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Exclusive: BP's incoming CEO won't initially take up Rosneft board seat - company sources

19 Dec 2019

LONDON/MOSCOW Incoming Chief Executive Bernard Looney will not take up either of BP's seats on the board of Rosneft when he takes over in February because of the complexity of the relationship with the Russian oil giant, five company sources said.

Exclusive: Russian officials in talks to transfer central bank's Sberbank stake - sources

17 Dec 2019

MOSCOW Russian officials are in talks to transfer the central bank's stake in Sberbank , the country's top lender, to another state entity, four sources said, as unease grows about the central bank's role as both owner and supervisor.

Russia proposes $15.7 bln spend from National Wealth Fund in 2020-2022

02 Dec 2019

MOSCOW, Dec 2 Russia has proposed spending 1 trillion roubles ($15.67 billion) from its National Wealth Fund to support infrastructure projects and exports between 2020 and 2022, as it tries to boost stalling economic growth under western sanctions.

Russia approves Fortum plan to increase stake in Uniper

14 Nov 2019

OSLO, MOSCOW Russia approved Finnish utility Fortum's plan to increase its stake in Germany's Uniper , the head of Russia's anti-monopoly service (FAS) and the company both said on Thursday.

Russia to cut share of U.S. dollar in National Wealth Fund, mulls other currencies

13 Nov 2019

MOSCOW Russia will reduce the share of the U.S. dollar in its National Wealth Fund and is considering investing in other foreign currencies including the Chinese yuan, Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev said on Wednesday.

Russia lands nuclear bombers in Africa as Putin hosts continent's leaders

24 Oct 2019

(This October 23 story has been refiled to correct paragraph 16 country to Nigeria, not Niger, after RIA issued official correction.) | Video

Russia, Turkey reach deal to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border

23 Oct 2019

SOCHI, Russia/ANKARA Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph. | Video

Russia's VTB looking to sell 10% of its Angolan unit

23 Oct 2019

SOCHI, Russia Russia's state-controlled lender VTB wants to sell a 10% stake in VTB Africa, its Angola-based unit, the bank's chief executive Andrei Kostin said on Wednesday.

Russia flies nuclear bombers to Africa as Putin hosts continent's leaders

23 Oct 2019

SOCHI/MOSCOW, Oct 23 Russia despatched two nuclear-capable bombers to South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday, a flight that appeared timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putin's opening of a flagship Russia-Africa summit designed to boost Russian influence.

Russland und Türkei einig über Sicherheitszone in Syrien

23 Oct 2019

Sotschi/Moskau Die Türkei und Russland haben sich auf einen Abzug der kurdischen YPG-Miliz aus der syrischen Grenzregion geeinigt.

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