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A post-Putin Russia will be a land of blood, toil, tears and sweat, but not of victory or a future. “Après nous, le déluge!” said Madame Pompadour, commenting on problems inherited from Louis XIV that led to the French Revolution.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on April 25 that Russia is now settling more of its international trade deals with yuan than it is with dollars.
Authorities have seized the assets of leading Ukrainian conglomerate Smart Holdings, changed the name of the beneficial owner of shares in the registrar and taken control of its three gas fields that supply gas directly to Kharkiv.
Monetary Council keeps base rate on hold at 13.00%.
Inhabitants of Ekibastuz who were left without heating on freezing winter days have a much different understanding of the term “crypto winter” than digital money enthusiasts.
Sub-Sahara Africa’s half dozen MSCI frontier index markets were flat in January, after the region was down 25% last year compared with the composite 30%. Tiny Senegal was the only slight gainer ...
A vicious corporate dispute has erupted between Argentem Creek Partners, a US hedge fund, and the GNT Group, owner of a grain port terminal in Odesa participating in the critical Grain Corridor Initiative.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) lowered its forecast for Russia's economic growth in 2022 to 3.5% in 2022 but maintained its forecast for a 3% decline in GDP in 2023.
I am getting lots of questions now around the economic and broader political/geopolitical impacts, so thought it might be useful to put some of these down on paper.
‘Cooperation in a fragmented world’ was the theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but Europe is still struggling to catch up with the cleantech policies of the US and China.
In April 2021 gold was sitting around a price of $1,700; as of December 10, 2022 it is now approaching $1,800. Relative to just about every other asset class, this is not a bad performance.
Traditional export markets for Georgian wine are reeling due to the war in Ukraine, deepening ongoing trends of market diversification among winemakers in the South Caucasian country.
Prosperity Capital and East Capital, who were pioneering investment funds in Russian stocks, have billions of euros of Western investment money frozen in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.
And that, notes economist at Capital Economics Liam Peach, is despite the recent introduction of more extreme dedollarisation policies.
Each morning, food distributor Suren Bat-Tur goes to the Bars wholesale food market in Ulaanbaatar to purchase produce for resale. Lately, the mushrooms, coriander, tomatoes and other grocery items he buys have hit eye-watering prices.
Banking stocks rose to wacky heights, then collapsed. Fed governor Jerome Powell got the blame. Only an oaf would buy that story.
On 14 September 2022, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, announced in her State of the Union speech a set of proposals to mitigate the impact of high energy prices.
It is a familiar narrative, but a firmly hawkish Fed plus major exporting nations seeing their trade surpluses wiped out by higher energy costs continue to drive the dollar higher. And we doubt an extra 25bp of ECB tightening this autumn will help.
Country boasts a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges and more than 40 Mongolian virtual coins including the Inflation Hedging Coin, or IHC.