Afraid of falling behind its erstwhile rival, Russia's second-largest bank VTB Bank is negotiating a joint venture with Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba, Vedomosti daily said on June 19 citing unnamed sources close to the deal.
Some Russian regions will not be financially capable of maintaining their 2018 FIFA World Cup facilities in the long run after the tournament is over, Fitch said in a report.
Russia's state holding Rosneftegaz, that holds the government shares in oil major Rosneft, will switch to paying dividends twice a year, and will pay out at least 50% of its net profit in keeping with the Ministry of Finance’s orders.
Dmitry Medvedev’s government pushed through the long discussed but sensitive decision as part of the Kremlin’s drive to raise fresh revenues to meet President Vladimir Putin’s proposed RUB8 trillion spending extravaganza.
Ukraine's external exports swelled by 19.6% year-on-year in April on the back of booming metals exports that surged 65.8% y/y to $1bn – the sector’s best result since August 2014.
Ukrainian NGOs slammed an apparent loophole inserted into the new anti-corruption court (ACC) legislation at the last minute that could defang the western-backed initiative by allowing all appeals to the courts rulings to be heard in regular courts
Crops in Russia and Ukraine have been hurt by hot dry weather that may reduce the the harvest this year and prices have already started to rise.
Denmark is the last hold out in Europe to give permission for the construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline after the Swedish government became the latest EU country to sign off on construction permissions for the Russian gas pipeline.
Astana has $13bn of deals to celebrate but summit again showed Russia and China’s struggle for influence in the ‘Stans’ is far from settled.
The US Federal Reserve raising interest rates combined with political and economic turbulence have caused investments to flow out of emerging and into mature markets since the start of this year.
Ukraine’s central bank is seeking to recover $384mn from Kolomoisky, one of the former shareholders of PrivatBank, which was nationalised in late 2016.
Global advertising spending on the FIFA 2018 World Cup (WC) in Russia will amount to $2.4bn, Vedomosti daily said on June 7 citing the findings of Zenith analytical company. The mondial is expected to generate 3.5bn people TV viewership worldwide
Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has greenlighted in the second reading a law necessary to set up an independent anti-corruption court in the country, but the jury is still out if the new law will satisfy the IMF's demands.
Ukraine's parliament. the Verkhovna Rada, has sacked the well regarded Oleksandr Danylyuk from the post of finance minister following his bitter conflict with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.
Volodymyr Groysman tells MPs his finance minister's actions are "incompatible" with continued membership of the cabinet.
Establishing an independent anti-corruption court is a crucial condition for a new tranche from a $17.5bn support package agreed by Kyiv with the IMF.
Bond markets in Eastern Europe were as dead as the proverbial Dodo in May, continuing the slowdown already seen after the US imposed new sanctions on Russia in April.
Rating agency Fitch forecasts Beijing's deleveraging efforts will slow Chinese GDP growth, with a negative impact on countries that supply the Asian economic giant with raw materials.
Moscow-based multinational development bank supports project that addresses fire risk from peatlands — a serious hazard that regularly afflicts Russia in the summer.
The law was drawn up in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Russia in April and is unlikely to have anything more than a symbolic effect.