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Russia sanctions: West's top 15 targets
Here are the 15 most significant targets of U.S. and European sanctions:(8/1/2014 8:10:30 AM)
Russia has reserves to ride out sanctions - assuming no panic
LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mathematically Russia has enough reserves to hold out for at least two years before Western sanctions start to choke the economy, but it must avoid reawakening the "sleeping dragon" of investor panic. At first glance the stockpile - $472 billion of hard currency reserves and nearly $1.5 trillion of assets overall - is more than enough to keep banks, firms and the ...(8/1/2014 9:41:28 AM)
Russia's top general says Moscow committed to nuclear missile treaty
Russia's top general, Valery Gerasimov, told the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday that Moscow was committed to adhering to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty after Washington accused Russia of violating the agreement. The accusations from Washington have heightened tension between Russia and the United States at a time when ties between the two former Cold War foes have ...(7/31/2014 1:48:57 PM)
Warships, guns: What EU sells Russia
The West has slapped stringent sanctions on Russia in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, believed by the U.S. and others to have been shot down with a Russia-supplied Buk missile system by eastern Ukraine rebels.(8/1/2014 6:51:35 AM)
Russia warns sanctions will backfire on West
A defiant Russia said Wednesday that Western sanctions over Ukraine would backfire on the United States and lead to energy price hikes in Europe after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against Moscow since the Cold War. Russia's response came as the Ukrainian military pushed on with its offensive against pro-Russian rebels in the east, retaking the town of Avdiyivka ...(7/30/2014 5:57:49 PM)
Russia to slap duties on imports from Moldova
Russia said on Friday it will impose import duties on products from Moldova, its latest move to limit trade with the former Soviet republic which signed a free-trade deal with the European Union in June. Moscow has put curbs on trade with some other countries that have attempted to move out of its orbit, including Ukraine, and said on Monday it may restrict all or some EU fruit imports, which ...(8/1/2014 6:22:17 AM)
Inside Europe's arms trade with Russia
London (CNN) -- The West has slapped stringent sanctions on Russia in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, believed by the U.S. and others to have been shot down with a Russia-supplied Buk missile system by eastern Ukraine rebels.(7/31/2014 11:54:03 AM)
Russia's role central to UK inquiry into Litvinenko death
Russia has a case to answer over the poisoning of former spy Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive tea in London, a British judge said Thursday, as he opened a public inquiry into the highly sensitive affair. Litvinenko, 43, an ex-agent in Russia's FSB intelligence agency who became a vocal critic of the Kremlin, died after ingesting polonium-210 at a London hotel in 2006. Litvinenko, whose ...(7/31/2014 12:02:13 PM)
Britain's RBS places restrictions on lending in Russia
* Move a response to tougher sanctions against Russia * Warns FX probe could hit profits (Adds further detail on Russia, FX probe) LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Part-nationalised British lender Royal Bank of Scotland has placed restrictions on its lending in Russia, responding to the prospect of toughening international sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis. RBS, 81 percent ...(8/1/2014 10:42:34 AM)
Russia tensions hurting European companies
Russia's standoff with the West is hurting European companies, from heavy industry to sports goods makers, even before the latest sanctions have a chance to take effect. A group representing Germany's ...(7/31/2014 9:02:05 AM)
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