Press mood stories for Russia

Sep 20, 2017 06:54GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CBR readines to take [over] BinBank [as well] (Vedomosti)
Far away from Norway [when it comes to wealth funds’ management] (Vedomosti)
President Semenov [as 18% of people would vote for Putin’s protégé if he were to pick one] (Vedomosti)
[It is important for the] nations to unite [as US President Trump wants more nationalism in UN] (Vedomosti)
Rosneftegas to get a bill to pay [as FinMin wants from it to pay all due dividends in 2018] (Vedomosti)
Liberalization through China [as CEFC will use Rosneft’s gas exposure] (Vedomosti)
Oil trillion of Norway [as its wealth fund exceeds USD 1tn] (Vedomosti)
Banks get more expensive (Kommersant)
Falling incomes face no understanding [with consumers] (Kommersant)
Issue with Yugra remains on table (Kommersant)

Sep 19, 2017 07:08GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Regions are left out [as govt does not plan funds for budget credits next year] (Vedomosti)
Bureau for good services [as United Russia keeps working for Mar 2018 presidential elections] (Vedomosti)
Kremlin assesses [recent] elections by mail [as it sends personal mail to those who contributed] (Vedomosti)
VEB reduces the doze [as it plans to scale down its investment plan] (Vedomosti)
Rosneft finds gas for Turkey [as it wants to build a refinery in Iraqi Kurdistan] (Vedomosti)
Nordea looks for a buyer (Vedomosti)
Operation will be in the desert [as Rosneft seeks oil in Iraqi Kurdistan] (Kommersant)
Growth affects budget [as govt still considers cutting spending in real terms despite GDP growth] (Kommersant)
CBR provides RUB 1tn to Otkritie (Kommersant)
Sberbank finds investor in Ukraine (Kommersant)

Sep 18, 2017 06:22GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Fuel gets more expensive: need to build roads [as policymakers mull higher-than-expected excise tax on fuel next year] (Vedomosti)
Technology trumps everything else [as United Russia ready to provide Putin with an image of social-technology future] (Vedomosti)
Alexei Navalny goes across the country (Vedomosti)
CBR leaves with expectations (Vedomosti)
Russia lacks growth [as S&P does not raise rating to investment grade] (Vedomosti)
RusHydro saves on infrastructure (Vedomosti)
Nord Stream 2 divides EU [as Poland, Denmark and Sweden are against it] (Vedomosti)
A shift from saving to consumption becomes a main risk for inflation (Kommersant)
Industry performs better in August (Kommersant)
Investors return to Russia (Kommersant)
Blank check [as CBR does not provide info about potential size of support to Otkritie] (Kommersant)

Sep 15, 2017 05:59GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Outside management for Gazprom’s pipeline [as EU wants Gazprom not to manage Nord Stream 2] (Vedomosti)
Russia evacuates itself [as a wave of ‘phone terrorism’ leads to massive evacuations across the country] (Vedomosti)
Amnesty for project financing [as EconMin wants softer rules by banks] (Vedomosti)
State guarantees get cheaper (Vedomosti)
Immigrants do not love Russia anymore [as inflows reach a six-year low in H1] (Vedomosti)
CBR gives a lesson [to banks during a banking conference] (Vedomosti)
Trump forbids Kaspersky (Vedomosti)
Unlimited beer [as online sales may not require a license for sale] (Kommersant)
Regions see slower decline [as number of regions that face contraction falls] (Kommersant)
CBR makes Otkritie great [as CBR changes rhetoric towards the bank to the worse] (Kommersant)
Sep 14, 2017 06:12GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Nord Stream 2 under threat [as new US sanctions create uncertainty for its financing] (Vedomosti)
‘Zapad’ brings panic [as Russia and Belarus to conduct military drills] (Vedomosti)
CBR to catch up with inflation [as almost all economists now expect a 50bps rate cut] (Vedomosti)
Banks to upgrade their IT infrastructure [as instructed by CBR] (Vedomosti)
China and JP Morgan against bitcoin (Vedomosti)
US sees [a new] record [year for Russia’s harvest] (Vedomosti)
Old iPhones get cheaper (Vedomosti)
Petrol cars gain traction in Europe (Vedomosti)
Nord Stream 2 becomes Nord Flow [as participants may have to resort to own funds to complete it] (Kommersant)
Banks lack reserve power [according to an ACRA report] (Kommersant)
Tax burden on consumption eases [in OECD as countries want to stimulate investment] (Kommersant)
FinMin goes on exchange market [as it started procedure for exchanging older Eurobond issues] (Kommersant)
Sep 13, 2017 06:20GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
How everything will be restarted in Russia [as VEB-related program envisages kick start of investment activity] (Vedomosti)
Small insurance [as policymakers mull insuring SME deposits like households’ ones] (Vedomosti)
Geopolitical deal [as Turkey buys S-400 air missile system from Russia] (Vedomosti)
[Oleg] Deripaska finds a new partner (Vedomosti)
Sweet fight [as Russia may ban imports of sugar from Belarus and Kazakhstan] (Vedomosti)
Turkish Stream on way [as Gazprom manages to agree on important segment of project] (Kommersant)
Diplomas on hand [as bigger portion of high-school students in OECD get a higher degree] (Kommersant)
EU to go alone [as Brexit shock eases] (Kommersant)
Portfolio managements find bitcoin (Kommersant)

Sep 12, 2017 06:58GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Real pension would not increase [in next three years] (Vedomosti)
Win without filters [for United Russia] (Vedomosti)
UN to go to Donbass (Vedomosti)
Economy refreshes but not for long (Vedomosti)
Scientists are not getting more expensive (Kommersant)
CBR interested in e-commerce (Kommersant)
Sep 11, 2017 05:33GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Rosneft finds other investors (Vedomosti)
Ruling party wins without turnout (Vedomosti)
Inflexible FinMin [as it does not want to scrap tax on equipment] (Vedomosti)
Public procurement deals to be simplified (Vedomosti)
It is time to pay your debts [as FinMin mulls higher tax rates on insured deposits] (Vedomosti)
CBR removes forex repo (Vedomosti)
Trust Bank gets on its feet [as it reports much smaller capital gap] (Vedomosti)
Cars go smoothly [as car sales growth remains strong] (Vedomosti)
Import of tomatoes may start in October (Kommersant)

Sep 08, 2017 05:43GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CBR to write down FinMin [debt as Otkritie’s capital needs seem bigger] (Vedomosti)
Turnout is still needed [as Russia goes to pools on Sep 10] (Vedomosti)
Employers may be the ones who force Russians to save for pensions (Vedomosti)
Everything is calm with deposits [following Otkritie’s bailout] (Vedomosti)
Investors put their money in Russian stock market in August (Vedomosti)
Hot August for AvtoVAZ [as sales increase] (Vedomosti)
Customers go to school [as shopping index falls in late August] (Kommersant)
Evraz to spend money in Ukraine [namely USD 250mn for a metal factory] (Kommersant)

Sep 07, 2017 06:33GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Deficit for [May 2012 Presidential] decrees [as health funding does not suffice] (Vedomosti)
A clear day in calendar [as Moscow plans to invest RUB 570mn for city day celebrations including RUB 100mn for cleaning the air from clouds] (Vedomosti)
Public servants to be taken care of without much luxury [as FinMin wants to reduce business trip expenses] (Vedomosti)
CBR goes on a fruit and vegetable diet [as analysts remain cautious on inflation front] (Vedomosti)
Ad market gets more expensive [again] (Vedomosti)
Inter RAO ready to buy (Vedomosti)
OFZ again in fashion [as demand for OFZ bonds seen on rise] (Vedomosti)
CBR sees weaker GDP performance in Q3 and Q4 (Kommersant)

Sep 06, 2017 06:10GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Former FinMin] Kudrin proposes to Putin to get less weapons [going forward in a 2018-2024 program] (Vedomosti)
Russia goes to court with US [over diplomatic row] (Vedomosti)
Peacekeeping disagreements [Vedomosti)
Without money and experience [as investments in infrastructure in Far East remain weak] (Vedomosti)
Gazprom wants to enter Turkish market fast (Vedomosti)
Putin urges for an agreement [between Sistema and Rosneft] (Vedomosti)
Mortgage without permission for refinancing (Kommersant)
VEB to send Russian high-tech in China [as the two countries want to invest more heavily in such projects] (Kommersant)
Wealthy crop output and stronger ruble lead to deflation (Kommersant)
Crimea sees lower [Russian] tourists (Kommersant)

Sep 05, 2017 04:06GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Central bank anticipates new problems at largest banks, to finance them in emergency (Vedomosti)
[Chechen leader] Ramzan Kadyrov ready to question Russia’s foreign policy [over Myanmar] (Vedomosti)
Moscow faces hard choice over conflict in Myanmar (Kommersant)
Novolipetsk steelworks wants to buy back half of its Eurobonds (Vedomosti)
Capitalisation of biggest extracting firms up 45% to USD 714bn over one year (Vedomosti)
Domestic grain prices plunge to three-year low (Vedomosti)
Anti-monopoly service to cut number of checks (Kommersant)
Government’s priority projects are underfinanced [accounts chamber says] (Vedomosti)
Sep 04, 2017 05:23GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Denmark to protect its waters from Nord Stream 2 (Vedomosti)
What to do with [North Korea’s] Kim Jong-un (Vedomosti)
Fiscal link to infrastructure (Vedomosti)
Industry extends positivism [as manufacturing PMI remains above 50 mark in September] (Vedomosti)
RUB 400bn [needed] for Otkritie [group, according to preliminary calculations] (Vedomosti)
Golden holiday for Sberbank [as the lender gets assets of developer in a restructuring deal] (Vedomosti)
Sovkomflot [tanker fleet operator] becomes cheaper [as sources close to deal say privatisation may be delayed for next years] (Vedomosti)
Federal IT systems continue to rely on foreign software (Kommersant)
US GDP grows along with its debt load [Kommersant)

Sep 01, 2017 06:13GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Vladimir Putin seeks female [opponent for next elections] (Vedomosti)
Electoral parade [as Putin visits important regions before Sep 10 regional elections] (Vedomosti)
Makron is not liked anymore [amid unpopular measures] (Vedomosti)
There are cameras but not video [in most courts] (Vedomosti)
Pre-election investments and wages [as EconMin presents optimistic macro view] (Vedomosti)
Households not to affect CBR’s decision [as inflation expectations fall tangibly in August] (Vedomosti)
Relations between Russia and US reach new level [after US orders Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco] (Kommersant)
Developers reach new growth levels [as they rely on state procurement deals] (Kommersant)
Ruble goes away from sanctions [but awaits CBR decision on Sep 15] (Kommersant)

Aug 31, 2017 06:07GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Prices do not go [hand in hand] with ruble [anymore] (Vedomosti)
Elections as flash mob [as Kremlin wants to use modern tools to attract voters] (Vedomosti)
Gazprom wouldn’t raise dividends (Vedomosti)
CBR to pay billions for car insurance [as Otkritie’s bailout unfolds] (Vedomosti)
Megafon returns to growth (Vedomosti)
Investment activity drifts from growth (Kommersant)

Aug 30, 2017 06:37GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CBR starts bank consolidation [on rescue of Otkritie bank] (Vedomosti)
EconMin finds a way to make people work more productively (Vedomosti)
Retail banks go out of the crisis (Vedomosti)
Steel prices may reach historic highs (Vedomosti)
CBR rescues systemically important bank (Kommersant)
Moscow accounts for half of regional budget deficits (Kommersant)
Aeroflot defends imports of airplanes (Kommersant)
Russian carmakers finally in the black [only AvtoVAZ remains loss-making] (Kommersant)
Aug 29, 2017 05:55GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Retails bargain about discrimination (Vedomosti)
Duma is ready for [presidential] elections (Vedomosti)
Russian economy returns to normal [on deceleration of GDP growth in July] (Vedomosti)
Europe prefers Gazprom [on rising gas deliveries to Europe] (Vedomosti)
EconMin advices government to accept stronger ruble (Kommersant)
EconMin and CBR diverge on economic outlook in H2 (Kommersant)
Lavrov does not rush to mediate [Qatar issue] (Kommersant)
Aug 25, 2017 05:58GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Otkritie may become first project of Bank Conslidation Fund (Vedomosti)
Rosneft may get a new minority shareholder [former head Hudainatov through China Energy] (Vedomosti)
Russia counts on signing visa recognition agreement with Belarus by year end (Kommersant)
Russia-China working group approves large railway project (Kommersant)
Defense companies should work under conditions of falling state purchases (Kommersant)
Aug 24, 2017 05:22GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Rosneft wins dispute with Sistema, but it will receive less than claimed (Vedomosti)
Qatar needs Russian air defense systems (Vedomosti)
Crisis pushes Russia to the shadows [survey shows rising share of shadow economy] (Vedomosti)
Inflation is further and further away from target [low inflation may lead to a higher rate cut] (Vedomosti)
Otkritie finds money in Cyprus [bank sells minority stake in Cypriot bank] (Vedomosti)
First trillions appear in Eurasia railway project (Kommersant)
Netanyahu comes to Putin to seek protection from Iran (Kommersant)
Levada Centre poll shows decline of xenophobic feelings (Kommersant)
Sberbank wins second round of dispute with Transneft (Kommersant)
Aug 23, 2017 06:08GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Medvedev preserves chances to remain PM after 2018 [think-tank] (Vedomosti)
Wealth moves to offshore zones (Vedomosti)
Patient is helping the doctor [troubled Trust bank helps Otkritie bank] (Vedomosti)
Moscow will lend USD 700mn to Belarus (Kommersant)
Fuel prices remain unusually stable for summer (Kommersant)
Ruble gets support from oil (Kommersant)
Experts forecast post-election fight [within political elite] (Kommersant)
Aug 22, 2017 06:04GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Gazprom will need to fight [competition] for European market (Vedomosti)
Closure of America [confrontation with Russia expected to rise further (Vedomosti)
CBR needs more data [to calculate better forward-looking indicators] (Vedomosti)
Agriculture ministry prepares for grain interventions (Vedomosti)
Getting a visa for US will become much more difficult (Kommersant)
Grain export prices slump on expectations of record high harvest (Kommersant)
Number of bankruptcies is on the rise (Kommersant)
OPEC and Russia finally see decline in oil stocks (Kommersant)
Aug 21, 2017 06:39GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Kudrin’s think-tank presents transport strategy [which the market believes it does not correspond to reality] (Kommersant)
Interest rate attached to a body [as interest rates on micro loans may get bigger range] (Kommersant)
Import of food and agriculture products exceeds export growth [in H1] (Kommersant)
FinMin to check auditors (Kommersant)
Slaughter in Surgut [as a terrorist injures people on Saturday] (Vedomosti)
Russia gets smaller [as migration inflows do not compensate fall in population] (Vedomosti)
A check of replacement [of Putin reveals Medvedev as most likely scenario, according to a poll] (Vedomosti)
Growth to help Merkel (Vedomosti)
CBR gives present to Otkritie (Vedomosti)
Rostech learns how to deal with Russian software [instead of Microsoft Windows] (Vedomosti)

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