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 2022-08-16 18:33 

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Ukrainian Rada passes bill to join 1987 convention on common transit procedure...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has passed Customs Code amendments that enables Ukraine to join the May 20, 1987 Convention on a common transit procedure and to participate in the New Computerized Transit System (NCTS), which allo...

 2022-08-16 18:33 

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Ukrainian govt resubordinates SpetsTechnoExport to Defense Ministry's Chief Intelligence Directorate...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has agreed with a proposal by the Defense Ministry's intelligence agency on transferring SpetsTechnoExport, a subsidiary of the state-owned company Ukrspecexport, from the Defense Ministry purview t...

 2022-08-16 18:28 

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Russia, Vietnam working to remove obstacles in grain trade - Agroexport...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Russia and Vietnam are working to eliminate obstacles in grain trading, the Russian Agriculture Ministry's Agroexport center said in a statement after a business mission of Russian exporting companies to Vietnam.The mission...

 2022-08-16 18:28 

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Bakhyt Sultanov dismissed as Kazakh dep PM, trade minister...

NUR-SULTAN. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Bakhyt Sultanov has been relieved of his duties as Kazakhstan's deputy prime minister and as trade and integration minister in accordance with a decree signed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the president's pres...

 2022-08-16 18:18 

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Several renowned economists call on Ukraine to change economic strategy...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - A prolonged crisis is becoming increasingly likely, a prospect that calls for a readjustment of Ukraine's macroeconomic strategy, nine renowned international and Ukrainian economists believe."Unless altered, this course...

 2022-08-16 18:18 

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Ukrainian Rada raises state budget spending by 270 bln hryvni through domestic borrowing...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - A 2022 budget expenditure increase by 270 billion hryvni, including over 269 billion hryvni in national security and defense spending, has been approved by the Verkhovna Rada following a proposal put forth by the Servant of the...

 2022-08-16 12:46 

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UAC and Aeroflot discussing deliveries of Il-96 planes - UAC general director...

KUBINKA, Moscow region. Aug 15 (Interfax) - PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, MOEX: UNAC) and Aeroflot are discussing deliveries of Ilyushin Il-96 airplanes, UAC General Director Yury Slyusar said."A decision regarding Il-96 planes has not been m...

 2022-08-16 12:46 

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USDA raises forecast for Russia's wheat harvest by 6.5 mln tonnes to record 88 mln tonnes...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for the harvest of wheat in Russia this season by 6.5 million tonnes to a record 88 million tonnes, the department said in its August report.The previous record ...

 2022-08-16 12:31 

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Merged company of Rosseti and FGC to be called Federal Grid Company-Rosseti...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Following the merger of Rosseti with FGC UES , now controlled by the Russian power grid holding, the company will be renamed PJSC Federal Grid Company-Rosseti, according to the materials from the extraordinary meeting of FGC sh...

 2022-08-16 12:31 

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Ukrainian Rada extends martial law by another 3 months...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has extended martial law in Ukraine by 90 days until November 23, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to Oleksiy Honcharenko, a member of the European Solidarity faction.Yaroslav Zheleznyak...

 2022-08-16 12:10 

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Kaliningrad authorities see no risk to transit from Siauliu bankas' refusal to process payments in rubles...

KALININGRAD. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The refusal of Lithuania's Siauliu bankas to process ruble-denominated transactions will not affect railroad transit to the Kaliningrad region from the rest of Russia, Dmitry Lyskov, press secretary for the Kaliningrad...

 2022-08-16 12:10 

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UAC considering French engines' replacement with Russian ones in SSJ-100 fleet...

KUBINKA, Moscow region. Aug 15 (Interfax) - United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, MOEX: UNAC) is eyeing a program, which will replace the Russian-French SaM-146 engines of the existent fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger jetliners with the Russian-made PD-...

 2022-08-16 11:55 

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USDA raises forecast for Ukraine's corn harvest by five mln tonnes for 2022-23 season in August report...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture in its August report has increased the forecast for the harvest of Ukrainian corn in the July-June 2022-23 agricultural season by five million tonnes compared to July to 30 million tonnes from...

 2022-08-16 11:55 

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Russian PM Mishustin tasks regions with halving wildfire area compared to 5 previous years...

YAKUTSK. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has reminded regional heads that the fighting of wildfires is a duty of the local authorities, in the first turn, rather than that of the federal center.He also said at a meeting on the...

 2022-08-16 11:14 

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Nonresidents from nations not classified as unfriendly to receive access to bond trading on Moscow Exchange...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Starting on August 15, the Moscow Exchange has made it possible for nonresidents from countries not classified as unfriendly, as well as nonresidents whose ultimate beneficiaries are Russian legal entities or individuals, to ca...

 2022-08-16 11:14 

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Ukraine's Export-Credit Agency backs export contracts worth 188 mln hryvni - Economy Ministry...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Economy Ministry's Export-Credit Agency (ECA) has supported contracts worth 188 million hryvni since the start of a program for pre-export financing portfolio insurance, Ukrainian media have reported with refe...

 2022-08-16 11:05 

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Fitch, S&P lower Ukraine ratings to default due to int'l bond payments freeze...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Fitch Ratings has downgraded Ukraine's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'RD' or restricted default from 'C', the agency said in a press release.S&P Global Ratings said it had lowered...

 2022-08-16 11:05 

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FAS resumes operations of regional headquarters to analyze situation on petroleum products market...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) has resumed the operations of its headquarters in Russia's regions in order to analyze the situation on the petroleum products market, and the FAS has sent the corresponding instructi...

 2022-08-16 10:44 

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Apple demands that Rutube remove content of Russian state-run media outlets from its application in App Store...

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Apple has demanded that Rutube remove the content of Russian state-run media outlets from its iOS application within two weeks, yet the video hosting service is not planning to do so, the Rutube press service told Interfax."...

 2022-08-15 16:59 

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Montenegro declares Russian diplomat persona non grata...

ROME. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The authorities of Montenegro on Friday declared a Russian diplomat persona non grata; he must leave the country within the week, the Montenegrin Foreign Ministry stated."The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared a diploma...

 2022-08-15 16:41 

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Russian GDP decline to bottom out in first half of 2023 - Central Bank Deputy Governor Zabotkin...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The lowest point in the decline of Russia's GDP will be passed in the first half of 2023, Russian Central Bank Deputy Governor Alexei Zabotkin said at a press conference of Friday.Such a forecast is contained in the Central...

 2022-08-15 12:07 

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Over 40,000 Ukrainians receive temporarily displaced status in Sweden - Ambassador Plakhotnyuk...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - As many as 42,000 Ukrainian citizens, including 13,000 children, have received the status of temporarily displaced persons in Sweden, Ukrainian Ambassador to Sweden Andriy Plakhotnyuk said."As of this day, the number of Ukr...

 2022-08-15 12:07 

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Ukrzaliznytsia expecting to lose hundreds of millions of hryvni in 2022...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) is expecting to lose hundreds of millions of hryvni in 2022, Ukrzaliznytsia Board member Yevhen Lyashchenko said at a press conference on Friday, as reported by the Ukrainian media."We po...

 2022-08-15 11:05 

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Nissan Motor Ukraine resumes car supply from European warehouses...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Nissan Motor Ukraine, a subsidiary of the Japanese corporation Nissan Motor, has resumed car supply to Ukraine from Nissan warehouses in Europe, and the first shipment has already been delivered, the Ukrainian media said with t...

 2022-08-15 10:25 

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Ukraine to draw Canadian loan of about $350 mln for Naftogaz purchases of gas...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada's Budget Committee has approved amendments to the 2022 national budget (Bill 7644), which will increase budget expenses by UAH 270 billion, including UAH 12.7 billion (about $350 million) for th...

 2022-08-15 10:06 

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Two more ships loaded with wheat, corn leave Ukrainian ports - media...

ISTANBUL. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Two more bulkers loaded with grain departed from Ukrainian ports on Friday consistent with the Istanbul initiative for food exportation from Ukraine, the TRT World television channel said."Two ships loaded with grain have...

 2022-08-15 10:02 

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European gas stocks at 5-yr average, Gazprom transit request via Ukraine 41.4 mcm...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Gas stocks in European underground storage facilities have been level with their five-year average for this time of the year since the beginning of August thanks to regulation of gas injection and the intensive use of gas for i...

 2022-08-15 09:15 

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Naftogaz confirms resumption of oil transportation to Slovakia, Hungary by Ukrtransnafta...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Naftogaz of Ukraine has confirmed the resumed oil transportation through the Ukrainian section of the Druzhba oil pipeline to Slovakia and Hungary by JSC Ukrtransnafta.The Ukrainian media said that the company posted a report t...

 2022-08-13 16:59 

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Azerbaijan not experiencing wheat shortage, to continue buying necessary amounts of fertilizer, grain from Russia - Aliyev...

BAKU. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Azerbaijan is not experiencing shortages of wheat and other grains, President Ilham Aliyev said.Speaking in an interview with the Azerbaijani television channel AzTV on Friday, Aliyev said "many countries are physically unabl...

 2022-08-13 16:41 

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NBU discussing prospects of new IMF program with U.S. ambassador...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Kyrylo Shevchenko and his deputies Serhiy Nikolaichuk and Yury Heletiy have met with United States Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink to discuss Ukraine's cooperation with the Intern...

 2022-08-13 12:07 

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Export duty on Russian wheat to fall to 5,018 rubles from 5,219 rubles per tonne on Aug 17...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The export duty on Russian wheat will fall to 5,018.1 rubles per tonne on August 17 from 5,219.6 rubles per tonne at present, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement.The duty on barley will fall to 3,034 rubles from 3,504....

 2022-08-13 12:07 

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Ukraine harvests over 20 mln tonnes of grain from 49% of target area...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Ukrainian farmers harvested 20.8 million tonnes of grain and pulses as of August 12, up 3.3 million tonnes since August 5, from a total of 5.5 million hectares, up 0.7 million ha, the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry said in d...

 2022-08-13 11:05 

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Central Bank: Russian economy to return to potential growth rates in 2025, oil price to equilibrium level of $55...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The Russian Central Bank has maintained its forecast for Russia's main economic indicators in 2022-2024 and projects that the economy will return to potential growth rates in 2025."Economic recovery will continue in 202...

 2022-08-13 10:25 

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Central Bank of Russia expects key rate to return to neutral level of 5-6% in 2025...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The Central Bank of Russia forecasts the key rate will fall to 5-6% in 2025, the regulator said in draft Monetary Policy Guidelines for 2023-2025.The Central Bank has estimated key rate neutrality at 5-6%. That could be revised...

 2022-08-13 10:06 

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Volga-Dnepr owner Isaikin to exit group - paper...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The founder and principal owner of leading Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr, Alexei Isaikin, who has been hit by UK sanctions in June, is divesting his stakes in all of the group's Russian and foreign entities and handing ...

 2022-08-13 10:02 

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Rada to adopt most bills Ukraine needs to enter into EU by yearend - Speaker Stefanchuk...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada plans to adopt most bills Ukraine needs to enter into the European Union by the end of this year, Rada Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk said."We are expecting EU membership negotiations to begin. This ...

 2022-08-13 09:15 

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Russia registers 27,810 new cases of Covid-19, first time since March, 57 patients die in past 24 hours - HQ...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 27,810 new cases of Covid-19 for the first time since March, or almost 2,000 more than on Thursday, in addition to 2,619 hospitalizations and 57 deaths in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headqu...

 2022-08-13 09:15 

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CBR pulls banking license of Moscow's Krosna Bank, first revocation in six months...

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has revoked the banking license of Moscow-based Krosna Bank in the first such revocation in six months.The last time the CBR revoked a bank's license was in early February, when it stripped ...

 2022-08-12 17:23 

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Nothing political about Moldovan agricultural product import ban, requirements are same for all countries - Rosselkhoznadzor...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Russia's decision to restrict the import of horticultural products from several Moldovan regions is not political and has valid grounds; the requirements are equivalent for all suppliers, the Federal Service for Veterinary ...

 2022-08-12 17:23 

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Lukoil buys single legendary filling station in Moscow from Italy's Eni...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Lukoil on August 10 became the owner of Eni-Nefto LLC, which was previously owned by Italian Eni, according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.According to the SPARK-Interfax system, the property of the company is ...

 2022-08-12 16:19 

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Moldovagaz can't pay Gazprom advance for Aug due to $15 mln cash gap...

CHISINAU. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Moldovagaz is unable to pay Gazprom due to incomplete coverage of the costs of purchasing and transporting natural gas because of the rates, which has led to a cash flow gap of 285.4 million lei in August, that is, around $15...

 2022-08-12 16:19 

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Ukrainian IT company CHI Software opens office in Japan...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian IT company CHI Software has opened an office in Kobe, Japan."The IT Ukraine Association and the Kobe city administration have arranged a number of meetings and webinars with support from Ukrainian diplomats ov...

 2022-08-12 14:32 

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Political motive possible behind Russia's decision to ban agricultural imports from country - Moldovan foreign minister...

CHISINAU. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Russia's decision to ban agricultural imports from Moldova may be political, Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicu Popescu said."We know that numerous previous restrictions were imposed on...

 2022-08-12 14:32 

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Severstal gets investor consent for early redemption of 2022 Eurobonds in Aug...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Severstal has received investors' consent for early redemption of its dollar-denominated Eurobond issue in August, the company said.The company said today that it received confirmation from the tabulation agent indicating t...

 2022-08-12 14:11 

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Oil output at Kashagan not yet fully restored, currently totals 100,000 bpd - Kazakh Energy Ministry...

NUR-SULTAN. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Hydrocarbon production at the Kashagan field has not yet been fully restored following a gas leak at the site last week, the press service for the Kazakh Energy Ministry said."An inspections is being carried out, and a ...

 2022-08-12 14:11 

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Moscow court puts Channel One ex-editor Ovsyannikova under house arrest until Oct 9...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The former editor of Channel One, Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading fake stories about Russia's Armed Forces, has been placed under house arrest as a restraining measure requested by an investigator, Moscow's Ba...

 2022-08-12 14:02 

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Ukrainian FM says Mykolaiv port could join grain export corridor...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The Mykolaiv seaport could be engaged in Ukrainian grain exports in addition to the three ports on which an international deal was concluded recently, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmytro Kuleba said."If everything goes in lin...

 2022-08-12 14:02 

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Belarus transships about 2 mln tonnes of cargo via Russian ports in H1 2022 - PM...

MINSK. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Belarus supplied about 2 million tonnes of cargo via Russian ports in the first half of 2022, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said."We additionally sent about 2 million tonnes of various cargo via Russian ports d...

 2022-08-12 13:43 

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McDonald's to gradually reopen part of its restaurants in Kyiv, western Ukraine...

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The McDonald's fast-food chain is introducing a plan of gradually reopening part of its restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine over the next several months, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to the company's...

 2022-08-12 13:43 

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Gagauzia set to agree with Russia directly on supply of agricultural products...

CHISINAU. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia in Moldova is planning to reach a direct agreement with Russia on the supply of agricultural products, Gagauzia head Irina Vlah said.The Executive Committee of Gagauzia discussed th...

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