Today in Russian Business – Dec 21, 2009

A new bill will prohibit federal television channels from signing agreements with advertising houses whose market share exceeds 35% – a move that will particularly affect Video International, which has faced accusations in the recent past from Gazprom-Media that it was limiting competition.  KamAZ is looking to sell an additional stake to Germany’s Daimler, who took a 10% share in the company last year.  Gazprom insists that it will go ahead with its business tower plans, despite widespread criticism and a new setback as city authorities sell their share in the project.  Hong Kong’s retail ban on the Rusal IPO means that the deal is ‘effectively little more than a Russian state bailout‘.  Look out, England – Russia Today is coming.