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Russia's Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Post-Olympics Sochi
October 06, 2016
Russia's Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Post-Olympics Sochi
Sochi once seemed doomed to fall into post-Olympics neglect. Ironically, Russia's recession has lifted the city's fate.
Russia's Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Post-Olympics Sochi
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
October 05, 2016
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
Bilateral trade between the strategic partners, however, remains depressed.
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
May 20, 2016
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
At Dordoi Bazaar, the economic promise of the EEU appears remote.
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
Russia's Economy in 2016
May 11, 2016
Russia's Economy in 2016
Falling oil prices and sanctions drive home the need for structural economic reform in Russia.
Russia's Economy in 2016
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
April 14, 2016
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
The causes are familiar: Russian recession and low oil prices.
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
Why Did Russia Just Write Off 97% of Mongolian Debt?
February 03, 2016
Why Did Russia Just Write Off 97% of Mongolian Debt?
Vladimir Putin signed into law an agreement between the two countries settling outstanding debt obligations.
Why Did Russia Just Write Off 97% of Mongolian Debt?
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
September 21, 2015
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
Beijing should approach its partnership with Moscow in Central Asia with a degree of caution.
Will China and Russia’s Partnership in Central Asia Last?
China, Russia Hold Partnership Firm Amid Shaky Economics
September 05, 2015
China, Russia Hold Partnership Firm Amid Shaky Economics
Despite the questions surrounding their economic relationship, Putin and Xi put on a show of solidarity in Beijing.
China, Russia Hold Partnership Firm Amid Shaky Economics
Russia Has a China Problem, Too
September 04, 2015
Russia Has a China Problem, Too
Chaos in China's financial markets could have dire implications for the Kremlin's plans.
Russia Has a China Problem, Too
A Cold Summer for China and Russia?
September 01, 2015
A Cold Summer for China and Russia?
Political relations between the two giants remain warm, but economic ties appear to be cooling.
A Cold Summer for China and Russia?
Chinese High-Speed Rail May Be Coming to Russia
June 23, 2015
Chinese High-Speed Rail May Be Coming to Russia
China Railway Group will likely win a contract to build a high-speed railway connection between Moscow and Kazan.
Chinese High-Speed Rail May Be Coming to Russia
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
March 25, 2015
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
The ADB has published a discouraging outlook for the next two years.
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
Will China Bail Out Putin?
March 14, 2015
Will China Bail Out Putin?
As Russia's economy struggles, China has been making overtures.
Will China Bail Out Putin?
Central Asia Feels Effects of Russian Economic Slowdown
February 24, 2015
Central Asia Feels Effects of Russian Economic Slowdown
Those countries that rely on migrant remittances in particular are feeling the pinch.
Central Asia Feels Effects of Russian Economic Slowdown
China Can't Solve Russia’s Energy Technology Trap
February 13, 2015
China Can't Solve Russia’s Energy Technology Trap
Russia has been heavily dependent on Western technology. China is unlikely to be a replacement.
China Can't Solve Russia’s Energy Technology Trap
Kazakhstan and the Emerging Market Gold Rush
February 05, 2015
Kazakhstan and the Emerging Market Gold Rush
Astana, Moscow and Beijing are among those buying gold in reaction to a thriving dollar.
Kazakhstan and the Emerging Market Gold Rush
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