RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 6, 2014

TODAY: Ruble hits another all-time low after Central Bank announcement, inflation above 8%; Poland’s new defense strategy mentions Russia; U.S. investigating Putin ally; Rossiya Segodnya planning multilingual broadcasts; Sberbank transparency ranks low; oil giants investigated for possibly influencing prices; PGNiG seeks gas price cut; Putin critic found dead. The ruble fell to yet another all-time […]

Soft Resource Nationalism

Here’s a very interesting article by the South African Institute of International Affairs that examines the many different types of resource nationalism.  This is part of a growing discourse that looks to encourage and normalize expropriation, heightening risks for foreign investors. For instance, whereas Canada’s refusal to allow Malaysia’s Petronas to buy Progress Energy Resources […]