Lower oil prices and Western financial sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis will cost Russia around $130-140 billion (R1.5 trillion) a year – equivalent to around 7 percent of its economy – Finance Minister...

    Putin backs Russian central bank
    Nov24

    Putin backs Russian central bank

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine. ||| Moscow – With Russia’s economy battered by economic sanctions and plunging oil prices, President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to...

    MH17 wreckage cleared from crash site
    Nov24

    MH17 wreckage cleared from crash site

    The wreckage will be transported to the Netherlands and reconstructed as part of the investigation into the cause of the disaster. ||| Amsterdam – A week long operation to clear the wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine has been completed, the Dutch government said on Sunday. A cargo train took pieces of...

    Planned rail link to boost ties with Chinese
    Nov24

    Planned rail link to boost ties with Chinese

    Russia is seeking to build a high-speed rail link to further bolster ties with China after agreeing on the biggest natural gas supply deal in history. ||| Ekaterina Shatalova MoscowRUSSIA is seeking to build a high-speed rail link to further bolster ties with China after agreeing on the biggest natural gas supply deal in history.Russian Railways...

    Kiev: Russia has 7 500 troops in Ukraine
    Nov22

    Kiev: Russia has 7 500 troops in Ukraine

    Russia has 7 500 troops in the east of Ukraine’, where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting government troops, defence minister said. ||| Kiev – Russia has 7 500 troops in the east of the country, where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting government troops for months, Ukraine’s defence minister said.“Unfortunately,...

    Russia mulls oil production cut
    Nov21

    Russia mulls oil production cut

    Russia is considering cutting its oil production in a bid to revive prices, energy minister Alexander Novak said, as the ruble plunges in value. ||| Moscow – Russia is considering cutting its oil production in a bid to revive prices, energy minister Alexander Novak said Friday as the falling price of crude along with Western sanctions over...

    Russia mulls oil output cut
    Nov21

    Russia mulls oil output cut

    Russia may cut oil production to shore up flagging prices, but its ability to change output is limited. ||| Moscow – Russia may cut oil production to shore up flagging prices, but its ability to change output is limited and no decision has been made yet, its energy minister said, underlining Moscow’s desire for a higher oil price....

    Biden gears up for Kiev meeting
    Nov21

    Biden gears up for Kiev meeting

    US Vice-President Joe Biden will meet Ukraine’s leaders on the first anniversary of the protests that toppled the former pro-Kremlin regime. ||| Kiev – US Vice-President Joe Biden will meet Ukraine’s leaders on Friday on the first anniversary of the protests that toppled the former pro-Kremlin regime, with Kiev hoping for an...

    Oil smooths superpowers’ global dealings
    Nov21

    Oil smooths superpowers’ global dealings

    A new age of abundant and cheap energy supplies is redrawing the world’s geopolitical landscape, weakening and potentially threatening the legitimacy of some governments while enhancing the power of others. ||| Rich MillerA NEW age of abundant and cheap energy supplies is redrawing the world’s geopolitical landscape, weakening and...

    Weak growth in Germany, France renews risk of eurozone downturn
    Nov21

    Weak growth in Germany, France renews risk of eurozone downturn

    The euro-area economy risks a renewed slowdown. A Purchasing Managers index for factories and services activity unexpectedly fell to 51.4 in November, the lowest in 16 months, from 52.1 in October, London-based Markit Economics said yesterday. ||| The euro-area economy risks a renewed slowdown.A Purchasing Managers index for factories and...

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