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MOSCOW Deutsche Bank views Russia as a priority, has completed a transformation of its operation there, and does not plan to cut its workforce there materially, the bank's Russia head told Reuters in an interview.
(This May 25 story was corrected to remove reference in paragraphs 1 and 4 to OPEC discussions being triggered by Trump’s tweet)
MOSCOW/ST PETERSBURG, May 25 Italy's biggest utility Enel is in advanced talks with Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko over the sale of Enel's Reftinskaya coal plant, three sources familiar with the talks told Reuters on Friday.
ST PETERSBURG, May 25 Emerging markets telecoms operator Veon expects its business in Russia, its biggest market, to slow in coming quarters as the Russian economy is struggling to gain momentum.
ST PETERSBURG Russia's second-biggest food retailer Magnit plans to expand its reach by opening shops in thousands of Russian Post offices, eyeing efficiency gains from sharing transport infrastructure, Magnit's chief executive told Reuters.
ST PETERSBURG Russia's RDIF sovereign wealth fund intends to co-invest in new Russian infrastructure projects to help realize plans set out by Vladimir Putin at the start of his fourth presidential term, Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF's head, told Reuters.
ST PETERSBURG Russia and OPEC's leader Saudi Arabia may act together to prevent a further oil price spike, Russia's top state investment official said on Friday.
HONG KONG/ST PETERSBURG, Russia Russian metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska stepped down as a director of his aluminium firm Rusal as part of a choreographed series of steps which he hopes will persuade the U.S. government to rescind sanctions that have crippled his businesses.
MOSCOW VTB , Russia’s second-largest lender, has increased its stake in sanctions-hit En+, which manages the aluminium and hydropower assets of businessman Oleg Deripaska, after making a margin call on one of En+’s minority shareholders, the bank’s first deputy chief executive said.
ST PETERSBURG, Russia Russian metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska is considering having his En+ group company buy some of his shares so his stake is below the controlling level, a maneuver he hopes will remove his firms from a U.S. sanctions list, according to three sources familiar with the discussions.
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