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    Russia’s Finance Minister Asks BRICS For Non-Dollar Financial Trade Settlement Agreement

    Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov has requested from the BRICS group of countries it partners with to arrange trade settlements in their respective currencies and to avoid the use of the US dollar. The BRICS are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Russia has been expelled from the SWIFT international bank transfer system and[…..]

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    US Suspends Most-Favored Nation Status For Russia. This Is What It Means

    Clarification on new US import tariffs for Russian goods The US President, Joe Biden, has signed into law a US Congress bill requested that normal trade relations, also known as ‘most favored nation’ status with Russia be suspended. That effectively means that previous, lower WTO level tariff reductions will no longer apply to Russian exports[…..]

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    Russia’s March Industrial Production Rises 4.5% Despite Sanctions

    Mitigating factors have diminished the impact of sanctions – for now The Russian Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Academy of Sciences has stated that March’s industrial production numbers totaled 4.5% more than the same period in 2021. The increased production growth, even after anti-Russian “sanctions from hell” is attributed to enterprises having a stock of materials[…..]

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    Russia, Iran, Looking At Boosting Bilateral Trade Ties

    Two Pariah States creating a significant energy powerhouse to defeat Western sanctions Arguably the two largest ‘pariah states’ in the eyes of the West, Russia and Iran are making serious effects to boost trade and connectivity ties in the wake of Western sanctions and SWIFT disconnection. Given that Iran wants nuclear energy and Russia is[…..]

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    Russia’s Pivot To Asia – The Caucasus & Suez

    by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Europe is in danger of being excluded from Asia with Russian and Chinese influence in the Caucasus and Suez regions.  Russia is the larger neighbor to the Caucasus region and maintains de facto law and order during occasional skirmishes in the region, which lies on ancient religious and tribal fault lines between[…..]

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    Russia, Azerbaijan To Continue With 2022-2024 Cooperation Action Plan

    Russia and Azerbaijan are actively implementing the Action Plan for the development of key areas of cooperation through 2024, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.

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    Belarus To Export Products To Vietnam Via Russia, China

    Belarus and Vietnam have a Free Trade Agreement via the Eurasian Economic Union Belarus is reworking the logistics of its exports to Vietnam due to restrictions imposed by sanctions, and plans to use Russian ports and railways for this purpose, the Belarusian ambassador to Vietnam, Vladimir Borovikov has said. Belarus has a Free Trade Agreement[…..]

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    Moscow Outbound Private Investment Moves To Dubai

    Decisions may still be made in Moscow, but Dubai is becoming the Asia investment back office by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Sanctions imposed on Russian banks and the use of the Ruble have prompted, if not a mass exodus, then certainly a noticable trend of oligarchs, upper and middle class Russians relocating to Dubai. The reasons are[…..]

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    European Development Bank: Economic Fallout Likely For Central Asia

    Moscow will be looking to minimize a bumpy fiscal ride ahead for its Central Asian trade partners, while China can also lend a hand.  Central Asian economies can expect ‘significant collateral damage’ resulting from the war on Ukraine and international sanctions on Russia, the Regional Economic Outlook of European Development Bank has said in a[…..]

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    Russian Foreign Minister Visits New Delhi Amidst A Flurry Of Diplomatic Seduction

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russia likely to phase out the UK’s India attention as over-riding energy and regional considerations outgun London & Washington  The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, fresh from meeting China’s FM Wang Yi and the collective Ministers of Afghanistan neighbours, in discussions held near Shanghai yesterday, has arrived in India for two days[…..]

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