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Andrey Ostroukh

UPDATE 2-Russian c.bank holds rates, hints at no rush to hike

Feb 08 2019

* Analysts say c.bank sounds dovish, see less chances of rate hike (Adds analyst comments, detail)

Analysts unanimously expect Russian central bank to hold rates on Friday: Reuters poll

Feb 04 2019

MOSCOW The Russian central bank is expected to hold its key interest rate unchanged on Friday as emerging markets stabilize and inflation hovers around central bank forecasts, according to a Reuters poll.

UPDATE 2-Rouble strengthens on local taxes, Venezuela in focus

Jan 24 2019

MOSCOW, Jan 24 The Russian rouble gained on Thursday, buoyed by local demand linked to month-end tax payments but investors watched developments in Venezuela that could have repercussions on the Russian market.

Russia faces higher inflation, economic slowdown in 2019: Reuters poll

Dec 27 2018

MOSCOW Russia's economy will hit some speed bumps in 2019 and inflation will rise, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Thursday, due to risks of new sanctions, a weaker rouble and a planned tax increase.

Russian companies looking into domestic infrastructure to place Eurobonds

Dec 24 2018

MOSCOW, Dec 24 Russian companies seeking to issue Eurobonds are looking into using Russia's National Settlement Depository (NSD) in addition to global settlement and clearing platforms due to the ongoing risk of further U.S. sanctions, a top finance ministry official said.

UPDATE 2-Russia c.bank raises rates, plans to resume FX buying

Dec 14 2018

MOSCOW, Dec 14 Russia's central bank hiked its main interest rate on Friday, seeking to keep a lid on rising inflation and offset pressure on an already weak rouble after it said it would resume foreign currency purchases for state reserves.

Exclusive: Russian central bank may ask banks to forewarn it about big foreign exchange deals

Dec 03 2018

MOSCOW Russia's central bank is considering asking banks and major companies to tell it in advance about foreign exchange deals that could affect the value of the rouble, three financial markets sources told Reuters.

Russian stocks have chance to climb higher by year-end: Reuters poll

Nov 28 2018

MOSCOW Russia's stock market will post small gains by the end of this year in the absence of more Western sanctions, but the theme of penalties and global trade conflict are likely to dominate the mood next year, a Reuters poll found.

UPDATE 5-Russia raises 1 bln euros at 3 pct yield in Eurobond sale - FinMin

Nov 27 2018

MOSCOW, Nov 27 Russia raised 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) with a yield of 3.0 percent on Tuesday with the sale of its first euro-denominated Eurobond in five years, the Finance Ministry confirmed, despite an escalation of tensions with Ukraine.

UPDATE 1-Russia's Sberbank beats forecasts with Q3 net profit of $3.47 bln

Nov 01 2018

MOSCOW, Nov 1 Russia's largest lender Sberbank has posted a record-high quarterly profit on Thursday for the turbulent third quarter, beating market expectations although the pace of profit growth declined.

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