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MidLincoln Research announces minority block sale.
MidLincoln Research, provider of investment research and services announced that a private investor from Baltics Vladimiris Rimasevskis acquired a minority stake in a company. Mr. Rimasevskis, a veteran investor
Seppo Remes denied Russia entry visa
Incident with Remes helps to cement Russia isolation which is already full speed anyway.
Russia protests: What they could mean for Putin
Some analysts argued that Putin might even gain support following the murder. Amid worries about an anti-Russia conspiracy, Putin could be seen "a consolidating, center political figure and an adequate compromise for both left and right," Ovanes Oganisyan, a strategist at MidLincoln Research, wrote in a research note.
February MSCI Rebalancing Watch Magnit vs. Norilsk
No Changes expected.. But 10-40 index might see the switch between Magnit and Norilsk
Les banques russes craignent d’être exclues du système financier
L’autre risque concerne une baisse supplémentaire des cours du pétrole, qui «pourrait conduire à une panique bancaire», selon l’expert financier Ovanes Oganisian, stratège chez Midlincoln.
Выходцы из Goldman и Ренкапа запускают хедж-фонд
Бывший кредитный аналитик Goldman Sachs Group Inc Павел Мамай и бывший трейдер «Ренессанс капитал» Антон Завьялов запускают хедж-фонд на $130 миллионов для скупки активов, подешевевших на фоне ухудшения экономической ситуации ....по данным MidLincoln Research, 22-26 декабря впервые за шесть недель получили приток средств в $177,7 миллионов. Из них на Россию, в которую деньги поступали уже вторую неделю подряд, пришлось $10 миллионов.
Police detain Kremlin critic Navalny at rally
Ovanes Oganisyan, a strategist at investment consultancy firm MidLincoln Research, said that protests are were still likely – despite the suspended sentence. Navalny is also expected to be very “energetic and aggressive” in pursuing freedom for his brother.
Russia vows to challenge $50bn Yukos ruling
"Unfortunately it looks like nationalisation of Yukos went in favor of Putin’s state oligarchs who were primary beneficiaries of the whole process," write analysts at Midlincoln Research. "While now the taxpayers are supposed to pay the state debt associated with Yukos."
Low ruble rates press on ruble
Would CBR increase the rate, pressure on ruble would be less
It Invest will tell about markets in video
Ovanes Oganisian is the initial guest of the IT Invest TV will talk about oil price
Russia Is Ready to Rein In the Ratings Agencies
The worst thing that could happen for a bank in this situation is for their credit rating to be downgraded below investment grade, effectively cutting off their access to financing,” says Ovanes Oganisyan, an analyst at the MidLincoln Research investment strategy consulting firm in Moscow.
Couple of points on Alibaba IPO.
Alibaba rings a bell as biggest IPO is a service company and comes from a country which used to be world's workshop
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

俄股市70%自由流通股为外国人持有

Russian Central Bank is up for reorganisation of regional structure.

Masterbank mess could help Sberbank to get hold of

infrastructure

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

Recent Research


2015-05-21
ML Morning Meeting

"Private Equity in Russia: New Reality - New Opportunities" will be held on 2 June, 2015. It is the first Russian private equity conference in Hong Kong, and the venue address is KPMG, Hysan Place 23F, 500, Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay. More detai


2015-05-20
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Is the liberalisation aiding Chinese to take money out? Comment: China domestic stocks are stronger. Brazil stocks lag. Dollar is stronger too. Tenge in Kazakhstan collapses. Oil price is down 3% and falls below 65$/bbl of Brent Gr


2015-05-20
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly(Free Today)
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Change USD Eurobonds (Winners) Top 10 GEM Corporate Bonds Yields Climbs Week Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Top 1


2015-05-19
MidLincoln Bigdata Industry/Sectors Overview
Our stance Our favorite this year - industrials and materials did not as good this week giving the way to consumers, which we overall liked less. Still anything is better than Financials, they are having a tough quarter. Key Industry News


2015-05-19
ML Morning Meeting
Chart shows MCap of Asset Management companies vs MSCI AC World Index. And it shows that asset managers could swing into profits finally after years below the high watermarks or simple losses. Comment: Stocks are stronger across the board except


2015-05-18
ML Fund Flows
Emerging markets fund flow showed 186.9 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed -0.4 USD mn of outflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed 14.7 USD mn of inflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 4.5 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equity fund


2015-05-18
ML Weekly
Chart: Turkish stocks are stronger ahead of rate move this week. Comment: Turkey stocks ended the week strongly, followed by Russia. Dow finished the week in the positive territory.Poland and Germany declined. Turkish lira, ruble and Norwegian


2015-05-18
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Jaiprakash Associates Ltd,Assore Ltd,CAP SA,Oi SA,Sistema JSFC,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Samsung Techwin Co Ltd,AFK Sistema,Samsung Engineering Co Ltd,Kumba Iron Ore Ltd) Change in earnings estimates (NHN Entertainment C
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2015-05-15
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Turkey equities - support is higher and higher. Good sign. Key Comment: Week is ending with stocks in Turkey much stronger, Turkish lira is strong as well. German, Russian stocks and Hong Kong stocks are behind. Wheat jumped 7% vs Monday l


2015-05-15
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Oil down on ample supply as June Brent expires US oil execs see little hope for oil price bounce this year -survey Dollar declines, gold up after soft US data Gold price jumps to highest in two weeks after US data miss Yamana Gold (A
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2015-05-15
ML Model Portfolio Performance Update
Since last rebalancing on 2015-04-23 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include India, Korea, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Countries where we


2015-05-14
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Is oil price set to fall? Comment: Turkey stocks are much stronger as well as Turkish lira on the back of stronger European GDP numbers. Russian stocks are holding up well. Brazil stocks, reais falls as retail sales disappoint Silver


2015-05-14
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Change USD Eurobonds (Winners) Top 10 GEM Corporate Bonds Yields Climbs Week Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Top 10 GE
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2015-05-13
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: As Usual Growth Is Better than Value Comment: China stocks are stronger this week. Oil is back above 67$/bbl of Brent MSCI will remove OAO Sberbank's preferred shares from its Russia stock index. Sberbank prefs had a weight of 0.57% in MS


2015-05-12
MidLincoln Bigdata Industry/Sectors Overview
Our stance No need to believe that the bounce in oil is sustainable. We will not be going long GEM Commodities exporters domestic stocks, while shorting GEM importers transportation etc.. Financials are doing awful in Q1,15 vs Q4,14 results so f


2015-05-12
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Is reais weakness yesterday a precursor to GEM wide problems? Comments: Week starts on a quiet note. China stocks rebound. Oil price is a notch weaker - Brent falls below 65$/bbl. Greek yields are down. Yesterday BoE left its rate uncha


2015-05-11
ML Weekly
This chart (comes from BCA Research) shows not only how the trade grew in the last 100 years, but also it shows how difficult it has become to substitute imports. Therefore a strength in yuan could lead to massive weakness of the US dollar as US trad


2015-05-11
ML Model Equity Portfolio for GEMs
Since last rebalancing on 2015-04-23 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include China, India, Russia, Korea, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, Countries where we
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2015-05-11
ML Chart Art May 11
China huge private debt problem is offest by relatively small public debt In June Saudi stock market is set to open up for QIBs with 5bn$ AUM. Tadawul Index is remarkably flat this year however. This chart (from BCA Research) shows that in the


2015-05-10
ML Fund Flows Weekly
Emerging markets fund flow showed 99.2 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 1.4 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed 28.7 USD mn of inflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed -0.3 USD mn of outflow. CHINA Equity funds s
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2015-05-08
ML Morning Meeting
China domestic stocks fall 6.2% vs. Monday levels, Russian stocks finish the week as leaders. Oil price falls 2% vs. Monday and is back at 65$/bbl of Brent, while copper price is still strong. China reported trade balance figures that were dis


2015-05-08
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Strategy Monthly Reminder
Our flagship pan emerging markets strategy publication was out on Feb 8. It covers MSCI GEM heavyweight - BRICS, Turkey + S.Korea. This May may prove to be a test for global financial markets in general and DM in particular. Greek problems undermi
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2015-05-08
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Nymex oil settles lower as Brent marks a high for the year Saudi oil minister says no-one can set the oil price Brent crude oil hits fresh 2015 high as Libyan output slows Oil rises and posts weekly gain as Iran tensions support Brent


2015-05-07
ML Morning Meeting
Shanghai stocks are in freefall. Taking along all asian stocks. Oil price receded and is now 67$/bbl of Brent. Dollar is mixed. Greek bonds are weaker. Chart: In June Saudi stock market is set to open up for QIBs with 5bn$ AUM. Tadawul Index is


2015-05-07
idLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Oi SA,CAP SA,Assore Ltd,Sistema JSFC,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Jaiprakash Associates Ltd,AFK Sistema,Arteris SA,Kumba Iron Ore Ltd,Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd) Change in earnings estimat
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2015-05-06
ML Morning Meeting
Russian stocks are leaders this week followed by Brazil and India stocks. Reais is quite weak so is Turkish lira and rand, while ruble and aussie are quite strong. Silver, copper and oil prices are all strong Brent is to test 68$/bbl. T


2015-05-06
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
GEM Fixed Income - mostly losses as China liberalises access Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Change USD Eurobonds (Winners) Top 10 GEM Corporate Bond
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2015-05-05
ML Russia BigData Monthly Performance Review
In April Russia RTSI$:IND Index gained … … MSCI Russia Index gained … … At the same time … … RUB last month gained … … Sovereign eurobonds are trading … … Corporate eurobonds are trading … …
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2015-05-05
ML Morning Meeting
Week started with China stocks retreating rapidly coinciding with news of some liberalisation on China debt markets. US dollar is quite strong, gaining most against anything. Oil price is a notch weaker. But copper is strong as well as all PGMs.


2015-05-04
ML Weekly May 4
Dollar is quite weak, off its recent highs. Key Comment Dollar is weak, so the oil price as well as copper prices are quite strong, gaining over 7% previous week. Oil exporters stocks and currencies are stronger. Ruble, reais and especi


2015-05-03
MidLincoln Research Fund Flow Weekly
Emerging markets fund flow showed 11.0 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 1.2 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -51.0 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 0.4 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equity funds
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2015-05-01
ML Morning Meeting
Stocks are quite weak, all of the gauges declined on our metrics vs. Monday levels. Dollar is mixed but is quite weak as well. Oil price is stronger on a week up 2% and is above 66$. Big GEM central bank moves Brazil Central bank raised rate to 1


2015-05-01
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Oil rises and posts weekly gain as Iran tensions support Brent at 4-1/2 month high; US crude up for sixth week Barclays raises crude oil price forecasts Hedge funds raise bets on rising Brent price to new record Oil prices edge down


2015-05-01
ML GEMs Equity Model Portfolio
Since last rebalancing on 2015-04-23 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include India, Korea and Russia While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include Brazil, China, South Africa, Turkey, Countries where w
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2015-04-30
ML Morning Meeting
Yesterday it was a shock slowdown in US growth to just 0.2pc. The Fed lowers economic outlook but stays mum on rate plans. Germany, Brazil, Mexico stocks are down. Oil price is a notch above Monday levels at above 656$/bbl of Brent Today ECB an


2015-04-30
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Oi SA,Assore Ltd,CAP SA,Sistema JSFC,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Kumba Iron Ore Ltd,AFK Sistema,Jaiprakash Associates Ltd,Arteris SA,Samsung Techwin Co Ltd) Change in earnings estimates (Orion C
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2015-04-29
ML Morning Meeting
Tonight FED may give clues to first interest rate hike. Markets are down vs. Monday morning levels. But dollar is quite weak as well. Sliding against everything but Rub. Oil price is down 1.6% vs Monday morning levels. Silver is stronger.


2015-04-29
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly (free issue)
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Change USD Eurobonds (Winners) Top 10 GEM Corporate Bonds Yields Climbs Week Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Top 1


2015-04-28
ML Morning Meeting
Greece is in the focus as week starts. Germany stocks bounced on Greek optimism as Greeks reshuffled its bailout-negotiating team while Tsipras may be willing to abandon some of his populist pre-election pledges. Russia, Indian stocks are slightly


2015-04-28
Midlincoln Research Frontier Markets Update
Month to date Frontier Equities Performance BAHRAIN DOMESTIC 14.950%,BAHRAIN 14.950%,BOTSWANA 12.090%,SAUDI ARABIA DOMESTIC 11.830%,PAKISTAN 11.280%,ROMANIA 10.000%,SERBIA 9.170%,SLOVENIA 8.390%,NIGERIA 8.100%,JAMAICA 5.930%,FM ASIA INDEX 5.440%,SR
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2015-04-27
ML Fundflow
Emerging markets fund flow showed 565.7 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 1.8 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed 93.1 USD mn of inflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 3.3 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equity funds sh


2015-04-27
ML Weekly April 27 2015
Brazil stocks finished last week on a very strong note. Brazil reais was also very strong. Russia, China and Poland stocks were strong as well. Indian stocks however continued their slide. In commodity space hogs, rice as well as oil price is str


2015-04-27
Notes from Midwest
Tis not all up to Putin in Kremlin anymore? One of the interpretations of the latest tit for tat between Kadyrov and siloviki is that 'Tis not all up to Putin in Kremlin anymore. On one hand the latest quarrel between Chechen leader Ramazan K
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2015-04-27
Midlincoln Research FSU Econ/ Politics Update
Key Comment Following Uzbekistan vote for Karimov once again as president Uzbekistan 2 weeks ago, president Kazakhstan president is also re-elected Putin travels to Armenia for remembrance of genocide day. IMF downgrades growth for most of t
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2015-04-24
ML Morning Meeting
Stocks finishing as leaders this week are in Russia, Brazil and in China. Indian stocks are down again this week. Brent oil price bounced and is up almost 2% for the week @ 64.5$/bbl Greek yields are substantially lower down to 11% yields.


2015-04-24
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Oil prices edge down from 2015-highs, but set for weekly gains Oil falls from 2015 peaks, Brent jumps 9.6 percent on the week US EIA slashes Brent, WTI price forecasts, boosts supply outlook Oil turns higher, rallies to 2015 high on Yem


2015-04-24
ML GEMs Model Portfolio April Rebalancing
In todays rebalancing every country is effected. March and April was a quite set back for our Model Portfolio. Since last rebalancing on 2015-03-16 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include Brazil and India While count
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2015-04-23
ML Morning Meeting
Week leaders are China stocks, Japan and Poland stocks. Laggards are Russian stocks, India stocks as well as stocks in Canada Turkish lira is quite weak so is South African rand where inflation was stays above 6%. Stronger currencies are in Bra


2015-04-23
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Oi SA,Assore Ltd,CAP SA,Sistema JSFC,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Kumba Iron Ore Ltd,AFK Sistema,Jaiprakash Associates Ltd,Arteris SA,Samsung Techwin Co Ltd) Change in earnings estimates (Bradesp


2015-04-22
ML Morning Meeting
In the first couple of days of the week Turkey, Japan, China stocks are leading. India and Russian stocks are laggards. Oil price is down 3% since Monday, Brent is just a notch above 61$/bbl. Greek yields are above 13%. While Brazil eurobonds are


2015-04-22
ML Morning Meeting
Stocks were stronger in Poland, Hungary on Monday while India, China stocks started the week weak. China stimulus has set the mood for the week and while yesterday China stocks tanked, today they are supported. Egypt stocks dived almost 5% yesterda


2015-04-22
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Change USD Eurobonds (Winners) Top 10 GEM Corporate Bonds Yields Climbs Week Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Top 1
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2015-04-22
MidLincoln Research Aggregates for Funds
Data is for the week ending Friday Apr 17, inclusive. Emerging markets fund flow showed 533.5 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 1.0 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -12.3 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Incom


2015-04-21
MidLincoln Chart Art
Oil price will unlikely be supported Samsung Electronics Nice Run Oil follows Russians to London. UKOG's Aim-listed stock triples as the near London find anounced.But then share price slips after downplaying size of Horse Hill Gatwick oil disco


2015-04-20
ML Weekly Apr 20
This week China again could be supported on the back of PBoC action over the weekend which slashed reserve ratio for banks again. Korea which is also in stimulus mode can also be supported. While the rest of the markets could be weaker as risk appet


2015-04-17
ML Morning Meeting
Russia, China and Korea stocks are finishing the week as leaders. Russian stocks are finishing the week up 5% on the back of stronger ruble. Micex index measure in rub was flat. Rub was undoubtedly stronger in CBR buying to provide more powder to p


2015-04-17
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent US EIA slashes Brent, WTI price forecasts, boosts supply outlook Oil turns higher, rallies to 2015 high on Yemen conflict Platinum becomes cheaper than gold; demand up 40-50% in Indian ... Citigroup Inc. Cuts Aquarius Platinum Limited


2015-04-17
GosPlan/StatePlan Russian SOE Strategy
Contact us to license Gosplan Strategy Enel OGK-5 Utilities Enel, perfezionata vendita 40% Se Hydropower a Sel per 345 milioni Enel Russia vede nel 2015 calo Ebitda del 20,6%, utile netto a 4,3 ... Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System


2015-04-16
ML Morning Meeting
Brent is now 8% up vs. Monday levels. Oil price was supported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) report showing that production in North Dakota dropped by 15,000 barrels a day in February and is expected to drop further. Commoditie


2015-04-16
Midlincoln Research Frontier Econ Update, Complementary Issue
This month leaders so far are BAHRAIN DOMESTIC stocks +12.560%, folowed by MSCI BAHRAIN 12.560%, NIGERIA 10.590%, SERBIA 7.910%, SLOVENIA 6.890%, UKRAINE 5.230%, ROMANIA 4.500%, PAKISTAN 4.490%, SAUDI ARABIA DOMESTIC 4.430%, FM AFRICA 4.000%, SRI LAN


2015-04-15
ML Morning Meeting
Korean stocks are the best so far this week. Oil price is supported. IMF downgraded Korean GDP growth this year to 3.3%, which is still pretty upbeat compare to the rest of the GEM markets. IMF also increased Russian expected decline in the GDP g


2015-04-15
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Country Average Sovereign Yield Change USD Eurobonds Weekly - losers to winners Ghana, Panama, Uruguay, Peru, China, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Colombia, Turkey, Paraguay, Lithuania, Chile, United States, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Mo


2015-04-15
Midlincoln Research CIS Economics and Politics Update
IMF downgrades growth for most of the FSU countries while Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Georgia, Baltic States remain the only FSU states accessible for portfolio investors. (Please excuse the tech glitch with MLGEM Strategy 2 previous emails) G


2015-04-14
ML Morning Meeting
China continues stronger despite yesterday disappointing export report. IMF will deliver its spring world's economic outlook. Yemen, Ukraine, Russia's weapons deal with Iran as well as looming Greece default in the spotlight.

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Recent Charts


Dollar is quite weak, off its recent highs.



This chart (comes from BCA Research) shows not only how the trade grew in the last 100 years, but also it shows how difficult it has become to substitute imports. Therefore a strength in yuan could lead to massive weakness of the US dollar as US trade deficit widens.



Vladimir Lenin was born yesterday, 145 years ago. Lenin - bolshevik communist who overthrew first bourgeois government in Russia as well as Tzar. Lenin perceived as a fanatic, a communist prophet. Yet Lenin is only the second of its kind in more recent human history. The first communist prophet was Mazdak (Persian: مزدک‎) (died c. 524 or 528). He has been seen as a proto-socialist. Mazdak's followers are considered to be the first real socialists in human history by their emphasis on community property and community work with benefits accruing to all.In many ways Mazdak's teaching can be understood as a call for social revolution, and has been referred to as early "communism"...



German President Joachim Gauck for the first time Thursday called the World War I massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a genocide and said Germany bears some of the responsibility. Gauck said at a service in the Berlin Cathedral that as a wartime ally of the Ottoman Empire, German soldiers took part in planning and implementing deportations of Armenians. "Women, men, children, and the elderly were indiscriminately sent on death marches, banished without any protection or food to the steppe and the desert, burned alive, chased, beaten, and shot to death," he said. "This planned and calculated criminal act targeted Armenians for a sole reason: because they were Armenians."



Current bear market in silver is almost the longest. Silver jumped 3% yesterday.




During the Depression, the Dow hit its low, 41, on July 8, 1932. Economic conditions, though, kept deteriorating until Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in March 1933. By that time, the market had already advanced 30 percent. Or think back to the early days of World War II, when things were going badly for the United States in Europe and the Pacific. The market hit bottom in April 1942, well before Allied fortunes turned. Again, in the early 1980s, the time to buy stocks was when inflation raged and the economy was in the tank.
In short, bad news is an investor's best friend. It lets you buy a slice of America's future at a marked-down price.
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Apple is behind Samsung once again (Source: Strategy Analytics).. But financially Apple does much better



Big decoupling in recent weeks between US equity flows and prices correction risks will grow in absence of fresh inflows in coming weeks



China debt should react positively on the news of debt market liberalisation



This chart (from BCA Research) shows that in the current cycle the conditions for the FED rate rise is far below of what they were in the previous cycles.



In June Saudi stock market is set to open up for QIBs with 5bn$ AUM. Tadawul Index is remarkably flat this year however.



China huge private debt problem is offest by relatively small public debt



86% rating or pop-star cult?



On new Russia axis will be hard to maintain liberalism



Australia real estate (Sydney specifically) - one of the remaining options in yields bargains



Russian President Vladimir Putin, supported by millions of paid internet trolls, "edged out rapper-singer CL to claim the number one spot with 6.95 percent of the votes in the final tally," the magazine said on Monday in an article on the result of the poll that closed on Friday. CL is a member of popular South Korean girl group 2NE1



At the start of the Armenian rite Mass in St. Peter 's Basilica, Francis described the 'senseless slaughter ' of 100 years ago as 'the first genocide of the 20th century, ' which was followed by 'Nazism and Stalinism. '



"Russia never had its Renaissance" but whenever it is a brawl in the Ukrainian Parliament it is actually a work of Renaissance art.



Oil follows Russians to London. UKOG's Aim-listed stock triples as the near London find anounced.But then share price slips after downplaying size of Horse Hill Gatwick oil discovery in "clarification"



Samsung Electronics Nice Run



Oil price will unlikely be supported



Kudrin - failed reformer



Chubais failed reformer



Illarionov - failed reformer



Dmitriev - failed reformer



Manevitch - dead reformer



Fedorov - dead reformer



Gref - failed reformer



Nemtsov dead reformer



Gaidar - dead reformer



Sobchak - dead reformer



Sacharov dead reformer



Solzhenitsyn dead reformer



Gorbachev - failed reformer



Stolypin - dead reformer



Alexander II dead reformer



The oil price



Copper price



US High Yield



GEM GEM Sov. Bonds



Euribor rate



Baltic Dry Index



Commodities currencies



Leading Indicators



VIX Index


Countries of Focus BRICS+, FSU, Frontier



BRICS+=CRABSTICKS


Russia

  • Ukraine is now in a 'real war' with Russia, president says amid fears ...
  • NATO's cargo transit route to Afghanistan via Russia closed
  • Russia's Top 3 Obstacles to Economic Growth
  • Russia Says Ukraine Violated Terms Of $3B Loan, May Demand ...
  • Russia's Population Is Still Growing, But Trouble Lies Ahead
  • Russian Sanctions: Effect on Global Oil Market
  • Russia budget crunch shows no quick end to economic pain
  • Putin is putting himself on a collision course with the IMF over Ukraine

    China

  • China's president: Religions must be free from foreign influence
  • #ModiInsultsIndia Trends After Indian Prime Minister's Speech In ...
  • India's economic growth to surpass China's in 2015-16: UN report
  • China Economy Loses More Steam in April, More Stimulus Seen
  • China's population tipping point threatens growth
  • Cathay still reaping rewards of US port congestion
  • San Antonio restaurant inspections: April 10, 2015
  • China's debt mountain casts shadow over corporate revenues amid ...

    South Africa

  • South African president on state visit to Mozambique
  • Israel enacts, then suspends, plan for West Bank bus segregation
  • Power outages: the biggest brake on South Africa's economic growth?
  • Continental Re opens property/engineering risk services subsidiary
  • Think Christianity is dying? No, Christianity is shifting dramatically
  • KARACHI: South Africa has imposed provisional anti-dumping ...
  • SA economic performance 'dismal' in 2015 - Moody's
  • Barloworld Equipment Boosts Results

    Korea

  • PM Modi's Gift to South Korea President: Stoles Inscribed With ...
  • South Korea's justice minister Hwang Kyo Ahn nominated as new ...
  • KDI lowers economic growth outlook to 3%
  • [Editorial] Offsetting surplus
  • Behind the Scenes / S. Korea also tries hard to stem birth decline
  • Real value of Korean won hits over 7-year high: data
  • [Feature] Game Starts for “Throne of Beer”
  • Parties agree on pension reform plan

    India

  • India president to visit Belarus in June
  • India: Prime minister Narendra Modi's mixed record
  • India's economic growth to surpass China's in 2015-16: UN report
  • Recovery in India's investment cycle still far away?
  • India claims it will surpass China as the fastest-growing large ...
  • India's exports fall 13.96% in April on muted global demand
  • Roads before welfare: Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup
  • India debt sale failure shows waning appetite as foreigners flee

    Turkey

  • ErdoÄŸan says considers Morsi, not Sisi, as president of Egypt
  • Turkey: Prime Minister Visits Ottoman Tomb in Syria
  • Turkey: A flagging growth story
  • ErdoÄŸan may hand management of economy over to family member
  • Around 1 million young people in Turkey not at school or in workforce
  • Thousands of auto workers strike in Turkey against Renault and union
  • Israel to release withheld Palestine tax revenues: PM
  • Payscout Urges Merchants to Remain on Course in International ...

    Brazil

  • Brazil's political system broken, says former president
  • Chinese Prime Minister Starts Official Visit to Brazil
  • IMF Says Brazil Must Pursue Austerity, Meet Targets
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Brazil to Unveil $50 Billion in ...
  • Brazilian LGBT Community Looks On In Fear At Rise Of Evangelicals
  • In Brazil, Chinese Premier Looks to Jumpstart Trade
  • Ibovespa Trims Monthly Advance as Recent Rally Deemed Excessive
  • Petrobras: Play Preferred Stock For Dividend, Barclays Says

    Australia

  • Bougainville president John Momis calls for dropping of Australian ...
  • Australia's prime minister won't let foreign militant fighters back into ...
  • Larry Summers: Economic growth is 'not inspiring'
  • APN News & Media to launch metered model at regional papers
  • OPINION: Impact of our population growth is hitting home
  • This country hasn't suffered a recession in 24 years
  • Australian government faces budget dilemma
  • Australia's net debt is forecast to hit a new all-time high - but don't ...

    Canada

  • 'Dress Putin': President mocked as Canada routs Russia for gold
  • Is Harper the worst prime minister in history?
  • The growing incompatibility between job creation and economic ...
  • Fednor Invests $151k in Kasabonika Lake First Nation
  • NDP will take the blame, but Alberta's fiscal future was already written
  • 'Duress' for Alberta exporters in 2015 but improving in 2016: economist
  • Federal Budget 2015: How The Loonie And Oil Fared As The Tories ...
  • In deep: The high risks of Canada's growing addiction to debt

    Former Soviet Union Countries


    Georgia

  • Georgia president says Russia is threat to regional security
  • Drone containing radiation lands on Japanese prime minister ...
  • Campbell to be executive director of economic development
  • Former Providence, RI Mayor Angel Taveras Joins Greenberg ...
  • Letter from Skunk Hollow: Wild turkeys strut their stuff, back from ...
  • Fitch Ratings forecasts 2% economic growth in Georgia in 2015
  • Tuition hike outpaces increase in HOPE scholarhip at UGA
  • Major credit agencies agree to changes

    Armenia

  • The Angeleno who would be president of Armenia
  • Kim and Khloe Kardashian visit with Prime Minister of Armenia
  • No grounds for GDP growth forecast revision in Armenia – economy ...
  • Armenia, EU launch agreements worth €77.5mln to promote reforms
  • UNICEF Rep in Armenia Pushes Flawed PR Regarding Enriched ...
  • Vayots Dzor province hosting Areni Wine Festival
  • No official minimum consumer basket in Armenia - NGO head
  • Armenia Lays Groundwork for Dollar Bond Sale

    Belarus

  • Belarus interested in machine tool engineering cluster in Russia's ...
  • Belarus' Cleanup Day
  • Wu Hongbo: Belarus leads in many positions, sets example for others
  • Belarus 2030 strategy influenced by long-term forecasts of Russia's ...
  • Motherhood in Belarus: An Example to Follow?
  • North American Suppliers Not Fazed by Potash Price War
  • Belarus revenues from oil export duties below expectations
  • Belarusian government talks about reforms to secure investment

    Russia

  • Ukraine is now in a 'real war' with Russia, president says amid fears ...
  • NATO's cargo transit route to Afghanistan via Russia closed
  • Russia's Top 3 Obstacles to Economic Growth
  • Russia Says Ukraine Violated Terms Of $3B Loan, May Demand ...
  • Russia's Population Is Still Growing, But Trouble Lies Ahead
  • Russian Sanctions: Effect on Global Oil Market
  • Russia budget crunch shows no quick end to economic pain
  • Putin is putting himself on a collision course with the IMF over Ukraine

    Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan's President Is Re-elected by Almost Every Voter
  • Kazakhstan wedding reception for PM's daughter
  • Kazakh leader apologizes for 97.7 percent re-election victory
  • Asian investors to get introduction on Kazakh investment ...
  • Steaks from the steppe
  • Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan mull response to oil price crisis
  • Iranian lawmakers work two ceilings into budget
  • Kazakhstan May Limit Borrowing by State Companies, Zamishev Says

    Latvia

  • Gunars Kutris for president of Latvia
  • Greek finance minister hints at strained EU relations: 'I welcome their ...
  • Latvian PM: If Russia attacks NATO, the treaty will be enforced
  • Lessons learned from a life in contraband smuggling
  • A large part Latvia's residents want to buy a detached house
  • Latvia's Great Depression
  • AS „TRASTA KOMERCBANKA” audited financial report for the year ...
  • Milda or Europa?

    Lithuania

  • Lithuanian President Says Moldova Can Counter Russian Influence
  • Kubilius, ex-Lithuanian prime minister, to join Ukraine's reform council
  • Swedbank Lithuania: household consumption is becoming ...
  • Kinze base boost for Lithuania
  • Lithuanian TEO holds its own
  • IMF cuts forecast for Lithuania growth due to Russia
  • Lithuania posted the smallest budget deficit in EU in 2014
  • Lithuania Borrowing Costs to Surge as Snoras Payments Boost Debt

    Estonia

  • Baltic states fear Kremlin focus on ethnic Russians
  • Secretary General thanks Estonia for its commitment to NATO's ...
  • MFA: Latvia and Estonia have excellent relations that are based on ...
  • ADB offers $108 million USD loan to Georgia
  • Will The EU Be Able To Withstand Russia's Propaganda?
  • In Euro Zone or Not, Countries of Central Europe Are Buffeted
  • Kyrgyzstan: half an hour before Eurasian Economic Union
  • Euro Drives Estonia Credit Risk Lower as Neighbors Dodge Greek ...

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Kyrgyz President Accepts Government's Resignation
  • Dollar exchange rate and foreign debt growing in Kyrgyzstan «The ...
  • Recession in Russia to slow Kyrgyzstan's economic growth
  • Gazprom opens southern Kyrgyzstan gas supply
  • Moscow-led bloc may try to quell Kyrgyz clashes
  • Gold Fields seeks accord with Kyrgyz villagers
  • Budget.kg: beware of builders
  • Kyrgyzstan Sends A Signal About Manas, But What Is It Saying?

    Tajikistan

  • Devout Muslims claim crackdown in Tajikistan amid Syria fears
  • Ukraine conflict heightens global economic split
  • Russia's weak economy continue to slow Tajikistan's growth
  • China's New Silk Road to Benefit Frontier Markets
  • With Swelling Population, Tajikistan Plans New City From Scratch
  • Tajikistan to step up economic cooperation with Russia
  • Central Asian States Still Cagey Bookkeepers, Says Washington
  • Tajikistan invites CNPC to explore for oil and gas

    Turkmenistan

  • Turkmenistan president named 'People's Horse Breeder'
  • Sushma Swaraj discusses TAPI pipeline, Modi visit in Turkmenistan
  • ADB forecast drop for Turkmenistan's economic growth
  • Turkmenistan president heads home due to mother's illness
  • Sanctuaries Established to Help Save Spectacular Kashmiri Goat
  • Turkmenistan exports gas to Iran less than agreed
  • Turkmenistan: Where Is Turkmenbashi's Money?
  • Turkmenistan's “Book of the Soul” Facing Difficult Times

    Azerbaijan

  • Bulgaria's President to Visit Azerbaijan Monday, Tuesday
  • President Ilham Aliyev received the Prime Minister of Malta
  • IMF expects Azerbaijani economy growth by only 0.6% in 2015
  • Azerbaijan to accomplish e-government project by 2020
  • Azerbaijani population numbers almost 9.6 million people
  • Azerbaijan Devalues Currency Over Falling Oil Price
  • Azerbaijan's Ministry of Taxes looking for contractor for construction ...
  • Citigroup Sells Most Azerbaijan-Linked Notes Since 2008

    Moldova

  • Grybauskaite gets Moldova's highest state decoration
  • Five Hundred Soldiers Fought Against One AK-47 Wielding Bride in ...
  • Roundup: Moldova's research institute launches optimistic economic ...
  • Barroso on the benefits of the association agreement with Moldova
  • The retreat of the Eastern partnership
  • Expand EU free trade eastwards, say MEPs
  • Moldovan Parliament Ratifies Key EU Accord
  • $1 billion disappears -- and Moldova looks for answers

    Ukraine

  • Ukraine's president sees country ready to apply for EU membership ...
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Claims Donbass Owes Kiev $3 Bln in Taxes
  • Ukraine PM says welfare boost requires economic growth
  • [Feature] Controversial ventures pose questions for Euronews
  • Singapore mourners queue to say goodbye to iconic first PM Lee ...
  • EU Parliament Approves Zero Tariff Extension for Ukraine Exports
  • UPDATE 1-Ukraine bonds fall to 40 cents in dollar as sell-off grips
  • International Business Times: IMF sets June deadline for Ukraine ...

    Uzbekistan

  • Islam Karimov re-elected Uzbekistan's president in predicted landslide
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan's moderniser with authoritarian ...
  • Economic slump in Russia lowers Uzbekistan's economic growth
  • Spotlight on Malay language as Muhyiddin visits Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan forcibly sterilizing women for population control: BBC ...
  • Uzbekistan Energy Profile: Production Hurt By Poor Infrastructure ...
  • Courted By The US And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

    Frontier Countries


    Mongolia

  • Canadian businessman found dead in Mongolian hotel
  • Mongolia must accept blame over Rio Tinto mine dispute, prime ...
  • Mongolia Economic Forum: Building Credibility through Provincial ...
  • Mongolia Investment Climate At The Moment: Uh-Oh
  • Mongolian Women Urge Amendments to Domestic Violence Law
  • Mongolian parliament ousts PM Norov Altankhuyag amid slump
  • Aspiration and desperation for becoming Saudi Arabia
  • Ts.Bayarbaatar: Mongolia shouldn't die of thirst to maintain another ...

    Lebanon

  • President Higgins begins official visit to Lebanon
  • Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with Former Prime ...
  • Economists: Stability key to attracting investment in Lebanon
  • The Threat of a Declining China: The Rise of Chinese Militaristic ...
  • Refugees exacerbate water crisis in Middle East
  • Lebanon Parliament speaker vows to stop Israel from stealing oil ...
  • Raises coming for Lebanon city employees
  • World Bank: Lebanon still exposed to regional turmoil

    Bangladesh

  • President, PM lead greetings to Bangladesh on first-ever series win ...
  • Bangladesh team to receive money, flats and cars
  • ADB cuts economic growth forecast for Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh: Uncharitable Charities - Analysis
  • 15 Mindblowing Facts About Saudi Arabia
  • Canada: the next big buyer of garment
  • Budget: High on targets, deficit
  • IMF's new debt policy unlikely to impact Bangladesh

    Sri Lanca

  • Sri Lanka seeks to restore presidential term limits
  • Maithripala – The New 'Queen' of Sri Lanka!
  • Sri Lanka latest to cut rates as growth slows most in two years
  • Decoding the complexities of the fall hunt

    Croatia

  • Bulgaria President's visit to Croatia continues
  • Linta: Hypocritical statements by Croatian prime minister
  • Bosnia expects to agree new loan deal with IMF: central bank chief
  • Croatia's Investment Climate “Hostile,” U.S. Ambassador Says
  • Global Capitalism: The Profit Motive Is The Root Of All Evil
  • HS Produkt recalls limited number of pistols for safety upgrade
  • Croatia's budget gap somewhat better but far above target ...
  • Croatia Cancels Debts For Tens Of Thousands Of Its Poorest People

    Bahrein

  • US deal expiry may hit textile firms
  • Bahrain Prime Minister hails ties with India
  • Long-term spending drives Bahrain's economic growth

    Mauritus

  • Mauritius President visits India's tallest Bhakra Dam
  • Prime-Minister-Attends-Passing-Out-Parade-of-Trainee-Prison-Officers
  • Mauritius maintains rate, sees strengthening economy
  • Semashko: Belarus' GDP to go up 2% in 2015

    Jordan

  • It's NewFronts. Here's What Advertisers Can Learn From President ...
  • PM to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite ...
  • PM to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite ...
  • The Good State of Real Estate
  • Refugees exacerbate water crisis in Middle East
  • Jordan's Regulatory commission to tackle SIM box fraud/a>
  • Jordan's Hikma shares slip on muted 2015 revenue forecast
  • Syria border closure cuts off key Jordan trade route

    Tunisia

  • Tunisian and French presidents attend unity rally after Tunis ...
  • Prime Minister Attends Ceremony On 40th Day After Death of ...
  • As the Middle East's newest democracy, Tunisia can take economic ...
  • Beyond periphery: Logitech promises a 'big year' for South Africa in ...
  • Travelers warned of risks as Tunisia reels from attack
  • A light unto the Arab nations
  • New Tunisian leader faces economic challenges
  • Gentiloni - Italy and EU Stand By Tunisia to Succeed Its Economic ...

    Estonia

  • Baltic states fear Kremlin focus on ethnic Russians
  • Secretary General thanks Estonia for its commitment to NATO's ...
  • MFA: Latvia and Estonia have excellent relations that are based on ...
  • ADB offers $108 million USD loan to Georgia
  • Will The EU Be Able To Withstand Russia's Propaganda?
  • In Euro Zone or Not, Countries of Central Europe Are Buffeted
  • Kyrgyzstan: half an hour before Eurasian Economic Union
  • Euro Drives Estonia Credit Risk Lower as Neighbors Dodge Greek ...

    Serbia

  • Coffee causes plunge, panic on presidential plane
  • Vucic extends condolences to prime minister of Nepal
  • Balkan economic growth held back as banks curtail credit
  • Knocking on EU's door, Serbia tries to tap investment potential
  • Tony Blair hits back at claims over UAE funding deals
  • UAE's Al Dahra to invest $400 mln in Serbian agriculture
  • IMF approves 1.2 bn euro credit line for Serbia
  • UPDATE 1-IMF signs off on $1.4 billion loan for Serbia

    Ukraine

  • Ukraine's president sees country ready to apply for EU membership ...
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Claims Donbass Owes Kiev $3 Bln in Taxes
  • Ukraine PM says welfare boost requires economic growth
  • [Feature] Controversial ventures pose questions for Euronews
  • Singapore mourners queue to say goodbye to iconic first PM Lee ...
  • EU Parliament Approves Zero Tariff Extension for Ukraine Exports
  • UPDATE 1-Ukraine bonds fall to 40 cents in dollar as sell-off grips
  • International Business Times: IMF sets June deadline for Ukraine ...

    Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria President to be given Nizami Ganjavi international award
  • Prime Minister opened the newly built treatment plant in Bulgaria's ...
  • Bulgaria's UniCredit Bulbank updated its economic growth forecast ...
  • Stamen Yanev Appointed Head of Bulgaria's Investment Promotion ...
  • Bulgaria PM meets with Montenegro counterpart (ROUNDUP)
  • Russian Companies Interested in Building Hydraulic Structures in ...
  • Plan to Rescue Troubled Bulgarian Bank Hits a Snag
  • Eurostat 'Has Reservations' about Bulgaria's 2014 Deficit Data

    Lithuania

  • Lithuanian President Says Moldova Can Counter Russian Influence
  • Kubilius, ex-Lithuanian prime minister, to join Ukraine's reform council
  • Swedbank Lithuania: household consumption is becoming ...
  • Kinze base boost for Lithuania
  • Lithuanian TEO holds its own
  • IMF cuts forecast for Lithuania growth due to Russia
  • Lithuania posted the smallest budget deficit in EU in 2014
  • Lithuania Borrowing Costs to Surge as Snoras Payments Boost Debt

    Kuwait

  • Yemen, Syria, defense deals top agenda as Erdogan heads for Kuwait
  • Prime minister meets Kuwaiti counterpart
  • Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development - A Partner in ...
  • Kuwait pulls 24.22 pts higher in choppy trade
  • Fall in oil prices casts doubts on GCC spending level: report Credit ...
  • Kuwait in 10-year deal with Sinopec to double oil supplies
  • Kuwait records dramatic fall in budget surplus – report
  • His Highness the Amir inaugurates Al-Shaheed Park project

    Nigeria

  • Boko Haram a bogus religious group, says incoming Nigerian ...
  • Indonesia condemned over death penalty
  • Weak Economic Environment Slows MTN Group Growth in Q1
  • FG moves to close $2.4trn infrastructure funding gap
  • Climate change and how it triggered the African migrant flood
  • The Imperative of Having an Inclusive Government
  • Crude oil prices edge above Nigeria's 2015 benchmark
  • With Presidential Elections, Nigeria Wins. But it Loses, Too.

    Argentina

  • Argentina's president resorts to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories
  • Argentine ambassador summoned to FCO in fresh row
  • Argentina: A Rising Stock Market, A Rising Gamble (ARGT)
  • No Delights in the Turkish Lira
  • In the face of Brazil's devaluation, Argentina should diversify markets
  • Argentina's Economy Challenged In 2015
  • Argentina goes for second-hand jets for air force
  • US judge rules funds suing Argentina entitled to bond documents

    Pakistan

  • War Against Terror a 'Litmus Test' for Pakistan: Afghanistan ...
  • Pakistan prime minister, army chief in Saudi Arabia to push for ...
  • World Bank projects: Pakistan's economic growth at 4.4%
  • Banks earned record Rs247bn in 2014
  • Extreme Hot Spells Are Being Driven by Climate Change, Study Says
  • PTA voices concern over persistent decline in FDI
  • Estonian workers ratio to Finland drops in 2015
  • Pakistan's urban policy: Turning cities into slums

    Morocco

  • Senegal's President Arrives in Morocco to Attend 8th Convention on ...
  • Son of former Lebanese PM marries in lavish Morocco ceremony
  • Morocco Second for Economic Growth in MENA in 2015: IMF
  • Latest Gold and Currency rates in UAE today
  • Morocco Population Reached 33,8 Million in September 2014: Census
  • Morocco aims to attract multi-billion dollar investments during AIM ...
  • Morocco keeps main interest rate flat, plans Islamic interbank market
  • Morocco, Most Indebted Arab and African Country: McKinsey

    Kenya

  • Did you hear the one about the Muslim, socialist, Kenyan president ...
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty of corruption
  • Corruption stifles economic growth in Kenya
  • Press Release
  • Managing operations at Old Mutual Kenya
  • Unraveling the complex web of global food trade
  • The Lavish Lifestyles of Kenya's Sexpreneurs
  • Nigeria's Rating Downgrade Threatens Bond Rally

    Oman

  • Bashir re-elected as Sudan's president with 94 per cent of vote
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi sells 'Make in India' to German industry
  • Long-term spending drives Bahrain's economic growth
  • Oman Investment Fund to invest in Alila Salalah Hotel
  • Oman's population touches 4.15mn expats outnumber citizens in ...
  • Oman exports touch OMR11.7b by July 2014
  • Oman swings to $937 mln budget deficit in 2014
  • Outlook on five bank deposit ratings changed to negative

    Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan's President Is Re-elected by Almost Every Voter
  • Kazakhstan wedding reception for PM's daughter
  • Kazakh leader apologizes for 97.7 percent re-election victory
  • Asian investors to get introduction on Kazakh investment ...
  • Steaks from the steppe
  • Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan mull response to oil price crisis
  • Iranian lawmakers work two ceilings into budget
  • Kazakhstan May Limit Borrowing by State Companies, Zamishev Says

    Vietnam

  • Vietnam and the US test their hard-won friendship
  • Aquino, Vietnam PM push for Code of Conduct in South China Sea
  • Public holidays are not affecting Vietnam's economic growth: official
  • BUSINESS IN BRIEF 26/4
  • Report Published: "Cars in Vietnam (2015) – Market Sizes"
  • BUSINESS IN BRIEF 24/4
  • Vietnam's public debt to remain high amid revenue concerns: ADB
  • Vietnam's public debt to remain high amid revenue concerns: ADB

    Slovenia

  • President to visit Slovenia, Slovakia and Romania to discuss ...
  • UPDATE 2-Slovenian PM tells defence minister to quit in Telekom row
  • IMF Upgrades Slovenia Growth Forecast to 2.1%
  • Road privatisation could bring Croatia 4 billion Euros
  • Greater Cleveland Slovenians revel in World Cup soccer match ...
  • Everything that's wrong with Slovenia—and why it's not the next ...
  • Slovenia deficit seen soaring to 7.1 percent of GDP next year
  • Slovenia Debt Rating Cut by Fitch, Joining Moody's, S&P

    Romania

  • Former Romania president admits allowing CIA site
  • Vucic with Prime Ministers of Romania, Bulgaria
  • Romania's Statistics Institute revises down economic growth
  • Foreign Investor Sentiment Improving
  • Ageing but supple
  • BSE launches a new platform dedicated to SMEs financing by yearend
  • Austria: New Austerity Package to Come?
  • Hungary, Factors to watch, March 23

    Saudi Arabia

  • Pakistan stands with Saudi Arabia, president reassures Imam-e-Kaaba
  • John Key meets Saudi Arabia king amid calls for tougher line on ...
  • Saudi economy in relation to oil and Yemen crises
  • Goodhue County: Anderson, Majerus join board
  • GCC food consumption to grow at a 3.5pc to reach 51.9m metric ...
  • Rivers in the Sky May Help US Drought
  • Top marks for Kingdom's solid financial standing
  • Oil shock fears as Libya erupts ?>
  • Lincoln is the Capital of

    Nebraska

    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