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Natural resources and energy

Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull

Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Igor Sechin’s growing influence over Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific.

Latin America Politics

Why is the international community not intervening in Venezuela?

External intervention in Venezuela is not on the table and the international community favours an internal solution, regardless of how difficult it may be.

Economics Europe

The byzantine fight for Dagestan’s strategic Makhachkala port

Ramazan Abdulatipov seems ready to close a sale of the state-owned port of Makhachkala to an Iranian-led group. The sale exposes the difficult balancing act elites are playing in the region.

International Natural resources and energy Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: Russia takes aim at China

Russia and China have appeared to edge closer together of late, yet Kremlin-backed deals from Rosneft are countering China. This trend will accelerate as Trump comes into office and the

Asia Pacific Europe

Assessing the outcome of the “Hot Springs Summit”

Despite a lack of breakthrough on the return of the Kuril Islands, Abe likely came away with more to help Japan in light of its interests down the road.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Siberian Tigers: Rosneft expands in India

A Rosneft-led group of buyers just closed a deal for 98% of the Indian firm Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery and oil terminal facility. In conjunction with the Dutch oil firm Trafigura and Russian fund United Capital Partners (UCP), the Russian state oil firm Rosneft along…

Finance South and Central Asia

‘Black Tuesday’ in Russia as rouble slide sparks currency crisis

Sharp rouble depreciation revives fears of 1998 crisis, forcing the Central Bank of Russia to take tough decisions with limited results so far. Investors should prepare for further restrictions and economic recession. On

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Russia and China extend energy ties at APEC

With another major energy deal reached on the fringes of APEC Summit in Beijing, Russia and China continue to strengthen their energy ties with significant geopolitical consequences for both countries.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

New oil tax laws in Russia could backfire

Eurasian integration in the new Eurasian Economic Union forces Russia to introduce a so called “tax maneuver” in its oil industry with negative consequences. Eurasian economic and political integration acquired special importance

Economics International

Five types of Russian companies targeted by Western sanctions

This reference guide explains which Russian entities have been targeted by Western sanctions and analyzes the intended effects of these measures. The EU, US and a handful of other countries have imposed