The head of Russian oil company Rosneft told the president that investments for the year will be 30 percent higher despite the pressure from low oil prices. Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow with Igor Sechin , the director of state-controlled oil company Rosneft, to review corporate performance in the weakened energy market. Last year, Sechin asked the Kremlin to use a national welfare fund to support the growing debt of Rosneft, which has struggled under the pressure of economic sanctions and lower crude oil prices. This year, he said, investments will increase. “Mr. President, our collected assets and experience make it possible for us to increase our investment program this year,” he said in published remarks. […]