Podcast: The Slow Boil to Italy’s Populist Moment

This week, Bob is joined in London by financial analyst Emanuele Minotti, CEO of investment advisory Theremos, to discuss the recent anti-establishment upheavals in Italy and what it means for Italian and European equity markets. Looking back at the past 20 years of Italy’s cheap borrowing as an EU member, there have been numerous missed […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2018

TODAY: Putin and Saudi Prince discuss energy cooperation at World Cup; Duma deputy encourages World Cup love; Russia denies claims of heightened Black Sea presence; Medvedev proposes increase in retirement age; Navalny freed from prison, alleges World Cup refurbishments; Open Russia activists jailed in Vladivostok; Tatchell detained in Moscow; charges against Gulag historian revived; Moscow […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 14, 2018

TODAY: Putin signs almost exact same new cabinet into law, fires Internet adviser; Trump-Jong-Un dialogue proves Putin right, says Kremlin; Russia will fight back against latest NATO expansions; Soviet crime bosses own property in Dubai; World Cup festivities mark start of games, Duma deputy warns Russians against sex with foreign fans; World Cup will aid […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 13, 2018

TODAY: Foreign Ministry responds to new US sanctions; Duma seeks legal amendments that would protect state companies from sanctions; under pressure, Deripaska postpones Manafort lawsuit; Open Russia branch opening stormed by police in Vladivostok; UN Secretary-General to join Putin for World Cup; Foreign Ministry approves of Jong Un-Trump meet.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 12, 2018

TODAY: US Treasury further extends sanctions against Russia; World Cup preparation is stretching police force; stadium construction benefiting the elite; Sentsov to begin hunger strike; Federal Tax Service is most expensive bureaucracy; Kremlin to blame for HIV epidemic; Kuril Islands Internet creates row with Japan; Brexiteer must show Russia links.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 11, 2018

TODAY: Putin at SCO in China during G7 meeting, says latter has less clout than former; G7 calls on Russia to end hostilities, Trump says Russia’s return would be good, Russia says no thanks; demonstrators gather in Moscow to demand release of political prisoners; Putin says too early to discuss prisoner trade with Ukraine; journalist sacked […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 8, 2018

TODAY: Putin holds annual, largely scripted live Q&A; Sweden approves Nord Stream construction; World Cup hosting may allow Syria cover-ups; US will need to offer security to North Korean on nuclear weapons, Putin says; RDIF receives $1.8bn from Saudi Arabia.