ARTICLES RELATING TO SANCTIONS

Syrian ministers, UAE firm hit with sanctions

2014-10-21 15:15

The European Union has imposed sanctions on 12 Syrian ministers, two senior military figures and a United Arab Emirates company.

Putin will help sanctions-hit companies, banks

2014-10-02 13:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the government would help companies hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine and increase the capital of domestic banks.

Mugabe berates US, EU over 'evil sanctions'

2014-09-26 06:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the United States and the European Union should remove what he described as their unilateral and illegal sanctions.

Rosneft may back out of Morgan Stanley deal

2014-09-25 17:15

Rosneft may back out of a deal to buy Morgan Stanley 's oil trading unit because of Western sanctions, sources say.

EU food producers to help with Russian ban

2014-09-17 13:30

EU officials have agreed new measures to help food producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports.

Russia to create anti-crisis fund

2014-09-15 10:15

Russia will create a multi-billion dollar anti-crisis fund in 2015 of money destined for the Pension Fund and some to help companies hit by sanctions.

Russia fears sanctions on refineries

2014-09-12 14:45

Any further Western sanctions which may aim at technology for Russia's modernising oil refineries could lead to gasoline shortages, a government official says.

EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia

2014-09-12 09:03

The European Union has put a new round of sanctions into effect against Russia, including restrictions on financing for some Russian state-owned companies.

New Russia sanctions to be implemented: Merkel

2014-09-10 16:30

The European Union should go ahead with the announcement of new economic sanctions against Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged.

Cuba estimates total damage of US embargo

2014-09-10 10:30

US sanctions against Cuba have cost the island nation $3.9bn in foreign trade over the past year, helping to raise the overall estimate of economic damage.

EU delays enforcing new Russia sanctions

2014-09-09 07:56

The European Union has adopted new sanctions against Russia but delayed enforcing them to leave time to assess whether a ceasefire in Ukraine is holding.

Russia hits back with hints at flight ban

2014-09-08 16:30

Russia has signalled a ban on Western airlines flying over its territory as part of an "asymmetrical" response to new European Union sanctions.

EU business lukewarm on Russia sanctions

2014-09-08 14:35

WIth the EU on the verge of imposing further economic sanctions against Russia, European employers have reacted unenthusiastically to the prospect.

Fruit must keep Russian food embargo at bay

2014-09-02 16:00

Europeans should eat more fruit and vegetables to remedy the impact of Russian restrictions on food imports from the West, says Germany's agriculture minister.

Australia unveils sanctions against Russia

2014-09-01 10:30

Australia has unveiled fresh sanctions against Russia over what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called its "bullying" of neighbouring Ukraine.

Dutch farmers dump tonnes of produces

2014-08-27 16:00

Tonnes of tomatoes, pears and apples have been dumped by Dutch farmers as they signed up for compensation after prices plunged due to Russian sanctions.

Russian import bans a boon for food tycoons

2014-08-22 09:53

In the escalating dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine, a group of businessmen with Kremlin connections are emerging as likely beneficiaries.

Russian sanctions threaten Europe's farmers

2014-08-18 16:27

As the European Union's second biggest apple producer, Poland has some 700 000 tonnes of the fruit it usually sells to Russia but can't, due to the food embargo.

EU unity on Russia sanctions fraying

2014-08-15 17:00

European Union foreign ministers have voiced concern at reports that Russian military vehicles had crossed into Ukraine overnight.

Ukraine passes law allowing Russia sanctions

2014-08-14 18:15

Ukraine's parliament has approved a law paving the way for a string of sanctions on Russian firms and nationals accused of backing an uprising in the country.

European experts start emergency talks

2014-08-14 15:00

Agricultural officials from all 28 European Union countries began emergency talks to weigh the impact of Russia's ban on Western food imports.

Beware sanctions fall-out

2014-08-14 07:02

SA will also be hit if Europe and Russia's economic war hots up, says Leopold Scholtz.

Russia to boost wheat supplies to Egypt

2014-08-12 17:05

Russia will supply at least 5 million tons of wheat to Egypt and will increase agricultural goods imports from the North African country.

Russia, Belarus talk about banned Western food

2014-08-12 15:28

Moscow has sent officials to Belarus, which has a free trade zone with Russia, after it said it would not become a conduit for banned Western food products.

US to import apples banned by Russia - Poland

2014-08-11 09:30

Poland has asked the United States to open its market quickly to Polish apples banned by Russia in a sanctions war over the crisis in Ukraine.

 

Russia could freeze prices if inflation soars

2014-10-09 10:15

Russia could temporarily freeze the price paid by consumers for some "vital products" if inflation soars.

EU farmers get aid to deal with Russian ban

2014-09-30 15:03

The European Commission has announced a new set of measures to help fruit and vegetable producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports.

EU likely to keep sanctions on Russia

2014-09-25 19:00

The European Union is likely to keep sanctions on Russia when ambassadors meet to assess progress in implementing Ukraine's peace process, diplomats say.

Russian car sector faces lacklustre two years

2014-09-23 10:22

Russia's auto market is showing no signs of improving in the next two years, having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble.

Russia plans pension raid to cushion sanctions

2014-09-15 20:05

The Russian government plans to raid the state’s pension fund to support big firms against Western sanctions as stricter EU measures are set to take their toll.

Sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects

2014-09-14 18:30

Fresh US and EU sanctions imposed on Moscow will bring an abrupt halt to exploration of Russia's huge Arctic and shale oil reserves.

Eurozone output jumps more than expected

2014-09-12 14:18

Eurozone industrial output has jumped twice as much as expected, breaking a two month trend of contraction.

Putin may delay Japan visit over sanctions

2014-09-11 16:15

President Vladimir Putin may delay his visit to Japan, because of sanctions Tokyo has imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis.

EU must keep pressure on Russia

2014-09-10 11:30

The European Union must keep up pressure on Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian war because sanctions are having an effect.

Rosneft struggles to grow, sanctions hit Russia

2014-09-09 11:15

The Kremlin's prized oil firm Rosneft is cutting staff and production and selling stakes in Siberian fields in the strongest evidence to date.

EU delays new Russia sanctions

2014-09-08 18:45

European Union governments have delayed signing off on a new package of sanctions against Russia over its involvement in Ukraine.

Top Russian oil companies on EU sanctions list

2014-09-08 14:45

The EU has put Russia's top oil producers on a list of Russian state-owned firms that will not be allowed to raise capital on European markets, says a diplomat.

Russian restaurant chain hit hard by food bans

2014-09-02 17:00

Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European and US food have left the supply chain of Rosinter, one of Russia's largest restaurant chains, in tatters.

No raise in spending from Russia's sovereign fund

2014-09-01 14:15

Russia cannot spend more of the $83bn parked in its National Wealth Fund, says President Vladimir Putin.

EU to aid dairy sector hit by Russian ban

2014-08-28 16:30

The European Union has announced more measures to help European farmers hit by a Russian import ban, expanding the aid to dairy products.

Statoil to keep Rosneft partnership

2014-08-25 15:42

Norwegian energy group Statoil intends to continue its partnership with Russia's Rosneft, despite Western economic sanctions imposed on Moscow.

Russia reveals huge cost of Western food ban

2014-08-20 19:27

Agriculture Minister Nokolai Fyodorov has warned that Moscow must spend billions of dollars subsidising farmers to avoid a shortage caused by its ban on Western foods.

EU fruit, vegetable growers to get €125m

2014-08-18 13:30

EU farmers will get financial help of up to €125m to help them cope with the impact of Russia's ban on most Western food imports.

Poland mulls sanctions on Russian coal

2014-08-14 20:32

Poland is considering imposing sanctions on the import of Russian coal, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says.

Russian oil giant seeks funds for pensions

2014-08-14 18:00

Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft, is seeking a $42bn loan from a fund earmarked for Russian pensions to help it weather Western sanctions.

More companies vulnerable to US sanctions

2014-08-14 10:00

Companies even partly owned by individuals sanctioned by the US government could find themselves blacklisted as the result of a rule change.

Ukraine mulls Russian sanctions

2014-08-12 18:35

Ukraine’s parliament has backed the first reading of a bill to impose sanctions on Russian companies and individuals.

Turkish exporters enjoy boost from Russian ban

2014-08-12 15:46

Russian companies have increased their orders from Turkish firms after Moscow stopped imports of most food from the West in retaliation for US and EU sanctions.

Ukraine suggests revision for gas deals

2014-08-11 15:08

European companies would have to agree major contract revisions when purchasing Russian gas if the country's parliament imposes sanctions on Russian gas.

Estonia takes aim at Swiss over sanctions

2014-08-10 15:45

Switzerland is acting in its own self interest by not imposing its own sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, says Estonia's president.

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