Anatoly Aksakov

Russia's secret of beating recession revealed

Russia has avoided economic recession, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the closing ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum in Brazil. "We have been carrying out a balanced macroeconomic policy for …

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U.S.-China trade war to be over soon?

China and the United States have agreed to lift tariffs on each other’s goods in phases, Bloomberg reported citing Chinese commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng. According to The Wall Street Journal, the stage-one …

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IMF - body which is completely out of picture

Sberbank CEO Herman Gref, speaking at the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Congress, described the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the body which is completely out of the picture. …

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Russia’s Central Bank cuts key rate to 7%

The board of directors of Russia's Central Bank has cut its key rate today by 25 bp to 7.00% per annum. Commenting on the decision, the regulator's press service said that inflation slowdown is continuing, but inflation …

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Russia's business depression continues

Seventy nine percent of entrepreneurs believe that there are unfavorable conditions for doing business in Russia now, according to the results of the poll conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM). The poll …

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Russia becomes leader in dumping dollar

Russia has became one of the main drivers in the process of dedollarization last year, the European Central Bank said in its June report on the strengthening of the role of the euro in the global economy. According to the authors of the …

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What to expect from OPEC+ meeting in July?

OPEC has agreed to move its next meeting to July 1, followed by a meeting with non-OPEC allies on July 2, according to new dates posted on the website of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC and allies were …

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Sberbank sets Russia's record in dividends

The supervisory board of Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank has recommended paying 361.4 billion rubles ($5.62 billion)   in dividends for 2018, CEO German Gref said. The dividend payment will account …

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Russia’s Central Bank keeps key rate at 7.75%

The board of directors of the Bank of Russia decided to keep the key rate at 7.75% per annum, the regulator said in a press release following the board meeting on Friday. "If the situation develops in line with the baseline …

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Bank of Russia keeps key rate at 7.75%

The Bank of Russia Board of Directors decided to keep the key rate at 7.75% per annum, the regulator said in a press release.  When grounding its decision the regulator noted that in January 2019, annual inflation held at the lower …

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Oil price slides to crisis levels

The price of Brent crude oil fell below the $70-a-barrel mark today for the first time in seven months, moving to the brink of bear-market territory. As of 15:57 (MSK), Brent crude reached $69.87 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe. Brent …

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Will Russia refuse placing eurobonds?

Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meeting that Russia may refuse to enter the external borrowings market, noting that it's an …

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Will Crimea become offshore zone?

Head of the State Duma’s Committee for Financial Markets Anatoly Aksakov proposed to set up an offshore zone on the Crimean peninsula. At the same time, he noted that it will not happen in the near future. Aksakov …

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"Russia able to withstand one more economic crisis"

Russia’s National Wealth Fund (NWF) will be able to withstand one more economic crisis amounting to the crisis of 2014, head of the Accounts Chamber and initiator of the Reserve Fund Alexey Kudrin said. "In …

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