Russia does not intend to increase petroleum exports. On the contrary, it is shrinking a million tonnes, October-December, as against July into September, announced Evgeni Samoilov, Russian Oil Exporters' Union executive manager. The current quarter-year exports outside the post-Soviet area will amount to 33.8 million tonnes, total yield 90 million. The Russian export tactics aim to stabilise the world petroleum market, added Mr. Samoilov.
Russia has left the list of 33 largest holders of US government bonds, after the country disposed of at least a third of remaining bonds