After US sanctions saw Intesa's loan to finance Qatar's Rosneft purchase collapse, VTB stepped in with $6bn - meaning that the biggest FDI deal in Russia was financed almost entirely by the Kremlin.
Power plant malfunction causes blackout in Rhodes
US court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline
2 year ago
West Texas crude enters a bear market
Treasury Department Announces New Sanctions For Russian Activities In Crimea
2 year ago
"U.S. is leveraging new authorities to target Russian actors for serious human rights abuses in parts of Ukraine that the US govt has determined are forcibly occupied or otherwise controlled by the Russian govt" - @USTreasury Under Secretary Sigal Mandelker
Poland's state company PGNiG signed 24-year deal for US LNG from American supplier Cheniere. PGNiG says US LNG is 20-30% cheaper than Russian gas.
US says it's granted Iraq sanx waiver on importing Iran electricity; Well-informed Iraqi source tells @AFP US gave Baghdad 45 days to come with plan to wean off Iranian power
Results from a survey of the population in Serbia: "seven out of ten citizens believe that police officers are corrupt (69%), while three quarters are convinced that their interests are subordinated to those of politics (72%)."
2 year ago
Another chemical pollution in Armyansk
Trump says gave some countries break on Iran oil sanctions because doesn't want to drive oil to $100/bbl: press brief.
2 year ago
"China 25 is very insulting," said @POTUS, adding "it's not happening" that China wants to take over the globe economically by 2025
Russia aims to boost crude output by 300,000 B/D next year unless deal struck with Saudis to retain output - sources
Turkey: Spokesman for the Turkish Presidency: Iran is an important trading partner for us
Iraqi PM Abdel-Mahdi says Iraq is not a part of organized sanctions against Iran. Says Iraq's position is similar to China, Russia and Japan.
International Biathlon Union opens its own investigation into alleged Russian bribes to cover up doping. Also broadens it to examine whether vote that gave Russia world championships was "tainted"
Video of detention of First Deputy Governor of Mangistau province have been released. He is accused of receiving €115,000 as part of a larger bribe of €400,000 from a representative of a construction company involved in an investment project worth €10.61 million.
The head of the Ministry of Environment said that the export of Russian forest to China can be stopped before restoring order in this area, in particular, until the problem of forest restoration is resolved
2 year ago
President Poroshenko: I'm expecting that sham elections on 11 November at occupied part of Donbas will trigger new round of sanctions against Russia
Russia and Saudi Arabia started to discuss oil output cut in 2019
The United States has exempted Chabahar Port development and import of petroleum by Afghanistan from the new sanctions imposed on Iran.
Hungary has shut down an investigation into a firm formerly co-run by Orban's son-in-law, which operated EU-funded projects allegedly tainted by fraud and conflict of interest. Police say they found no evidence of crimes flagged by the EU anti-fraud office
2 year ago
Oil's slump spurs talk of another OPEC policy reversal
Ukraine's central bank withdrew the banking lincence of the Ukrainian subsidiary of Russia's VTB bank
Rosneft wants its Western oil buyers to accept new terms and pay penalties from 2019 if they fail to pay for supplies in the event that new U.S. sanctions on the Russian energy major disrupt its oil sales, according to trading sources and Rosneft’s draft contracts.
Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Russian oligarch who bought a Florida mansion from Trump for $95 million, and a New York condo for $88 million, has been arrested in Monaco on corruption charges.
Russian Security Council, headed by Putin, says sanctions against Iran is illegal
Kosovan government today decided to introduce a ten percent tax on several imports from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
EU's Dombrovskis says commission considering sanction procedure against Italy if budget does not change
World Economic Forum in Davos tells sanctioned Russian trio Deripaska, Vekselberg and Kostin that they won't be welcome at the elite ski-resort conference
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