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Darya Korsunskaya

Russia, wary of U.S. sanctions, puts saving before growth

Oct 31 2018

MOSCOW Russia's drive to fill state coffers to give itself a $200 billion buffer against threats like new U.S. sanctions is prudent, analysts say, but will come at the expense of economic growth.

Exclusive: Russia to suspend light, heavy oil product exports to Belarus from November

Oct 11 2018

MOSCOW Russia plans to halt exports of light and heavy oil products to Belarus from next month until the end of next year, with restrictions also applying to shipments of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), two Russian government sources told Reuters.

Russian debt chief stays calm amid U.S. sanctions threat

Sep 27 2018

MOSCOW The finance ministry in Moscow does not believe U.S. sanctions against Russian state debt are inevitable, and sees no imminent need to intervene in the bond market to support it, a senior ministry official said.

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

Sep 18 2018

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances. | Video

UPDATE 1-VTB asks Russia to relax capital rules for banks

Sep 06 2018

MOSCOW, Sept 6 Russia's VTB bank has asked the government and central bank to relax Basel III capital requirements for Russian lenders, its chief executive said on Thursday, adding that would allow banks to lend more to the domestic economy.

Russia's oil industry can shoulder extra taxes, finance ministry says

Sep 03 2018

MOSCOW Russia's oil industry is awash with cash and will be able to withstand the planned 1 trillion rubles ($15 billion) in extra taxes over the next six years, Alexei Sazanov, the head of the tax department in the finance ministry, said in an interview.

Russia wants to curb fuel exports to Belarus, seeks more transparent oil deal

Sep 03 2018

MOSCOW Russia wants to curtail duty-free oil product flows to Belarus and is seeking a more transparent oil deal with the neighboring country, Alexei Sazanov, head of the tax department in the Russian finance ministry, said in an interview.

INTERVIEW-Russia wants to curb fuel exports to Belarus, seeks more transparent oil deal

Sep 03 2018

* Belarus has oil product surplus thanks to supplies from Russia

Russian telcos press for foreign Internet companies to pay for data storage

Aug 22 2018

MOSCOW Russian telecoms operators have proposed legislation that would oblige foreign Internet companies to share the financial burden of a new law on storing data in the country, a draft bill seen by Reuters shows.

Putin wants $7.5 billion Russian miners tax discussed, shares drop

Aug 10 2018

MOSCOW Vladimir Putin has ordered that a proposal to raise 500 billion roubles ($7.5 billion) a year from metal and mining firms be looked at, but the Russian president has not decided whether to approve the plan by a Kremlin economic aide.

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