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Russia's Perfect Debt Storm

Russia's Perfect Debt Storm   In light of the recent increase in interest rates to 17 percent by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR)in a desperate effort to stem the plummeting value of the ruble, I thought that a brief look at several  issues, particularly Russia's external debt, that will be impacted by higher

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 08:54

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Norway's Oil Decline Accelerating

New oil projects are being scrapped in Norway amid falling production and low oil prices.

Long held up as the model for managing oil abundance, Norway has painstakingly sought to prevent the problems that occur with other natural resource-based economies, such as corruption, slow economic growth,

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 14:49

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Is A New Cold War Looming?

Is A New Cold War Looming?    While I am generally loathe to quote from media sources given their inaccuracy, I can only find references to this rather timely topic on Russian media websites.   According to several sites including TASS and RT (Russia Today), Russia's

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:15

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Is Russia Deliberately Provoking the West?

Is Russia Deliberately Provoking the West?   During the spring of 2014, much of the world's attention was drawn to the crisis in Ukraine. While news of the conflict has been relegated to the back pages of the mainstream media, the situation  over the past six months is far from "peaceful" and far from "routine".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 07:57

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Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?

Ukraine is on the brink of committing economic suicide after imposing a crippling 55 percent tax on private gas producers, while parliament prepares to vote on next year's budget, which aims for a continuation of the same.

The Oct. 14 budget vote—which is already a month late—is a major

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:51

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Victims of Nazi Euthanasia Get Memorial

Victims of Nazi Euthanasia Get Memorial   Glass monument in Berlin honors 250,000 disabled euthanized by Nazis

By Stephen Pate – A 80 ft. blue glass wall has been opened in front of the Berlin Philharmonie on the site housing the Nazi euthanasia offices.

This completes a series of memorials to

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:44

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Scotland's Oil and Natural Gas

Scotland's Oil and Natural Gas   While most people outside of the oil industry tend to think of the Middle East when they think of the world's oil producing nations, in fact, Scotland is a significant producer of both oil and natural gas.  Scotland is the largest producer of oil in the European Union, producing 674 million

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:32

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