Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Legendary Investor Jim Rogers: Buy Stocks from Russia Fast

Rock bottom oil prices, a resurgent ruble and a rebounding stock market make it a good time to invest in Russia, according to American investor Jim Rogers. "I'm very optimistic about the future of Russia," Rogers told the audience at a Moscow investment conference put on by investment firm BCS. "Certainly one of the most...

Convoy Brings U.S. Paratroopers To Ukraine For Training

VICENZA, Italy: Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion arrived in Yavoriv, Ukraine April 10 via a ground convoy from here to deliver the brigade’s training equipment for Operation Fearless Guardian. Fearless Guardian is the name for the training of Ukraine’s newly-formed National Guard under the Congress-approved Global Contingency...
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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Amanpour program on CNN International

Question: Foreign Minister Lavrov, welcome to the programme. Sergey Lavrov: Thank you. Question: We are here at an extraordinarily difficult and painful time: what’s happening in Syria has got the world very, very upset. In the United Kingdom people are saying that this is the worst bombardment of civilians since the Nazis...

Crimean Tatars gather in Ankara to discuss Ukrainian crisis

Nearly 200 Crimean Tatar nongovernmental organizations and civil society groups gathered in Ankara as part of the Second World Crimean Tatar Congress to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the situation of their brethren in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in February of last year. The meeting took...

As Russia’s Stock Market Soars, Ukraine Stuck In ‘Frozen Conflict’

I can hear it now: nice going FORBES, valuing money over people’s lives. A disclaimer: this is the investment channel. And that means crisis is looked at through the lens of economic pain and gain, not who is a better president: Poroshenko or Putin, nor the history of Crimea...

Russia: We will respond to entry of U.S. naval vessel into Black Sea

The Russian Foreign ministry said Moscow would respond to a U.S. naval ship's entry into the Black Sea with unspecified measures, saying it and other deployments were designed to ratchet up tensions ahead of a NATO summit, the RIA news agency reported. Russian state media reported that the USS Porter,...

Russia’s Bond: It’s Official! (… and Private … and Anything Else It Wants to...

Ukraine's bond restructuring talks are in high gear, and, as ever, Russia is trouble du jour. Not only is it threatening to hold out in the bond deal and take Ukraine to arbitration, Russia also seems poised to block IMF disbursements to Ukraine using an arcane Fund policy on...

NATO’s actions provoke risks and challenges to Russian security interests

According to the diplomat, new formats of military activity have been launched in the new NATO member-states. MOSCOW, NATO’s actions have provoked risks and challenges to Russia’s security interests and frustrated confidence, Anton Mazur, the leader of the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks on military security and arms control,...

Russia Calling Off Dollar Buying Bolsters Ruble as Oil Gains

The ruble ended five days of losses as the Bank of Russia stopped daily purchases of foreign exchange, signaling policy makers don’t want to add impetus to the currency’s decline before an interest-rate decision this week. The ruble rallied as much as 1.8 percent after the central bank said it...

Pushing Russia Toward War

NATO's military pressure on Russia and the West’s economic sanctions have empowered Moscow’s hardliners, setting the stage for an escalation of the new Cold War into possibly a hot one, ex-British intelligence officer Alastair Crooke warns. Something significant happened in the last few days of April, but it seems the only...

Russian oligarchs lose $11bn in just 10 days during oil price crash

The gilded generation of Russia's richest men have suffered drastic losses during the market turmoil this year, hastening the end of an era of world dominance. They rose from nothing to accumulate wealth on an unimaginable scale. But the era of the Russian oligarch is now drawing to a close,...

EU Foreign Ministers Skirmish Over Russia Sanctions

On Monday, European Union foreign ministers discussed the bloc’s ties with Russia for the first time in more than a year, a moment some believed could pave the way to a re-think of the bloc’s approach. In fact, Monday’s discussion seems to have barely shifted the status quo, according to...

Moscow Exchange launches Chinese Renminbi futures

From 17 March the Moscow Exchange has started trading in a futures contract on the currency pair Chinese Renminbi — Russian ruble. The launch has been driven by a substantially increasing Renminbi turnover on the Exchange, growing volume of settlement in the currency between Russia and China as well as...

Putin: Nyet to Neo-liberals, Da to National Development

After more than two years of worsening economic growth and an economy struggling with 10.5% central bank interest rates that make new credit to spur growth virtually impossible, Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally broken an internal factional standoff. On July 25 he mandated that an economic group called...

Why Russia’s turn to China is a mirage

On July 8 and 9, Russia hosts Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and South African leaders at the annual BRICS summit in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan. The conference takes place at a time when Russia's rift with the West over Ukraine has sparked some concerns that Moscow might turn its...

Russia and China to sign declaration on higher role of international law

According to Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, the document for the first time sets forth a common approach by both countries to a number of contemporary international problems. MOSCOW, The Russian and Chinese foreign ministers will sign a declaration on increasing the role of international law, Russia’s Foreign Ministry...

Russia-Ukraine gas talks in Berlin postponed

EU-brokered talks on gas security in Berlin have been rescheduled because too many issues remain open, the EU officials say. Ukraine is a crucial transit country for supplying western Europe with gas. A ministerial meeting on gas deliveries between Russia and Ukraine, planned for next week in the German capital,...

Congress Demands War in Ukraine!

Just weeks after a European-brokered ceasefire greatly reduced the violence in Ukraine, the US House of Representatives today takes a big step toward re-igniting -- and expanding -- the bloody civil war. A Resolution, "Calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial...

Changing Tides: Russia’s Growing Stronghold in the Black Sea

Just two years ago, when Russia annexed Crimea, NATO saw its tenuous, 25-year-long attempt to forge a partnership with the Eastern power dissolve overnight. Since then, to respond to Europe’s dangerous new security climate, NATO has looked to the Baltic states, where Russia has upped the game through air...

Putin and Raul Castro Discuss Political and Economic Cooperation

In addition to trade and economic talks, Raul Castro's visit responds to Putin's invitation to commemorate the end of WWII in Russia. Cuban President Raul Castro met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to discuss political, economic, and trade cooperation, as well as pressing international issues. Talks...

China to build 400km/h train for Russia’s high-speed railway

China is developing a new generation of trains capable of reaching speeds of 400 kilometers per hour for Russia's Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway, the China Daily reports. The train... will have wheels that can be adjusted to fit various gauges on other countries' tracks, compared with trains now that need to...

Russia offers plan to improve air safety over Baltics

BRUSSELS — Russian diplomats on Wednesday offered a new plan to improve safety in the air over the Baltics in a rare meeting with NATO ambassadors, a small but significant step to ease tensions amid a troop buildup on both sides of the bristling NATO-­Russia border. The proposal would commit...

More Boats on the Black Sea

Forecast As it rises in importance, the Black Sea will witness a buildup of naval power. NATO will attempt to enhance its influence and reach in the Black Sea. Russia will seek to exploit divisions in NATO to undermine the alliance's unity of mission in the critical region. Analysis Since Russia's 2014 annexation of...

War With Russia Without Public Debate?

"...The general said Russia was needed in the international community; however, this was impossible at the moment due to the country's "sole respect for power." "He emphasised that about 7,000 Russian troops were stationed in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two territories viewed by the international community as Georgian regions occupied...

Prepare for serious turbulence in Russia

Last year, thanks to its aggression in Ukraine, Russia changed in many important ways. But one crucial transformation has gone largely unnoticed: Long-term thinking has completely disappeared, and the Russian regime no longer talks about the future. Russian leaders’ discourse centers on the standoff with Ukraine and the West...

Did a Chinese-Russian-Iranian coalition opposing NATO debut in Moscow?

The Moscow Conference on International Security in April was used as a venue to give notice to the US and NATO that other world powers will not let it do as it pleases. Talk about joint efforts between China, India, Russia and Iran against NATO expansion were augmented with plans...

Russian Railways develops new freight services for Europe – China route

The creation of necessary conditions for accommodating the growing transport demand on Europe – Asia route represents a priority for transport, said Oleg Belozerov, President of Russian Railways, at the International Conference Railway Business at Transit Speed (Shanghai, China). Russian Railways is actively involved in the integration of Baikal-Amur Railway...

Russian Railways Logistics Sends First Container Train from China to Europe with CIM/SMGS Common...

“Introduction of CIM/SMGS Common Consignment Note is a result of the two-year work of the railway administrations of all transit countries,” - says Pavel Sokolov, the CEO of Russian Railways Logistics. – “Shippers save transit time due to container demurrage decrease at the border stations.” Multi-client train, which consists of...

Russia Reads US Bluster as Sign of War

As U.S. politicians and pundits have fun talking tough about Russia and demonizing President Putin, they are missing signs that Moscow isn’t amused and is preparing for actual conflict, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. During the Reagan administration, I was one of the CIA analysts assigned to present to White...

Russia Sees Biggest Decline in Wages, Retail Sales Since 1999

Russian wages and retail sales declined by the most since 1999, a sign consumer demand will remain a weak link in the economy’s efforts to break out of its first recession in six years. Real wages fell 10.9 percent in October from a year earlier, a deeper contraction than the...

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