UPDATE 1-Russian economic recovery encouraging - central banker
* Says rouble less vulnerable to a strengthening dollar (Updates throughout, adds background, quotes)
DUBAI Jan 30 Abu Dhabi's First Gulf Bank PJSC : * First Gulf Bank 2012 net profit 4.15 billion dirhams versus 3.71
billion dirhams in 2011 * First Gulf Bank Q4 net profit 1.15 billion dirhams versus 1.02 billion
dirhams in q4/11 * First Gulf Bank board recommends cash dividend of 0.83 dirhams per share * Analysts forecast average profit of 1.02 billion dirhams in Reuters poll
* Has operated and will continue to operate to highest standards in industry
Dec 6 Indian shares ended higher for a second straight session on Tuesday, a day before the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy meeting, as expectations of an interest rate cut aided sentiment.