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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 19, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s annual Q&A underway; says Ukraine deal ‘brotherly’; mayoral elections to stay. HRW complains over Sochi intimidation. Amnesty for Pussy Riot seen as PR move; Bolotnaya protestors will remain behind bars; Ground Forces commander fired; missile dispute. More than 1,300 journalists have been accredited for President Putin’s ninth annual marathon news conference, where he […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin says Snowden must stop releasing U.S. secrets; Navalny launches mayoral campaign with speech; Justice Ministry says NGO checks are necessary; rights groups respond to new anti-homosexuality laws; Putin urges gas producers to team up against shale challenge; rocket crash. President Vladimir Putin said again that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden must find a country […]

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The 2013 Resource Nationalism Checklist

The list is our attempt to respond to what we see as a relatively underdeveloped marketplace of ideas when it comes to scenario planning for expropriation, unfair regulatory intervention, nationalizations, and resource nationalism events that have an impact on foreign investors in emerging markets.

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Video: Maplecroft on Resource Nationalism

Over on the FT’s Beyond Brics blog, a very interesting video interview with James Smither, associate director at risk consultancy Maplecroft, on how shifts in commodity prices can undermine a country’s resource leverage and the more nuanced ways revenue can be retained within domestic borders. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share […]

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The New Cartelisation

Remember a few years ago when Russia was having fun talking about a natural-gas OPEC?  It was largely derided at the time considering wildly different nature of the trade of this commodity (not the same spot market as oil), and then wholly forgotten when the shale boom crashed prices. But it would be a mistake […]

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Boom Times for Mozambique

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Four of the five largest oil and gas discoveries in the world this year have been made the waters off Mozambique, while the country has averaged above 8% growth for a decade. What are you waiting for?

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 30, 2012

TODAY: Putin approves Gazprom’s plans to tap Asian market; internal disputes threaten A Just Russia; NYC exhibition on plight of Russia’s gay community; Lavrov discusses human rights with Lukashenko; Dagestan lawyer’s courage praised with award; Putin’s Obama vote. In a ceremony led by Vladimir Putin, Gazprom officially launched production at the Bovanenkovo field on the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 4, 2012

TODAY: Alleged spy ring rumbled in U.S.; children’s charity considering Russia exit; Putin sets voting day to  advantage of ruling party; Solidarity activist sought; Evraz expands; Lithuania files suit with Gazprom. U.S. authorities have accused Kazakh-born Alexander Fishenko, along with 10 others, of stealing military technology for Russia.  The Foreign Ministry has refuted claims that […]

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