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11/17/2008

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Medvedev Signs Tariff Pledge in U.S.

President Dmitry Medvedev joined the other leaders of G20 nations Saturday in pledging not to introduce new trade barriers over the next 12 months, a commitment that might complicate the government plans to insulate the national economy from the global crisis.

Uralkali Stock Stares Into A Chasm

Catching both the market and the potash producer by surprise, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin reopened a 2006 investigation into the flooding of a Uralkali mine, sending the company's shares down 75 percent in London in the three trading days after the announcement.

Moscow Claims Media War Win

More than three months after the final shots were fired in the conflict with Georgia, the information war is still going strong, and Moscow is claiming a new victory as it says Western media are finally getting the story right.

Sarkozy Calls for U.S., Russian Missile Freeze

Combined Reports
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he won Russian backing on Friday for talks on security in Europe next year and urged a freeze in missile deployments by Moscow and the United States until then.

'Gas Troika' Plans Draft Charter

Reuters
The Energy Ministry said Friday that the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries will hold its Moscow summit on Dec. 23 and will agree on a draft charter on Nov. 26.

RusHydro To Cut 17% Of Staff

Reuters
RusHydro said Friday that it would cut 17 percent of its staff and hold on to its stakes in other power companies, which have fallen up to 75 percent in value.

$16Bln Sold Last Week to Boost Ruble

Reuters
The Central Bank sold around $16 billion to support the ruble last week, according to dealers' estimates, despite allowing the currency to weaken 1 percent versus the dollar-euro basket.

"Antidote" Heals Office Woes

Performance group Liquid Theatre show an energized office that is as wild as the circus and comes complete with laughs and acrobatics.

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