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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


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

MidLincoln Bigdata Emerging Markets Charts and Datamine Nov 27
Copper Price Bottomed True Gold Currency Devil's Excrements Nickel Metal Price is attractive Aluminum price has is nice Steel price has recovered nicely Recent USD strength did not affect wheat price negatively Pork prices are on

MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 Overall since inception as well as since rebalancing in October we maintain our outperformance of MSCI GEM Index - up 17.8% since Feb 3 vs. GEM benchmark +8.8% during the period. We have done especially

MidLincoln Bigdata Industry/Sectors Overview
Key Industry News Communications Page .. How content providers can sink piracy in emerging markets #OutofOffice is where great brands are built/---/Emerging Markets Media Content Weak telecom spending, emerging markets weigh on Cisco forecast

MidLincoln Bigdata Weekly Econ/Politics Nov 24 2014
Key Country News Russia Vladimir Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life/.../HARDtalk - Mikhail Kasyanov, former Prime Minister of Russia/.../Russia's Slump Forces Belarus to Slash Economic Growth Forecast/.../Ex-finance minister warns

Midlincoln Research and Bigdata Aggregates for funds
Fund flow info is mixed. GEM equity inflows were negative last week -27mn$ following a month of modest inflows. Frontier funds showed small inflow of 2mn$ Brazil equity funds showed inflow of 57mn$, China funds showed outflow. India showed inflows o

Midlincoln Research Frontier Economics Politics Update
Midlincoln Research Frontier Econ Update Lebanon Hariri: Vacuum an insult to Lebanon's independence/.../VP receives Lebanese prime minister/.../Minister: Syrian conflict to cap Lebanon's growth at 2-2.5 pct in 2015/.../AlexBank: Becoming the b

Midlincoln Research CIS Economics and Politics Update
Georgia Georgian president challenges PM to affirm pro-Western course/.../Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili Says His Country Still .../.../Georgia economic growth in 2015 to hold steady at 1.9 percent .../.../Georgia continues demonst

ML Equity Model Portfolio Performance Review
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 Overall since inception as well as since rebalancing in October we maintain our outperformance of MSCI GEM Index - up 16.6% since Feb 3 vs. GEM benchmark +6.67% during the period. We have done especially

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Overview Weekly Nov 18
Q3 GEM reporting seasong showed Technology and Healthcare have the best growth while Financials and materials are the worst. Key Industry News Communications Page .. ParentEDU buys into Common Core Why Mobile Is Set To Transform The Appro

ML Weekly Econ/Politics Nov 17 2014
Key Country News Summary: Turkey continued its recovery last week while Russia lagged. Eurozone GDP showed meager expansion last week implying Ukraine events and sanction do matter. Russian presidents� sarcasm and giggling has been halted by G20 u

ML Fund Aggregates Nov 17
Fund Aggregates GEM equity inflows are still positive, last week’s 51mn$ inflow marked a month of positive GEM inflows. But individual countries show that flow trade is far from obvious. Brazil equity funds showed 131 mn$ of outflow, China funds

Monthly Strategy November 2014
We are publishing the second issue of our emerging market strategy on the eve of the G20 meeting in Brisbane. Its been a sunset for the emerging markets in the past 5 years. It looks like GEMs ripped easy profits in the first 20 years following th

Midlincoln Research Frontier Economics/Politics Update
Midlincoln Research Frontier Economics/Politics Update Lebanon _Secret Begin-Reagan tapes highlight tense ties over Lebanon/.../Secret Begin-Reagan tapes highlight tense ties over Lebanon/.../Minister: Syrian conflict to cap Lebanon's growth

ML Weekly Econ/Politics Nov 10 2014 - APEC summit, Eurozone GDP in focus
Last Week Econ Events Upcoming Econ Events Upcoming Company Results Last Week Movers News Key Country News Russia Prime Minister Tony Abbott to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin .../.../Russia's Prime Minister Creates Children's Tourism

MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Rebalancing
FYI we are releasing after several days of embargo our November equity portfolio rebalancing results which we published on Monday. Our privileged clients were able to see the document on Monday. Performance update since incept

ML Fund Aggregates, GEM flows are still positive but they are much less.
Last week was the third week of GEM equity inflows however they been declining. GEM funds received c US$15mn on our estimates, vs. 309$mn last week. Brazil showed another outflow of $102mn, Russia funds showed inflow of $2.8mn, China inflow of

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Weekly Overview Nov 10
Last Week Movers News Key Industry News Communications Page .. Emily He: Workplace Trends That Are Shaping Corporate America Frrole: Amarpreet Kalkat's Bengaluru-based company analyses .../---/Emerging Markets Media Content Innovative Telec

Former Soviet States Economic and Politics Update
Georgia _President: Georgia a key transit country in Eurasia/.../Georgian Foreign Minister Resigns/.../Georgia economy “doesn't have its legs under it.”/.../Georgia continues demonstrating strong commitment to economic .../ Armeni

MSCI November Rebalancing Results Update
MSCI did not implement possible results of consultations into its indexes yet. As a result neither Alibaba nor Vimpelcom or Yandex were added to MSCI GEM index contrary to what was expected.

Some GEM Bond Queries
Fixed Income Stance Turkey Underweight Brazil Underweight Mexico Underweight Philippines Overweight Indonesia Overweight Russian Federation Overweight Colombia Overweight China Overweight Hungary Overweight Poland Underweight South Afri

October - 2014 Russian Market Review
Russia RTSI$:IND Index lost-3.08% last month. To finish the month at 1091.44 MSCI Russia Index lost-2.24% last month. Its overall down -26.93% since the beginning of the year. At the same time MSCI Emerging Markets Index is up 1.07% last month and

Fund Aggregates - last week was the second week of GEM inflows and they increased.

ML Weekly Econ/Politics Nov 3 2014 - Russia Bounces Back
Key Country News Russia Russian president awards Total late CEO Christophe de Margerie .../.../Russian Prime Minister Signs $100 Discount on Russian Gas .../.../EU Projects Impact of Sanctions on Russian Economy/.../Russia's Investment Grade Statu

ML Charts and Datamine Oct 31
Belarus has very high savings among CIS countries Moldova has highest tax collection among CIS countries Armenia has highest govermnet debt levels among CIS countries. Georgia will have highest growth rate this year among former soviet countri

Midlincoln Research Frontier Markets Economics and Politics Update
Midlincoln Research Frontier Econ Update Lebanon MPs fail on president, prepare to extend term/.../Army must press forward against militants: Lebanon prime minister/.../Minister: Syrian conflict to cap Lebanon's growth at 2-2.5 pct in 2015/..

MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update -Up everywhere except Turkey and India
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 In the four weeks since rebalancing in October we maintain our outperformance of MSCI GEM Index and we made a good catch up in Brazil . We are now beating MSCI GEM Index by 890 btps or so since inception

ML Fund Flows Summary (GEM infow 80mn$, Frontier Funds Inflow - 4.8 mn$)
Last week ending Friday Oct 24 Emerging markets equity fund flow was positive recording 80mn$ of inflows following couple of months of outflows. Emerging Frontier equity funds also were in green receiving 4.8mn$. Elsewhere on the emerging mark

MidLincoln Industry/Sectors Overview: Health Care Leads, Communications - Lag
Communications Page .. Stingray scores AT&T music-streaming deal, targets DirecTV Smaller screens open up animation opportunities/---/Emerging Markets Media Content Firefox OS fares better in emerging markets than in the US Innovative Telecom

ML Econ/Politics Oct27 - Brazil Market Votes for Nieves - Ukraine Favors West - FED Rate/CBR Rate/ Selic Rate in Focus
ML Econ/Politics Oct27 - Brazil Market Votes for Nieves - Ukraine Favors West - FED Rate/CBR Rate/ Selic Rate in Focus Key Country News Russia Ukraine President Claims Win for Pro-West Parties/.../Russian PM warns Abbott: serious politicians s

MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update - beating benchmark by 10% YTD
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 In the three weeks since rebalancing in October we maintain our outperformance of MSCI GEM Index and we made a good catch up in Brazil . We are now beating MSCI GEM Index by 1020 btps or so since incept

Markets Week Change and Best&Worst

Weekly Index Performance
Changes between and
Ibovespa Brasil Sao Paulo Stoc56084.048.33
Russian Trading System Cash In1058.85.94
Russian Depositary Index USD1270.855.37
Mexican Stock Exchange Mexican44633.282.91
MICEX Index1538.932.82
Borsa Istanbul 100 Index83281.82.55
Shanghai Stock Exchange Compos2532.262.35
Nikkei 22517357.512.26
S&P/TSX Composite Index15111.131.81
Korea Stock Exchange KOSPI Ind1978.541.80
S&P BSE SENSEX Index28426.041.68
FTSE 100 Index6750.761.45
Jakarta Stock Exchange Composi5139.021.44
S&P 500 Index2063.51.16
FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Inde50855.090.99
Dow Jones Industrial Average17810.060.99
Hong Kong Hang Seng Index23891.920.11
Warsaw Stock Exchange WIG Tota53215.870.07
Karachi Stock Exchange KSE100 31529.84-0.47

Weekly Currency Performance

Weekly Commodities Performance
TOCOM GOLDJPY/G4527.002.47
EURO SPOTEUR/T OZ.968.342.17
ICE SUGAR #11USD/LB.16.091.19
GOLD SPOTUSD/T OZ.1200.191.05
COMEX GOLDUSD/T OZ.1200.601.02
ICE COCOAUSD/MT2822.000.89
ICE COTTON #2USD/LB.59.11-0.37
CBOT WHEATUSD/BU.554.25-1.90
CBOT CORNUSD/BU.384.25-2.54
ICE COFFEE "C"USD/LB.190.70-2.88
CBOT OATSUSD/BU.323.00-6.24

Weekly Bond Rates Performance Change in btps
UNITED STATES2.31%2+4-43
MEXICO (USD)3.36%1+5-74
NEW ZEALAND4.02%1+8-71
HONG KONG1.80%0+9-16
SOUTH KOREA2.67%-11-3-98
BRAZIL (USD)4.04%-300-57

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

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetl13.907.34
Turk Telekomunikasyon AS6.936.62
Arcelik AS13.806.15
Turkiye Is Bankasi5.825.24
Emlak Konut Gayrimenkul Y2.695.08
Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi 5.044.78
Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS15.404.41
Akbank TAS8.483.92
Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi AS5.093.67
TAV Havalimanlari Holding19.253.49
Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabri3.42-2.84
Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabri15.35-1.60
Eregli Demir ve Celik Fab4.39-0.90
BIM Birlesik Magazalar AS49.85-0.30
Anadolu Efes Biracilik Ve25.050.60
Ford Otomotiv Sanayi AS28.200.89
Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS5.501.29
Turk Hava Yollari8.211.36
Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A9.011.46
Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS13.702.24


Banco do Brasil SA29.8321.56
BR Malls Participacoes SA18.9416.27
Oi SA1.5216.03
Banco Bradesco SA41.0014.65
MRV Engenharia e Particip8.5113.77
Itau Unibanco Holding SA39.9813.26
Banco Bradesco SA39.0212.94
Cia Paranaense de Energia35.8212.64
CPFL Energia SA20.1112.16
BB Seguridade Participaco34.7512.10
Cia Siderurgica Nacional 6.68-5.11
Suzano Papel e Celulose S10.52-4.62
Centrais Eletricas Brasil7.67-4.48
Fibria Celulose SA30.36-4.17
Tim Participacoes SA12.57-3.46
Metalurgica Gerdau SA12.81-2.66
Gerdau SA10.82-1.55
Usinas Siderurgicas de Mi5.40-1.46
Embraer SA23.67-0.96
Multiplus SA34.200.00


United Breweries Ltd771.5010.05
Wockhardt Ltd847.509.85
Apollo Hospitals Enterpri1186.258.49
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd1183.658.33
Rural Electrification Cor344.806.83
Hindalco Industries Ltd166.956.64
ICICI Bank Ltd1763.155.87
Reliance Communications L108.304.74
Bharat Heavy Electricals 258.254.49
HCL Technologies Ltd1672.454.16
State Bank of India307.40-89.36
Jaiprakash Associates Ltd31.50-6.80
Unitech Ltd19.45-4.89
Oil & Natural Gas Corp Lt379.25-4.21
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd149.85-3.29
Sun Pharmaceutical Indust844.60-3.15
Ultratech Cement Ltd2490.00-3.04
Adani Enterprises Ltd482.15-2.86
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd621.40-2.83
Mahindra & Mahindra Finan304.60-2.79


Haitong Securities Co Ltd15.9416.69
China Communications Cons7.7612.46
China Railway Group Ltd5.6411.90
China Life Insurance Co L25.009.89
China Railway Constructio8.909.88
CITIC Securities Co Ltd21.809.55
Guangzhou R&F Properties 9.187.87
China Pacific Insurance G30.857.49
BBMG Corp6.397.21
Longfor Properties Co Ltd9.906.91
Shandong Weigao Group Med6.92-18.97
Sinopharm Group Co Ltd29.00-9.94
Daphne International Hold3.51-8.36
AviChina Industry & Techn5.54-6.26
Sihuan Pharmaceutical Hol5.71-5.15
China Shipping Container 2.25-5.06
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Lt6.39-4.48
Golden Eagle Retail Group9.51-3.94
Tencent Holdings Ltd125.10-3.32
Sinopec Shanghai Petroche2.40-3.23

South Africa

Gold Fields Ltd4810.0016.10
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd11020.0014.49
Harmony Gold Mining Co Lt1891.0011.24
Anglo American Platinum L38888.0010.47
Impala Platinum Holdings 8560.009.72
Northam Platinum Ltd3511.008.53
Reunert Ltd6200.007.14
Imperial Holdings Ltd20570.006.40
Vodacom Group Ltd13185.004.64
Tiger Brands Ltd38800.004.57
Nampak Ltd4180.00-5.77
PPC Ltd2558.00-5.26
Pick n Pay Stores Ltd5450.00-4.69
Naspers Ltd148459.00-4.53
Life Healthcare Group Hol4231.00-1.63
MTN Group Ltd22603.00-1.15
African Rainbow Minerals 13449.00-1.11
Woolworths Holdings Ltd/S8093.00-1.04
Mediclinic International 9410.00-0.63
Assore Ltd19613.00-0.62


Moscow Exchange63.5010.24
Lukoil OAO2280.409.42
MegaFon OAO23.406.70
AK Transneft OAO108500.006.34
Severstal OAO525.005.85
Sistema JSFC6.255.04
Surgutneftegas OAO34.184.93
Uralkali OJSC129.55-25.63
Tinkoff CS3.42-7.57
RusHydro JSC0.68-1.96
X5 Group18.00-1.64
AFK Sistema13.10-1.13
FGC UES JSC0.050.24
Mobile Telesystems OJSC13.400.30

South Korea

NHN Entertainment Corp76000.0012.76
LG Innotek Co Ltd108000.0011.57
Doosan Heavy Industries &27850.0011.40
S-Oil Corp47000.0010.59
Lotte Chemical Corp185500.0010.42
Korea Investment Holdings56900.009.85
Orion Corp/Republic of So952000.009.55
Hyundai Heavy Industries 134500.009.35
SK Innovation Co Ltd98500.009.32
Hyosung Corp67000.007.89
Samsung Engineering Co Lt53500.00-12.01
Samsung Techwin Co Ltd33250.00-9.89
Halla Visteon Climate Con42000.00-8.20
Hyundai Merchant Marine C10000.00-5.66
Samsung Heavy Industries 24350.00-5.44
Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd274000.00-5.03
Samsung Life Insurance Co118000.00-4.84
SK Networks Co Ltd10100.00-4.27
KCC Corp521000.00-3.87
Hyundai Motor Co171500.00-3.38

CRABSTICKS Group of Countries


  • Vladimir Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life
  • Moldova's EU Integration No Risk to Relations With Russia: Prime ...
  • OECD Sees Zero Russian Economic Growth Next Year
  • YeahMobi signs social media marketing deal with VKontakte
  • Demographic crisis: the high tide of humanity
  • Sanctions, oil prices cost Russian economy $140 billion a year
  • Deep Historical Distrust Stymies Russia, OPEC Oil Price Diplomacy
  • Moody's downgrades Russia's debt


  • South African President Jacob Zuma due in China next week
  • Canada-China ties worry Tibetan Prime Minister Sangay
  • Is This the End of China's Economic Miracle?
  • China investment growth near 13-year low
  • The demographic challenge
  • Forex - Flows: USD/CNY; Annual growth in China's exports and ...
  • Samsung Announces Plans For $3 Billion Factory In Vietnam
  • Sizing up the threat of China's debt pile

    South Africa

  • South African President Jacob Zuma due in China next week
  • Phillip Hughes, Australian Cricket Star, Dies After Being Hit by Ball
  • South Africa's Economic Growth Continues to Decline
  • Carlyle makes first investment in South Africa
  • Living the Afropolitan Dream
  • How to turn around SA's mining industry
  • Nene's tax challenge
  • Moody's downgrades South Africa debt by a notch, raises outlook


  • Japanese journalist denies defaming S. Korea president
  • Korean Prime Minister Chung Hongwon: I`m deeply impressed that ...
  • Struggling Exports in South Korea Hurt Economy
  • Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors lift 2014 global sales target on China ...
  • Population: can we seize the opportunity?
  • South Korea's October product exports rise 16% to 21-month high
  • Zest Airways to fly to Myanmar
  • Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build ...


  • President Obama Goes to India
  • Indian Prime Minister Modi shakes hand with Pakistan's Sharif
  • India's GDP Growth Likely Slowed Last Quarter
  • India lags behind US, China and South Korea in investment in ...
  • India's population policies, including female sterilisation, beset by ...
  • Urgent steps required to stop decline in India's exports: ASSOCHAM
  • Why Modi's India might finally be set for an economic revival
  • RBI monitors foreign flows into debt funds, may tighten rules


  • President Obama Pardons a Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Davutoğlu invites Masoud Barzani to Turkey
  • Checks on Erdogan's power hold key to Turkey's growth
  • Turkey - Top 10 reasons to invest
  • Outdoors notebook: NC's wild turkey population continues to grow
  • Why American Honey Importers Are Wary Of 'Turkish' Honey
  • ERDAL SAĞLAM > Slowing growth affects Turkey's economic ...
  • Comment: Foreign capital could be the answer to Turkey's debt woes


  • Brazilian president forced to backtrack as fiscal pressure grows ever ...
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Brazil's president arrive in ...
  • Brazil Government Reduces 2014 Economic Growth Forecast
  • New Brazilian finance minister will test Rousseff relationship
  • New laws could hand miners 10% of Brazil's national parks and ...
  • Brazilian farmer vows to improve production and environment during ...
  • Brazil's budget law: wiping the slate clean?
  • Levy Named as Brazil Finance Minister to Boost Confidence


  • Obama insults Australia: Why did president diss close ally's prime ...
  • Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott Under Pressure to Reshape ...
  • Cuts to jobless benefits will boost economic growth, Australia tells G20
  • Australia's investment growth beats forecast
  • Philip Lowe: we need to invest more in human capital
  • Oil slump threatening Australia's energy exports
  • Australia faces growing budget deficit, says report
  • Infographic: How Australia's debt compares to the other G20 nations


  • Seb Coe declares candidacy for IAAF president

  • Expect slower economic growth in Canada
  • International Location Report: Energy and Manufacturing Drive ...
  • Vancouver named most entrepreneurial city in Canada

  • Budget watchdog open to legal action against revenue agency
  • 'Generation Screwed' must demand debt reduction
  • 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.

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