Press mood stories for Russia

May 26, 2017 03:58GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Border will be closed with electronic lock [customs to improve control over goods flows] (Vedomosti)
Rosneft converted rubles into forex [on increase of claim against Sistema] (Vedomosti)
Aeroflot not to pay more than 50% dividend (Vedomosti)
Kazakh Railways may become first foreign issuer on Moscow exchange (Vedomosti)
Customs move toward electronic communication with businesses (Kommersant)
Government fails to decide on future of railway transportation (Kommersant)
OPEC+ gave a minus [Ruble falls together with oil prices] (Kommersant)
May 25, 2017 06:38GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
FinMin wants to pay fixed part of pensions from federal budget (Vedomosti)
Shale oil will soon return [FinMin opposes OPEC+ agreement] (Vedomosti)
Rosneft increased claims against Sistema to RUB 170.6bn (Vedomosti)
Opening of Turkish market is postponed [on new trade restrictions] (Kommersant)
Quarterly profit of Gazprom Neft is supported by output growth (Kommersant)
Birth rate declines faster than death rate (Kommersant)
May 24, 2017 03:53GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
A quarter of wheat for ban on tomatoes [Turkey does not remove restrictions on wheat imports] (Vedomosti)
A road to the worse [on World Bank report] (Vedomosti)
Rosneft is buying out pipes (Vedomosti)
Everyone will get access to the Power of Siberia gas pipeline (Vedomosti)
Government did not dare to carry out gas experiment [liberalize wholesale prices] (Kommersant)
Renovation Fund is promised monopoly (Kommersant)
Summa group may get state stake in United Grain Company (Kommersant)
May 23, 2017 04:06GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Household incomes decline in April even nominally (Vedomosti)
Transneft will pay more [to shareholders] (Vedomosti)
Fighting for peace in the entire sea [on meeting of Black Sea countries in Istanbul] (Kommersant)
Rosstat confirms economic recovery (Kommersant)
Government to specify investor incentives (Kommersant)
Transneft to pay almost RUB 60bn to shareholders (Kommersant)
May 22, 2017 03:21GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
FinMin chooses strict version of budget rule (Vedomosti)
Aeroflot wants subsidies (Vedomosti)
Directors of Gazprom propose to increase their remuneration (Vedomosti)
Modestly in the chosen direction [on long-term economic programme] (Kommersant)
Five dangerous myths [comment by former FinMin Kudrin] (Kommersant)
Cold April supports industry (Kommersant)
EconMin prepares new plan to improve energy efficiency (Kommersant)
May 19, 2017 01:39GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Gazprom is stronger than FinMin [on dividend payment] (Vedomosti)
Positive stagnation [on April industrial output] (Vedomosti)
Sistema makes public argument with Rosneft and Bashenft (Vedomosti)
Aeroflot to pay 50% dividend (Vedomosti)
Stronger ruble raises interest in long-distance tourist trips (Kommersant)
Analysts are guessing about growth drivers in Q1 (Kommersant)
Ukrainian subsidiary of VEB receives another proposal (Kommersant)
Warsaw does not go for gas consensus [Poland wants Gazprom out of EU] (Kommersant)
May 18, 2017 06:31GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Autumn elections to become rehearsal for presidential ones (Vedomosti)
FinMin does not bet on OPEC [warns of risks if deal is not extended (Vedomosti)
Rosneft and Eni to start drilling in Black Sea (Vedomosti)
Claims [of Rosneft against Sistema] increase (Vedomosti)
Government to cash in RUB 770bn from OPEC deal (Kommersant)
State programme in support of mortgage debtors ends surprisingly (Kommersant)
The budget gets additional trillion [on amendment proposed by FinMin] (Kommersant)
Sale of Rosneft turns into a loss (Kommersant)
May 17, 2017 04:12GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Rosneftegaz explains where the loss comes from (Vedomosti)
Renovation [in Moscow] will wait, but not because of protest rally (Vedomosti)
Parameters of tax maneuver should be changed (Vedomosti)
Credit card debt rises in Q1 2017 for first time since 2014 (Vedomosti)
Ukraine introduces sanctions against Russian media, banks and companies (Kommersant)
Financial markets learn to be cautious (Kommersant)
OPEC+ agreement halts growth of inventories (Kommersant)
May 16, 2017 04:01GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Money of Rosneftegaz is not enough for the budget (Vedomosti)
Rosneft evaluates restructuring [on claim against Sistema] (Vedomosti)
The first time without politics [latest protests in Moscow were not political, but this may change] (Vedomosti)
Inflation reached 4% target (Vedomosti)
MinFin mulls horizontal subsidies among regions (Vedomosti)
[inflation] Target is hit ahead of schedule (Kommersant)
Rosneftegaz posts loss and will not pay dividend for 201 (Kommersant)
Ruble feels the power of oil (Kommersant)
May 15, 2017 03:58GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Cheap ruble does not add value [CBR research says weak ruble policy is harmful for economy] (Vedomosti)
Officials argue how to collect taxes from self-employed (Vedomosti)
UC Rusal will raise dividends (Vedomosti)
VEB finds buyer for Prominvestbank (Vedomosti)
Thousands of people went out for non-political rallies (Kommersant)
Rostelecom may reduce dividend payments (Kommersant)
Only 1% of entrepreneurs received financial support from state (Kommersant)
May 12, 2017 04:30GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
China cuts investments in new silk road (Vedomosti)
There will be no reforms till presidential elections (Vedomosti)
Assets of top 10 pension funds exceed RUB 2tn for the first time (Vedomosti)
VTB starts sale of mortgage-backed securities to households (Vedomosti)
Relations between Russia and China to become silky (Kommersant)
The smaller the business, the worse are expectations (Kommersant)
Ukraine puts new conditions for gas transit (Kommersant)
May 11, 2017 04:18GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
EBRD will be replaced by VEB (Vedomosti)
Russia strengthens fleet in Syria (Vedomosti)
Fines for failure to collect export proceeds may be reduced (Vedomosti)
March recovery of consumer demand is replaced by decline in April (Vedomosti)
Russia does not rule out retaliatory measures against arrest of Russian property in US (Kommersant)
EBRD is not ready to resume financing of new projects in Russia (Kommersant)
Consensus GDP growth forecast for 2017 remains unchanged at 1.3% (Kommersant)
May 10, 2017 05:09GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Ministers want the money of Rosneftegaz (Vedomosti)
Tightening of procedure for public procurement is delayed (Vedomosti)
Management of Rosneft received huge RUB 1.5bn bonus in Q1 (Vedomosti)
Sistema rejects accusations of Rosneft (Vedomosti)
E-purchases are delayed to 2019 [on reform of public procurement] (Kommersant)
Russia and the West move to Macedonian barricades (Kommersant)
The cold war spares arctic region (Kommersant)
UGC grain company suffers losses on international market (Kommersant)
May 05, 2017 04:50GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
De-escalation without details [on talks about Syria in Kazakhstan] (Vedomosti)
Cut the number of pensioners in order not to cut pensions (Vedomosti)
Banks give depositors a spring chance [temporarily offer higher deposit rates] (Vedomosti)
Gazprom is looking for partner to develop Tambeyskoye deposit (Vedomosti)
Implementation on May presidential decrees was discussed as broadly as possible (Kommersant)
Council of Europe spoke about Crimea (Kommersant)
Investors prefer local assets (Kommersant)
Russia is ready for a new deal with OPEC (Kommersant)
May 04, 2017 05:15GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Russia defended tomato sovereignty (Vedomosti)
Syria for three [Russia, Turkey and USA seem to agree on establishing zones of influence Syria] (Vedomosti)
Supporters of Vladimir Putin do not want to vote for anyone else (Vedomosti)
Claim scared investors [shares of Sistema drop 37% after RUB 107bn claim by Rosneft] (Vedomosti)
Gazprom has a chance to avoid high dividends (Vedomosti)
Syrians will be taken care of in four safe zones (Kommersant)
EconMin and CBR diverge in estimates on Q1 GDP (Kommersant)
Putin’s majority is ready for elections (Kommersant)
Only Bulgaria is ready to forgive Gazprom (Kommersant)
May 03, 2017 04:20GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Navalny’s media presence rises almost fivefold in 2017 (Vedomosti)
No more money for VEB (Vedomosti)
Rosneft and Bashneft want RUB 107bn from AFK Sistema (Vedomosti)
More money for Nord Stream 2 (Vedomosti)
How talks between Putin and Merkel ended (Kommersant)
Inflation expectations fall together with consumer sentiment (Kommersant)
Presidents of Russia and USA agree to meet in July (Kommersant)
Eurobond issuance in April exceeds USD 4.8bn (Kommersant)
Gazprom increases gas sales to Europe (Kommersant)
May 02, 2017 04:20GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Federation Council gets new role [Kremlin uses upper house to submit important bills] (Vedomosti)
Russia instead of NATO [Turkey may buy Russia’s C-400 air defense system] (Vedomosti)
VEB sharply reduces lending in 2016 (Vedomosti)
Russia meets commitment before OPEC (Vedomosti)
What will Merkel bring for the meeting with Putin? (Kommersant)
Rosatom to reform management structure (Kommersant)
Russians see no alternative to Vladimir Putin (Kommersant)
Russia and Ukraine knew each other too little (Kommersant)
Apr 28, 2017 04:31GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Investments in “people’s OFZ” will be invisible to tax authorities (Kommersant)
Gas production of Novatek continues to fall (Kommersant)
AvtoVaz cuts loss threefold in Q1 (Kommersant)
Attitude toward migrants in Russia is worsening (Vedomosti)
Regions to decide how to provide promises tax exemption (Vedomosti)
Gazprom profit rises to almost a trillion in 2016 (Vedomosti)
Apr 27, 2017 06:57GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Farewell, Open Russia (Vedomosti)
CBR not to speed up [most analysts expect 25bp rate cut] (Vedomosti)
Transneft’s new shareholders (Vedomosti)
President Putin defends five-floor blocks in Moscow (Vedomosti)
Presidents of Russia and US may meet in a month (Kommersant)
A poll by Levada provoked too many answers [on public support for Medvedev] (Kommersant)
Ruble could not resist Putin’s verbal intervention (Kommersant)
Citizens spent millions in first day of OFZ offering (Kommersant)
Apr 27, 2017 06:54GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Farewell, Open Russia (Vedomosti)
CBR not to speed up [most analysts expect 25bp rate cut] (Vedomosti)
Transneft’s new shareholders (Vedomosti)
President Putin defends five-floor blocks in Moscow (Vedomosti)
Presidents of Russia and US may meet in a month (Kommersant)
A poll by Levada provoked too many answers [on public support for Medvedev] (Kommersant)
Ruble could not resist Putin’s verbal intervention (Kommersant)
Citizens spent millions in first day of OFZ offering (Kommersant)
Apr 26, 2017 06:09GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Russian fleet will cope without Ukraine [ship engine production to be oved to Russia] (Vedomosti)
Government continues to discuss tax maneuver (Vedomosti)
People’s OFZ bonds yield more than bank deposits (Vedomosti)
Gazprom not to give up transit through Ukraine after 2019 (Vedomosti)
Investment banks expect inflow of investments due to higher dividends (Vedomosti)
Investments in problem banks reduce return of private pension funds (Kommersant)
Reform of audit market is delayed for a year (Kommersant)
Russia will have to supply electricity to Ukraine’s Lugansk region (Kommersant)
Sberbank’s consumer sentiment index rises to highest level since 2015 (Kommersant)
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