Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Uzbek-born Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov is considering a sale of his 30% stake in English football club Arsenal, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing the Financial Times. In May last year, Usmanov, who is the club's second-largest shareholder, made a $1.3 billion offer to buy out his rival, majority shareholder Stan...
“Putin’s chef” charged with organizing “troll factory” to interfere in U.S. elections A company called the Internet Research Agency (IRA) was charged by Special counsel Robert Mueller's office with violating U.S. law and interfering in the 2016 election, along with 13 Russian nationals. As Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said while...
The Russian rouble lost value on Tuesday after reaching three-week highs the day before as oil prices fell further, dragging the Russian currency down, Reuters reports. At 0752 GMT, the rouble was down 0.1 percent against the dollar at 65.60 and had lost 0.12 percent to trade at 75.18 versus the...
The board of directors of Magnit, one of the leading Russian retailers, approved the appointment of Jan Dunning, former head of direct competitor Lenta, as president of the company, and also approved his election to the company’s board, Magnit announced, according to RIA news agency. “Magnit announces the approval by...
Russia’s largest classified advertising platform Avito could soon be completely sold to South Africa’s Naspers, with the media and internet group interested in buying the remaining 32 percent it does not already own, two sources told Reuters. The deal could be announced as soon as Monday but details of the...
Troubled German banking giant Deutsche Bank is damaged by fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” because of its role in a $20 billion Russian money-laundering scheme, The Guardian reports citing a confidential internal report by the lender. According to the document, the bank acknowledges “a...
The Russian rouble hit a 7-1/2 month high on Monday, helped by a weaker U.S. dollar, local month-end tax payments and higher oil prices. At 0751 GMT, the rouble was 0.54 percent stronger against the dollar at 56.33, a level that hadn’t been seen since early June of 2017, and...
Russian cities with population over a million will need at least 100 years to catch up to Moscow’s level of economic development, a new study by consultancy Strelka reveals, according to RBC. There are 16 such large cities in the country, contributing almost a third in Russia’s GDP in 2017,...
Russian presidential ombudsman for the business sector Boris Titov has presented his annual report to the President Vladimir Putin, delivering sharp criticism of the investment and entrepreneurship climate in the country, Vedomosti reported on Tuesday. This year Russia’s investment community is in furore as the liberal fraction of the Kremlin,...
With over 91 million website visitors in 2018, Russian online bookmaker Fonbet is the country’s most popular online sports betting website, European Gaming reported. Fonbet narrowly edged out rival 1xBet, which had a little over 90 million visitors last year, data compiled by Betting Business Russia shows. Fonbet’s Russian-licensed Fonbet.ru...