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07/29/2009

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Minister Toughens Oversight For Police

Facing widespread mistrust over corruption and violence in its ranks, the Interior Ministry will now hold officials personally responsible for police leadership appointments, Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said Tuesday.

Artemyev Awake, Fight Goes On

A year after a stern warning, the anti-monopoly chief is a force to be reckoned with, but hes in for a long fight against price-fixing.

TNK-BP Profit Falls Over 50%

Reuters
TNK-BP Internationals net profit more than halved to $2 billion in the first six months of 2009 as lower oil prices offset an increase in production by Russias third-largest oil company.

Magna-Led Group Sweetens Opel Bid

Reuters
Magna has increased the amount of upfront capital it would inject into Opel in its offer for the General Motors European unit, a German government source said Tuesday.

Travelers May Have to Explain Large Sums

Vedomosti
Travelers entering the country with $10,000 dollars or more may soon have to explain the origin of their money and its intended use. Posted 3:04 p.m.

Brewers Ask Putin to Rethink Tax

Bloomberg
Brewers called on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to reconsider the governments plan to triple beer tax, saying it would lead to a decline in output and cause a destruction of the industry, the union said Tuesday.

Car Accidents Spur Emergency Meeting

The Moscow Times
The Public Chamber on Tuesday called an urgent meeting of regional leaders and transportation officials for later this week to discuss road safety, following a series of fatal bus and car crashes this month.


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