Press mood stories for Russia

Oct 16, 2018 03:59GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government to buy medicines from one supplier only (Vedomosti)
Audit chamber doubts Putin's decree will be realized [criticizes draft budget 2019-2021] (Vedomosti)
How to compensate for labour shortages in industry (Vedomosti)
Vekselberg may challenge US sanctions in court (Vedomosti)
EC approves mechanism for punishing use of chemical weapons (Kommersant)
Audit chamber criticizes budget (Kommersant)
Oil helped industrial output in September (Kommersant)
Oct 15, 2018 04:15GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foreigners will complain to Medvedev about his subordinates (Vedomosti)
EU is preparing new sanctions on Russia (Vedomosti)
Share of federal budget in pension fund to increase (Vedomosti)
Investments stopped growing in August (Vedomosti)
State banks need more money [deposit rates exceed 7%] (Vedomosti)
Forex deposits remain in Russia banks [CBR data do not show significant outflow] (Kommersant)
UK is trying to persuade EU to respond to chemical and cyber- attacks (Kommersant)
Oil starts to flow downwards, but ruble holds ground (Kommersant)
The return of carry trade [foreign banks in Russia believe profits exceed sanction risks] (Kommersant)
Oct 12, 2018 04:13GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Businesses affected by sanctions may get preferences (Vedomosti)
President Putin fires another three regional governors (Vedomosti)
Government gives final approval to highway construction plan (Vedomosti)
Metal industries warn of risks before investment programme and exports (Vedomosti)
Council of Europe loses Russian financing (Kommersant)
Ruble instability is the only stable factor in Russia (Kommersant)
Constantinople takes Kiev from Moscow [on recognition of independent Ukrainian church] (Kommersant)
Oct 11, 2018 04:13GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Russians return to pre-Crimean mood (Vedomosti)
Volkswagen is ready to invest another EUR 500mn in Russia (Vedomosti)
Novatek finds gas for third LNG plant (Vedomosti)
Major Crimean bank classifies financial reports [[in line with government decision] (Vedomosti)
Russia may be expelled from Council of Europe in 2019 (Kommersant)
Higher prices reduce number of real estate deals in Moscow (Kommersant)
Households use Internet banking less out of fear from government control (Kommersant)
Oct 10, 2018 03:25GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Russia completes transfer of S-300 systems to Syria (Vedomosti)
CBR reports on abnormal decline in imports (Vedomosti)
FinMin to sell RUB 5bn OFZ bonds (Vedomosti)
Who is to blame for fall of Putin's rating to 39% (Vedomosti)
Gazpom steps up development of gas transportation from Yamal (Kommersant)
Households reduce bank deposits due to fear of sanctions (Kommersant)
State companies stimulate investors [by paying interim dividends] (Kommersant)
Transneft discusses possible buyback of preferred stock (Kommersant)
Oct 09, 2018 04:11GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government discusses replacement of paper ID cards with electronic ones (Vedomosti)
Russian Railways wants new approach to tariff indexation (Vedomosti)
Rusal increased export deliveries (Vedomosti)
The fair exchange rate is USD/RUB 50 according to FinMin (Vedomosti)
Tax authorities to get easier access to bank accounts (Kommersant)
Russia-US relations are at the freezing point (Kommersant)
Car industry to get temporary exemptions (Kommersant)
Oct 08, 2018 04:10GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Putin loses the trust of 20% of Russians in the past year (Vedomosti)
Rosoboronexport strikes a record high deal with India for USD 5.4bn (Vedomosti)
Government agreed to support the oil sector (Vedomosti)
Consumer sentiment deteriorates rapidly (Vedomosti)
Expensive oil is fighting with geopolitics (Kommersant)
CBR to stimulate lending to SMEs (Kommersant)
Labour demand has long stopped to grow (Kommersant)

Oct 05, 2018 04:09GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
US and its allies accuse GRU of numerous cyberattacks (Vedomosti)
Ruble and bond prices dip [on renewed sanction risks] (Vedomosti)
Russia overtakes Europe in terms of number of prosecutors (Vedomosti)
Fuel stations will be allowed to sell beer and wine [as a way to limit fuel price growth] (Vedomosti)
Fuel stations prepare for growth of diesel prices (Kommersant)
Russian SU-35 meet US obstacles I Indonesia (Kommersant)
Oil turnover in the budget [compensation for refineries to be paid out of increased tax burden on oil sector] (Kommersant)
Oct 04, 2018 04:05GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
An old acquaintance of Putin to become governor of St. Petersburg (Vedomosti)
Officials are seeking ways to use rubles in external trade (Vedomosti)
Gazprom's gas output may exceed 500bcm (Vedomosti)
Putin does not like excessively high oil prices (Vedomosti)
Government works on plan to reduce dependence on US dollar (Kommersant)
Federal budget is not overgenerous toward national projects (Kommersant)
Pension reform crosses out Crimea [Putin's approval is back to 2013 levels] (Kommersant)
Russia's SWIFT analogue goes into the world (Kommersant)
Oct 03, 2018 04:06GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government to approves investment programs of monopolies before dividends (Vedomosti)
My stake is not for sale or for split [interview with Lukoil’s Alekperov] (Vedomosti)
Russia has reached the limit of oil production (Vedomosti)
FinMin will place RUB 20bn OFZ bonds (Vedomosti)
Resource exports support GDP (Kommersant)
India and Russia prefer not to depend on US issues of defense and nuclear power (Kommersant)
Russian state banks will receive support in Ukraine (Kommersant)
September becomes a zero month [both corporate issuers and FinMin place no debt] (Kommersant)
Oct 02, 2018 05:00GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
FinMin is offered to raise retail price of beer (Vedomosti)
Tax authorities admit that audits are often formal (Vedomosti)
Why do pensioners need loans (Vedomosti)
Russian Agricultural Bank will receive another RUB 20bn capital injection from budget (Vedomosti)
Government again starts reform of power tariffs for households (Kommersant)
Alexei Navalny may get real prison sentence (Kommersant)
Russian issuers get fewer and fewer due to buybacks (Kommersant)
Oct 01, 2018 05:32GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Another attempt at pension referendum fails (Vedomosti)
Russia was not the main villain at the UN General Assembly (Vedomosti)
EconMin split movable and immovable (Vedomosti)
Government is ready to lay new routes from Moscow to Kazan (Vedomosti)
Losses of airlines companies surge (Kommersant)
Industry ministry is ready to help Deripaska with preferences (Kommersant)
Duma to approve new three-year budget without cuts (Kommersant)
Russian tourists target distant destinations (Kommersant)
Sep 28, 2018 04:15GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Indian government approves purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia (Vedomosti)
Government approves a victory plan for next five years (Vedomosti)
Government will change pension formula (Vedomosti)
Kremlin will send officials to Primorsky Krai [to help with new elections] (Vedomosti)
Government consolidates plans [on approval of programmme till 2024] (Kommersant)
Oil products improved financial results in manufacturing (Kommersant)
Sep 27, 2018 04:20GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
President Putin opens new season of governor resignations (Vedomosti)
Number of Russians who are ready to protest against pension reform drops sharply (Vedomosti)
Tatneft expects market capitalization to grow to USD 36bn in 2030 (Vedomosti)
Gazprom to lose pipelines and export monopoly [according to draft reform prepared by Centre for Strategic Studies] (Vedomosti)
Pensions get a new term [on approval of pension reform] (Kommersant)
Moscow transport needs additional RUB 800bn (Kommersant)
Discussion on utility tariffs ends up below inflation (Kommersant)
Otkritie and Binbank post losses [due to legacy problems] (Kommersant)
Sep 26, 2018 04:32GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Unified Russia admits internal errors (Vedomosti)
S-300 under the cover of politics (Vedomosti)
The pension reform in Putin’s version (Vedomosti)
Potentially problem loans reached RUB 2tn (Vedomosti)
State support for Deripaska’s companies to be for one year only (Kommersant)
Donald Trump told UN about everything except Russia (Kommersant)
Naftogaz wants new compensations from Gazprom (Kommersant)
Grain exports may slow down in September (Kommersant)
Sep 25, 2018 04:58GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
LDPR is the main winner from regional elections (Vedomosti)
Russia will respond to Israel by strengthening Syrian defense (Vedomosti)
Navalny gets 20 days for rally against pension reform (Vedomosti)
Government selects infrastructure projects (Vedomosti)
All Syria will hide behind S-300 (Kommersant)
Retirement age is approved with Putin’s amendment (Kommersant)
Government approves six national projects (Kommersant)
Oil gives weight to Russian currency (Kommersant)
Sep 24, 2018 04:46GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
VEB will become credit syndicate under management of Shuvalov (Vedomosti)
Kremlin daces two more losses at governor elections (Vedomosti)
Israel will not change its policy in Syria after downing of Russian airplane (Vedomosti)
OPEC+ is ready to continue to cut output (Vedomosti)
Unified Russia candidate loses to LDPR with 40% margin in Khabarovsk region (Kommersant)
Defense ministry declares Israel is responsible for downing of Russian plane (Kommersant)
OPEC+ was paused (Kommersant)
Q3 data confirms slowing economic growth [mainly due to lower output in agriculture] (Kommersant)
Sep 21, 2018 04:34GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CBR secretly gave RUB 20bn to rescue Genbank (Vedomosti)
VEB will lose part of the budget subsidy, but receive capital from NWF (Vedomosti)
Why the Russian economy may not live up to the expectations of the president and the PM (Vedomosti)
Verbal interventions move exchange rate (Vedomosti)
USA do not know how to approach Russia without blacklists [on new US sanctions] (Kommersant)
Deripaska’s companies are offered countersanction preferences (Kommersant)
Thin ice was included in budget forecast (Kommersant)
Sep 20, 2018 04:51GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
A second round of challenges for political system (Vedomosti)
Fair Russia and communists may unite for pension referendum (Vedomosti)
Government recalculates dividends from state companies (Vedomosti)
FinMin proposes to think more about macro stability [on draft budget 2019] (Vedomosti)
Election committee recommends cancellation of elections in Primorsky Krai (Kommersant)
Rosstat registers first decline of disposable incomes since start of year (Kommersant)
Budget 2019 will increase spending on children and old aged people (Kommersant)
Half of bank loans go to twenty largest borrowers (Kommersant)
Sep 19, 2018 04:13GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government decides to support oil companies [to avoid further fuel price growth] (Vedomosti)
Putin describes downing of Russian airplane as tragic coincidence (Vedomosti)
Special share classes for company founders may be introduced in Russia (Vedomosti)
State companies do not manage to spend budget money (Vedomosti)
A tragic chain of events [on downed Russian airplane] (Kommersant)
Russia and the US meet in North Korean deadlock (Kommersant)
There is too much money anyway [CBR is happy to see low liquidity surplus] (Kommersant)
Industry is against reform of power tariffs (Kommersant)
Sep 18, 2018 05:27GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Households withdraw RUB 100bn and USD 1.5bn from banks in August (Vedomosti)
Defense ministry: Missile that hit Malaysian Boeing belonged to Ukraine (Vedomosti)
Putin and Erdogan agree on demilitarized zone in Idlib (Vedomosti)
Why did the CBR hike policy rate (Vedomosti)
There will be no [military] operation in Idlib (Kommersant)
VEB urges Ukraine to dialogue [on fate of Ukrainian subsidiary] (Kommersant)
Gazprom gets a chance to make money on deliveries to China (Kommersant)
Sep 17, 2018 05:13GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government measures to speed economic growth will first slow it down (Vedomosti)
Ukraine gets a chance not to return USD 3bn borrowed from Russia (Vedomosti)
US allows new contracts with Rusal but restrictions apply (Vedomosti)
CBR is raising rates (Vedomosti)
Forex depositors get nervous because of [Kostin’s] statement on possible conversion of deposits (Kommersant)
CBR promises stability even if oil prices fall by half (Kommersant)
We plan to bring Russia to justice [interview with Energy Secretary Perry] (Kommersant)
Nonresidents withdraw funds from emerging markets (Kommersant)
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