Russia's consumer rights protection agency Rospotrebnadzor in Sverdlovsk Region found a chemical agent, capable of causing allergies and functional changes in the nervous system, in Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey whiskey.
Bank of America, the nation’s second largest lender, has reached an agreement with the US Justice Department to pay a record $16.65 billion settlement for selling flawed mortgage securities, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement Thursday.
Russia’s second-largest bank, VTB, is continuing cooperation with all of its international partners despite Western sanctions, according to VTB Bank Management Board chairman and deputy president Herbert Moos.
Russia’s recently introduced restrictions on food and agricultural imports from the European Union could result in the loss of more than 130,000 jobs across the 28-member bloc, including 23,000 in Poland and 21,000 in Germany, Belgium’s De Standaard newspaper reported, citing a recent study by ING financial group.
Brazil is hoping its trade turnover with Russia will grow on the back of Russia’s recently introduced import restrictions on agricultural goods from Europe, but the volume of trade depends on entrepreneurs, Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Antonio Guerreiro said during a press conference in Moscow.