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Airbus, the world’s largest commercial aircraft manufacturer, is calling on the West to avoid placing sanctions on Russian titanium, the Wall Street Journal reported. An estimated 65% of Airbus’ titanium comes from Russia.
Speaking at an aviation gathering in Doha, Qatar over the weekend, Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury told reporters “We think sanctioning titanium from Russia would be sanctioning ourselves… one of the few areas of business where it is in the interest of no party to disrupt the …
Russia failed to pay a $1.9 million interest payment on an international bond, bringing the country closer to its first major external debt default in over a century. The late payment could force payouts of billions of dollars to holders of insurance on Russian bonds.
Russia’s International 2022 bond matured on April 4th, but principal and interest payments were not made until May 2nd.
The Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee overseeing Europe voted Wednesday that the missed payment …
Six packages of EU sanctions against Russia will destroy the financial foundation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and will hit the Russian economy hard, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
"Most importantly, there are six big sanctions packages. These sanctions are biting hard and really destroying the financial basis of Putin, who is waging this war, and are hitting the Russian economy hard," von der Leyen said at a press conference following a special meeting of the …
Russian oligarchs are ready to pay for lifting the sanctions against them. They offer to send these funds to Ukraine, said Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland during a meeting with colleagues from the G7 countries, reports the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
Freeland said that the sanctioned Russian oligarchs call her on their own initiative. They complain that Putin’s war has affected their lives. According to the Canadian official, the Russian rich do not approve of the Kremlin's …
Citizens of the European Union and the poorest countries will face the most difficult consequences due to the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a government meeting on economic issues. According to Putin, the restrictive measures introduced by the West against Russia contribute to the global crisis.
"These sanctions largely provoke a global crisis," Vladimir Putin said. "Their masterminds, guided by short-sighted, inflated political ambitions and …
The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, has warned member states that paying for Russian gas in rubles would violate sanctions imposed on Moscow.
On March 31st, the Kremlin demanded that EU gas buyers open two accounts: one in foreign currency and one in rubles. Gazprombank would be responsible for converting the currency and transferring the ruble payment to Gazprom, the Russian state-owned energy corporation.
The European Commission has determined that such a situation alters the …
During a speech marking the 61st anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia’s goals in Ukraine are “noble”.
“The goals of the ‘special operation’ to protect the Donbas will be achieved, they are noble,” Putin stated.
"On the one hand, we are helping and saving people, and on the other, we are simply taking measures to ensure the security of Russia itself," Putin exclaimed.
He also noted that a clash between Russia and Ukraine …
KFC’s parent company, Yum! Brands, announced on Tuesday that it is suspending operations of all KFC company-owned restaurants in Russia, and it is finalizing a deal to suspend all Pizza Hut operations in the country. Of the 1100 KFCs in Russia, the company owns 70, and the remaining 1030 franchises will continue operations.
“This action builds on our decision to suspend all investment and restaurant development in Russia and redirect all profits from operations in Russia to humanitarian …
Russian banks are importing dozens of tons foreign cash into the country, building up reserves in case of tough Western sanctions with the possible shutdown of SWIFT and foreign correspondent accounts.
In December 2021, the import of foreign cash to Russia amounted to $ 4.97 billion, RIA Novosti reports, citing Russia’s Central Bank statistics.
This is the fourth largest number in Russia’s history. Russian banks imported more dollars and euros only amid panic of March 2020 ($6 billion) and …
The Russian authorities seem to be seriously considering the possibility of tough Western sanctions, which are being prepared in an even of an invasion of Ukraine.
According to the news outlet The Bell, Russian state-owned companies and large banks carried out a series of exercises to assess the consequences of the sanctions, including the shutdown of SWIFT and foreign software, a ban on the supply of chips and other high-tech equipment to Russia.
Top managers of the main sectors of Russian …