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Russia's talks with IMF for more loans bring no progress

...banking sector. The money could save a few hundred banks, but hundreds more are likely to fold. Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov's Cabinet has been pushing the IMF to release the next installment of a frozen $22.6 billion aid package that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/25/bus_245634.shtml
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Russia's Cabinet approves anti-crisis plan

...one key issue -- resumption of loans from the International Monetary Fund -- remained unresolved. Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov stressed that Russia is not turning its back on free-market reforms, but is using the power of the state to save...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/01/bus_243468.shtml
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U.S. urges Russia to resist Soviet-style policies

...the House International Relations Committee, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott said Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov's first appointments of economic officials in his new Cabinet were cause for concern. He said the officials were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/18/bus_239270.shtml
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Russian government to cut taxes

...say the government brought the mess on itself by setting rates so high many businesses can't pay. Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov said the government will propose reducing the value-added tax from 20 percent to 14 percent and the profit tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/28/bus_245915.shtml
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Russia lowers import taxes on food, drugs to fill stores

...consumer goods sold in Russia are imported and their supplies have not yet returned to normal. Still, Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov went on national television Tuesday to assure Russians there would be no food shortages this winter. To accomplish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/08/bus_241204.shtml
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Russia gets new tax chief

...license to print money ... why make enemies, why go after private individuals, why be tough?" Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov has insisted that tax collection remains at the heart of his plans to resuscitate the economy. But Primakov said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/30/bus_240423.shtml
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Yeltsin to intervene if economic program too strict

...years of reforms. Though government officials say such a plan is only one of six possibilities, Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov warned Thursday that he might be forced to take "unpopular" measures to rescue the Russian economy if it does not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/03/bus_240715.shtml
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Russia's Central Bank chief favors printing new rubles

...Russian liberals and media have been making doomsday predictions that the new government, under Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, will represent a retreat to Soviet-era economic policies. Primakov, who conferred with President Boris Yeltsin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/16/bus_239108.shtml
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Yeltsin, Chinese premier seek to boost declining trade

...dropped recently because of Russia's economic crisis and a slowdown in China's growth. Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who met with Zhu on Thursday, conceded that the two countries won't reach their target of $20 billion trade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/26/bus_254489.shtml
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...the International Monetary Fund but should not depend on foreign lenders like a "drug addict," Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov said Friday. Right before new, closed-door talks with the IMF started in Moscow, Primakov insisted that Russia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/13/bus_256000.shtml
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