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August is a trouble month for Russia
Onthelist and E-xecutive organise a meeting for Moscow financiers and select clients to discuss strategies
Mongolia growth slips
Mongolia funds spent is populist sais Ovanes Oganisian
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


2015-08-28
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: We are picking up oil price good and bad vibrations and excitations around important long term support line. It all could end up in tears for exporters. Comment: Indonesian, Russian and Korean markets emerge as winners this week before


2015-08-28
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Brent Crude Oil Price Soars Today on Stock Market Rebound Oil analysts predict price spikes for Brent crude as early as 2016 Will Brent Crude Oil Prices Rebound from the "Black Monday" Crash? Oil Price Pressure More Financial Than Phy


2015-08-28
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondPETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA RegS 17ECUADOR REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNMENT) RegS 20VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) RegS 18VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) RegS 19 Top 20


2015-08-27
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: China in the last 2 weeks showed that it can influence both the US and Russia. First with weaker Yuan China importers are able to buy less currency therefore oil price is falling. On the other hand weaker Yuan influences US Fed to abstain fro


2015-08-26
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Until very recently economy commentators pointed to Africa as still a source of very robust growth in the Emerging Markets. Highlighting among others Ethiopia, Nigeria as countries with the highest 2015 GDP growth. While recent report on SMI


2015-08-26
MidLincoln Research Real Estate Weekly
Real Estate Yields and News Real Estate Funds Fundflow Logistic Real Estate Yields Some facts about Moscow Warehouses Retail Real Estate Yields Some facts about Moscow Retail Office Real Estate Yields Chart of office y


2015-08-25
MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update
Our model stocks portfolio keeps generating a significant market outperformance. The outperformance has exacerbated in the wake of current market disturbance. ML Model portfolio rests on 2 principals. First principle is that diversification is
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2015-08-25
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Since there are quite a lot of Asian economies are that are impacted by rising US real rates, and China slowdown. China needed to be proactive on its devaluation. We stil maintain that China deval is risk positive since China deval, initiate


2015-08-24
Weekly Fund Flow
Emerging markets fund flow showed 533.6 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 17.4 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -28.0 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed -4.0 USD mn of outflow. CHINA Equity fun
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2015-08-24
ML Weekly
Key Comment Stocks have been weaker across the board. China domestic stocks are losing 18% week on week including today�s 7% down move. There was no winners last week. Ruble lost 8%, rand was down 4.2%. Turkish lira down 4.2% vs greenback. Eur


2015-08-21
ML Morning Meeting
China domestic stocks fall further they are now are down 10% vs last week levels.
Rub is down 6% and TRY is down 3%
Euro, yen and reais are supported
Gold is up 4% in a week, oil price is down 5% to 46$/bbl of Brent
Developed ma


2015-08-21
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Oil Bounces Back on Profit Taking Brent oil prices fall after supertanker heading to Asia turns back Brent crude oil price falls 1.7 per cent as Opec output reaches three ... Why the Brent Crude Oil Price Is Down Today US crude edges u
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2015-08-21
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondPETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA RegS 22PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA MTN RegS 21VENEZUELA BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF RegS 31ECUADOR REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNMENT) RegS 20 Top 20 GEM
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2015-08-20

Chart: Who is an enemy of my enemy? Turkey fights ISIS but it also fights PKK and is hostile to PYD both of which fight ISIS alongside KRG and Turkey. (From BBC) Comment: Stocks are mostly down. Russian stocks lead the loses, Shanghai domestic


2015-08-20
MidLincoln Research Real Estate Weekly
Excuse us for technical glitch with sending Friday Morning Meeting Report just few minutes ago.. We meant to send our new publication today. This is Real Estate Weekly Sector Report Table of Contents: Real Estate Yields and News R


2015-08-19
ML Morning Meeting
Chart of Turkish lira real effective exchange rate. Last time Lira was as weak in Jan 14, CBT anounced emergency rate hike to support its Lira. (Source: CBT, Bloomberg) Comment China domestic stocks are in free fall again losing 7% vs. Last week


2015-08-18
ML Morning Meeting
WTI Oil Price testing an important trend at 40$/bbl sends knee jerking reaction across oil investors universe Comment Indian stocks start the week as leaders. Russian RTS index drops 1.9%. Ruble is leading losers vs. USD, while Norwegian kron


2015-08-18
MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update
Since last rebalancing on 2015-05-21 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include Countries where we
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2015-08-17
ML Weekly
Key Comment Stocks are mixed in USD dollar terms following a week when move in China currency occurred. Germany appears to be the biggest losers from yuan devaluation DAX down 4.9% as euro strengthens by a percentage point. Hong Kong stocks are do


2015-08-17
ML Weekly FundFlow
Emerging markets fund flow showed 76.0 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed -1.0 USD mn of outflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed 3.1 USD mn of inflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 5.5 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equity funds
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2015-08-16
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondPETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA RegS 17VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) RegS 18VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) RegS 19VENEZUELA BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF RegS 22 Top


2015-08-14
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: In Google's massive organisational overhaul - the search giant will now be controlled by Alphabet, a newly created parent company, but the new much leaner google will be led by Pichai Sundararajan who is originally from Madras, India. Key


2015-08-14
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Brent crude oil price falls 1.7 per cent as Opec output reaches three ... Brent oil prices fall after supertanker heading to Asia turns back Brent Crude Falls Below $50 a Barrel Brent Falls to Lowest Price Since January NATURAL GAS


2015-08-14
ML Index Atlas Introducing ML Global Real Estate Index
Index Facts: MidLincoln Global Real Estate Index Is an equity index consisting of emerging and developed market real estate stocks and select REITs. The index is calculated with equal weights set for each stock.


2015-08-13
ML Morning Meeting
Combination of hectic financing model prior to Ukraine crisis with lower oil prices and FX weakness lead to current bank crisis in Russia with Probusinessbank another large bank which held some 400mn$ in retail deposit liabilities, losing its licence


2015-08-12
ML Morning Meeting
Emerging markets mastering money creation. Since 2008 emerging markets mostly driven by China learned money creation tools well,and pumped their debt levels to the levels of the developed markets. This is just a first step as countries like India, So


2015-08-12
MidLincoln Frontier Markets Monthly Update
MSCI Index YTD Performance From Best to Worst in USD, JAMAICA 41.960%, BOTSWANA 12.790%, ROMANIA 10.920%, SAUDI ARABIA DOMESTIC 6.840%, ESTONIA 6.780%, FM LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN INDEX 6.310%, ARGENTINA 6.310%, FM LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN INDEX 6.
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2015-08-11
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: China, Brazil and Russia are among the top BRICS in business travel spending, spending together 313bn$ on business travel in 2014 source: GBTA, skift.com Comment: Week starts with an oil price bounce of 3.9% to break above 50$/bbl of Bren


2015-08-11
ML Model Portfolio Performance Update
Since last rebalancing on 2015-05-21 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include India, Countries where we
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2015-08-10
ML Fund Flow Weekly
Emerging markets fund flow showed 162.2 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 3.0 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -6.1 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed -0.5 USD mn of outflow. CHINA 0 funds sh
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2015-08-10
ML Weekly
Comment China stocks finish the week strongly, followed by German stocks. Russia, Brazil stocks finish as laggards. Ruble, reais lose the most in FX space while aussie dollar and Indian rupee gain vs. greenback. Oil price falls 7.3%, t


2015-08-10
Monthly Strategy August 2015
We are quite surprised that the current slowdown in commodities prices is not yet accompanied by the notable slowdown in global growth. We guess that the world is pretty well balanced at this point and what's bad of energy exporter is good for an
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2015-08-09
Midlincoln Research FSU Econ Monthly Update
Armenia Egypt President unveils new Suez Canal/.../Armenian Prime Minister Declares "War on Corruption", Then Visits .../.../Healthy development trends available for economic growth: Minister/.../Ameriabank launches Ameria Persona package/.../E


2015-08-07
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: South Africa's unemployment rate is up vs. the 1990s. According to oficial stats the unemployment rate in 1995, a year after transitioning to democracy, stood at 15%. 2014 year-end unemployment rate was 24.3%. But with a recently expanded def


2015-08-07
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Brent oil prices fall after supertanker heading to Asia turns back Brent Crude Falls Below $50 a Barrel Brent Falls to Lowest Price Since January Oil rebound? These banks think so WTI oil ends at 3-month low as Brent climbs NATU


2015-08-07
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondMONGOLIA (GOVERNMENT) RegS 22ESKOM HOLDINGS LTD RegS 21ESKOM HOLDINGS SOC LTD RegS 23BRAZIL MINAS SPE RegS 28 Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Chang


2015-08-06
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: NOAA, NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) have each reported the global warmth of June 2015 matched or exceeded any previous June in historical records. Given the extremely warm months preceding June, 2015 is on track to have its w


2015-08-04
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: China stocks started the week supported. We maintain that China route is sustainable. China domestic market was pretty highly leveraged according to Guggenheim and Market Watch. But a lot of this margin debt is now settled. Moreover the recen


2015-08-04
MidLincoln Model Portfolio Performance Update
We continue to generate outperformance in our model portfolio of stocks for key emerging market weights. Last year we generated over 20% outperformance, and this year we are now outperforming GEM benchmark by over 10%. We are doing especially well in


2015-08-03
ML Fundflows: Emerging markets fund flow showed -827.3 USD mn of outflow
Emerging markets fund flow showed -827.3 USD mn of outflow.. While Frontier Markets funds showed -16.8 USD mn of outflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -22.8 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 4451.6 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equi
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2015-08-03
ML Weekly
Comment Stocks were stronger last week. US stocks finishing the week stronger S&P 500 +1.1%, Brazil stocks end up stronger last week up almost c. 1.5%. China domestic stocks are the laggards down 6.8% Korean stocks finish somewhat weaker down c.1%


2015-08-02
ML Russia Monthly Performance Review
Russia RTSI$:IND Index lost-8.07% last month. To finish the month at 859.13 MSCI Russia Index lost-7.92% last month. Its overall up 16.62% since the beginning of the year. At the same time MSCI Emerging Markets Index is down -7.26% last mo


2015-07-31
ML Morning Meeting
Russian external debt is now back to the levels of 2008 or so. But the currency match in the economy and banking sector is a way better then in 2008. New sanctions are likely only affect the persons targeted and will have little additional effect on


2015-07-31
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Brent Falls to Lowest Price Since January Why the Brent Crude Oil Price Is Down Today Speculators trim bets on rising Brent price EIA lifts WTI oil-price outlook, cuts Brent Oil price: Shell says downturn could last 'years' as it slash


2015-07-30
ML Morning Meeting
Maharashtra tops India 2014 suicide chart. Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai together reported almost 34.7 per cent of the total suicides reported from 53 mega cities. Of the total farmers include 9.4%. Selfemployed 19.7%. India on our account, on


2015-07-30
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondPETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA RegS 17VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) RegS 18VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) RegS 19VENEZUELA BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF RegS 22 Top 20


2015-07-29
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: More stimulus to come from Asia. South Korea finance ministry is seeking parliamentary approval for a $10.6 billion stimulus package to aid recovery and to achieve annual growth of 3% target this year. Yet quarterly growth slowed to 2.2% yoy


2015-07-28
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Shaky China story in a few charts of falling economic growth, slowing investment, falling housing prices and divering stock market. Comment: The trade is to sell short China domestic stocks and to go long China Hong Kong stocks in a liber


2015-07-27
MidLincoln Research Aggregates for Funds
Emerging markets fund flow showed 516.5 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 2.3 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -0.7 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 2421.5 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equity fu


2015-07-27
MidLincoln Weekly
Key Comment Stocks finished the week weaker. Brazil stocks were leading the fall alongside Russian RTS index and Turkish stocks. China domestic stocks were better supported, but still finished in small negative territory as end results last


2015-07-27
MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update
Since last rebalancing on 2015-05-21 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include India, Countries where we


2015-07-24
ML Morning Meeting
China domestic markets will dwarf Wall street if they contininue in the same manner. China domestic stock markets saw historic number of domestic accounts opened and record level of IPOs per month in the last 20 years. (from CNBC) Comment C


2015-07-24
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Oil falls on concerns about supply glut, shaky demand | Reuters Brent crude oil price falls below $60 for first time since April What is Brent Oil? EIA lifts WTI oil-price outlook, cuts Brent A Year of Lower Oil Prices: Crossing A Bo


2015-07-23
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Will India's rising commodities consumption replace China? Comment China domestic stocks lead this week. Polish, Brazil stocks lag. Turkish lira, reais are weak, euro is stronger Palladium bounces, sugar and wheat fall Greek 10 yr ge


2015-07-23
ML Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly (Free Access Today)
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondCAIXA ECONOMICA FEDERAL MTN RegS 18BANCO NACIONAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO RegS 23BANCO NACIONAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO RegS 19UKRAINE (GOVERNMENT) RegS 21 Top 20 GEM Sov


2015-07-22
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: S&P studied active fund performance of funds benchmarked to their indexes vs. benchmark performances. The results are not supportive of active managers. In this chart the numbers in circles is the percentage of funds outperformed by benchmark


2015-07-22
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Chart Art
Chart is featuring Bloomberg chart on referendum outcomes. Its difficult for the BRICS countries to start using China spends 180bn$ on tourism according to world Grisis is worst then Great Depression in terms of Some databits on FDI.


2015-07-21
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Gold is almost down to the levels before all the QEs started, possibly signaling upcoming higher rates environmnet. Comment: Shanghai stocks start the week bouncing back a bit. Turkish, Russian stocks slide. PGMs are slightly stronger,


2015-07-21
MidLincoln Fund Flow Weekly
Emerging markets fund flow showed 215.3 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 7.9 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -17.1 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed -293.2 USD mn of outflow. CHINA 0 funds


2015-07-21
MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update
Since last rebalancing on 2015-05-21 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include India, Countries where we


2015-07-20
ML Weekly
Key Comment Last week stocks are supported across the board. Germany, India and Japan stocks finish the week as winners. China, Brazil and Indonesia stocks lag. Euro, CAD and NOK finish weaker vs. greenback. TRY and ZAR finish strong


2015-07-17
ML Morning Meeting
Chart Out of the countries that are likely to loosen their MP stance in the next 12 month, Russia is least stressed on the budget side while Brazil is the most stressed. Chart comes from the FT and JPMAM Comment German, Indian stocks finish th


2015-07-17
MidLincoln Fixed Income Stance Weekly
(sorry for the glitch with no subject in the prev email) Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondPETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA RegS 17PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA RegS 22VENEZUELA (BOLVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) RegS 18


2015-07-17
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Oil prices rise as stock draw balances supply - Reuters What is Brent Oil? Oil Prices Tumble Nearly 8% Crude cuts losses made after Iran clinched historic nuclear deal ... EIA lifts WTI oil-price outlook, cuts Brent NATURAL GAS

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Chart today shows the pain that Russians undertake for their shortsighted strategy in eastern Ukraine and as a result of overdependance on oil ( it comes from mis Fortune Magazine).The chart's author, Berenberg Bank’s chief economist Holger Schmieding, concedes that the blue line isn’t going to get much worse from here, barring some unforeseen disaster. “But,” he says, “my rough guess is that Russia needs an oil price of over $80 a barrel to generate meaningful growth and a noticeable rise in living standards.”



Spain tops the list with a PMI reading of 55.8 while Brazil, a near-perennial underachiever, brings up the rear at 45.9. (from businessinsider.com.au)



While nominal yuan is quite weak, trade weighted yuan goes from strength to strength


Countries of Focus BRICS+, FSU, Frontier



BRICS+=CRABSTICKS


Russia

  • Ukraine still faces threat of 'full-scale military invasion' by Russia ...
  • Russia rebuffs Japanese protest over prime minister's visit to Kuril ...
  • Russia Downgrades Outlook for 2015 but Expects Return to Growth ...
  • CEE Explained: Russian equities seeing red
  • Alcohol and suicide to halve crisis-hit Russian population
  • EU chems output up in H1, Russia exports sharply down - Cefic
  • Russia Axes Bond Auction for First Time Since January After Rout
  • US Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in July vs 0.2% increase ...

    China

  • Scott Walker says he didn't chastise Chinese president in 2013 ...
  • China free trade agreement: Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Labor ...
  • China just announced more measures to boost flagging economic ...
  • China's greatest crisis since the 1980s promises more dark days ...
  • India 'to overtake China's population by 2022' - UN
  • China's Exports Plunge 8% in July; Spotlight on US Trade ...
  • How Will Beijing Fund Growth as Revenues Fall?
  • BlackRock Sees Yuan Drop as Wakeup Call for China Debt Hedging

    South Africa

  • Former South African President Jets in
  • Selling Apartheid: New book lays bare extent of South Africa's ...
  • South Africa Seeks Collaboration Among African Navy For ...
  • How similar is Chinese investment in Africa to the West's?
  • White vs black unemployment in South Africa
  • 2015 Global Agenda for Economic Freedom
  • Xenophobia in South Africa
  • BUSINESS DAY TV: The benefits of being a small cap in 'crazy ...

    Korea

  • North, South Korea Reach Deal to Avert War
  • Ex-S. Korean prime minister to go to prison over bribery
  • South Korea must confront structural problems in the economy
  • Stocks on both Korean bourses rebound after six days of red
  • Korea Comes Full Circle in One Generation as Aging Crisis Looms
  • Is China the Next Epicentre of a Global Crisis?
  • Singapore Air in talks over stake in Korea budget carrier Jeju Air
  • Gov't debt must not top 40 pct of GDP: finance minister

    India

  • Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the ...
  • Indian prime minister Narendra Modi appeals for calm after violent ...
  • India's Central Bank Predicts Economic Growth Will Accelerate
  • India's investment cycle showing signs of recovery: Standard ...
  • India's population at 1.21 billion; Hindus 79.8%, Muslims 14.2%
  • India's exports contract in July; trade deficit widens
  • India budget 2015: Tax kitty to swell up: Revenue gain projected at ...
  • Indian FX/debt markets closed on Aug 18, factors to watch

    Turkey

  • Turkey's president has turned from engagement in a Kurdish peace ...
  • Turkish prime minister appointed to form interim govt; new election ...
  • UPDATE 1-Turkey's snap election will prolong doubts, damage ...
  • Turkey's central bank leaves main interest rate unchanged as ...
  • Wildlife Chatter: TWRA looking for healthy turkey population
  • Poultry market supply outlook remains clouded by AI
  • Turkey's budget deficit at $10 billion for 2014
  • Empire and identity: A letter to a Chinese friend

    Brazil

  • Black market money dealer says Brazil president knew of kickback ...
  • Frictions shake Brazil's ruling coalition
  • Brazil's Economy Shows More Signs of Weakness
  • Brazil's Economy Shows More Signs of Weakness
  • Why 20 million Brazilians rely on a co-operative for healthcare
  • How Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust
  • No Love for Brazil Budget Plan as Stocks, Real Lead World Losses
  • Brazil's Debt Woes Will Worsen, Moody's Says

    Australia

  • Kiribati president says Australia's loyalty to coalmines 'selfish and ...
  • Push to make Australia a republic is 'doomed,' says Prime Minister ...
  • China's slumping economy a bigger threat to Australia than its ...
  • Air New Zealand vows to take more of Australian market
  • Aus Unity dealer group posts jump in FUA
  • Five Reasons Why China's Woes Are Shaking the World's Markets
  • National Reform Summit: 'Spending key to budget battle'
  • The inside story of how Apple took a $2.25b bite out of the Aussie ...

    Canada

  • Former MADD Canada president drunk driving case adjourned
  • Canadian Prime Minister's Photo Gaffe Highlights Spotty ...
  • China 'Black Monday' Meltdown: Canada's Commodity-Based ...
  • Monroe Capital Provides $19.25 Million Financing to Online Travel ...
  • Interactive map: What Canadian region spends the most on IT ...
  • Canada: Disappointing declines in manufacturing and construction
  • Canada Budget Watchdog Sees Delayed Return to Budget Balance
  • John Ivison: Justin Trudeau faced with persuading voters that debt ...

    Former Soviet Union Countries


    Georgia

  • Former president of Georgia seeks to free Ukraine from Moscow's orbit
  • Georgia's Prime Minister pays tribute to fallen heroes of 2008 ...
  • Claim overstates film industry's impact on Georgia economy
  • Lira's slide could squeeze dollar-laden Turkish companies
  • Georgia Trend Names GTC a 2015 Best Place to Work
  • One year on: What are the benefits of DCFTA for Georgia?
  • Georgia budget allows state to seek Medicaid changes
  • Georgia Debt Collector Frederick J Hanna Sued By The Federal ...

    Armenia

  • Egypt President unveils new Suez Canal
  • Armenian Prime Minister Declares "War on Corruption", Then Visits ...
  • Healthy development trends available for economic growth: Minister
  • Ameriabank launches Ameria Persona package
  • EU Reaffirms Support To Karabakh Talks in Minsk Group Co ...
  • One of the World's Most Catholic Nations Answers the Pope's Call ...
  • Belarus President To Visit Georgia
  • Access to finance in core of Azerbaijan's diversified growth

    Belarus

  • Belarus president's directive No. 1 may be updated
  • PM to leave for Belarus on Monday
  • Creation of disabled-friendly environment in Armenia is a prior issue ...
  • China-Belarus industrial park expects to get $120m in investments ...
  • Belarus election diary day five
  • Belarus, Moldova have untapped potential for bolstering trade ...
  • CNBC EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ANTON SILUANOV, RUSSIAN ...
  • In Belarus, currency crisis pushes economy from troubled to dire

    Russia

  • Ukraine still faces threat of 'full-scale military invasion' by Russia ...
  • Russia rebuffs Japanese protest over prime minister's visit to Kuril ...
  • Russia Downgrades Outlook for 2015 but Expects Return to Growth ...
  • CEE Explained: Russian equities seeing red
  • Alcohol and suicide to halve crisis-hit Russian population
  • EU chems output up in H1, Russia exports sharply down - Cefic
  • Russia Axes Bond Auction for First Time Since January After Rout
  • US Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in July vs 0.2% increase ...

    Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan's Akorda among world's most beautiful presidential ...
  • Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations
  • IMF Raises Kazakh GDP Growth Forecast to 3.25 Percent in 2016
  • Kazakhstan Wants to Turn Baikonur Cosmodrome Into Tourist ...
  • The Unusual Partnership of Singapore and Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan Strives for Stability in Afghanistan
  • Economic slowdown expected in Central Asia in 2015: IMF
  • Kazakhstan May Limit Borrowing by State Companies, Zamishev Says

    Latvia

  • Latvian president presents credentials to new ambassador to ...
  • Pledge to accept asylum seekers sparks protest in Latvia
  • Latvia Q2 Economic Growth Improves
  • Latvia woos Polish investments
  • Greece prepares for economic darkness, political chaos
  • Latvia to join euro zone: what you should know
  • AS „TRASTA KOMERCBANKA” audited financial report for the year ...
  • Raimonds VÄ“jonis becomes President of Latvia

    Lithuania

  • Lithuanian president: farmers will not benefit from regulation of milk ...
  • Lithuania debates whether to ban burqas
  • Lithuania Economic Growth Continues To Slow In Q2
  • Kinze base boost for Lithuania
  • Baltic states in spotlight as Russia seeks to help "compatriots"
  • Lithuania: Positive change in economy conditioned by ...
  • Lithuania posted the smallest budget deficit in EU in 2014
  • Moody's upgrades Lithuania's government bond ratings to A3; stable ...

    Estonia

  • Cornwall Chamber of Commerce president: I'll move to Estonia if UK ...
  • UEFA Super Cup: Football unites Georgian, Estonian, Romanian ...
  • Estonia shows how sensible taxation helps growth
  • Expected foreign currency inflow this summer will stabilise Georgian ...
  • Baltic states in spotlight as Russia seeks to help "compatriots"
  • The EU will continue to boost Baltic economies in 2014–2020
  • Kyrgyzstan: half an hour before Eurasian Economic Union
  • Euro Drives Estonia Credit Risk Lower as Neighbors Dodge Greek ...

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Turkmen President Talks Up Railroad Line To China
  • Kyrgyzstan key part of India's Central Asia vision: Prime Minister Modi
  • Miners must get down and dirty
  • IMF completes final review of Kyrgyzstan's economic performance
  • SAARC summit: Ball in India's court to initiate bilateral talks, says ...
  • Kyrgyzstan increases mutual trade turnover with Kazakhstan
  • Budget.kg: beware of builders
  • Kyrgyz govt dissolved after coalition breakup

    Tajikistan

  • PM Narendra Modi, Tajikistan President Hold Talks
  • India wants to expand footprint in Central Asia : Modi to ask ...
  • How Saudi Arabia exports radical Islam
  • China's New Silk Road to Benefit Frontier Markets
  • SAARC summit: Ball in India's court to initiate bilateral talks, says ...
  • Tajikistan to step up economic cooperation with Russia
  • Central Asian States Still Cagey Bookkeepers, Says Washington
  • China and Central Asia: A new game changer or an inevitable ...

    Turkmenistan

  • Turkmen President Talks Up Railroad Line To China
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Arrives in Turkmen Capital
  • Pakistan, Turkmenistan accelerate TAPI gas pipeline preparations
  • Turkmenistan president heads home due to mother's illness
  • SAARC summit: Ball in India's court to initiate bilateral talks, says ...
  • Economic Outlook - Q1 2015 - FEB 2015
  • Turkmenistan: Where Is Turkmenbashi's Money?
  • Turkmenistan's “Book of the Soul” Facing Difficult Times

    Azerbaijan

  • Azerbaijani president attends opening of Siyazan-Mashrif highway
  • Lukashenko honors Azerbaijan Prime Minister with Order of ...
  • Expert: Azerbaijan's GDP growth to be higher than WB forecast
  • New platform for developing cooperation between US and ...
  • President Aliyev`s interview to “The Business Year” magazine
  • EIA: Iran Oil Market Overview
  • Azerbaijan Taxes Ministry announced tax debtor statistics
  • Citigroup Sells Most Azerbaijan-Linked Notes Since 2008

    Moldova

  • Moldova President Nominates Strelets As Next Prime Minister
  • Ex-World Bank Economist Nominated as Moldova Prime Minister
  • Gutted
  • Barroso on the benefits of the association agreement with Moldova
  • In tiny Moldova, hints of a 'federalized' Ukraine's future
  • The Danube provides new trade route for Moldova
  • Now might be the time to buy Russia. Yes, really.
  • How Did One Billion Dollars Disappear From This Small Country?

    Ukraine

  • Ukraine 'repels' rare tank assault by pro-Russian rebels
  • Ukraine's prime minister calls for more US investment
  • Conflict, debt and instability threaten Ukraine growth
  • GIB announces €639 million offshore wind fund
  • Syriza's 'Fantasy Politics' Could See Russia Set Up Military Base In ...
  • Why Russia's war on Ukraine's economy needs urgent action from ...
  • China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: Study
  • Templeton Versus Ukraine: Debt Negotiations Enter Crunch Time

    Uzbekistan

  • Uzbek-Russian ties mutually beneficial, President Karimov says
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Arrives in Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan to increase export potential
  • Over $120 bln of foreign investments drawn in Uzbek economy so far
  • Violating Women's Rights: Forced Sterilization, Population Control ...
  • Uzbekistan Energy Profile: Production Hurt By Poor Infrastructure ...
  • Uzbekistan Buying European Military Planes? Photos Say Yes.

    Frontier Countries


    Mongolia

  • Strategic significance of second meeting by presidents of China ...
  • Mongolia coalition on the rocks after six ministers axed
  • Mongolia Growth Group Ltd. June 2015 Monthly Letter to ...
  • Kincora Copper set for boost from agreement over Oyu Tolgoi project
  • Investing in Mongolia
  • Modi's Mongolia visit more about leverage over China: Experts
  • Aspiration and desperation for becoming Saudi Arabia
  • Mongolia Open to Talks With Rio Tinto, President Says

    Lebanon

  • Outside powers to choose army chief, president: Bassil
  • Top Iran diplomat in first official meeting with Lebanon PM
  • Lebanese exports to get a boost as it enters US duty-free market
  • Trump's latest apprentice has 'Lebaneseness' on his side
  • One year on, still no president for Lebanon
  • Lebanon is Back in Business
  • Lebanon's Syrian Refugees Take To Social Media Fundraising ...
  • Leading Shebab figure dies in Somalia

    Bangladesh

  • HCM City leader receives Bangladeshi President
  • Bangladesh High Court asks former Prime Minister Zia to appear in ...
  • Bangladesh brightens South Asia's growth forecast for 2015
  • Investment summit set for Sept 1 in Singapore
  • While VCs fawn over India, a tech scene grows in Bangladesh
  • 'Recovery cycle has to be kick-started by large infrastructural projects'
  • Massive power outage in Bangladesh
  • Bharti Airtel mulling Bangladesh tower sale

    Sri Lanca

  • Sri Lankan Sports Star's Body Exhumed in Murder Probe Involving ...
  • Sri Lanka's Chinese Election
  • Sri Lanka Government Targets Economic Growth Of 8% Next Three ...
  • Decoding the complexities of the fall hunt

    Croatia

  • President Warns Croatia's Conduct Could Undermine Regional ...
  • Tomislav Salopek: Croatia fears for Egypt hostage
  • Croatia experiencing growth at last
  • Croatia presents its investment potential in Ningbo, China
  • Populations plunging in Croatia and Balkans
  • Croatia experiencing growth at last
  • Croatia's budget gap somewhat better but far above target ...
  • 60000 of Croatia's poorest will have all of their debts cancelled

    Bahrein

  • Empire and identity: A letter to a Chinese friend
  • HRH Premier congratulated by Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister
  • Expert: Bahrain's economic growth north of 4 per cent in 2015

    Mauritus

  • Into Africa, The Last Investing Frontier
  • US Secretary of the Navy Meets Prime Minister
  • Mauritius' SBM Bank H1 profit down 49 pct, hurt by impairments
  • S. Korea's 2015 tax deficit to be higher than expected: report
  • Semashko: Belarus' GDP to go up 2% in 2015

    Jordan

  • PM, TIKA president discuss cooperation
  • Jordan pumps over $350 million into local markets to spur economic ...
  • Jordan pumps over $350 million into local markets to spur economic ...
  • Qatar: Water treatment demonstration facility
  • Jordan's Economy Sees Progress Despite Series of Shocks
  • $265m soft loan from France to fund energy, water projects -- Dumas
  • Jordan's Hikma shares slip on muted 2015 revenue forecast
  • Jordan's debt up 1.2 percent in Feb to $29.3 bln

    Tunisia

  • President of Republic Inaugurates Frigate Made in Tunisia 'Al Istiqlal'
  • Britain must help Tunisia fight terrorism - Prime Minister Habib Essid
  • Tunisia's GDP Growth Seen Slowing to 1% After Attacks
  • Nomination call for UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize 2015
  • Tunisia's Government Pledges to Tackle Terrorism and Jumpstart ...
  • Tunisian, Nigerian Manufacturers to Explore Trade Opportunities
  • Band-aid solution? Saudi Arabia to tighten 2015 budget after oil crash
  • Tunisia: 1 million overnight stays of French and Polish markets ...

    Estonia

  • Cornwall Chamber of Commerce president: I'll move to Estonia if UK ...
  • UEFA Super Cup: Football unites Georgian, Estonian, Romanian ...
  • Estonia shows how sensible taxation helps growth
  • Expected foreign currency inflow this summer will stabilise Georgian ...
  • Baltic states in spotlight as Russia seeks to help "compatriots"
  • The EU will continue to boost Baltic economies in 2014–2020
  • Kyrgyzstan: half an hour before Eurasian Economic Union
  • Euro Drives Estonia Credit Risk Lower as Neighbors Dodge Greek ...

    Serbia

  • Serbian President Rejects State Property Sell-Off Law
  • Serbian prime minister plans to visit Russia in October
  • IMF to upgrade Serbia's GDP growth outlook to 0.5 percent
  • Milan, Italy, design show mixes innovation, fashion, architecture
  • USDA Feed Outlook - April 2013
  • Serb Central Bank Unexpectedly Cuts Rate on Dinar, Inflation
  • Interpol Puts Viktor Yanukovych On Int'l Wanted List

    Ukraine

  • Ukraine 'repels' rare tank assault by pro-Russian rebels
  • Ukraine's prime minister calls for more US investment
  • Conflict, debt and instability threaten Ukraine growth
  • GIB announces €639 million offshore wind fund
  • Syriza's 'Fantasy Politics' Could See Russia Set Up Military Base In ...
  • Why Russia's war on Ukraine's economy needs urgent action from ...
  • China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: Study
  • Templeton Versus Ukraine: Debt Negotiations Enter Crunch Time

    Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria President issued decrees on local elections, referendum on ...
  • Bulgaria's Prime Minister Pledges New Control Unit to Prevent ...
  • Bulgarian central bank expects slower growth in second half 2015
  • Bulgarian Tourism Sector Forecasts 8.5% Growth in 2015
  • Number of live births in Bulgaria 1.5% up in 2014 y/y: NSI
  • Bulgaria's Exports to EU Increased by 12.2% in January-May
  • Bulgaria Swings to Budget Surplus of 0.3% of GDP at End-March
  • Moody's affirms Bulgaria's Baa2 government bond; stable outlook

    Lithuania

  • Lithuanian president: farmers will not benefit from regulation of milk ...
  • Lithuania debates whether to ban burqas
  • Lithuania Economic Growth Continues To Slow In Q2
  • Kinze base boost for Lithuania
  • Baltic states in spotlight as Russia seeks to help "compatriots"
  • Lithuania: Positive change in economy conditioned by ...
  • Lithuania posted the smallest budget deficit in EU in 2014
  • Moody's upgrades Lithuania's government bond ratings to A3; stable ...

    Kuwait

  • President George H.W. Bush created a coalition to liberate Kuwait ...
  • PM Narendra Modi's UAE visit first by an Indian PM in over 30 years
  • Kuwait- Economic Growth Fastest Since Revolution
  • Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund Changing Tack Amid Lower Oil Prices
  • Kuwaitis forced to pay security deposit for Indian maids
  • Saudi Arabia's oil revenues sink 46 per cent in H1 of 2015
  • Kuwait budget surplus up in last fiscal year as spending slows
  • His Highness the Amir inaugurates Al-Shaheed Park project

    Nigeria

  • Boko Haram crisis: Nigerian military chiefs given deadline
  • Tanzanian opposition pick ex-prime minister for presidential race
  • Nothing to Show for Economic Growth - Buhari
  • Checking revenue leakage with pioneer statues review
  • World Population May Soon Hit 11 Billion: What's The Driving Factor ...
  • Manufacturers demand intervention to meet 20% non-oil export target
  • Another headache for giant of Africa
  • Nigeria's debt service set to exceed 25% of revenue

    Argentina

  • Leading Argentine presidential candidate returns from Italy for floods ...
  • Politics this week
  • Argentina: Great Economists, Awful Economy
  • Argentina: Who Tinkered W/ Dead Prosecutor's Laptop?
  • 10 Wines To Watch From South America Now
  • Greece is not Argentina
  • Argentina goes for second-hand jets for air force
  • US appeals court overturns ruling favoring bondholders in Argentina ...

    Pakistan

  • Afghan president in last-ditch attempt to repair ties with Pakistan
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan Discuss Recent Attacks
  • Sustainability of Pakistan's Economic Growth
  • Lower expenses shore up ABL's earnings
  • What Will it Take to Realize Pakistan's Potential?
  • An export economy
  • Budget FY16: 'Carrot of incentives' and 'stick of taxes'
  • UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and ...

    Morocco

  • President of National Council highlights need for pressure on ...
  • Prime Minister Warns Against Impact of Drugs Coming From Morocco
  • Morocco Under King Mohammed Vi - 16 Years of Economic and ...
  • India Debt Fears Rise Amid High-Profile Defaults
  • Fine wines flourishing in Muslim Morocco
  • Vital for EAC to support drug firms
  • Turkey and the West — Getting Results From Crisis
  • Morocco, Most Indebted Arab and African Country: McKinsey

    Kenya

  • CNN Boss Apologizes To Kenya Over Terrorism Slur
  • Why did Italian Prime Minister wear body armor to meet with Kenya's ...
  • Obama in Kenya: An Upbeat Tone, but Notes of Discord, Too
  • KenInvest in Sh150 billion annual investment growth plan
  • Kenya Retracts Plans To Close Dadaab, World's Largest Refugee ...
  • Uhuru Raps Raila Over Uganda Sugar Deal, Amina Says No Pact ...
  • Kenya's 43% Unemployment: Remedy; Obama's Entrepreneurship?
  • Fitch: East Africa Budgets Show Divergent Fiscal Paths

    Oman

  • His Majesty receives thanks cable from Djiboutian president
  • Libya chaos deepens as prime minister says he will resign
  • Oman Air-Cargolux launch second freighter flight to Chennai
  • Investment in infrastructure will drive Oman's tourism growth: Travel ...
  • Ex-President Warren Harding's love child confirmed
  • The quiet overachiever: Is Oman going to do better than its GCC ...
  • The oil price slump that is good for America is hurting Oman
  • National Bank of Oman shareholders approve capital increase

    Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan's Akorda among world's most beautiful presidential ...
  • Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations
  • IMF Raises Kazakh GDP Growth Forecast to 3.25 Percent in 2016
  • Kazakhstan Wants to Turn Baikonur Cosmodrome Into Tourist ...
  • The Unusual Partnership of Singapore and Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan Strives for Stability in Afghanistan
  • Economic slowdown expected in Central Asia in 2015: IMF
  • Kazakhstan May Limit Borrowing by State Companies, Zamishev Says

    Vietnam

  • Bangladeshi President starts Viet Nam visit
  • Libyan Prime Minister announces resignation live on TV
  • Vietnam economic growth challenges transportation and logistic ...
  • Malayan Banking Bhd ups Vietnam investment to $50m
  • More than a tipple
  • Vietnam in the UK's Pivot to ASEAN
  • Vietnam's agro-exports need big revamp to regain shine
  • Ai hưởng lợi từ tăng trưởng chứng khoán?

    Slovenia

  • Slovenia Leaves Decision on Arbitrator to Tribunal President
  • Prime Minister Miroslav Cerar: Slovenia for lifting sanctions against ...
  • How Slovenia turned itself around
  • Road privatisation could bring Croatia 4 billion Euros
  • Greater Cleveland Slovenians revel in World Cup soccer match ...
  • Exports Up 6%, Imports 4% in H1 Y/Y
  • Slovenia deficit seen soaring to 7.1 percent of GDP next year
  • Tomorrow... Hungary gets another chance

    Romania

  • President Timofti promulgates law on financial support granted by ...
  • UEFA Super Cup: Football unites Georgian, Estonian, Romanian ...
  • Romania's president rejects tax law which could lead to ...
  • Romanian CEO of cable company UPC also appointed at helm of ...
  • Egypt And Ukraine: Costs Of Keeping Failing States Afloat
  • Agriculture: Romania exports 50-60% of total honey production ...
  • Hungary, Factors to watch, May 14

    Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Arabia VS President Obama and Secretary Kerry
  • Berlusconi 'selling villa to Saudi royalty' for $740 million
  • Saudi Arabia Issues Bonds Worth $5 Billion to Plug Budget Shortfall
  • Euromoney conference to focus on sustainable growth
  • Deconstructing Senator Chuck Schumer's Pro-War Statement About ...
  • Is Jeb Bush's goal of 4 percent economic growth really that crazy?
  • Saudi Arabia Budget Insulated from Effects of Lower Oil Prices
  • Saudi Fransi Capital says three big IPOs in pipeline as market booms ?>
  • 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