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Rosja drży przed unijnymi sankcjami gospodarczymi
Od dziś wchodzą w życie pierwsze sankcje Unii Europejskiej, wymierzone w całe sektory rosyjskiej gospodarki. Unia zdecydowała się na ten krok, by powstrzymać Moskwę od wspierania prorosyjskich rebeliantów na Ukrainie.
MSCI Launched ex-Russia Indexes. Signaled it will remove VTB (probably its largerst client in Russia)
Как отметил стратег Midlincoln Research Ованес Оганесян, это стандартная процедура при корпоративном действии, однако санкции могут сделать ее не совсем обычной. Кроме того, он отметил, что если бы не было корпоративного действия, то, возможно, MSCI и не проводила бы никаких консультаций
Sanctiones Will Negatively Affect Russian Economy
Russia is much more succeptible in financial sector than in the oil and gas sector
New Sanctions Will Affect Liquidity:
Bloomberg Interviewed Ovanes Oganisian on sanctiones
Russia may be moved to FM markets Category
Russian market moves closer to resemble market in Kazakhstan where infrustructure is great but liquidity is poor and market is heavily concenrated in just a few names
Ukraine Election Brings Market Triumph for Bonds: Russia Credit
Poroshenko's election victory is "quite positive for the Ukrainian investment case," according to Ovanes Oganisyan, a strategist at MidLincoln Research in Moscow. "In Russian bonds there was a move already, but Russia will also be in a much better spot. There is reason to be slightly more optimistic."
MSCI May Rebalancing Preview
According O.Oganesyan, Russia's weight in the index MSCI EM may be even lower - 4.7%. "As the Russian economy as a whole, the stock market there are structural problems. Large companies set too high a bar for inclusion in the index of other Russian companies, so many issuers officials simply have no chance to get into the base for the calculation of indices MSCI.
Wall Street investment bank's dilemma: stay away from or close to Russia?
Moscow Midlincoln Institute strategist Ovanes Oganisian on Bloomberg told reporters that "at the moment this time, only Putin's most loyal partner in the St. Petersburg forum will show up, they will pretend to Ukraine incident behind, but the truth is Russia's position in the emerging markets already are not as important. "
Deposit Insurance Fund gets additional 2 bn$ for Crimea
Furthermore, according to Midlincoln Research Ovanes Oganisian, whats coming to a fund is a way to recapitalise the fund in the environment of higher revoking licensing frequency rates.
Wall Street Ties to Putin Threatened as Sanctions Bite

Ukraine Crisis Nets Billions of Dollars for Kremlin

Moscow Bourse Weight Upped in MSCI 10/40

Upcoming MSCI 10-40 rebalancing

Russia Stocks Climb as Norilsk to Rosneft Gain on Ruble Weakness

Ulyukaev wants to speed up privatisation


Russian Central Bank is up for reorganisation of regional structure.

Masterbank mess could help Sberbank to get hold of


Retailer Metro is moving closer to Moscow Exchange

Boeing 737 Crashes in Russian City of Kazan, Killing 50

Russian oil and gas sector, avoiding toilet paper shortage

My favorite research piece

Is Russia on the Path of Becoming a Frontier Market?

Contact Sport of Russian M&A

Looking for the Center of Financial Mass

Russia's Economic Epic

Trends for 2012 and 2013 | The Moscow Times

Pussy Riot Verdict, What will the market say?

Privatization of the Pension System Delayed

Trends on the Russian M&A Market: Theory vs. Practice

A Pre-election Buy-Back

Will Fast Russian Companies Ever Emerge?

New IPOs Get Squeezed by the Size of Gazprom

History of Russia's IPOs as Reflected in the MSCI Russia Index

AvtoVAZ — an Ongoing Problem

The Last Convergence Attempt – State Firms Must Focus on Profit and Dividends

Small Business Vanishes

The Future Landscape of the Russian Stock Marke

Boosting Russia's Export Trade

Alchemists Sought Philosopher's Stone, Investors Prefer Gas

Microsoft Product Support Services

Recent Research

ML Notes from Midwest - Russia achieved immunity from sanctions through weaker ruble
When international sanctions were imposed on Russia the power of one variable was underestimated initially and that was the ruble. In the past in the absence of external liquidity Russian economy usually quickly choked when ruble rate was glued to

ML Weekly Econ/Politics Sep 29 2014
Key Country News Russia Lithuania's president: 'Russia is terrorizing its neighbors and using .../.../Exclusive: Ukraine prime minister says Russians 'want us to freeze'/.../World Bank Slashes Russian Growth Forecasts/.../Russia's Car Market Slump

ML Fund Aggregates Sep 19-Sep 26
Some emerging market China related equity fund outflow flow accelerate at least on our data. GEM outflow totaled 1.7bn$ for GEM dedicated funds. China outflow totaled 3.2bn$ for China equity funds. However for other country dedicated funds some in

MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 10 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Change USD Eurobonds Top 10 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Week Change USD Eurobonds Top 10 GEM Corporate Bonds Yields Climbes Week Change USD Eurobonds Top 10 GEM Corporate Bonds Yields Drop

MidLincoln GEMs Equity Portfolio Performance Update
Performance update Since inception on Feb 3 we are now doing well in absolute terms in South Africa, China, Russia and South Korea. We are still doing poorly in absolute terms in India, Brazil and Turkey however recently our underperformance in

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly
CommunicationsPage .. Those Dreaded Spoilers That Can Torpedo Dramatic Plot Take On a ... EBRD REDUCES STAKE IN POLAND'S LEADING TELECOMS .../---/Emerging Markets Media Content Emerging-market stocks pared a weekly loss as telecommunications ...

MSCI Ongoing Consultations re: Alibaba, Baidu, Vimpelcom X5 etc
MSCI proposes to enhance the coverage of the MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes by considering all companies which are listed in other geographies rather than its core geography. So that companies, primarily classified e.g. in China, Russia and

ML Econ/Politics Weekly
Key Country News Russia Russia's President Vladimir Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists' Aim .../.../Russia ready to cooperate with U.S., European Union, Prime .../.../Global Tensions Pose Risk to Russian Economic Growth, Says .../.../Russian stock

ML Fund Aggregates
Last week (between Sep 19 and Sep 12) Emerging Market equity fund flows were set to outflows losing 181 mn$ which is slightly less than the previous week outflow of circa 243 mn$. EMEA funds showed 0.6$mn outflows, MENA funds of 0.5 mn$, GCC equity

FAK Sistema
On our assumptions, the case of AFK Sistema is not like the Yukos affair. Saga of the Sistema - is rather the story pieced by Lego blocks, where the pieces include Rosneft buyout of TNK BP, a story of Gazprom buying Sibneft, story possibly includes s

ML GEMs Equity Portfolio
Performance update Since inception on Feb 3 we are now doing well in absolute terms in South Africa, China, Russia and South Korea. We are still doing poorly in absolute terms in India, Brazil and Turkey however recently our underperforma

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Overview Weekly
CommunicationsPage .. EBRD REDUCES STAKE IN POLAND'S LEADING TELECOMS ... Amazing stories: The Drum catches up with digital agency Amaze as .../---/Emerging Markets Media Content Google unveils $US105 smartphone for emerging markets Emerging St

ML Weekly Econ/Politics Sep 15 2014
Key Country News Russia Ukraine fights off attack on Donetsk airport by pro-Russia forces/.../Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Turns 49/.../Global Tensions Pose Risk to Russian Economic Growth, Says .../.../Russian investors wary of new cease

ML Fund Flow Aggregates
Last week (between Sep 5 and Sep 12) Emerging Market equity fund flows were set to outflows. This is first GEM outflows stats on our numbers since we started tracking th fund flow info since approximately end of May this year. Frontier markets fu

MidLincoln Emerging Markets Charts and Datamine
China Bond Yields Brazil Government Bond Yields (10y) Reais Korean YC local Russia Yield 10 yr (RUB) Turkey Sovereign Eurobonds SA Government Bonds 10y (ZAR) India Government Bond 10 yr (INR) Ukraine Souvereign Eurobond Yield Nigeria Gover

MidLincoln GEMs Portfolio Performance
Performance update Since inception on Feb 3 we are now doing well in absolute terms in South Africa, China, Russia and South Korea. We are still doing poorly in absolute terms in India and Turkey however recently our underperformance in a

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly
CommunicationsPage .. Emerging Markets Reporter Bangladesh Considers Tighter Control of Courts and Media/---/Emerging Markets Media Content Why Brazil Telecom Player Oi Jumped 11% Research and Markets: The Telecommunications Market in West .../

Ml Weekly Econ/Politics Sep 8
Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin is 'Self-Centred', Says Dalai Lama/.../Prime Minister Yatsenyuk: Ukraine to Become Independent From .../.../The West's Tricky Economic War With Russia/.../Russia's Investment in Africa - New Challenges and Pro

Fund Flow Aggregates Sep 8
Equity Fund Flow is mixed. China posted substantial outflows, and this could be problematic if the fund outflows front run some sort of bad economic outcome in China. Overall GEM fund flow is still small inflow of c.384 mn$. Brazil showed inflow o

ML GEMs Rebalancing
Portfolio rebalancing info In this rebalancing the only change is that we removed Sberbank short and added short in Megafon Performance update Since inception we are now doing well in absolute terms in China, Russia, South Af

August - 2014 Russian Market Review
Russian stocks lost 2.3% in August measured by the RTS index adding on volatility as newsflow around events in Ukraine escalated. Ruble lost 4% and finished the month at 37.1RUB per USD. Brent oil price lost 2.8% and reached the lows of this

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Overview
Key Industry News CommunicationsPage ... David Drake, Chairman of The Soho Loft Media Group, to Be ... Were you at Twitter's #ToastAndTweet party?/---/Emerging Markets Media Content Device manufacturers and mindboggling moves in emerging markets

ML Econ/Politics Weekly
Russia Ukraine President Says Europe's Security Depends on Stopping .../.../Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter Was Hacked/.../Western Sanctions And Rising Debts Are Already Strangling The .../.../Russia's Investment in Africa - New Cha

ML Fundlow Aggregates
Equity Fund Flow is mixed. Overall GEM funds inflows is alarmingly much cooler just at 289 mn$ vs. 723$mn of inflow the previous week. Russian equity fundflow is slightly better at +0.9mn$ vs over 80mn$ of outflows the week before. Brazil posted in

MidLincoln Emerging Markets Charts and Datamine Russia - the last 10 years or so.
In the last 10 years Russians faced declining real growth rates On per capita basis Russia looks especially bleak In the last 10 years Russians faced double digit inflation, expensive credit and low investment levels. In the past 10 years Ru

MidLincoln GEMs Portfolio Performance Update
Performance update Since inception on Feb 3 we are now doing well in absolute terms in South Africa, China, Russia and South Korea. We are still doing poorly in absolute terms in India and Turkey however recently our underperformance in absolute

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly
(Previous message today is a repeat of Monday's and was sent out erroneously, we apologise) Here is the Industry/Sector Product Industry News (Scroll to best and worst stock news by sector below) CommunicationsPage ... Vietnam in View 2014 Eme

ML Economic/Politics/ Weekly
Russia Angela Merkel calls for Ukraine truce and urges strict controls on .../.../McDonald's Won't Be Banned in Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Says/.../Shrinking Russian economy adds to fears of full-blown recession/.../Russia's Investment in Africa

ML Fund Flows Weekly
Equity Fund Flow is mixed. GEM funds flows slightly cooler at 723$mn, Japan outflows are large, European equities outflows are large as well. China (+844) posted inflow, so did Brazil (+130mn$) and Korea (64mn$). Outflows were recorded for Russia

MidLincoln Emerging Markets Charts and Datamine
UK CPI at 1.6% in the year to July 2014 US Consumer Prices are Creeping Up South Africa price growth at 6,3% Ukraine Flag Above the Kremlin Brazil statistics office reported Q2 GDP down 0.5% q-o-q HSBC China PMI for August showed contraction fro

Markets Week Change and Best&Worst

Weekly Index Performance
*Week changes between and
Shanghai Stock Exchange Compos2351.522.47
Nikkei 22516299.940.71
MICEX Index1434.20.18
Korea Stock Exchange KOSPI Ind2033.99-0.07
Russian Depositary Index USD1374.86-0.47
Dow Jones Industrial Average17113.15-0.96
Ibovespa Brasil Sao Paulo Stoc57212.38-1.00
Karachi Stock Exchange KSE100 29705.65-1.20
Russian Trading System Cash In1156.15-1.20
S&P BSE SENSEX Index26626.32-1.31
S&P 500 Index1982.85-1.37
S&P/TSX Composite Index15026.77-1.56
Warsaw Stock Exchange WIG Tota54574.21-1.91
Mexican Stock Exchange Mexican44884.33-1.92
Jakarta Stock Exchange Composi5096.16-2.48
FTSE 100 Index6649.39-2.76
Borsa Istanbul 100 Index74632.42-2.98
Hong Kong Hang Seng Index23211.15-3.22
FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Inde49663.64-3.50

Weekly Currency Performance

Weekly Commodities Performance
ICE SUGAR #11USD/LB.16.564.81
ICE COFFEE "C"USD/LB.186.054.52
EURO SPOTEUR/T OZ.961.071.87
ICE COCOAUSD/MT3311.001.60
TOCOM GOLDJPY/G4286.000.94
GOLD SPOTUSD/T OZ.1218.710.46
COMEX GOLDUSD/T OZ.1219.400.44
CBOT WHEATUSD/BU.472.50-0.79
CBOT CORNUSD/BU.322.75-2.20
CBOT OATSUSD/BU.328.50-2.38
ICE COTTON #2USD/LB.61.82-3.03

Weekly Bond Rates Performance Change in btps
BRAZIL (USD)4.23%14+47-18
MEXICO (USD)3.48%-2+30-30
UNITED STATES2.53%-3+19-10
SOUTH KOREA2.92%-10-12-51
NEW ZEALAND4.11%-12+4-47
HONG KONG1.92%-16+11-16

Best and Worst in the  BRICSKST
(MSCI Emerging Markets Index stocks only)

Anadolu Efes Biracilik Ve27.403.20
BIM Birlesik Magazalar AS48.250.52
Eregli Demir ve Celik Fab4.29-0.23
Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A7.99-1.48
Turk Telekomunikasyon AS5.97-1.65
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetl11.85-1.66
TAV Havalimanlari Holding18.15-2.16
Coca-Cola Icecek AS48.15-2.33
Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabri2.87-2.38
Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi AS4.39-2.44
Ford Otomotiv Sanayi AS24.25-8.66
Emlak Konut Gayrimenkul Y2.35-7.84
Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS5.06-6.81
KOC Holding AS10.15-6.02
Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS13.75-5.50
Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabri12.20-5.06
Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi 4.24-4.93
Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS17.05-4.48
Haci Omer Sabanci Holding9.42-4.46
Turkiye Is Bankasi5.05-4.36


Raia Drogasil SA21.886.78
EcoRodovias Infraestrutur12.684.88
AES Tiete SA19.274.50
Souza Cruz SA19.603.87
Lojas Renner SA71.563.20
Kroton Educacional SA15.092.65
Estacio Participacoes SA25.302.22
WEG SA28.902.12
Natura Cosmeticos SA38.802.08
EDP - Energias do Brasil 10.291.98
Usinas Siderurgicas de Mi7.12-12.85
Cia Siderurgica Nacional 9.21-8.45
Banco do Brasil SA29.83-6.98
ALL - America Latina Logi6.63-6.75
Bradespar SA17.64-5.62
BR Properties SA13.39-5.04
Odontoprev SA8.90-4.81
Qualicorp SA23.94-4.81
Vale SA26.97-4.77
Vale SA23.77-4.54


GlaxoSmithKline Consumer 5281.555.57
Hindustan Unilever Ltd751.453.84
ITC Ltd371.703.49
HCL Technologies Ltd1714.002.31
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd1393.452.07
NTPC Ltd139.352.05
Dr Reddys Laboratories Lt3222.452.03
HDFC Bank Ltd871.651.90
Sun Pharmaceutical Indust806.601.84
Wipro Ltd588.601.72
Jaiprakash Associates Ltd27.10-19.47
Unitech Ltd20.45-18.04
Bank of India248.65-13.60
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd183.95-12.94
Reliance Capital Ltd471.70-9.35
Canara Bank359.40-9.09
Bharat Heavy Electricals 205.35-7.94
Reliance Infrastructure L593.70-7.89
Siemens Ltd823.90-7.28
Reliance Communications L97.55-6.02


Shanghai Electric Group C4.2712.96
Uni-President China Holdi7.829.22
Tingyi Cayman Islands Hol20.754.90
AviChina Industry & Techn5.514.36
China Telecom Corp Ltd4.842.76
CITIC Securities Co Ltd18.122.49
Shenzhou International Gr24.601.86
China Railway Group Ltd4.150.73
Sino-Ocean Land Holdings 4.350.69
China Communications Cons5.660.53
Agile Property Holdings L4.79-11.46
China Shanshui Cement Gro2.70-9.40
Parkson Retail Group Ltd2.26-8.87
China Shipping Container 2.09-7.93
Tencent Holdings Ltd113.20-7.67
Greentown China Holdings 7.06-7.35
Aluminum Corp of China Lt3.14-6.82
Sihuan Pharmaceutical Hol5.72-6.69
ENN Energy Holdings Ltd50.95-5.47
Evergrande Real Estate Gr2.92-5.19

South Africa

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings33762.001.79
Tiger Brands Ltd31170.000.17
African Bank Investments 31.000.00
Mediclinic International 9298.00-0.68
MMI Holdings Ltd/South Af2800.00-0.92
Vodacom Group Ltd12875.00-1.30
Gold Fields Ltd4545.00-1.30
Spar Group Ltd/The12311.00-1.51
Growthpoint Properties Lt2467.00-1.83
Mr Price Group Ltd20675.00-2.09
Assore Ltd22190.00-11.18
PPC Ltd2990.00-8.00
Kumba Iron Ore Ltd26447.00-7.79
Pick n Pay Stores Ltd5300.00-7.63
Woolworths Holdings Ltd/S6848.00-7.02
Exxaro Resources Ltd13209.00-6.98
Sappi Ltd4337.00-6.97
Northam Platinum Ltd3850.00-6.94
Nampak Ltd4008.00-6.57
African Rainbow Minerals 15187.00-6.32


NovaTek OAO106.606.76
Tinkoff CS4.804.35
AK Transneft OAO89000.002.42
Tatneft OAO235.972.20
Rostelecom OJSC107.451.85
Severstal OAO390.701.82
Surgutneftegas OAO28.901.76
Sberbank of Russia58.621.07
Sistema JSFC9.20-28.96
AFK Sistema17.00-25.93
Mobile Telesystems OJSC15.79-6.29
Uralkali OJSC140.00-4.05
LSR Group3.70-3.12
TMK OAO8.73-3.06
Inter RAO JSC0.01-2.45

South Korea

SK C&C Co Ltd256500.0014.25
SK Hynix Inc47400.009.98
Celltrion Inc47500.008.57
KCC Corp735000.007.77
NAVER Corp849000.007.74
Samsung C&T Corp77100.006.34
AMOREPACIFIC Group1154000.006.26
Korea Investment Holdings57100.005.74
SK Holdings Co Ltd190000.005.26
LG Corp77300.005.17
Samsung SDI Co Ltd127000.00-13.31
Lotte Chemical Corp145000.00-12.39
Daelim Industrial Co Ltd77900.00-11.38
LG Chem Ltd165500.00-11.26
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Mar20100.00-9.66
Hyundai Merchant Marine C9730.00-9.49
SK Innovation Co Ltd80800.00-9.42
Hanwha Chemical Corp14250.00-9.24
Samsung Techwin Co Ltd36250.00-8.58

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  • World Bank Slashes Russian Growth Forecasts
  • Russian car market slump to spur dealership mergers
  • Russia Shouldn't Expect a Prosperous Future
  • Russia, Europe in a race to the bottom
  • How Russia left the road to prosperity
  • Russia launches first debt sale in two months


  • China President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong ...
  • India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits America: Washington ...
  • China's One-Two Punch Threatens to Hit Economic Growth
  • Google Capital Makes First China Investment, Backs InnoLight
  • Chinese lessons of urbanization
  • The iPhone 6 alone will boost China's exports by 1%
  • Nudging China toward Overall Governance Reform
  • China's Debt Dilemma: Deleveraging While Generating Growth

    South Africa

  • South Africa's President pledges to support Ebola-affected nations ...
  • South African, Lesotho Leaders to Discuss Political Crisis
  • Is the ANC Serious About 'Radical Economic Transformation'?
  • African Markets - Factors to watch on Sept 29
  • In the midst of Ebola, don't forget South Africa's AIDS crisis
  • Fed Alarm as Commodities Drop Punishes South African Debt
  • TABLE-South Africa April-July budget wider than a year ago

  • Korea

  • Republic of Korea President calls on UN to spearhead way towards ...
  • Japan prime minister demands quick results from North Korea in ...
  • South Korea May Catch Japan's Economic Cold
  • Korea's Wealth Fund Doubling Staff to Pick Buffett-Style Stocks
  • Envoy shares Saudi culture
  • S.Korea exports fall in Aug, weak China demand drags on growth
  • Seoul's ODA budget jumps 9 pct for next year
  • Risk of capital outflow is unlikely


  • Chinese ambassador withdrawn from India before president's visit
  • India's new prime minister, Modi, to visit White House on Monday
  • Why work with India's new leader? It's the economy, stupid
  • To invest over $1 bn in Indian road sector: NGI's Kathuria
  • Amartya Sen kicks off 25th anniversary CSAIOS conference
  • Cummins India: Exports key to higher growth
  • S&P Boost for India, Outlook revised to Stable
  • India Debt Outlook Improving, S&P Says


  • We can't stay out of Islamic State fight says Turkey president Erdogan
  • 49 Turkish hostages held by ISIS freed, prime minister says
  • Turkey an island of stability within chaos, says Erdoğan
  • Sleepless in Istanbul, listening to Central Bank BS
  • Missouri turkey population rebounding with increase in young birds
  • Rating agencies not objective, experts say
  • Turkey imported $61 bln worth crude oil in last 5 years
  • Minister calls for reassessment by Fitch


  • Brazil presidential candidate airs homophobic rant during TV debate
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets With President Barack ...
  • Analysts trim Brazil economic growth estimate to 0.29 pct.
  • Finance Startup Nubank Nabs $14.3M In Sequoia's First Brazil ...
  • Presidential poll: Race for Brazil's driving seat
  • Why It Has Been An Ugly Month For Dry Shipping, Yet It's Time To Buy

  • Exclusive: Brazil assessing whether to cut key fiscal goal in 2014


  • Tony Abbott uses UN meeting to raise jailing of Peter Greste with ...
  • Why Australia's prime minister is running his country from a tent
  • Australia's economy set to remain 'weak: Westpac-MI index
  • Oil and gas APPEA: Green Paper recognizes importance of natural ...
  • NSW's population booms as WA's growth winds-back
  • Export growth vital for future
  • Pity Poor Australia; TJN's ASX 200 Corporate Tax Lunacy Arrives In Oz
  • 'Budget emergency' denied by 63 leading Australian economists


  • 'We are also pleased your province never separated from Canada ...
  • PM highlights Canada's leadership role on the world stage
  • Harper Touts Strong Canada Economy During New York Visit
  • World Sees Some Tangible Outcomes from UN Climate Summit
  • CHART: Here's What Canada's Population Might Look Like In 2063

  • Canada's Budget Freeze To Hit Revenue Agency: Downsizing And ...
  • US Steel Canada's debt total of $94 million expected to grow
  • Lincoln is the Capital of


    Did you know?

    1.In Nebraska they eat cinnamon rolls with chilli!

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Jillian Hall via www.jillianmaryhall.com

    Don’t bother serving chili unless it includes a side of cinnamon rolls. There’s nothing like a bite of savory spiciness followed by a nibble of homey sweetness.

    Nebraskans who have grown up with this amazing combo are always floored when people from elsewhere have never heard of it. Don’t knock it either–once you try it you’ll wonder how you didn’t think of it before.

    2. Aksarben Isn’t A Nonsense Word

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Ak-sar-ben River City Rodeo and Stock Show via Facebook

    For those not from the place where The Good Life abounds, Aksarben is Nebraska spelled backwards.

    Once a gloried race track in Omaha, it’s used in everything from names of businesses to shopping centers to a rodeo and stock show. It’s most prevalent in Omaha, but you’ll still see it other places in the state.

    Yeah, it may seem a little silly, but it’s better than Amohalko or Aigroeg, right?

    3. Dorothy Lynch Is More Than Just Dressing

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: www.dorothylynch.com

    You’ll know this native condiment of Nebraska by its bright orange hue and big flecks of black pepper throughout. Manufactured in Duncan (population 351), this thick, sweet dressing is a little bit spicy and boasts a homemade taste.

    It’s used in home-cooked recipes galore, from marinades to side dishes. Ex-Nebraskans are known to have it shipped to the coasts to satisfy that craving for a taste of home.

    4. Nebraskans Don’t Measure In Miles, They Measure In Time

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Flickr user Kathleen Waters Photography

    Nebraska features a large expanse of interstate and highway roads, but locals don’t measure in miles.

    If you ask a Nebraskan how far it is from Lincoln to Grand Island, you probably won’t get the answer “100 miles.” You’re way more likely to hear, “Oh, about an hour and a half.”

    With long stretches of road ahead and few cities to slow you down, time is the best way to measure a trip.

    5. O’Neill Is The ONLY Place To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: O’Neill Nebraska Chamber of Commerce via Facebook

    This “Irish Capital of Nebraska” is the only place to go for St. Patrick’s Day. Located in the proverbial middle-of-nowhere in the northern part of the state, O’Neill goes all out for the holiday.

    The town explodes with Irish dancers, food and, of course, drinking. Locals paint a shamrock on Main Street and head down to paint the famous “Green Horse from O’Neill” for the parade the Friday before.

    If you stop by the Good Timin’ bar you’ll be treated to a gallon milk jug full of green keg beer for around $4. It’s a down-home party only Nebraskans could throw.

    6. Every Small Town Has A Rival

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Flickr user The People’s Tribune

    If you live in Central City, you hate Aurora and you can’t wait to beat the pants off them come football season. The same goes for Cozad and Gothenburg.

    Even though the only difference outsiders notice is that one town probably has a drive-in called Dairy Cream while the other has one called Dairy King, the natives will quickly expound on the differences in each community and why theirs is superior.

    7. Husker Game Day Is A Hallowed Event

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Flickr user Dave Williss

    Pretty much everything in Nebraska comes to a halt on Saturdays during football season. Memorial Stadium becomes the third largest city in Nebraska, and every television is set to the same channel.

    Weddings, festivals and birthday parties are planned with Cornhusker games in mind. Don’t try to have a garage sale or any other kind of event on game day–it’s just not happening.

    8. Nebraskans Have Perfected The Art Of The Road Trip

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Flickr user shannonpatrick17

    Nebraska may be known as flyover country, but get out on the open road and there’s plenty to find–from the picturesque and beautiful sandhills up North to the banks of the Platte River.

    The locals know which small towns boast the best cafes, where to find the perfect antique market and which small-town festivals shouldn’t be missed. With plenty of highways and backroads, you never know what you’ll run into on the plains of Nebraska.

    9. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Is More Beautiful Than Any Other Place On Earth

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park via Facebook

    Home of Arbor Day, Arbor Lodge is a popular destination for weddings and weekend getaways. One look and you can see why. The beautiful trees, breathtaking rose garden and stately Lodge are certain to rival any other destination in terms of aesthetic appeal.

    Located near Nebraska City, autumn is definitely the best time to visit. Fall colors, leaves and apples abound, making it the place Nebraskans flock to for a charming local getaway.

    10. It May Be 70 Degrees Today, But It’s Snowing Tomorrow

    Only People From Nebraska Understand

    Source: Flickr user shannonpatrick17

    You’ve heard the old adage ”If you don’t like the weather wait five minutes,” but in Nebraska it holds true.

    It’s not out of the ordinary to go from wearing a parka to shorts in the same day. There are legitimately consecutive days with temperature differences of 70 degrees. Nebraskans are so used to it they plan outdoor events in advance anyway–now that’s hardcore.

      Midlincoln Research · midlincoln.com