Vneshtorgbank's net income for 2002 has been the largest in the bank's history. It amounted to 9.3bn rubles ($294m), the press service of this credit organization reported. The volume of net income considerably exceeded the planned figure and the 2001 result, which at that time was 2bn rubles.
The volume of the bank's net assets increased by 24 percent last year and amounted to 179.4bn rubles ($5.68bn) as of January 1, 2003. The volume of its own resources advanced from 48.8bn rubles ($1.54bn) in 2001 to 58.7bn rubles ($1.86bn) in 2002.
In June, the Baltic States will hold BALTOPS and Saber Strike 2018 drills. A US Armored Brigade will be deployed in Europe for the purpose - no less than 4,000 soldiers
The import of liquefied natural gas from the United States will not grow, even if Germany exits the Nord Stream-2 project, German Minister of Economy and Energy Peter Altmeier said