18th June 2020 Hundreds Of Russian Doctors Have Died From Coronavirus Due To Lack Of Effective Personal Protective Equipment PPE
561091 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Russia. Officially 7660 people have died. However experience from around the world suggests that if you officially have the third most infections in the world then you should officially have a lot more deaths too. For example Spain has had nearly 300000 infections and over 27000 deaths.
3rd May 2020 Russia Coronavirus Infections Jump But Deaths Officially Low
Infections rise in 24 hours by 10633 to 134687. Deaths rise by 58 to 1280. Death rate is unlike any other country in the world which suggests not all deaths from virus being officially recorded by Russian government.
28th March 2020 Deserted Streets In Moscow As Russia Orders Lockdown Due To Coronavirus COVID19
Bars restaurants and non grocery shops are closed and streets.
Over 1000 have the coronavirus in Russia. 4 people have died.
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13th December 2019 Russia Lowers Interest Rate To 6.25 Percent
The Russian central bank lowered its interest rate and suggested further rate reductions in the first half of 2020.
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23rd May 2018 Russian Economic Recovery
Retail sales in Russia increased in April. Real wages increased and unemployment rate fell.
6th January 2018 B&N Bank Gets State Aid To Enhance Stability
Russia’s central bank is providing 57 billion rubles of financial support to B&N Bank to continue reduce the risk of collapse. The central bank took over B&N Bank last year, but has assessed that the bank needs extra capital to meet its obligations and become more sustainable.
22nd February 2018 Otkritie Bank Needs More Money
16th February 2018 Gazprom Wants Discounted Service From Russian Suppliers
Gazprom wants discounts from Russian pipeline suppliers for its major projects as one supplier breaks rank and offers significantly lower prices.
31st January 2018 Modest Growth For Russia 2017
Russia’s GDP was 1.4 percent in 2017 according to TASS news agency.
15th January 2018 Russian Economy Shrinks In November
Russia’s economy minister is reported as saying that the Russian economy shrank in November year-on-year. He further confirmed that the Russian economy grew between 1.4-1.8 percent in 2017.
The Russian government is forecasting growth in 2018 of 2 percent with inflation to run at around 4 percent. Interest rate in Russia is currently 7.75 percent.
11th January 2018 Russia To Raise Minimum Wage
Russia will raise its minimum wage from 1st May according to Vladimir Putin.
26th June 2017 – 13 European Union EU Nations Want To Negotiate With Russia Despite Trade Sanctions Over Russia’s military action in the Ukraine
Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline will quickly and easily transport gas from Russia to Germany. The European Commission EC wants permission from EU country’s to negotiate on the pipeline.
The main losers would be the Ukraine. The main winners would be Russia and Germany. The main beneficiaries say that they want a balanced approach to energy supply and demand across the European continent, but the main beneficiaries would say that would they not!
20th May 2017 Russia To Grow 1.4 percent 2017
The International Monetary Fund IMF has upgraded its economic growth forecast for Russia. It thinks governmental measures and oil prices are sufficiently robust to improve growth from its earlier growth forecast of 1.1 percent.
However Russias growth is unlikely to pick up speed and momentum until global oil prices pick up.
18th February 2017 Ceasefire Between Ukraine and Russian-Backed Separatists
A ceasefire between Ukraine and Russian backed separatists has been agreed and will come into effect on 20th February according to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. After the ceasefire the combatants will withdraw military hardware.
6th February 2017 Ruble Hits 19-Month High
Russian ruble has reached its highest level since July 2015. The Central Bank of Russia does not see any possibility of an interest rate cut from 10 percent due to high consumer price inflation. However inflationary pressures are reducing. Global oil prices have risen off their lows which will be a small boost to Russian state income. It is likely that there is more good news ahead for the Russian economy than bad over the next couple of years.
6th February 2017 Russia Backed Separatists and Kiev Government Forces Increased Aggression
In the last week more people have been killed in eastern Ukraine and many thousands are without heating, power or water. A peace agreement was agreed in Minsk two years ago but a political impasse has prevented a solution to the problems in eastern Ukraine that has resulted in thousands of deaths.
After Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine and a Russian missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane the European Union EU and USA imposed economic sanctions on Russia and its key state officials. The EU and USA currently want Crimea returned to Ukraine control and Russia claim’s the Russian people in eastern Ukraine no longer want to be part of the new government in Kiev, Ukraine.
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