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    Foreign Investment Opportunities In Asian Siberia

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Trans-Siberian Rail links, commercial viability and market potential are opening up foreign investment opportunities in Central North Asia There are many foreign investors in Asia, who when asked to define the Asian region, will mention China, India, Japan, Korea, South-East Asia and maybe some of the smaller countries on the peripherals.[…..]

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    Russia, China Sign Deal To Settle All Trade In Respective Currencies And Drop Bilateral Use Of US Dollars

    First significant withdrawal of USD from international trade Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and Chinese People’s Bank Governor Yi Gang have signed off a deal that will see the two countries ditch the US dollar in international settlements between them and revert to using their own currencies. With Russian-China bilateral trade running at about US$25[…..]

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    Russia-US Rapprochement Possible As Trump Mooted To Attend 75th Anniversary Victory Day In Moscow

    An easing of Russia-United States relations may be on the cards as Presidents Putin and Trump met on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan. Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov said “We invited the US president to attend the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War on May 9th next year.[…..]

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    2019 Russian – EU Bilateral Trade Increasing

    Evolving supply chains recovering from sanctions Trade turnover from January-April inclusive this year between Russia and the European Union increased 2.2% year-on-year up to €82.6 billion (US$93.88 billion), according to Eurostat. Russian imports from EU countries increased 1.8% to €28 billion, while Russian exports to the EU increased by 2.4% to €54.6 billion.

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    Russian Investments Into Asia – Using Singapore As An Optimum Base

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Sanctions imposed on Russia means Russian capital needs to find new homes for generating healthy returns. We explain why when it comes to Asia, Singapore is the most viable option. Corporate Russia, supported in part by matching Kremlin policies, has been reaching out to find new homes for its investment capital[…..]

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    Russia Outbound – Russia’s New Developing Asian Export Markets

    ASEAN & India Lead The Way In New Growth Markets For Russian Exports With Western sanctions imposed upon Russia back in 2014, the country has had to look to new markets, including Asia. Although countries such as China and Japan have long taken up the bulk of Russia’s exports in Asia, Asia overall is growing[…..]

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    Sanctions On Russia Costing EU Businesses US$240 Billion And Increasing – Putin

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Q: How Long Are Sanctions Effective Before Markets Adapt? A: Three Years Speaking at his annual televised Q&A session yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the imposition of sanctions imposed on Russia by the West have cost businesses in the European Union about US$240 billion in lost trade since 2014.[…..]

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    Trans-Siberian Land Bridge Opens – Reducing Japan-EU Transportation Time By 50%

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The so-called “Trans-Siberian Land Bridge” has opened, with a successful first test run of cargo from Yokohama to Europe. Essentially the route covers a dual maritime-rail link that initially sees products travel by ship from ports on the Japanese west coast, travel to Vladivostok and connect with the trans-Siberian express through[…..]

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    Russia Copies China’s Belt & Road Initiative By Financing & Upgrading Cuba’s National Railway System

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russia has taken a leaf out of China’s largesse with its Belt & Road Initiative, by agreeing with its long time ally Cuba to provide finance, machinery and engineering to upgrade the creaking Cuban national railway system. China has also been partnering with countries around the globe in helping upgrade and[…..]

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    32% Of All FDI Into Russia Now Heads To Its Far East

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Entrepreneurial Asia Heading For The New Boom Areas Of Far East Russia The rise of emerging Asia is having an unexpected spin off – an increase in foreign direct investment in the often-forgotten far east region of Russia. Far East Russia borders China, Mongolia and North Korea, with maritime borders with[…..]

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