Press mood stories for Russia

Jan 16, 2018 06:47GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Polls without alternatives [as intendent pollster Levada can’t participate in elections] (Vedomosti)
Justice ministry plans to liquidate one of Navalny’s funds (Vedomosti)
US dollar sees falling demand from investors (Vedomosti)
GDP falls short of expectations last year (Vedomosti)
Why Putin needs such a great win? (Vedomosti)
Russians start to spend more when traveling abroad (Vedomosti)
Sberbank earns most on record (Vedomosti)
Rosneft not to pursue gas assets of Alrosa (Vedomosti)
EconMin sees 1% fiscal surplus if oil prices remain high [in 2018] (Kommersant)
Global manufacturing not ready for new tech generation (Kommersant)

Jan 15, 2018 06:55GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Candidate Putin needs money [to boost spending on key sectors] (Vedomosti)
[Opposition leader] Navalny starts its campaign to boycott presidential elections (Vedomosti)
MPs’ desire to make concessions more effective likely to reduce their number [considerably] (Vedomosti)
For reforms one needs demand for them rather than cyclical position (Vedomosti)
Debts of Russians on mortgage loans reach RUB 5tn (Vedomosti)
Auto sales grow for first time in five years (Vedomosti)
Investors keep playing with Otkritie’s subordinated debt [as they believe they could win vs. CBR in court] (Vedomosti)
Industrial mood improves [despite bleak underlying figures] (Kommersant)

Jan 12, 2018 06:40GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Russia to pay hackers to show weaknesses in IT systems (Vedomosti)
Navalny tries to make party for third time (Vedomosti)
EU wants to raise tax burden to offset departure of UK (Vedomosti)
Forex will remain free [as FinMin completely decides against potential capital controls in times of crisis] (Vedomosti)
Russians are still now allowed to travel to Egypt’s resorts (Vedomosti)
Number of sold smartphones reaches new record-high (Vedomosti)
US reportedly to unveil new report [by end of January] (Kommersant)
Housing problem gets great [again in Moscow] due to supply and demand problems (Kommersant)

Jan 11, 2018 06:48GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey not happy with Syrian situation (Vedomosti)
Court gives positive ruling about parallel import (Vedomosti)
Investors fear inflation may speed up in US (Vedomosti)
Putin orders to equalize minimum wage and subsistence minimum (Vedomosti)
Ford beefs up production shifts in Tatarstan (Vedomosti)
Inflation gets support from fuel prices (Kommersant)
Reserve Fund ceases to exist (Kommersant)

Jan 10, 2018 07:06GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Telegram’s founder Durov [which the most famous chat app in Russia] wants to compete with Visa and Mastercard (Vedomosti)
Gudkov [an MP and prospective candidate for Moscow mayor] pushes forward project for election supervision (Vedomosti)
Regional governors will have to ensure high election turnout (Vedomosti)
Biggest risks for Russia in 2018 – problems on Korean peninsula (Vedomosti)
Public servants want to reduce inflation volatility with more storage facilities (Vedomosti)
Otkritie Holding restructures 15 bond issues for RUB 249bn (Vedomosti)
Tobacco producers keep prices stable [despite higher excises as completion heats up] (Vedomosti)
Households start to prefer savings under mattresses (Kommersant)
Putin’s election people to be revealed [today] (Kommersant)
GDP goes up thanks to higher borrowing by households (Kommersant)

Jan 09, 2018 06:48GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Gas for Boston [as first Russia-based LNG in US is expected to arrive already this month] (Kommersant)
Russia gets a fine for pigs [as EU wants EUR 1.4bn in compensation for sanctions] (Kommersant)
Egypt opens up [as flights are again allowed effective Feb 1] (Kommersant)
Infrastructure mortgage [program by govt] seeks new name (Kommersant)
Gazprom beats all records in Europe [in 2017] (Vedomosti)
Putin – richest presidential candidate [as United Russia finances his run] (Vedomosti)
Law trumps Constitution [as Supreme Court does not allow Navalny to run for president] (Vedomosti)
[Deputy PM] Rogozin creates an anti-sanctions bloc (Vedomosti)
Loan instead of wage [as loan growth exceeds deposit growth and beats income gains] (Vedomosti)
Lada gets more expensive [as AvtoVAZ raises prices] (Vedomosti)

Dec 22, 2017 07:21GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Putin allows oligarchs secretly return their money back (Vedomosti)
Saudi Arabia ready to invest in US shale industry (Vedomosti)
Banks to reduce rates on existing loans (Vedomosti)
Rosneft to share gas with BP (Vedomosti)
Russian Standard may buy its default papers [at a steep discount] (Vedomosti)
Tariffs go in line with inflation (Vedomosti)
Otkritie faces new management board (Vedomosti)

Dec 21, 2017 07:53GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Business experiences first problem with online cash registers (Vedomosti)
How new elections in Barcelona would affect Spain (Vedomosti)
Supremacy feelings reach a new high level (Vedomosti)
Businesses expect a nice chat with Putin (Vedomosti)
Investors may invest up to RUB 400bn in infrastructure bonds (Vedomosti)
Parliament agrees with Putin about tax amnesty for many (Vedomosti)
Why low inflation is not bad for Russia (Vedomosti)
CBR to discuss Otkritie’s debt (Vedomosti)
CBR fears from a real estate bubble in a few years’ time (Kommersant)
Households see lower debt burden [as parliament goes with tax amnesty] (Kommersant)

Dec 20, 2017 07:12GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Culture minister plans to collect RUB 1.5bn from local cinemas [to fund local production] (Vedomosti)
Putin picks his favorite electorate (Vedomosti)
Change of regional leaders boosts efficiency (Vedomosti)
EconMin does not agree with Rosstat on IP’s dynamics [in November] (Vedomosti)
Sales of new IPhone beat all records (Vedomosti)
Internet fees can’t go lower [in Moscow] (Kommersant)
Unemployment enters a new reality (Kommersant)

Dec 19, 2017 06:20GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Banks to share biometrical info with siloviki (Vedomosti)
Navalny ready to fight for presidency 20 times (Vedomosti)
CBR recommends banks to show how much they pay their CEOs [but companies refuse] (Vedomosti)
When there is a credit boom – there are not signs of a bubble yet (Vedomosti)
Rosneft to raise output by 10% (Vedomosti)
Sistema readies to pay Rosneft (Vedomosti)
End-year bonuses moderate [but top managers to get full financial support] (Vedomosti)
Hackers get to SWIFT [for first time] (Kommersant)
Households trigger a new credit cycle (Kommersant)
Supporters of Putin to meet on Tuesday (Kommersant)
Fuel prices start to fall (Kommersant)
Dec 18, 2017 00:19GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
How Dimitri Ananiev lost Promsvyazbank (Vedomosti)
Experts call former EconMin trial farce (Vedomosti)
CBR reacts surprisingly to negative macro backdrop (Vedomosti)
State to forget debt of companies (Vedomosti)
Find the common ground [as CBR balances risks] (Kommersant)
President ready to sign 2018-2020 army program (Kommersant)
Bank resolution mechanism to come in again (Kommersant)
Industry drags towards recession (Kommersant)
Gazprom Neft to spend USD 2.2bn in Serbina by 2022 (Kommersant)

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