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A Crude Problem For Putin’s Russia

A Crude Problem For Putin’s Russia

Some countries benefit from having oil as a cheaper input, but Russia is not one of them. Russia is the second largest exporter of oil selling 7.2 million bpd in global markets, which equates to about 45% of Russia’s budget revenues.

Abenomics: Japan’s Dangerous Experiment

Abenomics: Japan’s Dangerous Experiment

Abenomics: Japan’s Dangerous Experiment   Shinzō Abe, Japan’s prime minister, set out in early 2013 to rejuvenate Japan’s struggling economy with a $116 billion stimulus package, structural reforms, and $1.4...
Currency Wars: A Race to the Bottom

Currency Wars: A Race to the Bottom

Currency Wars: A Race to the Bottom “Printing dollars at home means higher inflation in China, higher food prices in Egypt and stock bubbles in Brazil. Printing money means that...
Can Europe Survive Without Russian Gas?

Can Europe Survive Without Russian Gas?

Can Europe Survive Without Russian Gas?   Tensions rise in Eastern Europe, as the western world hits Russia with new sanctions. Late last month, President Obama and the European Union...

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