Russia Seeks to Link Budget Spedings Limit to Oil Prices:

Russia’s finance ministry proposes capping budget spending if the oil price from 2013 to 2016 is lower than certain thresholds, Interfax said, citing ministry documents.

Spending should be capped if oil prices slip below $97 per barrel in 2013, $95 per barrel in 2014, $92 per barrel in 2015 and $90 per barrel in 2016, the news service said.

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