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Ex-minister Kudrin warns of 'full-fledged crisis' in Russia

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MOSCOW - Russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy. | Video

Russia's economic woes could hurt SocGen profitability targets - WSJ

- French bank Societe Generale might have to push back its profitability targets in Russia by several years, because of that country's economic troubles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

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Ex-minister Kudrin warns of 'full-fledged crisis' in Russia

MOSCOW - Russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy. | Video

WRAPUP 2-Ex-minister Kudrin warns of "full-fledged crisis" in Russia

* Rosneft makes loan payment, calls off Morgan Stanley deal

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Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26 - Poroshenko

KIEV - A fresh round of peace talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be held in the Belarussian capital on Dec. 24 and 26, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement on Monday.

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Russia in recession in 2015, ruble to stay pressured: Reuters poll

MOSCOW - The Russian economy will slide next year into its first recession since the global financial crisis and inflation will be close to double digits, economists forecast in a Reuters poll, as the oil price crash and Western sanctions bite. | Video

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Russia bails out Trust Bank in first rouble crisis rescue

MOSCOW - The Russian central bank on Monday announced the first bailout of the rouble crisis, providing up to $540 million (345 million pounds) to rescue Trust Bank and taking over supervision of the mid-sized lender.

Russia starting to backslide on world trade pledges -U.S.

WASHINGTON - Russia is starting to backslide on its commitments to become a fully-fledged member of the global economy and trading community, the United States' trade office said on Monday.

Russia in recession in 2015, rouble to stay pressured - Reuters poll

MOSCOW - The Russian economy will slide next year into its first recession since the global financial crisis and inflation will be close to double digits, economists forecast in a Reuters poll, as the oil price crash and Western sanctions bite.

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Russia says U.S. scrapping steel trade deal raises WTO issues

LONDON - Russia has complained that a U.S. move to scrap a 15-year-old deal sheltering Russian flat-rolled steel producers from high import duties is inconsistent with World Trade Organization rules.

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U.S. at U.N. calls North Korea 'living nightmare;' China overruled

UNITED NATIONS - The United States and other Western members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday slammed North Korea's human rights record after voting to over-rule China's objections and add the hermit state to the council's agenda.