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2016 PERFECT STORM. Newsletter Nr. 2 (1/2016) di ABC Economics

La copertina del numero di gennaio di The World of ABC Economics (newsletter dell’omonimo think tank) è dedicata all’economia globale. Come avevo puntualmente segnalato all’emittente Treviso24 prima delle festività natalizie, a penalizzare l’avvio del 2016 sarebbero stati due elementi: i timori relativi all’economia cinese e le quotazioni delle materie prime. In questo 2016 l’attenzione va … Continue reading

Russia to bailout its largest State-owned “bank”

Stefano F. Fugazzi (ABC Economics) – According to Bloomberg, Russia’s Vnesheconombank (VEB), a former Soviet bank, one of the largest State-owned corporations (technically a “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs”), is “on the brink of collapse”. Hit by Western sanctions last year and with foreign currency debts totaling $15 billion, VEB has stopped new lending. The Russian government … Continue reading


a research by Stefano Francesco Fugazzi (ABC Economics) – Vladimir Putin joined President Boris Yeltsin’s administration in 1996 where he rose quickly, becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999 when Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned. Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential elections. Hereafter our ABC Economics infographic (based on the latest International Monetary Fund data – incl. their 2015 projections) pictures … Continue reading

Chaos in the Middle East. The aftermath of the #ParisAttacks

Extract from The World of ABC Economics, No. 1, 12/2015. FRANCESCO FINUCCI  * – The recent attacks carried out by fanatic Islamists in Paris came to feed the European dilemma over the way how the current crisis in the Middle East must be dealt with. The process following the attacks was a standard one: estimating … Continue reading

The Eurasian Economic Union is considering creating a monetary union

Fonte/Source, Sputnik, Russia is ready to consider the creation of a currency union with other members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday. “In this [EEU] format it would be possible to consider the possibility and conditions of eventually creating a monetary union,” Medvedev said. The prime minister is currently in Kazakhstan for a session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental … Continue reading

Cutting Russia off SWIFT banking network would be catastrophic

Russia India Report– The idea of cutting Russia off the SWIFT international banking payment system could turn into a catastrophe for the overall system of payments in Europe, the head of public affairs at UniCredit Group, Italy, Giuseppe Scognamiglio has said. Speaking at a seminar on the Ukrainian economy in Washington on Wednesday, Scognamiglio said “we … Continue reading


da Agricolae / Non solo agroalimentare per il Ttip, per il quale ha preso il via il non round di negoziati, ma anche gas. Anzi, soprattutto gas. Proprio per “colpa” dei forti interessi che sono legati a quest’ultimo potrebbero infatti nascere delle complicazioni in Parlamento europeo su tutto il resto. In una frase: gli interessi … Continue reading

Greece set to become a gas hub linking Italy and the Balkans with Russian resources from Turkish Stream

Fonte/Source, Sputnik, While the Greek Prime Minister may not have received the fabled bail-out that the Western media had anxiously speculated about, he looks to have secured benefits that are far more long-term and tangible. When the dust finally settles and reality sinks in, the Western mainstream media will likely retreat from their assessment that Tsipras’ visit … Continue reading

Breaking News: Bilateral relations between Greece and Russia warm-up notwithstanding EU opposition

Fonte/Source, Sputnik, Following the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he discussed with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras bilateral cooperation. “We agree to pay more attention to investments, we discussed cooperation in energy sector. We discussed possibility to supply Russian gas to Greece via Turkish Stream,” Russian president said. According to president Putin, they also discussed cooperation in tourism. They also talked about Russian-EU relations. … Continue reading

Russia shows signs of unexpected growth in Q4 of 2014 notwithstanding Western sanctions

Fonte/Source, BloombergViews, Signs are multiplying that the Russian economy will not die a painful death, but is just taking some long-overdue strong medicine. The country posted unexpected growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, and it can now look beyond oil for drivers of recovery. Today, the Federal Statistics Service said the Russian economy expanded 0.4 percent in the final … Continue reading

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