Source Pravda.Ru

Swedish Government approves purchase of OMX by Nasdaq

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc.’ purchase of Nordic bourse operator OMX AB was approved by Swedish government.

The Financial Markets Advisory Committee said that the deal would provide "better opportunities to keep and improve liquidity, turnover and listings in the Nordics than OMX would be able to on its own."

The Swedish government owns 6.6 percent in OMX.

The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. is an United States public company that owns and operates the NASDAQ stock market. It is headquartered in New York City , and its Chief Executive Officer is Robert Greifeld.

OMX AB is a Swedish-Finnish financial services company, formed in 2003 through a merger between OM AB and HEX plc. It has two divisions, OMX Exchanges, which operates seven stock exchanges in the Nordic and Baltic countries, and OMX Technology, which develops and markets systems for financial transactions used by OMX Exchanges, as well as by other stock exchanges. The company is a world leader in financial instruments trading systems.

West at a loss: Russia is ready for $40 oil price

The Russian Central Bank is going to wait out years with oil price at the level of 40 dollars per barrel, while the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries plans to carry out negotiations on agreement to reduce oil output. The Bloomberg analysts are at a loss whether Russia knows something the rest of the world is not aware of.

About 1,600 PMC Wagner fighters leave Libya in unknown direction

About 1,600 fighters of private military company (PMC) Wagner left the war zone in western Libya, Anadolu agency reports with reference to Mohammed Kununu, a representative of Libyan government forces.

According to him, PMC employees involved in the Libyan conflict on the side of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar departed from Beni Walid airport near Tripoli on board two military transport aircraft. Their destination remains unknown.

India buys 48 Russian helicopters and 4 frigates

The Russian Defence company Rosoboronexport will sign a contract with India on delivery of 48 Mi-17V-5 helicopters and four frigates of the Project 11356P/M. While the deal on frigates, two of which will be built in Russia and two in India, will be concluded this year.

Putin’s official spokesman Dmitry Peskov discharged from hospital

Dmitry Peskov, an official spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, was discharged from hospital.

"Yes, that's true," Peskov told reporters.

International scandal: Ukrainian National Bank steals allocated funds

Authorities of the Ukrainian National Bank will be checked for possible involvement in embezzlement of means which were allocated for refunding of a number of commercial banks. It was reported Sunday by Head of the Ukrainian National Anti-corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk.