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    Russia Introduces Concept Of “Weekend Free Trade Wet Markets” To North-East China

    New “Micro-FTA” Concept Could Boost Cross-Border Agricultural Exports Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russian delegates speaking at the Russia-China dialogue session at the Far Eastern Economic Forum currently taking place in Vladivostok raised the suggestion of introducing a Pilot Free Trade Scheme for the North-East Asian Agricultural Industry. Suggestions were made that to boost bilateral trade[…..]

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    Russia’s Azur Air To Provide Direct Service Between Krasnodar & China’s Hainan Island

    Tourism & Vietnam Free Trade Ties Encourage Nine Hour Flights To Sanya Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russia’s regional Azur Air will launch a direct international route between Krasnodar and the Chinese resort of Sanya, commencing late October, with weekly flights operating on Sundays, the press service of the Krasnodar airport announced on Monday. “For the[…..]

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    Russia’s Arctic Northern Sea Passage To Ship 80 Million Tonnes By 2024

    Arctic Energy Resources Heading For Increased Asian Demand Russia’s Minister for the Development of the Far East and Arctic Alexander Kozlov has said that Russia plans to synchronize the time of construction of icebreakers, cargo ships and port infrastructure in the Arctic with the implementation of investment projects in order to boost freight traffic along[…..]

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    Russia-United States Trade Turnover Increases H1 2019 Despite Sanctions

    US exports autos and aircraft, Russia exports oil & seafood Russia’s bilateral trade volume with the United States reached US$13.8 billion in the first half of 2019, according to Anatoly Antonov, the Russian Ambassador to the US. “Bilateral trade turnover with the United States is rising gradually. In 2018, it gained 13% to US$27.5 billion.[…..]

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    Far Eastern Economic Forum To Kick Off In Vladivostok – Discussing A Common Economic Space from the Atlantic to the Pacific

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russia’s Infrastructure Development With China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, India & Malaysia On The Agenda The fifth Far Eastern Economic Forum is to be held this week, starting on Wednesday (4th September). Concentrating on the somewhat forgotten corner of North-East Asia, this years event sees Russian President Vladimir Putin joined by[…..]

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    Russian Trade Turnover With African Countries Up 17% To US$20 Billion

    Africa has become a recipient of renewed Russian interest in trade and investment, following a similar path to that taken by China. Russian trade with African nations combined reached US$20 billion last year, a rise of 17%. This is expected to continue; Africa has recently agreed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which dispenses[…..]

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    Volgograd Gets Ring Road Boost To Ease Traffic And Boost Trade Along Europe’s Largest River

    11 Of Russia’s 20 Largest Cities Lie Along The Volga Route, while Volgograd Connects Calais to Kazakhstan Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Russian city of Volgograd, which is sited on the Volga River, is the recipient of what will be the largest road development Russia has seen for the past five years. The Volgograd bypass[…..]

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    Return Of The Wild East As Cryptocurrencies Gain A Hold In Moscow-China Trading Malls

    China’s strict capital controls are involuntarily supporting illicit transfers   Chinese importers in Russia are buying up to US$30 million a day of tether (USDT) from Moscow’s over-the-counter trading desks, according to the website Coindesk They use the cryptocurrency to send large sums back to their home country, which has strict capital controls.Previously the merchants used Bitcoin[…..]

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    China To Establish Heilongjiang Free Trade Zone Near Border With Russia

    Harbin To Benefit As China Seeks Russian Manufacturing & Trade Investment Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis China’s State Council announced on Monday that they would be establishing six new border free trade zones to further develop trade with neighboring countries. One of these is planned for Heilongjiang Province, in China’s North-East, bordering Russia, and is aimed[…..]

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    Chinese Tourists To Russia Now Spending Over US$1 Billion A Year

    Chinese tourism to Russia has been growing at significant rates, as a more China-friendly infrastructure, such as national use on Union Pay, better signage and a growing nostalgia amongst the older Chinese generation for the Soviet era ties have seen just under 350,000 trips from Chinese tourists to Russia in Q1 this year. Chinese tourists[…..]

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