RUSSIA: Kill Senior Islamist Insurgent
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The right-hand man of Russia's most wanted insurgent was killed by security forces on Tuesday, officials said, as Moscow tries to contain militancy in its Caucasus region before it hosts the Winter Olympics near there next February.
New WB Report Says: Global Investment Share of Developing World Will Triple by 2013
Seventeen years from now, half the global stock of capital, totaling $158 trillion (in 2010 dollars), will reside in the developing world, compared to less than one-third today, with countries in East Asia and Latin America accounting for the largest shares of this stock, says the latest edition of the World Bank's Global Development Horizons (GDH) report, which explores…
Revenge of the Bear: Russia Strikes Back in Syria
President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation has drawn a line in the sand over Syria, the government of which he is determined to protect from overthrow. Not since the end of the Cold War in 1991 has the Russian Bear asserted itself so forcefully beyond its borders in support of claims on great power status. In essence, Russia is…
Nuclear Energy Industry Re-Energizing after Fukushima
The Fukushima incident has contributed to the lay belief that nuclear energy is a risk not worth taking. Although, according to the data of the non-profit World Nuclear Association only a very limited number of accidents occurred in over 14,500 cumulative reactor-years of commercial nuclear power operation in 32 countries. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima are the most notorious examples…
Russia asks Interpol to monitor movements of British hedge fund boss Bill Browder
Russia has applied to Interpol to monitor the travel and whereabouts of a British hedge fund boss wanted by Moscow who is at the heart of a diplomatic stand-off over the alleged killing of whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
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Russia in Context : Between a Rock and a Hard Plac
Written on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 14:01 in Chris Weafer's Investor Notes
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Russia gets new $100 Bill in Honor of Olympics
100 days before the start of the Olympics in Sochi, that is, in October 2013, Russia will issue a new commemorative hundred-ruble banknote. The vertically oriented blue bill will be feature a flying snowboarder,said the first deputy chairman of the Bank of Russia Georgy Luntovsky.
Written on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 04:58 in Banking & Finance
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