RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 7, 2018

TODAY: Italy PM calls for end to Russia sanctions, Austria and France say progress required in Ukraine first; UK concern for Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia; Putin praises China ahead of visit; electrician sentenced for criticising Putin online; most Russians unaware of anti-Putin protests earlier this year; Central Bank expecting sanctions until 2022; Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 6, 2018

TODAY: Putin in Austria pushes for end of sanctions; neither G7 nor EBRD will resume relations with Russia; US pushing NATO to shore up forces against potential Russian attack; Central Bank seeking bailout remuneration via bank owner assets; US grants En+ investor extension; Putin’s chef moves into gold prospecting; journalists condemn Sushchenko sentence; Babchenko to […]

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 5, 2018

TODAY: Putin signs counter-terror legislation, speaks on Europe, Prigozhin, and the economy on Australian TV; Kremlin to support Promsvyazbank; Cossacks to report same-sex couples at World Cup; Ukrainian journalist sentenced for spying, others respond to “hit list”; activist flees Russia after critique of local authorities leads to fraud charges; Medvedev proving unpopular; state TV accused […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 4, 2018

TODAY: Ukraine Security Service says Babchenko sting uncovered Russian hit list; Moscow accuses SBU of trying to recruit a Russian journalist; Apple reinstates Telegram download service; far-right Austrian Chancellor pro-Russia; Rosneft butting heads with Gazprom on international markets; Oleg Deripaska mulling auto stake sales; Russia’s numbers show commitment to OPEC deal.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 1, 2018

TODAY: Lavrov first Russian diplomat to meet Jong-un; NATO demands end to “malign” Russia activities, EC President calls for renewal of ties; Apple siding with Kremlin over Telegram, says founder; record profits for Sberbank; Kremlin comments on Babchenko case, Ukraine names suspect, journalist defends staging his death; demographic transformation in Crimea? Airlines loses license following crash.