in inflation, and particularly in the price of met coal, Russia 's Mechel ( MTL ) is basically worthless today. It's virtually ..... a chance. The majority of Mechel's debt is borrowed from Russian state banks and they do not appear particularly eager to take
MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Russian state-controlled telecoms group Rostelecom said on Thursday its board had approved a plan to merge its mobile business into rival Tele2 Russia .
BRUSSELS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Political turmoil will not stop Ukrainian and Slovak authorities from going ahead with a reverse-flow pipeline deal designed to reduce Ukraine's reliance on Russian gas, Europe's Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday.
* EU wants Ukraine to stick to westward course, not go to Russia
A French public prosecutor recommended on Thursday that Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion from his former bank, be extradited to Ukraine, which along with Russia is seeking to put him on trial.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer expects a "good year" in 2014 for commercial jet sales, with Eastern Europe and Russia among the most promising regions for new business, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday.
MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill said it bought a stake in a grain terminal in Russia 's port of Novorossiisk to bolster its access to export facilities in the Black Sea.
MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin made a new attempt to woo Ukraine on Thursday after the European Union and United States stepped up efforts to pull Kiev out of its former Soviet master's orbit.
MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Russian online bank TCS said it is in full compliance with amendments to a consumer credit law, assuaging fears that its business model would be hurt due to how it delivers its credit cards to customers.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will impose a ban on salmon imports from Norway from January 1 if confirms that its specialists have not been allowed to inspect fish farms, Sergei Dankvert, the head of agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, told Interfax news agency.