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INTERVIEW: Russia to retaliate to US sanctions in line with WTO rules
MOSCOW, Apr 12 (PRIME) -- The new U.S. sanctions against Russian companies and businessmen are groundless and infringe the principles of competition, to which the country will retaliate to protect its interests, but will never violate global trade rules, Deputy Economic Development Minister Alexei Gruzdev said in an interview with PRIME on Thursday.
Lukoil to invest $800 mln/year in geological survey next 3 years
MOSCOW, Mar 30 (PRIME) -- Russian oil major Lukoil plans to invest about U.S. $800 million in geological exploration annually over the next three years, CEO Vagit Alekperov told PRIME in an interview released on Friday.
INTERVIEW: Official: Cbank dept to suggest bank cut rate on Mar 23
MOSCOW, Mar 16 (PRIME) -- The monetary and credit policy department of the central bank wants the regulator to cut the key rate at a meeting on March 23 from the current 7.5%, Director of the department Igor Dmitriyev told PRIME in an interview released on Friday.
INTERVIEW: Google to hire staff in Russia with growth, sees good potential
MOSCOW, Mar 15 (PRIME) -- Google plans to expand its staff in Russia, currently counting 130 people as the company sees growth potential in the country, Managing Director for Russia Dmitry Kuznetsov told PRIME in an interview on Thursday.
INTERVIEW: CEO says Tele2 to publish 2017 IFRS report on March 6
BARCELONA, Mar 2 (PRIME) -- Russian mobile operator T2 RTK Holding, working under the Tele2 brand, will resume disclosure of financial results on March 6 with a release of its International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for 2017 although the report will be incomplete, General Director Sergei Emdin told PRIME on Friday.
INTERVIEW: E-economy program to require at least 570 bln rbl until 2024
MOSCOW, Feb 28 (PRIME) -- Russias digital economy program will exceed 570 billion rubles by 2024, including private financing, but the funds are insufficient, Maxim Akimov, first deputy head of the governments administration, told PRIME on Wednesday in an interview.
INTERVIEW: Russias satellite target program to consume 132 bln rbl
MOSCOW, Feb 20 (PRIME) Financing of a target program of satellite constellation will amount to 132 billion rubles by 2025, Oleg Dukhovnitsky, head of the Federal Communications Agency, told PRIME in an interview on Tuesday.
INTERVIEW: Russian customs to become fully digitalized by 2020
BEIJING, Feb 12 (PRIME) -- Russias Federal Customs Service is fulfilling a comprehensive development program to become fully electronic by 2020, First Deputy Director Ruslan Davydov told PRIME in an interview on Monday.
INTERVIEW: India interested in joint development of Arctic fields
NEW DELHI, Feb 7 (PRIME) -- India is interested in joint development of Russias Arctic fields, including the Vankor cluster, Yaroslav Tarasyuk, Russias trade representative in New Delhi, said in an interview with PRIME on Wednesday.
INTERVIEW: Russian LNG sales to S Korea may grow to 7 mln tns 2020
MOSCOW, Feb 6 (PRIME) Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales to South Korea may rise to 7 million tonnes by 2020 and to 10 million tonnes by 2030 if gas giant Gazprom and South Koreas Kogas conclude a long-term agreement, Russian ambassador to Seoul Alexander Timonin told PRIME on Tuesday.
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