Anatoly Aksakov

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Turkey ratifies Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement

The Russian-Turkish agreement on the Turkish stream gas pipeline project entered force today after being signed by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and published in the government’s official Resmi Gazete. …

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What will stop drop in real incomes of Russians?

Real incomes of Russians are falling more than volumes declining economy, the Government’s Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said at the session titled 'Improving the welfare of the population as a driver of …

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 Are retail banks resolving deadlock?

Russian retail banks are getting out from losses, according to their financial statements for the first half of 2016. After writing off trouble loans, which have been issued under the old rules, the banks began to form smaller amount of reserves …

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What helps to strengthen the ruble?

The strengthening of the ruble requires ‘fine tunings’ in relation to the export-oriented industries, the spokesman for the Russian president Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said, commenting on the …

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Will state begin to control expenses of Russians?

The Russian Ministry of Finance and the Federal Tax Service (FTS) are discussing the possibility of introducing the control of massive expenditure among population, the Vedomosti newspaper reports with reference to federal officials that the idea …

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SPIEF 2016 kicks off in St.Petersburg

The XX St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is opening today in the Expoforum congress and exhibition center. The event will be attended by representatives of 600 Russian and some 500 foreign companies from 60 countries - the …

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Russia’s Central Bank lowers its key interest rate

The board of directors of Russia’s Central Bank has decided to cut its key interest rate to 10.5% for the first time in nearly a year. The Central Bank noted "the positive trends of more stable inflation, decreased …

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What can revive Russian economy?

At the session of the Economic Council's presidium, held on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that previously existing sources of Russian economic growth have exhausted themselves, and that is why there is a …

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IMF: world economy on verge of collapse

The International Monetary Fund warns that the risk of economic collapse is increasing, so we need to take immediate measures to stimulate demand. The International Monetary Fund's first deputy managing director, David …

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Is ruble overvalued?

Sberbank CIB experts said that today the ruble is overvalued, so it may fall in the near future. According to them, the Russian domestic currency may fall to 70-75 rubles per dollar. Against this background, experts estimate the …

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Is Russia going through a banking crisis?

There is a banking crisis in Russia. The Commissioner for Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs under the President of Russia, Boris Titov, stated this today at a round table organized by the Russian National Committee of the …

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Is Russian Central Bank moving towards yuan?

The Russian Central Bank has included the Chinese yuan in the list of the currencies used for investments of gold and foreign exchange reserves, however in the near future it does not plan to make operations on purchase of the assets nominated in …

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One year since rouble’s floating rate

A year ago, the Central Bank of Russia decided to start using a floating exchange rate. Summing up the results of the development of the Russian economy over the past 12 months, Bloomberg analysts …

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Is everything okay with Russian banking system?

The Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank, Bella Zlatkis, commented on the situation in the Russian banking system. According to her, "there is hardly a person who says that the banking system is …

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Ruble defeats autumn depression

Contrary to the fears of experts about the heavy fall for the Russian national currency, in September the ruble managed to hold above the strip of 70 rubles per dollar, and in October it started to rise. In particular, today the dollar exchange …

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