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News Russia Finance: Russian Finance Chief Demoted Amid Kremlin Spending Push

Published on: Tuesday 21 January 2020
Russian Finance Chief Demoted Amid Kremlin Spending Push
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-finance-chief-faces-demotion-080001325.html

(Bloomberg) -- President Vladimir Putin demoted the man seen as the architect of the tight-budget policies that have made Russian bonds an investor favorite, fueling expectations the Kremlin is planning a spending spree to boost living standards.Anton Siluanov lost his role as first deputy prime minister

News Russia Finance: Russia to Spend an Extra $67B on Social Spending by 2024, Says Finance Minister

Published on: Wednesday 29 January 2020
Russia to Spend an Extra $67B on Social Spending by 2024, Says Finance Minister
News source: https://www.voanews.com/europe/russia-spend-extra-67b-social-spending-2024-says-finance-minister

Russia plans to spend an extra 4.13 trillion rubles ($66.7 billion) by 2024 to meet social development targets set by President Vladimir Putin, but it will not affect macroeconomic stability, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday. Describing the demographic situation in Russia as "very difficult," Putin set out plans this month to boost the birth rate, including by offering payments for low-income families with small children and allowances for first-time mothers. Siluanov said 3.77 trillion rubles of the additional spending by 2024 would come from the federal budget, with the

News Russia Finance: Russia's Magnit suspends fruit and veg imports from China over virus fears - RIA

Published on: Sunday 02 February 2020
Russia's Magnit suspends fruit and veg imports from China over virus fears - RIA
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russias-magnit-suspends-fruit-veg-103105775.html

Russia's second-largest food retailer Magnit said on Monday it is suspending fruit and vegetable imports from China due to the spread of the coronavirus and logistical complications, the RIA news agency reported on Monday. Since the start of the year, Magnit said it has started importing certain

News Russia Finance: Russian-born Trump supporters arrested for campaign finance violations

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Russian-born Trump supporters arrested for campaign finance violations
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/10/10/Russian-born-Trump-supporters-arrested-for-campaign-finance-violations/2751570716026/

Two Russian-born, Florida-based political donors, who prosecutors say offered to pressure Ukraine for an investigation of Democrat Joe Biden and his son, were indicted Thursday on unrelated campaign finance charges.

News Russia Finance: The Russian offensive in Africa and America's feeble response

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
The Russian offensive in Africa and America's feeble response
News source: https://thehill.com/opinion/international/465125-the-russian-offensive-in-africa-and-americas-very-weak-response

“The predatory practices pursued by China and Russia stunt economic growth in Africa; threaten the financial independence of African nations; inhibit opportunities for U.S. investment; interfere ...

News Russia Finance: Prosecutors indict Russian Trump donors on campaign finance charges

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Prosecutors indict Russian Trump donors on campaign finance charges
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/10/10/Prosecutors-indict-Russian-Trump-donors-on-campaign-finance-charges/2751570716026/

Two Russian-born, Florida-based political donors, who prosecutors say offered to pressure Ukraine for an investigation of Democrat Joe Biden and his son, were indicted Thursday on unrelated campaign finance charges.

News Russia Finance: Wyden blasts FEC Republicans for blocking probe into NRA over possible Russia donations

Published on: Friday 16 August 2019
Wyden blasts FEC Republicans for blocking probe into NRA over possible Russia donations
News source: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/457794-wyden-blasts-fec-republicans-for-blocking-probe-into-nra-over-possible

"It's inexcusable that Republican commissioners would block an investigation into whether Russian money was funneled ... of the most blockbuster campaign finance allegations in recent memory." ...

News Russia Finance: Wyden Slams Republican FEC Commissioners for Blocking Probe of NRA, Possible Campaign Finance Violations

Published on: Friday 16 August 2019
Wyden Slams Republican FEC Commissioners for Blocking Probe of NRA, Possible Campaign Finance Violations
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/nra-fec-butina-torshin-campaign-finance-trump-1454836

over reports that Russia may have used the gun-rights group as a conduit for its election interference efforts, and possibly in contravention of campaign finance law. "A foreign adversary interfered ...

News Russia Finance: Russia may cut OFZ bond offerings in H2 - finance ministry

Published on: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Russia may cut OFZ bond offerings in H2 - finance ministry
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/21/reuters-america-russia-may-cut-ofz-bond-offerings-in-h2--finance-ministry.html

MOSCOW, May 21- Russia may reduce its offering of government bonds, known as OFZ, in the second half of the year as the finance ministry is fulfilling its borrowing plan faster than expected, the head of the ministry's state debt department said on Tuesday. "If there are no negative events, we will be forced to somewhat reduce the volume of offerings," Konstantin...

News Russia Finance: Prosecutors say that Michael Cohen exchanged hundreds of emails and texts with a Russian-linked finance firm

Published on: Wednesday 22 May 2019
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/prosecutors-michael-cohen-exchanged-hundreds-emails-texts-russian/story?id=63211948

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer, exchanged hundreds of phone calls and text messages with Columbus Nova, the American financial firm tied to Russian oligarch ...

News Russia Finance: Russia Disputes Volume of Tainted Oil in Europe: Newspaper

Published on: Wednesday 29 May 2019
News source: https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2019-05-30/transneft-russian-firms-agree-compensation-formula-over-tainted-oil-kommersant

Russia's Urals blend is trading at just under $70 per barrel. Russia's finance ministry said this week that Transneft, not the state, should foot the bill. ...

News Russia Finance: Helping Russia help Trump is precisely what Trump did

Published on: Thursday 30 May 2019
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/30/helping-russia-help-trump-is-precisely-what-trump-did/

And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia ... violation of federal criminal law — including foreign-influence and campaign-finance laws. . . . The Office therefore did not ...

News Russia Finance: Trump: ‘I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected’

Published on: Thursday 30 May 2019
News source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-i-had-nothing-to-do-with-russia-helping-me-to-get-elected-130601068.html

President Trump has long downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 election, often claiming it was an “excuse” invented by Democrats to explain how they lost an election they were favored to ...