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Entries in Russia & Ex-Soviets (43)

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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Friday
Mar212014

Don’t Take Putin at his Word: What I Learned Losing 50% – It's Happening Again Now 

By Steve Sjuggerud, Daily Wealth:  I admit it: I make mistakes investing. People get the impression that because I'm a well-known investment writer I somehow don't make mistakes in the markets. That's crazy! The more important factor is how you handle them.

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Thursday
Mar202014

The “Sanction Spiral” Elegantly Spirals Out of Control

The White House attacks Russian financial markets and oil, publicly and behind-the-scenes, Merkel suffers from “moral cowardice,” Russia develops the “Putin Doctrine” and threatens Estonia, and a crescendo of sanctions and counter-sanctions erupts. What gives?

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Sunday
Mar162014

Obama's Fantasy: Using US Energy 'Boom' Against Russia

By Dan Dicker, Inside Investor: The release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve took down the price of oil in the US, but not in the rest of the world, and didn't impact Russia. New measures are bandied about - ludicrous attempts by the government to flex some muscle.

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Saturday
Mar152014

Kremlin: If The US Tries To Hurt Russia's Economy, Russia Will Target The Dollar

The first official warning shot was fired before an all-out assault on the dollar system begins. Not by a Putin advisor that can be brushed off, but by Alexey Ulyukaev, Russia’s Minister of Economy and former Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank. A major escalation.

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Friday
Mar142014

Russia Blocks Access to Major Independent News Sites And Blogs

By Eva Galperin and Danny O'Brien, EFF: Russia has escalated its use of its Internet censorship law to target news sites, bloggers, and politicians under the slimmest excuse of preventing unauthorized protests and enforcing house arrest regulations.

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Thursday
Mar132014

Commodity Markets Will Be Used As A Weapon Against The Putin Regime, Starting Now

By James Farro: Who knew what about the “surprise” release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve? Because the news was leaked to a chosen few, days in advance.

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Thursday
Mar132014

German Exporters Fire Warning Shot About Russia “Sanction-Spiral,” Banks At Risk

It took a while. But it had to come, the public warning shot – after some ferocious lobbying behind closed doors. No one in Germany is allowed to get in the way of the sacrosanct exporters. The German economy, to the chagrin of neighboring countries, is based on them.

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Tuesday
Mar112014

No Winners in the Sanctions War

By Renee Parsons: I’ve never missed George Carlin, a biting political satirist and a comic of clear-eyed integrity, as much as last week when some of the most utterly preposterous political pronouncements have been foisted upon the American public as gospel truth.

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Monday
Mar102014

Turmoil Takes Its Toll on ExxonMobil

By Nick Cunningham, OilPrice.com: ExxonMobil had a rotten week: a string of bad news from seething hotspots around the world, just as rising costs and flat output raise questions about the firm’s trajectory.

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Monday
Mar102014

From Now On, No Compromises Are Possible For Russia

By Valentin Mândrăşescu: Washington’s defaulting on an agreement with Russia about Ukraine’s future, and the prospect of NATO troops in Ukraine, convinced Putin and much of the Russian elite that there’s no point in negotiating with the US. Big risks lie ahead.

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Saturday
Mar082014

Here's why prudent investors should steer clear of Putin's Russia

By Benjamin Shepherd, Chief Investment Strategist: As global investor who focuses on the emerging markets, I'm willing to put money to work almost anywhere in the world there’s a return to be made. I say almost because Russia is the one country I avoid.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

Aid for the Ukraine “Will Be Stolen” – Former Ukrainian Minister of Economy

The US offered the Ukraine $1 billion in aid, the EU €11 billion. The IMF is working on its aid package. All to shift losses from lenders, bondholders, hedge funds... to taxpayers. But it won’t rescue the economy. Because it's a cesspool of corruption and plundering oligarchs.

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