MOSCOW, Apr 23 (PRIME)
Russian economic minister doubts forthcoming recessionMOSCOW, Apr 23 (PRIME) -- The Russian Finance Ministry’s forecast of a possible economic recession is ungrounded, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told reporters Wednesday, according to RIA Novosti.
Russian labor minister wants firms to stop pension contributions
MOSCOW, Apr 23 (PRIME)Russian Labor Minister Maxim Topilin has suggested companies stop paying the payroll tax from which pensions and obligatory medical insurance is financed, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.
Kiev not in talks on gas pipeline consortium with Russia
MOSCOW, Apr 23 (PRIME)Kiev has no negotiations with Russia on the creation of a consortium to operate its gas transportation system, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yury Prodan said Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.
Russia’s ALROSA diamond output rises 6% to 8 mln ct in Jan–Mar
MOSCOW, Apr 22 (PRIME)The output of Russian uncut diamond mining giant ALROSA increased 6% on the year to 7.9 million carats in January–March amid high grades at the Jubilee pipe, higher output at the Aikhal and International underground mines, and increased processing volumes at the Arkhangelskaya pipe, the company said Tuesday.
Entering Crimean telecom market may cost Russia’s TTK 1 bln rbl
MOSCOW, Apr 23 (PRIME)Russian telecom operator TransTeleCom (TTK), a unit of state-owned Russian Railways, is studying an option to enter the telecommunication market of newly-annexed Crimea and believes it will have to spend 1 billion rubles on it, President Artyom Kudryavtsev told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
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