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Poll: Biden leads Trump by 12 points nationally

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads U.S. President Donald Trump by 12 points in a new national poll. The latest Monmouth University survey finds Biden at 53%, compared to Trump at 41%, The Hill reported. …

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Fitch Affirms Gazprom Neft rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Gazprom Neft's (GPN) Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BBB', with a Stable Outlook.  The affirmation applies to the ratings of all debt issued by GPN …

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Moody's revises Saudi Arabia's credit outlook

Moody's downgraded Saudi Arabia's sovereign outlook to negative from stable, citing increased downside risks to the kingdom's fiscal strength from the oil rout.  "The shock transmits mainly through the loss in …

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Russia among top-5 world's largest arms producers

Russia moved to fourth place in the sales of arms ranking, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2019, 3.9% of Russia's GDP went to military spending, amounting to $65.1 billion. …

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S&P forecasts 2.4% drop in global GDP 

Credit rating agency S&P Global slashed its global forecasts, predicting coronavirus lockdowns would now see the world economy contract 2.4% this year and cause the United States and euro zone to slump 5.2% and 7.3% respectively. …

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Forbes names Russia's richest businesman

Forbes magazine has compiled the rating of 200 richest Russian entrepreneurs, topping the list is head and beneficiary of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin with a fortune of $19.7 billion (up from the 6th place with $18.1 billion). …

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S&P affirms Russia’s rating at BBB-

International rating agency S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Russia’s rating at the investment level of BBB- with a Stable outlook, the agency said. The agency noted that the credit rating on liabilities in the local currency …

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Elena Baturina is no longer Russia's richest woman

The founder of the online retailer Wildberries Tatyana Bakalchuk topped the list of Russia's richest women, Forbes magazine said. According to the publication, her fortune reached $1.4 bln. Bakalchuk pushed off the …

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World's most liveable cities revealed

Copenhagen in Denmark and Bern in Switzerland have been ranked as the most 'liveable' cities in the world, according to an annual study. Global mobility experts, ECA (Employment Conditions Abroad) International looked at a …

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Empire names best films of 21st century

Empire magazine published the '100 Greatest Movies of the Century' list. George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road has been voted as the greatest movie of the century by critics and readers in a poll conducted by film magazine …

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Russia improves its position in global rating

Russia, ranking No. 23, is seen as both the second-most powerful country and the fourth-most influential country in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 'Best Countries' annual rating. Each country …

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