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Andrey Ostroukh

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

03 Dec 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

28 Nov 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

27 Nov 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

01 Nov 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.

Russia to take time to assess risks of sanctions, inflation: Reuters poll

31 Oct 2018

MOSCOW The Russian central bank is likely to hold rates or raise them only marginally over the next year, taking its time to assess the inflation pattern and weigh the risk of further sanctions against Moscow, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Wednesday.

Russia advances in global Doing Business rankings to 31st position - World Bank

31 Oct 2018

MOSCOW, Oct 31 Doing business in Russia became easier again over the past year, but the country needs to deal better with protecting minority investors and regulating corporate responsibility, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Russia c.bank holds rates, says it will study if increases needed

26 Oct 2018

* Analysts' view on next c.bank step vary (Adds analysts quotes, detail)

Russia c.bank holds rates, says to study if rate increases needed

26 Oct 2018

MOSCOW, Oct 26 The Russian central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 7.5 percent on Friday but said it would study whether rate rises are needed to address risks to its inflation target and to financial stability.

Russia says photos don't prove its spy was linked to Skripal case

28 Sep 2018

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Friday a likeness between a Russian intelligence colonel and a suspect in the Skripal poisoning case does not prove they are the same person, comparing the resemblance to that of impersonators posing as Lenin.

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

27 Sep 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.

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