&to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/18/89/358/14730_dollar.html ' target=_blank>Federal Reserve policymakers lifted a key short-term interest rate as expected, by a quarter-point to 2.50 percent, while maintaining a posture that suggests more "measured" rate hikes.
The Federal Open Market Committee voted unanimously to raise the federal funds rate in the sixth consecutive quarter-point increase from the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/comp/2003/03/06/44103.html ' target=_blank>central bank. But the panel said that the federal funds rate -- the main rate used for interbank loans -- remains stimulative, or "accommodative," in the language of economists, writes the Turkish Press.
Vadim Gorshenin, the head of Pravda.Ru media holding, describes several options of how the situation may develop in Russia in the near future, after Vladimir Putin's presidency
Three nuclear units of four have been disconnected at the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Tver Region in Central Russia