IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
“This is probably not a net increase in the authorized capital of Gazprom but this may be a contribution to an SPV [special purpose vehicle] to be created by Gazprom,” he said.
National Welfare Fund’s assets can already be invested in preferred stock. “We have already made the decision to make a contribution to Russian Railways’ capital,” he added.
At the same time, Ulyukayev noted that “priority is debt instruments” but “acquisition of ownership rights is also a possibility”.
The minister said that the gas pipeline to China should be built within six years. “Naturally, the decision on funding should be adopted earlier. One way or another, it should be done this year,” he said.
CNPC is China’s largest petroleum company wholly-owned by the state and is one of the world's leading integrated oil and gas production companies.
In October 2009, Gazprom and CNPC inked the Framework Agreement on the major terms and conditions of natural gas supply from Russia to China. The Agreement stipulates annual exports of up to 68 billion cubic meters of gas to the Chinese market. In September 2010 the Extended Major Terms of natural gas supply from Russia to China were signed.
In March 2013, Gazprom and CNPC signed the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the two companies in pipeline gas deliveries to China via the eastern route.
In September 2013, Gazprom and CNPC inked the Agreement on the major terms and conditions of pipeline gas supply from Russia to China via the eastern route.
Russia’s Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday he saw no signs of stagflation in the Russian economy.
“I think there is no stagflation, and the risks, thought existent, are not high,” he said, adding that the current inflation rate could not be described as high for the Russian economy. “This inflation level is not high for us. As a matter of fact, inflation is high but this level was preceded by a still higher one. That is why, this tendency is characterized by decreasing economic growth rates and inflations decrease rather than increase,” he stressed.
“Risks that we might have higher inflation than we are having now of have recently had accompanied by low economic growth rates do exist, but are not high, I think. It looks like inflation will go down,” he said.