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Entries in Russia & Ex-Soviets (55)

Wednesday
Jun252014

‘Steal Less, Invest More’ Advised At Ukrainian Energy Forum

By Amy Gleich: Steal less, invest more, run a fair game, and sell off the pipeline system that Moscow is using to keep Ukraine in line — energy experts at a forum in Kiev.

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Wednesday
Jun182014

In Search Of Russia’s Lost Fracking Boom

By Scott Belinksi: Gazprom’s mega-deal with China sent shockwaves around the world. But Gazprom might not be able to honor the deal if shale reserves are not tapped soon. And that might not happen because capitalism à la russe is a harsh mistress.

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Saturday
Jun142014

Putin: “We Have to Think About How to Take this Money”

Putin’s wicket smile as sanction spiral causes oligarchs to fret about their offshore moolah.

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Thursday
Jun052014

Giant Sucking Sound: Russian Money Yanked From US Banks

Russians learned a lesson in Cyprus: don't wait till your money gets confiscated.

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Tuesday
May272014

Exxon, BP Defy Obama; Extend Partnership with Russia

By Nick Cunningham: ExxonMobil, BP, Total, and other oil majors are doubling down in Russia despite moves by the West to isolate Russia; they just signed mega-contracts with state-owned Russian oil companies – sanctions be damned.

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Saturday
May172014

BlackRock: Russian Bond Market “Freezing Up”

“People thought sanctions were about visas for oligarchs wanting to visit Disneyland. But they are much more important.”

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Thursday
May152014

Russia Dumping US Treasuries? But Why the Heck in Belgium?

Belgium is known for its surprises. For example, it got by amazingly well for a couple of years without a national government, to the chagrin of a lot of people. Now that tiny country with a tiny economy is suddenly piling up a mountain of US Treasuries.

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Wednesday
May142014

France Thumbs Nose at Obama Over Sanctions: Will Deliver Two Warships to Russia

The battle between the US and France has been brewing for months, but now it came to a head: the French government decided to spite the US and move forward with the contract to deliver two warships to Russia. To heck with those silly sanctions.

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Tuesday
May132014

Russian Bank Lures German Savers As Russians Yank Out Money

Smart Russians are voting with their bank accounts, dumping rubles at the fastest rate since the financial crisis, and yanking dollars and euros out of banks at a record pace. So where do the teetering banks go to refill these holes? Where the dumb money is: German savers.

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Sunday
May112014

EU’s Case against Gazprom over “Extortionary” Prices Cracks Russian Influence

By Nick Cunningham: As Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to tighten his grip over Eastern Europe with Gazprom’s vast web of natural gas pipelines, one tiny European country gained a bit of leverage over Russia: Lithuania.

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Tuesday
Apr292014

Putin Parties With German Ex-Chancellor, Sanctions Be Damned

Putin is a master at this game. Even as the sanction spiral is supposed to strangle his ambitions for the Ukraine, he set up a photo op of incomparable ingenuity. And his confidant, ex-Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder stepped in it with gusto.

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Thursday
Apr242014

Meltdown America: Chinese-Russian Attack on the Dollar

By Casey Research: A startling fact most investors have never heard: During the financial crisis in 2008, Russian leaders met with China to persuade them to dump the dollar – and destroy the world’s reserve currency. It wasn't the last time (brief video).

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Wednesday
Apr162014

What the Heck is Going on With US Treasuries In Belgium?

The tiny country of Belgium with a GDP of $484 billion, a country that became famous to the chagrin of some people because it did just fine for a couple of years without a national government – well, it’s growing an enormous mountain of US Treasuries.

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Friday
Apr112014

Russia Loses Leverage with China on 'Holy-Grail' Gas Deal

By Nick Cunningham: Russia’s primary energy customer is Europe, which is now planning sanctions. That has accelerated the natural gas deal Russia is trying to hammer out with China. But they’ve been negotiating for years, the biggest sticking point being price!

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Wednesday
Apr092014

People In Eastern Ukraine: We Don’t Want To Be Annexed By Russia!

Armed pro-Russian separatists barricaded in official buildings in eastern Ukraine exhorted Uncle Putin to come to their aid. But sudden breath of fresh air: a poll found that an overwhelming majority of the people in that region want to remain part of Ukraine.

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Friday
Apr042014

“Champion in value destruction”: Russian Businesses Suffocating Under Putin's Political Agendas

Russia doesn't need sanctions for its economy to slither into trouble. Last year, growth slowed to 1.3%, worst in four years. This year started out even shakier. The current entanglements are knocking the economy into outright recession, and fast.

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Friday
Mar282014

A US-Saudi Move to Lower Oil Prices To Punish Russia?

By Nick Cunningham: That the US could unleash a flood of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to drive down prices has been pushed for weeks, most recently by George Soros, but has been dismissed as not a serious option. Then Obama went to Saudi Arabia.

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Thursday
Mar272014

German Industry Goes To See Uncle Putin

The intricate and convoluted connections between Germany and Russia exude a peculiar aroma.

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Monday
Mar242014

Russian Economy Is Getting Hit, So Are Foreign Investors

Stocks down, bonds down, ruble down, interest rates up: the pinpricks of the sanction spiral are painful – for foreign investors.

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Sunday
Mar232014

Putin Playing Chess (Hilarious Picture, Russian Point of View)

It doesn’t take long for Russian humor to tear into the pronouncements of American lawmakers.

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