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Russia bans Western investors from selling banking, key energy stakes

* This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Russia has banned investors from so-called unfriendly countries from selling shares in key energy projects and banks until the end of the year, stepping up pressure in the sanctions stand-off with the West. Western countries and allies, including Japan, have piled financial restrictions on Russia since it sent troops into Ukraine in late February.
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Russia bans Western investors from selling banking, key energy stakes

(Corrects story to show Sakhalin-2 is not covered by new decree) * This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Russia has banned investors from so-called unfriendly countries from selling shares in key energy projects and banks until the end of the year, stepping up pressure in the sanctions stand-off with the West.
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India 10-year bond yields see biggest rise in 3 months on RBI rate hike

By Dharamraj Lalit Dhutia MUMBAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) - India's 10-year bond yield posted its biggest single-session rise in three months on Friday, after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised rates and maintained a tough monetary policy stance. The benchmark bond yield IN065432G=CC rose 14 basis points to end at 7.3005%, after closing at 7.1516% a day earlier.
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Credit Agricole joins French rivals in upbeat Q2, shares jump

* Q2 profits beat consensus * Record activity in CIB * Shares lead European banks in morning trading By Julien Ponthus PARIS, Aug 4 (Reuters) - French banking group Credit Agricole's CAGR.PA shares rose sharply on Thursday after it joined rivals BNP Paribas BNPP.PA and Societe Generale SOGN.PA in announcing better-than-expected quarterly profits driven by buoyant investment banking.
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French bank Credit Agricole beats expectations in Q2 amid record CIB activity

PARIS, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Credit Agricole SA CAGR.PA beat market expectations for second-quarter profits amid record activity in its investment banking division as torrid financial markets boosted clients' demand for hedging products. Net income came in at 1.98 billion euros ($2 billion), a figure about 800 million euros higher than the average estimate of analysts.
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