RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 4, 2015

TODAY: Putin calls for Ukraine to repay $3bn loan to fund economic crisis; Nabiullina says oil at $45 means annual loss of $160bn; U.N. to proceed with conflict zone airline warnings despite Russia protests; Svetlana Davydova released; Navalny brothers appeal hearing date set; youth group defends Kremlin.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 30, 2015

TODAY: EU votes to extend anti-Russia sanctions; Human Rights Watch says Western complacency aggravated Ukraine crisis; Russia in tit-for-tat with U.S. over Magnitsky sanctions; interest rates still at crippling 17%; Putin’s daughter’s whereabouts revealed; opposition launch anti-Russian propaganda channel.

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 […]