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News Russia » Economy: Exclusive Interview: Alfa Bank's Chief Economist On The Outlook For Russia

News channel or source: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4148117-exclusive-interview-alfa-banks-chief-economist-outlook-russia
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

The Russian economy returned to growth in 2017 after several years of recession. However, there are still major challenges ahead, including the need for budget reform, a financial sector overhaul, and the risk of sanctions. Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist ...

News Russia » Economy: Oil output cuts and electric car influx could hit Russian economy: central bank

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-economy-cenbank/global-oil-cut-deal-may-hit-russian-economy-in-2018-central-bank-idUSKCN1G00XM
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s oil-dependent economy could be hit in 2018 by cuts in crude production as part of the OPEC-led supply pact, with further economic pain after the mid-2020s, the central bank said on Friday. Oil is a key source of budget revenue ...

News Russia » Economy: Russian investment fund chief calls on US to keep 'business separate from politics' following hacking accusation

News channel or source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/17/munich-security-conference-rdif-chief-supports-economic-diplomacy.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Economic diplomacy should be embraced regardless of political problems, the head of Russia's investment fund told CNBC on Saturday, discussing the current economic sanctions on the country by the U.S. and European Union. Speaking from the Munich Security ...

News Russia » Economy: Russia Is More of a Skilled Strategic Spoiler Than a (Re)Rising Superpower

News channel or source: https://thewire.in/225853/russia-skilled-strategic-spoiler-superpower/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Over the past ten years, Russia and China have developed very close military ties, but their economic relationship remains uneven and quite low on the common strategic agenda. They are de facto engaged in soft competition across Central Asia and the Asia ...

News Russia » Economy: Moscow Seeks To Export ‘Made-In-Russia’ Program – OpEd

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/19022018-moscow-seeks-to-export-made-in-russia-program-oped/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

The primary strategic goal is to secure Russia’s economic interests abroad while at the same time support Russian industries in raising revenue to modernize Soviet-era industries. But increasing exports especially to African markets, Russia has to ...

News Russia » Economy: Russia's Lavrov Blames West For 'Increasing Tensions' In Balkans

News channel or source: https://www.rferl.org/a/lavrov-blames-west-increasing-tensions-balkans-ahead-serbia-visit/29049698.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Serbia, in particular, has continued to nurture close ties with Moscow and has said it will not join the EU's economic sanctions against Russia over its aggression in Ukraine. Belgrade has also not sought to join NATO like neighboring Macedonia and ...

News Russia » Economy: Sweet Decay: Ukraine confectionery says Russian assets better rotten than sold rock bottom

News channel or source: http://tass.com/economy/990758
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

The Lipetsk confectionary factory belonging to Ukraine’s Roshen Corporation in Russia, would be better "rotten" than sold ... in Lipetsk in 2014-2016 and poured it into the Ukrainian economy. The chocolate maker is one of the largest confectionery ...

News Russia » Economy: Russia and Turkey: ‘A Marriage of Convenience’ That Is Asserting Itself in the Middle East

News channel or source: https://today.duke.edu/2018/02/russia-and-turkey-%E2%80%98-marriage-convenience%E2%80%99-asserting-itself-middle-east
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

As a major international actor, Russia has a weaker hand than the United States – a smaller economy, population and military might – but often appears more powerful because “it plays it very well.” That assessment, shared Friday by Dimitar Bechev ...

News Russia » Economy: Russia, what are we waiting for?

News channel or source: http://www.uniondemocrat.com/opinion/6023334-151/russia-what-are-we-waiting-for?referrer=home
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

These are the sad facts. We know and understand them. Russia’s economy is stagnant. It is about the size of Italy’s. But unlike Italy’s slow economic growth Russia’s wealth is declining. By comparison the U.S. economy is about 10 times that of Russia.