Monday, August 19, 2019
The United States has filed a lawsuit against Russia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for imposing tariffs in retaliation for U.S. duties that targeted Russian steel and aluminum earlier this year, Reuters reports. The filing, submitted on August 29, said Russia tariffs applied only to U.S. products and...
The blockchain arm of Qiwi, one of the largest e-payment providers in Russia, is launching a crypto investment bank, called HASH, to advise investors and help domestic companies tokenize their assets once appropriate regulations are in place, Coin Telegraph reports. The new enterprise is being launched by senior staff at...
United States authorities announced new financial sanctions against Russia's top intelligence agencies and more than a dozen Russian citizens, in the latest U.S. push to punish Moscow for interference in the 2016 presidential election. Announcing the decision on Thursday, the White House and the Treasury Department said the measures were...
Singaporean construction company MMP Resources has engaged a banking institution in Singapore as the firm's financing and capital markets advisor to raise some US$30 million, said in a regulatory filing on Monday, The Straits Times reports. The banking institution was not named. As of Jan 21, the firm has...
Canadian mining company Kinross Gold Corp. will buy a gold project in eastern Russia for $283 million from Cyprus-registered N-Mining Ltd, the company said, according to Kitco News. The Toronto-based miner says the deal, which would add the third gold mine in Russia to its assets, includes payment of about...
Russia’s biggest bank, Sberbank, has selected thirty start-ups that completed the acceleration at the joint Russian-American accelerator held in cooperation with U.S.-based early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator 500 Startups, Global Finance reports. The Russian bank said it will invest up to 120 million rubles ($1.8 million) in the...
Public trust in the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin fell to a 13-year low in the first poll of 2019 by the state owned pollster, the state-owned All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM), according to The Times. The survey showed trust in Putin slipped from 36.5%...
In a move justified by Ukraine’s government with national security, Kyiv is preparing to sever all remaining public transport links with Russia, the country’s infrastructure minister has said, according to Interfax Ukraine. “I have signed a historic document today. Now, only bears will go to Moscow, as in the good...
A top Russian diplomat says Moscow is preparing a "tough response" to Monday's announcement by the United States that it is expelling 60 Russian diplomats. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday that Russia was disappointed by the U.S. announcement that it would expel...
The Moscow building which houses the Praga restaurant, one of the Russian capital’s oldest and most luxurious restaurants, has been sold for 1.4 billion rubles ($22 million) at an online auction, according to state-run news agency TASS. The building is wedged between the pedestrian Arbat Street, one of the...