A scenic view of Gazprom facility in Russia.
The $21 billion Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG)-2 project led by Russian private gas producer Novatek won a green light on Thursday, the latest in a raft of new projects aimed at meeting a likely doubling of LNG demand over the next 15 years.
Russian gas exports to Turkey and eight other southeast European nations fell by more than a quarter in the first half of 2019 as cheaper liquefied natural gas (LNG) and new Azerbaijan (Azeri) supplies helped the region reduce reliance on Russia.
The idea of creating pleasant public spaces might not seem ground-breaking but it is only just taking root in Soviet-planned cities like Belgorod, some 600 kilometres (370 miles) south of Moscow.
European shares rose on Friday after upbeat industrial output data from Italy and France raised hopes of an economic recovery, even as a spike in coronavirus cases around the world kept gains in check.
As governments rushed out funding to prevent an economic collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic, global public debt swelled to the highest in history, but the IMF warned on Friday that cutting back too soon could undermine the recovery.
Construction Cost Index (CCI), remained unchanged in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the first quarter of 2019 with the index at 98.0 per cent in both corresponding quarters, according to official figures.