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Putin hands top post at ailing VEB bank to Sberbank manager

Feb 26 2016

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin removed the head of Russia's ailing state development bank Vnesheconombank on Friday and appointed a successor from Sberbank who will be expected to oversee a bailout that could swell to as much as $16 billion.

Russia could cut defense procurement spending: sources

Feb 19 2016

MOSCOW The Russian government is considering a 5 percent cut in defense procurement spending this year, sources say, showing not even Vladimir Putin's plan to restore Moscow's military might is immune to the pain of a slowing economy.

Russia government mulls 5 percent cut in defence procurement spending - sources

Feb 19 2016

MOSCOW Russia's government is considering cutting spending on defence procurement this year by 5 percent, four official sources told Reuters, a move that would extend the budget squeeze to a sector that up to now has been immune from real cuts.

Russia gov't mulls 5 pct cut in defence procurement spending - sources

Feb 19 2016

MOSCOW, Feb 19 Russia's government is considering cutting spending on defence procurement this year by 5 percent, four official sources told Reuters, a move that would extend the budget squeeze to a sector that up to now has been immune from real cuts.

Putin removes head of VEB state development bank as crisis bites

Feb 18 2016

By Margarita Papchenkova, Darya Korsunskaya and Oksana Kobzeva

Putin removes head of VEB state development bank as crisis bites

Feb 18 2016

By Margarita Papchenkova, Darya Korsunskaya and Oksana Kobzeva

Russia considers drastic steps to plug finances hit by tumbling oil

Feb 10 2016

By Margarita Papchenkova, Darya Korsunskaya and Elena Fabrichnaya

Russian oligarchs most likely buyers in Putin's new privatization plan

Feb 02 2016

MOSCOW Russian oligarchs are the most likely potential buyers of the stakes in some of the country's largest companies that President Vladimir Putin wants to sell.

Russia could cut Bashneft stake in 2016 privatisation programme -sources

Feb 01 2016

MOSCOW The Russian government could reduce its stake in mid-sized oil company Bashneft as part of its privatisation programme this year, two government sources told Reuters on Monday.

Russia plans no joint action with OPEC: sources

Jan 27 2016

MOSCOW Russia's government is not discussing cooperation with OPEC, two senior Russian officials told Reuters, after a co-owner of the country's No. 2 oil producer Lukoil said Moscow and the exporter group should join forces to battle low oil prices.

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