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.
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.
MOSCOW U.S. sanctions will weigh on Russia's economic growth but are unlikely to imminently deprive Moscow of its investment-grade rating, the head of Fitch Ratings Sovereigns group said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW The Russian central bank raised rates for the first time since late 2014 on Friday and promised not to buy foreign currency on the market until the end of this year end as it acknowledged risks of the weaker rouble and U.S. sanctions.
MOSCOW The Russian central bank is seen holding the key rate at 7.25 percent on Friday but is widely expected to warn it could tighten monetary policy, given risks stemming from the recently crashed rouble, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.
MOSCOW The Russian rouble crashed to its weakest levels in two and a half years on Thursday, pressured by fears of more Western sanctions after Britain revealed details about the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
MOSCOW, Sept 4 The Russian rouble pared losses
on Tuesday, gaining support from higher oil prices and comments
from the central bank on the possibility of higher interest
rates at a turbulent time for emerging markets.
MOSCOW, Sept 4 Russian central bank Governor
Elvira Nabiullina said on Tuesday there were reasons for holding
the key interest rate or even raising it as soon as next week in
the wake of increased volatility on financial markets in Russia
MOSCOW The Russian central bank will need to postpone a plan to cut rates due to new U.S. sanctions against Moscow seen taking toll on inflation and the rouble, a monthly Reuters poll of 20 analysts and economists showed on Friday.
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he was cutting a proposed retirement age for women from 63 to 60 years as he watered down draft legislation to reform the pensions system which has hurt his popularity and stirred protests. | Video