Press mood stories for Russia

Nov 23, 2017 07:47GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Rosneft to sell RUB 0.5tn [as it may share a stake in Yukos with CEFC] (Vedomosti)
Restricted immunity for Suleyman Kerimov [in France] (Vedomosti)
Titov [business ombudsman] makes a mobile app to defend businesses (Vedomosti)
President supports patriots financially (Vedomosti)
Russia faces abnormal low inflation (Vedomosti)
Yandex changes operations manager (Vedomosti)
Rostelecom estimates digitalization of economy to cost RUB 427bn (Vedomosti)
Gazprom orders know-how technology for LNG (Vedomosti)
[Rosneft’s CEO] Sechin expects oil output to grow by 20% by 2022 (Vedomosti)
There is always an escape from every situation [as Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on a Syria peace congress] (Kommersant)
Global debt rises slightly but it gets more difficult to repay (Kommersant)
Kerimov detained in France (Kommersant)
Tourist flows to ease in 2018 (Kommersant)
Nov 22, 2017 07:10GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Authorities] may help consumers with their micro loans (Kommersant)
Subsistence minimum to be stripped from additional [social] benefits (Kommersant)
Putin’s schedule until end of this year seems ready (Kommersant)
Bashar al-Assad flies to Sochi [to meet with Putin] (Kommersant)
Sochi coalition [as Putin meets with Turkish and Iran leaders] (Kommersant)
Why length of work does not matter as much as productivity (Vedomosti)
LDPR raises Zhirinovsky as presidential nominee [for sixth time] (Vedomosti)
Why it is important to restructure Venezuela’s debt (Vedomosti)
Skolkovo to invest in agriculture start ups (Vedomosti)

Nov 21, 2017 07:01GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Economic recovery comes to an end (Vedomosti)
Who is charge to collect revenues [from extra taxation on businesses] (Vedomosti)
Oil tax reform again postponed (Vedomosti)
US gets closer to a trade war with China (Vedomosti)
EMs lag behind DMs [in terms of asset returns since 2008] (Vedomosti)
Rosatom to boost investment program five times by 2023 (Vedomosti)
Bread gets out of Siberia [as authorities urge private companies help them with grain logistics] (Kommersant)
PM [Medvedev] calls oil producers to discuss [oil] taxation [issues] (Kommersant)
Inflation falls slower than incomes (Kommersant)
Sberbank to save on new rating methodology (Kommersant)
Nov 20, 2017 06:55GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Figures are more expensive than words [as businesses complain to Putin for Medvedev due to higher tax burden] (Vedomosti)
NGOs criticize new law for ‘foreign agents’ (Vedomosti)
Immigrants bring difficulties in coalition [talks in Germany] (Vedomosti)
Public servants who to take responsibility for Otkritie and BinBank (Vedomosti)
Deposit rates [among big banks] rise during winter (Vedomosti)
Long-term electricity tariffs to arrive in Far East [boosting investment projects] (Vedomosti)
Tax miracles do not happen (Kommersant)

Nov 17, 2017 06:27GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Russia may not see Olympics [this winter] (Vedomosti)
Moscow to install more cameras on roads (Vedomosti)
Industrial production stops growing (Vedomosti)
Zombie companies threaten Europe (Vedomosti)
Sberbank invests in face recognition (Vedomosti)
Growth has second thoughts [as IP stops expanding] (Kommersant)
5% until New Year (Kommersant)

Nov 16, 2017 07:40GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Money in the dirt [or why Moscow is bound to see much bigger salaries than in other regions] (Vedomosti)
[Gazprom’s CEO] Miller gets one of most important medals in Russia (Vedomosti)
Sberbank sees income gains within middle class (Vedomosti)
Putin approves new metro system (Vedomosti)
Gazprom can export more only if China were to boost their demand (Vedomosti)
Justice Ministry warns ‘foreign agents’ (Vedomosti)
CBR to watch out after banks with [very] high deposit rates (Vedomosti)
Banks earn nothing in October (Vedomosti)
Firms lag behind households with credits (Kommersant)
Serbia shifts towards NATO (Kommersant)
Tatfondbank cheats CBR (Kommersant)

Nov 15, 2017 07:33GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Modernization to get more expensive [as tax burden on business may increase] (Vedomosti)
Life is getting better [would Kremlin-backed campaign would go through mainstream] (Vedomosti)
Kudrin gets increasingly involved in Putin’s pre-election team (Vedomosti)
State fails to make many SOEs more transparent (Vedomosti)
Venezuela flits with default (Vedomosti)
Putin approves RUB 1.5tn spending on modernization of power stations (Vedomosti)
CBR and Sberbank declare end of problems with dollar liquidity (Vedomosti)
RUB 19tn on beefing up defense spending (Kommersant)
NWF funds can’t find their way on road [as state-run railway company and others can’t get funds from the fund] (Kommersant)

Nov 14, 2017 07:08GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Sberbank goes shopping [as bank mulls buying an online retailer] (Vedomosti)
Victims of a stagnation [as number of bankruptcies peaks] (Vedomosti)
Putin may postpone an important speech to Feb 2018 (Vedomosti)
Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria’s future (Vedomosti)
Russian economy disappoints government (Vedomosti)
Where are regional funds for road infrastructure? (Vedomosti)
Anti-crisis banker of Rosneft to go to MKB (Vedomosti)
Fuel prices rise sharply (Vedomosti)
En+ repays in advance a loan to VTB (Vedomosti)
SME business to get RUB 3tn in state procurement deals in 2018 [up from RUB 2tn in 2017] (Kommersant)
Ruble gets between a rock and hard place (Kommersant)
Nov 13, 2017 06:55GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
A photo to remember [as Putin and Trump do not hold bilateral talks] (Vedomosti)
What does it mean for statement on Syria (Vedomosti)
US may push forward idea for sending 20,000 US peacekeeping troops in Ukraine (Vedomosti)
FinMin promises to provide very long-term guarantees to VEB (Vedomosti)
Chinese [phone] producers fight for Russian market (Vedomosti)
Public catering business does not get more time to adopt online cash registers (Kommersant)
[Number of corporate] Bankruptcies peak (Kommersant)
US sees faltering influence in Asian summit (Kommersant)
OFZ for households to be expanded (Kommersant)

Nov 10, 2017 07:27GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Gazprom is not sure about its monopoly over gas exports (Vedomosti)
A pipeline and much nervousness (Vedomosti)
US starts developing [new] mid-range missiles (Vedomosti)
Tax reform in US to benefit mainly rich people (Vedomosti)
September and October – best months for car sales since crisis (Vedomosti)
Far East fund and China Gold to establish a USD 1bn fund (Vedomosti)
New era for Vozrozhdenie [as Promsvyazbank’s majority shareholders reportedly want to sell Vozrozhdenie Bank] (Kommersant)
Hard to keep up with obligations [as Venezuela can’t repay debt to Rosneft] (Kommersant)
[Russian kids] get poorer but healthier (Kommersant)

Nov 09, 2017 06:29GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Kazakhstan wants to compete for Russian ports (Kommersant)
Companies are not ready for hackers [according to a PwC study] (Kommersant)
Almost European level of inflation (Kommersant)
Fiscal reforms to wait one year [in US] (Kommersant)
Saudi Arabia calms investors down (Kommersant)
Third Energy Package goes to St. Petersburg (Kommersant)
New management at Otkritie (Kommersant)
Nov 08, 2017 07:55GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
When oil does not help (Vedomosti)
Unresolved issues at regions to have impact on presidential elections (Vedomosti)
Putin’s friend [Berlusconi] returns to politics in Italy (Vedomosti)
Consumers do not see inflation deceleration (Vedomosti)
OPEC expects sharp increase in shale gas output in US (Vedomosti)
Yandex enters Chinese market (Kommersant)
Demand for oil after 2035 may stop [due to electric cars] (Kommersant)
CBR defends Russian capital [through high interest rates] (Kommersant)

Nov 07, 2017 06:59GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
En+ [of Oleg Deripaska] readies for new deals [after an IPO in London] (Vedomosti)
Rosneft becomes biggest customer of Ekaterina Tikhonova’s fund [Putin’s youngest daughter] (Vedomosti)
Saudi Arabia’s prince starts with anti-corruption purge (Vedomosti)
Venezuela readies for debt restructuring (Vedomosti)
Regions may have to scrap some tax breaks (Vedomosti)
iPhone X almost fully sold in first days of sale (Vedomosti)
Sberbank CIB withdrawals critical report of Sechin (Vedomosti)
US makes coalition against North Korea (Kommersant)
VTB parts with management officials (Kommersant)
Russian Standard gets more into background check industry (Kommersant)
Moscow City gets more tenants (Kommersant)
Nov 03, 2017 07:11GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Govt may propose Putin to keep tax system same [after 2018 elections] (Vedomosti)
President promises to look after fired regional leaders [and find them a job] (Vedomosti)
How Trump’s visit to Asia would change Taiwan’s fate? (Vedomosti)
Loans for SMEs may get cheaper [after CBR eases securitization procedures] (Vedomosti)
CBR to tighten mortgage-related loan conditions (Vedomosti)
China to lift metals’ companies output (Vedomosti)
Deposit interest rates surprisingly rise in autumn (Vedomosti)
Alcohol import rises tangibly (Kommersant)

Nov 02, 2017 07:24GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
VEB to shy away from its past [as it wants to sell assets worth RUB 500bn] (Vedomosti)
United Russia changes direction [as party fights for a bigger turnout next year] (Vedomosti)
Price growth comes to a halt (Vedomosti)
Economy to become news outlet [as CBR analysts may start assessing economic conditions through media coverage] (Vedomosti)
Promsvyazbank gets downgraded (Vedomosti)
Roustam Tariko [Russian Standard’s owner] refuses to pay [as bank misses coupon payment] (Vedomosti)
Iranian energy friendship (Vedomosti)
Russia, China to review trade barriers (Kommersant)
Industrial output to be helped only by calendar effects (Kommersant)

Nov 01, 2017 07:17GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CEFC needs more Russian oil [as Chinese company looks for more acquisitions in Russia] (Vedomosti)
Experts do not believe in technocrats (Vedomosti)
Checked observers [as more people are to be allowed to observe elections but they may lack independence] (Vedomosti)
Russia gets stuck in DB survey [as country no longer improves by a significant margin] (Vedomosti)
CBR finds oil [as BinBank’s owners pledge many assets as collateral, including shares in oil company] (Vedomosti)
Gazprombank gets the phone [as it buys a 19.0% stake from Telia in Megafon] (Vedomosti)
Turkish Stream wants [formal] commitments [by EU that the latter would not block it down the road] (Vedomosti)
Otkritie – first default [as bank does not pay scheduled coupon payment] (Vedomosti)
Work over regulatory mistakes [as Russia improves in WB Doing Business survey] (Kommersant)
Tourist flows ease in Barcelona (Kommersant)
Businesses turn to RUB-denominated loans (Kommersant)

Oct 31, 2017 06:52GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
State produces poor people [as number of working poor remains high] (Vedomosti)
Political warm up [as United Russia plans to reinvigorate its ranks] (Vedomosti)
[Russian] fleet to be everywhere [in the world for some time] (Vedomosti)
Govt plans to make exports for foreigners easier (Vedomosti)
IPhone takes over Samsung [as most popular phone on market] (Vedomosti)
Handshake coupon for creditors by Roustam [as Russian Standard does not pay coupon payments to creditors on Oct 30] (Vedomosti)
Die or reduce fees [on asset management services] (Vedomosti)
Harvest season keeps rolling [as agriculture continues to support growth] (Kommersant)
[Opposition-minded] Sobchak runs second [in media coverage only after Putin] (Kommersant)
VTB to get bigger in Sibir [as it plans to buy a local player by year-end] (Kommersant)

Oct 30, 2017 06:16GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CBR explains why it saved Otkritie and BinBank and why not Yugra (Vedomosti)
Mining [of crypto currency] helps feed people (Vedomosti)
Roads to be built with growth (Vedomosti)
CBR readies for neutrality [in rates somewhat earlier than previously expected (Vedomosti)
[Billionaire] Prokhorov sells Brooklyn Nets (Vedomosti)
Oil returns in the past [as oil price exceeds USD 60 for first time in more than two years] (Vedomosti)
Russia may reduce its operations in Syria (Kommersant)
WB revises its oil forecasts (Kommersant)
Gazprombank to focus more on technology (Kommersant)

Oct 27, 2017 06:34GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Business does not want to invest (Vedomosti)
Sobchak’s participation in elections may push turnout higher (Vedomosti)
Qatar needs Kalashnikov (Vedomosti)
Regions want money (Vedomosti)
Rosneft helps MKB (Vedomosti)
Main bond on Moscow stock exchange [is Rosneft’s one] (Vedomosti)
ECB changes course (Kommersant)
For knowledge economy, more education reforms are needed (Kommersant)
Gold does not need investors [as demand exceeds supply] (Kommersant)

Oct 26, 2017 06:09GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
No debtor – no problem [as govt may forbid real estate sales on green] (Vedomosti)
Lawyers to face competition (Vedomosti)
China re-elects its leader (Vedomosti)
CBR not to risk with rates [as most expect only a 25bps cut on Oct 27] (Vedomosti)
Country to support engine production (Vedomosti)
[Another] Fairmont gets into Moscow (Vedomosti)
Russian Standard gets two notch upgrade (Vedomosti)
Bailouts lead to less bleeding [as Otkritie and BinBank face big losses in September] (Vedomosti)
October does not help industrial output (Kommersant)
Moscow mayor delivers a recap for his seven years in office (Kommersant)
Oil prices approach USD 60 mark (Kommersant)
Oct 25, 2017 06:27GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Sberbank wants to earn a billion [by 2020] (Vedomosti)
Pre-election campaign through TV [as Sobchak campaign team is mainly media experts] (Vedomosti)
Mega project [with India] under threat (Vedomosti)
State-owned banks do rematch for 2016 [as they provide more mortgages than private lenders] (Vedomosti)
Fuel price should be regulated (Vedomosti)
Grain exports do not match rolling stock [of railway companies] (Vedomosti)
Enel to renovate itself [in Russia in a RUB 78bn program] (Vedomosti)
Voluntary renunciation of oil&gas money continues (Kommersant)
WB recounts benefits from migrants (Kommersant)
[Opposition-minded] Sobchak gets old guard [in its election team]
EU may return visas for Georgia (Kommersant)

Oct 24, 2017 06:28GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Forex market readies for crisis [as FinMin wants to be able to impose tough rules on forex transactions in crisis situations] (Vedomosti)
Mayor [of Moscow] decides to stay [as he wants to run again for office in Sep 2018] (Vedomosti)
Tightening monetary policy of ECB to affect many (Vedomosti)
Oleg Deripaska takes wife on board (Vedomosti)
Ukraine ready to buy gas from Gazprom again (Vedomosti)
AvtoVAZ approaches positive financial result (Vedomosti)
Banks doubt in clients [as they block accounts for RUB 180bn since start of year] (Kommersant)
Argentina keeps on right [after parliamentary elections] (Kommersant)
KTZ [a tractor factory] to be bankrupted in parts (Kommersant)

Oct 23, 2017 06:46GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
People to stay at work for longer if they want pensions [as years-of-service requirements may be raised] (Vedomosti)
Catalonia loses power (Vedomosti)
FinMin does not give money to CBR [as banks under rehabilitation may not get state funds] (Vedomosti)
Car sales may suffer [if govt removes all support programs] (Vedomosti)
There is money for everyone [as metal companies have money but do not plan new investments (Vedomosti)
Loans to be close to income [as payment-to-income ratio should be moderate] (Vedomosti)
Micro loans to see lower rates (Kommersant)
Global alternative of local [goods is called trade] (Kommersant)
Russian salaries catch up with Chinese (Kommersant)

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