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    Has The US Really Left Afghanistan?

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Taliban Leaders Go AWOL, Russia Boycotts Taliban Government Inauguration, India Expresses Grave Caution Rumors the Taliban’s most senior diplomats have been murdered Moscow has boycotted the Taliban government inauguration ceremony to express displeasure at the non-inclusive nature of the initial government structure. It had stated it would attend if the Taliban, who are[…..]

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    Chinese Auto Brands Gaining Russian Market Acceptance

    Chinese automobiles will have doubled their presence on the Russian market from 3% to 6% by the 2021 year end, local car dealers have forecast. Chinese automotive products are strengthening their positions in Russia, while European and American auto sales are slowing.

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    Russia’s Central Bank Forecasts A 2023 Global Economic Crisis

    US Debt Increases While Russia Decreases & Dumps Dollar On Weak Global Liquidity Concerns  The global economy could be less than 18 months away from a financial crisis on the same scale as the 2008-2009 worldwide economic meltdown, Russia’s Central Bank has warned. In a stark forecast, the bank pointed to “serious imbalances” in the[…..]

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    BRICS, RCEP And The Belt & Road Initiative All Part Of The China-Russia Trade Hemisphere

    Chinese Direct Investment Into Russia Reached US$12 Billion In 2020, Bilateral Trade To Double By 2024 By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The Russian Trade Representative to China, Alexey Dakhnovsky, has stated that Chinese investment in Russia exceeded US$12 billion in 2020, speaking at the Russian Chinese investment cooperation forum, which is part of the 21st China International[…..]

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    President Putin’s Speech At The 2021 Far Eastern Economic Forum

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The key regional Far Eastern Economic Forum has been taking place in Vladivostok, with guests including senior Russian politicians and businessmen along with overseas Ministerial guests, and senior politicians from Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. President Putin’s address contained detailed development plans[…..]

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    Vietnam Suggests An ASEAN Free Trade Zone With The Eurasian Economic Union

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis An ASEAN-EAEU FTA would create a market with a GDP of US$11 Trillion and a population of 850 million Vietnam’s Minister of Trade, Nguyen Hong Dien has suggested that steps be taken to reach an agreement to establish a free trade zone between ASEAN and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The comments[…..]

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    Yandex Buys Out Uber Russia Partners For US$1 Billion

    Yandex acquires taxi, food delivery and self-driving assets Yandex has struck a US$1 billion deal to buy out U.S. ride-hailing giant Uber from a host of the pair’s joint ventures in Russia. Shares in Yandex, which is listed in New York, jumped more than 3% at the start of trading in New York today, where[…..]

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    Arctic Logistics & Economics Courses To Be Taught In Murmansk

    A new generation of Arctic talent is to be developed The Governor of Russia’s North-West Murmansk region has announced the restructuring of leading universities in Murmansk Region to provide training of specialists for the implementation of Arctic related projects.

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    Will Moscow Or Beijing Give The Taliban Diplomatic Recognition?

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Peace Depends On Whether Abdul Ghani Baradar Can Develop From A Career As A Freedom Fighter To Become A Statesman With the Taliban in the process of forming a Government in Afghanistan, the steps after this are for that same Government to reestablish diplomatic ties. That is not going to be easy.[…..]

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    Russian 2021 Exports To Asia Are Now Close To The Levels With Europe

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The EU is diminishing in the longer term in importance in Russian export trade significance while Asian exports heat up. Brussels could find its current leverage on Moscow reduced.  Russia has traditionally been a European play, however since sanctions were imposed upon the country by the EU in 2014, Russian exporters have been looking[…..]

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