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Russia helping Venezuela with wheat supplies, says foreign minister

01 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow was helping Venezuela with supplies of wheat, hours before a Reuters reporter saw a Venezuela-bound cargo ship carrying Russian wheat transit the Bosphorus.

Russian markets flinch at prospect of tough new U.S. sanctions

14 Feb 2019

MOSCOW/LONDON The threat of new U.S. sanctions rocked Russian markets on Thursday, as investors were left wondering whether they had been getting too complacent about what had been a long-expected move.

UPDATE 2-Leading Russian state bank tightens grip on Black Sea grain export hub

14 Feb 2019

* Novorossiisk is Russia's main deep-sea grain export hub (Adds context, reaction of traders)

UPDATE 2-Russian markets flinch at prospect of tough new U.S. sanctions

14 Feb 2019

* Graphic https://tmsnrt.rs/2BwTtXa (Updates prices, adds details, graphics)

U.S. trustees for Russia's En+ to be paid by En+

14 Feb 2019

NEW YORK/MOSCOW, Feb 13 A veteran U.S. congressman has criticised what he calls a lack of accountability in a deal to restrict Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska's control over his En+ Group after Reuters established that three independent trustees would be paid by En+ itself.

Iran, Russia move closer to organising finance for wheat deal

14 Feb 2019

* Iran was a major buyer of Russian wheat before boosting output

UPDATE 1-Russian agricultural firms raided over suspected tax evasion

13 Feb 2019

MOSCOW, Feb 13 Meat producer Cherkizovo and farming conglomerate Rusagro were among agricultural firms across Russia targeted in a sweeping investigation into suspected tax evasion on Wednesday.

Questions linger over Deripaska's Rusal influence after U.S. deal

04 Feb 2019

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury believes it can curb the influence of Oleg Deripaska over aluminum giant Rusal despite concerns the Russian oligarch may still be able to pull the strings of his business empire from behind the scenes.

Russia's Polymetal to shun M&A in 2019, focus on asset sales

31 Jan 2019

MOSCOW Russian gold and silver producer Polymetal said on Thursday it will focus on asset sales in 2019 rather than getting involved in industry consolidation.

U.S.-approved trustee for Russia's Deripaska has worked with him for years

30 Jan 2019

MOSCOW/NEW YORK A law firm appointed to act as a buffer between Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska and one of his businesses, under a deal that allowed Washington to lift sanctions on the firm, has worked closely with Deripaska for years.

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