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What the Papers Say, Nov. 29, 2012

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A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Driver Sacked for Accent

A Utah truck driver alleges FedEx fired him because of his Russian accent, even though he offered to appear before corporate higher-ups to demonstrate his English-speaking abilities.

Rosneft Capex at $15Bln

Rosneft expects its capital expenditures to be about $15 billion next year, flat from 2012, as the company increased dividend payout and is poised for a $55 billion takeover, it said in a presentation Thursday.

MegaFon added to MSCI

Wireless carrier MegaFon, fresh off a $1.7 billion share offering, was added to MSCI Global Standard and Russia Indices, benchmarked by many large institutional investors, MSCI said Thursday.

Kcell Hopes for $650M from IPO

Kcell, Kazakhstan's largest wireless carrier, expects its stock market debut to raise up to $650 million for Nordic parent TeliaSonera, which is floating a 25 percent stake after a bumpy listing by Russian rival MegaFon.

MGU Gives Boost to Biotechnology Startups

The first Russian biotechnology incubation program, designed to boost innovation and commercialization in the sector and organized by the Moscow State University Science Park, kicked off its second phase Thursday.

Irate Kyrgyz Hit Russian Mine Camp

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