Alexander Abramov

Will bitcoin take over the world?

Bitcoin would have become a good tool in the hands of artificial intelligence, if it intended to take over the world, Russia’s Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said, speaking at the International Festival of …

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Ten more years of sanctions

Sanctions against Russia are likely to stay in place for at least the next 10 years, the country’s second-largest oil company has said, at a time of sharply deteriorating relations between Moscow and the west, Financial Times …

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 Russia's authorities concerned about too low inflation

Russia's annual inflation this month will be below 3%, which, however, can ot be assessed as a positive phenomenon in terms of deviation from the Central Bank's goal of 4%, the head of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development …

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Sberbank withdraws from Europe

Russia's Sberbank plans to leave the market of certain European countries due to sanctions imposed on it, Sberbank CEO and Chairman of the Board German Gref said.

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Is Russia’s B&N Bank on brink of collapse?

Russia’s B&N Bank, the owner of Russia’s 12th biggest lender by assets, has asked the central bank for a bailout, the regulator said today. The central bank said B&N Bank’s owners, a holding group controlled by …

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Increased faith in Russia's business

Business confidence in Russia's economy has reached a maximum level over the past two years, according to the survey of the Ernst & Young (EY), multinational professional services firm headquartered in London. "The survey …

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Russia's Central Bank expectedly keeps key rate

The board of directors of Russia’s Central Bank decided to keep the key rate at 9% per annum, the regulator said in a press release. The board of directors noted that inflation remains near the target level, and the recovery …

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Has Russian ruble 'matured'?

The declining role of foreign currency in Russia's economy is "a sign of a growing ruble', the Director of the Bank of Russia Monetary Policy Department, Igor Dmitriev, said. "Try to remember when you …

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Russia to grow by 1.3-1.8%

Russia's Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said that economic growth of 1.3-1.8 percent is expected for this year. "The global economy is entering a new cycle of increasing cyber risks that endanger …

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Drop in oil prices cost each Russian $965

A drop in oil prices cost Russia $965 of gold and foreign exchange reserves per person to cope with the risks of devaluation of national currencies, the Izvestia newspaper reported with reference to the research data of FinExpertiza. …

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Dollar exceeds 60 rubles again

Today the US currency during the trading process at the Moscow Stock Exchange has crossed its psychological barrier of 60 rubles for the first time since February 2017. The cost of the euro has crossed the barrier of 67 rubles for the first …

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Russian Central Bank cuts key rate to 9%

The board of directors of Russia’s Central Bank has decided to cut its key interest rate to 9.00% per annum. "The Board notes that inflation is close to the target, inflation expectations keep declining, and economic activity …

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Why will low inflation not save Russian economy?

The excessively rapid decline in inflation is not a healthy process, it will be rather a problem for Russia's economy, the head of Sberbank German Gref said during a broadcast on the Rossiya 24 TV channel. According …

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Russian Central Bank close to its goal

Inflation in Russia has dropped to 4.1% in annual terms, Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said. "In March, inflation has dropped to 4.3%. As of April 17, inflation has already dropped to 4.1% in …

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 Government predicts economic growth in Russia

Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said that the data for the first months of this year indicate that the Russian economy has entered a new phase of growth. However, in order to increase it, it is necessary …

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 Russian banks 'lost' 100 billion rubles in year

The Russian government is concerned about the reliability of the domestic banking system, the Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at the convention of the Association of Russian Banks. "We have lost more …

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Russian Central Bank symbolically cut its key rate

The board of directors of Russia’s Central Bank has decided to cut its key interest rate for the first time since September 2016 by 25 basis points to 9.75% per annum. "The Board of Directors notes that inflation slowdown …

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