“As part of the anti-corruption crusade, President Vladimir Putin has submitted bill to the lower house of Parliament to prohibit Russian state officials, their spouses and underage children from holding foreign bank accounts.”
“The ban would apply to all high-ranking officials as well as employees of state funds and corporations, and members of the Central Bank’s board. An exception will be made for civil servants working as official Russian representatives abroad.”
by GoldCore Gold Bullion
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,728.25, EUR 1,329.53, and GBP 1,077.87 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,724.50, EUR 1,327.56, and GBP 1,076.47 per ounce.
Silver is trading at $34.32/oz, €26.53/oz and £21.50/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,621.00/oz, palladium at $683.30/oz and rhodium at $1,050/oz.
Gold rose $6.40 or 0.37% in New York yesterday and closed at $1,725.60/oz. Silver fell to a low of $33.51 in Asia, and ran [...]
August 7, 2012
A Russian state prosecutor asked a Moscow court on Tuesday to impose three-year jail sentences on three women from the Pussy Riot punk band who performed a “punk prayer” in a church.
“The actions of the accomplices clearly show religious hatred and enmity,” state prosecutor Alexei Nikiforov said in closing arguments. “Using swear words in a church is an abuse of God.
Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina [...]
The United States shouldn’t lift trade sanctions against Russia without replacing them with targeted actions against Russia’s worst human rights violators, a top Russia opposition leader told The Cable today.
The Obama administration has been touting the fact that Russia’s opposition leaders want America to repeal the 1974 Jackson-Vanik law that prevents the United States from granting Russian Permanent Normal Trade Status (PNTR) and taking full advantage of Russia’s new membership in the WTO. But according to [...]
In what can only be described in the most astounding of terms, the Kremlin is reporting that the world’s largest corporation, American-based Exxon Mobil, has signed a deal with Russia allowing it to flee the United States in exchange for trading its vast oil and gas reserves in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico and gaining for itself exclusive drilling rights in the vast untapped regions of the Russian Arctic.
Moscow, April 8 (IANS) Iran Friday began reloading nuclear fuel into the reactor of its Bushehr power plant, Xinhua reported.
The refuelling is being carried out after a series of checks completed on the plant, said Russian state-run contractor Atomstroyexport, which is carrying out the task.
‘On April 8, 2011, loading of fuel into the core began at Bushehr,’ the company said in a statement, adding all operations are [...]