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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


2015-06-30
ML Morning Meeting. Its grisis!
Grisis is worst then Great Depression in terms of days. Some, like (AEI�s Desmond Lachman) argue that all sorts of austerities is to blame. That despite the austerity within a Euro straitjacket public debt to GDP ratio has risen to 180 percent.


2015-06-30
MidLincoln ChartArt
One reason why China capital flow is in the outflow mode, is that quota for SWF seeking yuan exposure is much less then demand. Chart shows that Indian investment case is not as clear cut as it looks on the headline growth number. Greece is one o


2015-06-29
ML Weekly
Comment Some snapshot numbers for the week: as been already mentioned China domestic stocks are down 12% past week. Hang Seng is also down 4.5%. Russian stocks were also weak. Euro denominated Dax are the leaders on the back of Greek shenanigan da


2015-06-29
ML Weekly Fund Flow
Emerging markets fund flow showed -51.1 USD mn of outflow.. While Frontier Markets funds showed 2.8 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed 9.9 USD mn of inflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed -5.1 USD mn of outflow. CHINA Equity fun
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2015-06-29
MidLincoln Equity Model Portfolio Performance 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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2015-06-26
ML Morning Meeting
This chart recalls on SA PE multiple and bonds spreads in the times of apartheid and sanctions. PE especially very much looks like Russia now (comes from the Ecomonist). While Bond spreads also expectedly widened< though the move in bonds was not as


2015-06-26
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent EIA Cuts 2015 Average Price for a Barrel of Brent Crude Oil Surplus hits price of physical oil cargoes US crude nudges lower on refined products build Oil price could get stuck for the long term China stocks fall more than 7% Oil Ta


2015-06-25
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Russian hawks destabilise in Armenia? Inter Rao, a company which owns all electricity assets in Armenia, and is linked to Russian siloviki circles, is behind electricity tariff rises in one of the poorest former Soviet countries Comment:


2015-06-25
MidLincoln Index Atlas - ML Global Financial Infrastructure Index
MidLincoln Global Financial Infrastructure Index is an equal weighted index created by MidLincoln Research to track performance and fundamentals of global stocks in the sub-industry of stock and commodities exchanges. It includes stocks of all major


2015-06-25
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondARGENTINA REPUBLIC OF 33ARGENTINA (REPUBLIC OF) 33ZAMBIA (REPUBLIC OF) RegS 24ARGENTINA (REPUBLIC OF) 38 Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops Week Change USD E
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2015-06-24
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: NATO Defence Spending By Country Greece is one of the top spenders on defence among NATO members and it has posted one of the biggest increases Comment: Markets are weaker vs. Monday morning levels RTS index is leading the losers. Japan s


2015-06-24
MidLincoln GEM Equity Model Portfolio
YTD our model portfolio is up 4.7% while our GEM benchmark is up 6.5% 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 countri
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2015-06-22
ML Weekly and Introducing MidLincoln Tales
Due to severe technical difficulties, our ML Weekly is abridged version today, and especially in terms of data. But! We are introducing something we wanted to launch for a long time but were always pressed for time by always stressful technology.


2015-06-19
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent EIA Cuts 2015 Average Price for a Barrel of Brent Crude Oil UPDATE 10-US crude oil up as tropical storm goes ashore in Texas Oil Markets Higher on Weaker Dollar Credit Suisse won't rule out second slump in crude oil prices Surplus hits
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2015-06-19
MidLincoln Top 20 Internet Stocks Index
ML Top 20 Global Internet Stocks Index is an equity benchmark created by MidLincoln Research consisting of global developed and emerging markets internet stocks chosen to represent global internet leading companies. Index is calculated in USD. Stocks


2015-06-18
ML Index Atlas - Global Developed Markets Dividend Index
ML Developed Markets Dividends Index is an equity benchmark created by MidLincoln Research consisting of global developed markets stocks with fairly top dividends. Index is calculated in USD. Stocks are equally weighted. It is calculated net of divi


2015-06-18
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly BondUKRAINE (GOVERNMENT) RegS 17PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA SA RegS 17UKRAINE (GOVERNMENT OF) RegS 20UKRAINE (GOVERNMENT OF) RegS 23 Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Drops


2015-06-17
MidLincoln Index Atlas - Russian Dividend Index
MidLincoln Research launches Index Atlas product, which aimed at benchmarking various indexes, strategies, and baskets. Over the next few weeks a number of indexes, strategies and baskets will be presented. We launch this product with an introducti


2015-06-16
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Jaiprakash Associates Ltd,Sistema JSFC,CAP SA,Assore Ltd,Oi SA,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Jindal Steel & Power Ltd,AFK Sistema,Cia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais-COPASA,TMK OAO) Change in earnings
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2015-06-15
ML Weekly
Comment: Stocks finish last week mixed. Russian stocks are stronger, Indonesia and Turkey stocks lag. Emerging market bonds are slightly weaker across the board but Russia and Turkey are among the biggest losers in Sovereign fixed income space G


2015-06-15
ML Model Equity Portfolio Performance Update
Performance update since inception of Feb 3 2014 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include Brazil, Korea, Russia, South , Turkey, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include China, India, Countries w
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2015-06-15
ML Fund Flow Weekly
Emerging markets fund flow showed -613.2 USD mn of outflow.. While Frontier Markets funds showed -0.1 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed 27.1 USD mn of inflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 51.6 USD mn of inflow. CHINA 0 funds
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2015-06-12
ML Morning Meeting
Chart shows that Indian investment case is not as clear cut as it looks on the headline growth number. We also think that initial frenzy has with stocks is done. Now companies need to report real profits to bring earnings numbers and earnings re GDP


2015-06-12
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
(we hope that LME steel price chart is just a mistake(( ...) OIL Brent Inside Credit: Fitch Revises Its Oil and Gas Price Assumptions Oil futures fall further on oversupply concerns Bernstein Stays Positive About Long-Term Oil Price Brent up,


2015-06-11
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: One reason why China capital flow is in the outflow mode, is that quota for SWF seeking yuan exposure is much less then demand. (Source: Bloomberg, Invesco) Comment: Stocks are a bit stronger. Russian stocks lead the gains this week up 5%


2015-06-11
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 BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF RegS 22VENEZUELA BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF RegS 31 Top 20
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2015-06-10
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: Brazil is pretty close to the bottom. April industrial production figures surprised slightly on the upside, but still declined by 1.2% from March. IP is down 7.6% from April of last year. And year-to-date, IP is down 6.3%. It's likely now that


2015-06-10
MidLincoln ChartArt Collection
Chart 1. This chart comes from SocGena and India Business Insider SocGen's swan chart is trying to show that Chart 2. This chart shows the pain that Russians undertake for their shortsighted strategy in eastern Ukraine and as a result of overdep


2015-06-09
ML Morning Meeting
Chart which comes from Hurriyet Daily News and albawaba.com shows that Sunday's election in Turkey was historic in another way ' more female delegates were elected than ever before, from 79 in 2011 to Sunday's 96. And it's thanks largely to the HDP,


2015-06-09
ML Model Equity Portfolio
Since last rebalancing on 2015-05-21 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include China, Countries where we
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2015-06-08
ML Bigdata Weekly
Comment: China domestic stocks soar last week ahead of this week's exports report as well as China new loans report this week Russia stocks as well as the ruble collapse. Oil price price is down a notch but is firmly above 63$ for the Brent, awa


2015-06-08
ML Weekly Fund flow
Emerging markets fund flow showed -639.9 USD mn of outflow.. While Frontier Markets funds showed 2.9 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -109.5 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 1.5 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equity fu
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2015-06-05
ML Morning Meeting
Emerging Market Commodities producers face similar problems.. Here they are explained with few charts using South Africa as an Example (This comes from seekingalpha.com).
2008 crisis is really at the root of the problem. Stimulus-driven growth was


2015-06-05
ML Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent NATURAL GAS GOLD Silver Platinum Palladium Copper Nickel Metal Steel Wheat Corn Oats Rice Soybeans COCOA Coffee Surgar Cattle Hogs
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2015-06-05
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Jaiprakash Associates Ltd,Sistema JSFC,CAP SA,Assore Ltd,Oi SA,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Jindal Steel & Power Ltd,AFK Sistema,Cia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais-COPASA,TMK OAO) Change in earning
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2015-06-04
ML Morning Meeting
This chart comes from SocGen and India Business Insider SocGen's swan chart is trying to show that there are more economic and geopolitical risks then rewards and that could could seriously rock the economy and the markets if these risks occur. Thi


2015-06-04
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
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2015-06-03
ML Morning Meeting
Chart today shows the pain that Russians undertake for their strategy in eastern Ukraine and as a result of overdependance on oil... Comment: China domestic stocks are very strong again vs. Monday levels. Brazil stock are also strong. Doll


2015-06-02
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: 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) Comment: China, Pakistan stocks lead at the start of the week, Turkey, Russian stocks


2015-06-02
MidLincoln Monthly Strategy Reminder
NB. -->Our flagship Monthly Strategy was out yesterday. Please do not miss. Some exerpts include: "China again looks pretty risky given more news of a slowdown. Liberalisation, that was supposed to increase investment into China, on the other han
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2015-06-01
ML Weekly
Chart: Dollar has more room to grow. Comment: China stocks retreat, Japan equities come up as winners last week, Russian stocks collapse. Oil price is quite stable, trading around 65$/bbl of Brent. US dollar is quite strong moving up m


2015-06-01
ML Model Equity Portfolio Performance Updated
Portfolio rules: We maintain 5 longs and 5 shorts for each country. Portfolio is equally weighted for each stock and for each country. Country, stocks weights are set to equal at each reporting date. Performance reported is therefore simple average o
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2015-05-31
ML Weekly Fund Flow Report
Emerging markets fund flow showed 11.4 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 0.4 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -15.9 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 4.2 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equity funds s


2015-05-30
Russia BigData Monthly Performance Review
Russia RTSI$:IND Index lost-5.32% last month. To finish the month at 976.48 MSCI Russia Index lost-5.89% last month. Its overall up 30.46% since the beginning of the year.


2015-05-29
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Brent Prices Fall Amid Strengthening USD Government Interim Subsidy Share Mechanism To Benefit Indian Oil ... MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil's drop may pressure Gulf; passive funds ... Oil price rise: is the world running short of oil? Platinum pr


2015-05-29
ML Morning Meeting
Chart: While nominal yuan is quite weak, trade weighted yuan goes from strength to strength Comment: China domestic stocks retreat, Russian stocks fall. Dollar is strong Energy prices are weak, softs are a bit better. Greek yields are a


2015-05-28
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 details a


2015-05-28
MidLincoln Chart Art
Chart 1. In June Saudi stock market is set to open up for QIBs with 5bn$ AUM. Tadawul Index is remarkably flat this year however. Chart 2. China huge private debt problem is offest by relatively small public debt Chart 3. Is reais weakness yeste


2015-05-28
ML Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Jaiprakash Associates Ltd,Assore Ltd,CAP SA,Sistema JSFC,Oi SA,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,AFK Sistema,Reliance Communications Ltd,Samsung Techwin Co Ltd,Cia de Saneamento de Minas Gerais-COPASA)


2015-05-27
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 details a


2015-05-27
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


2015-05-26
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 details a


2015-05-26
MidLincoln Bigdata Industry/Sectors Overview
Our stance Our favorites this year - industrials were among the best last week while another our favorite materials stocks did not as good last week. We maintain our focus on these two sectors. Key Industry News Communications Page .. D


2015-05-25
ML Weekly May 25
Chart: Turkey is one of the few places with negative real rates. (source: livemint.com) Key Comment Despite all its problems, Turkey is one of the few places on the emerging markets with negative real rates. German stocks bounce, China domes


2015-05-24
MidLincoln Weekly Fund Flow
Emerging markets fund flow showed 80.2 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 0.0 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -26.0 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed -2.3 USD mn of outflow. CHINA Equity fun


2015-05-22
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


2015-05-22
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Platinum price at 6-week high on deficit predictions North American Palladium Announces First Quarter 2015 Results Chinese Demand on Platinum, Palladium Drops, Prices Hit Bottom The GFMS Platinum & Palladium Survey 2015 North America


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


2015-05-21
ML GEMs Equity Model Portfolio Rebalancing

Since last rebalancing on 2015-04-23
Countries where we have done well in relative terms include Brazil, India, Russia, Korea, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include China, South Africa, Turkey,
Count


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

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Chart which comes from Hurriyet Daily News and albawaba.com shows that Sunday's election in Turkey



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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



This chart shows Petrobras quintupling average monthly production numbers (comes from Trefis Research) during the last 6-7 years and share price (from Bloomberg) falling in direct reciprocity by 80% or so during the same time.



China domestic shares are on amazing rally backed by lower rates and liberalisation possibilities



Oil Production (JODI, oilprice.com) in thousands of barrels per day Kbpd. Russia and the US have been the only 2 major sources of growth..The sanctions will arrest any Russian positive developments and the oil prices drop potentially will have negative impact on the US growth, implying some ceiling on the levels of global oil production as well as support of oil price.



Russia has inflation problem, but managed but its CA is contained (maybe even in surplus), India has CA problem but its Inflation is contained, Brazil and Turkey this years problem children have both problems on CA side as well as on inflation side. (Chart from the FT)



Hong Kong's yuan deposits are close to the record 1 trillion yuan reached in December. Global central banks orders for yuan is 50% oversubscribed. They placed 3.66 billion yuan worth of subscriptions for the 2 billion yuan sale dedicated for them. China increases supply of Yuan outside of China. Hong Kong's one-month yuan interbank offered rate has tumbled 373 basis points to 2.63 percent from a record 6.36 percent in February. Dim sum bonds are bonds issued outside of China but denominated in Chinese renminbi, rather than in HKD. Dim Sum bonds issuance slowed a little (data from Bloomberg) but is still on the upward trend.



According to official data, (This chart comes from FT) China recorded the highest balance of payments deficit ever in the first quarter of 2015. It was only $80 billion but it means that a record of $159 billion in capital left the country to look for better returns elsewhere. As with all data coming out of China, it needs to be taken with a grain of salt. But is the liberalisation aiding Chinese to take money out?



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.(source:investorschronicle.co.uk, S&P Capital IQ)



Turkey equities - support is higher and higher. Good sign.



Is oil price set to fall?



As Usual Growth Is Better than Value



Is reais weakness yesterday a precursor to GEM wide problems?



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.



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."


Countries of Focus BRICS+, FSU, Frontier



BRICS+=CRABSTICKS


Russia

  • Russia's political elite mourn former prime minister Primakov
  • Russia's political elite mourn former prime minister Primakov
  • Cheese Will Not Save the Russian Economy
  • China, Russia to increase bilateral investment, financial cooperation
  • Russia's Population Is Still Growing, But Trouble Lies Ahead
  • Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban: How Increased US Exports will hurt ...
  • Ruble Slides to 3-Week Low as Greece Turmoil Adds to Oil Decline
  • 'If Greek financial assistance is needed, we will consider that ...

    China

  • A handshake between China's president and Hong Kong's financial ...
  • AIIB Good Recipe to Solve Global Economic Slump – China's Prime ...
  • The economics and politics of China's New Silk Road
  • Ivanhoe Cambridge Doubles China Investment to $1 Billion
  • The Chinese firm that can build a skyscraper in a matter of weeks
  • Xiaomi takes aim at Apple's phablet with new device
  • China's debt plan a 'bailout'

    South Africa

  • South African president details police killings of strikers
  • Prime Minister Arrives in Johannesburg to attend 25th AU summit
  • South Africa in the grip of stagflation
  • US and Chinese investments in Africa do not conflict: expert
  • Today in history: A day of tragic resonance for South Africa
  • Deslin Naidoo - Take a 20-year view when investing in Africa
  • Reduce data charges now, GSMA tells mobile operators
  • Budget 2015: SA's Debt:GDP ratio - Scariest graphic in Nene's ...

    Korea

  • Korea's President Park, Japan's Prime Minister Abe Marching To ...
  • Korea's President Park, Japan's Prime Minister Abe Marching To ...
  • South Korea cuts economic growth forecast and plans stimulus as ...
  • Secondary market no longer second best
  • Industrial hub Ulsan a warning for cooling South Korea
  • (4th LD) S. Korea beefing up market monitoring amid Greek default ...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 to Be Available in 125 Markets on the Globe
  • What does North Korean leader Kim Jong-un really want?

    India

  • President of India's message on the Occasion of the Ninth Statistics ...
  • #SelfieWithDaughter: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ...
  • Have we grown that fast? Making sense of India's new GDP numbers
  • “We look at top-line growth, margin growth and the cash conversion ...
  • In India, the big drag on economic progress is agriculture
  • Greece crisis: Govt wary of capital outflows, toll on exports
  • Royal Orchid's Keshav Baljee launches branded hotel aggregator ...
  • India indebtedness—a steady track record

    Turkey

  • Turkey Plans to Invade Syria, But to Stop the Kurds, Not ISIS
  • Turkish prime minister: We will 'never allow' the formation of a ...
  • Turkey's Economic Growth Beats Expectations
  • Why do Turks invest so much in construction?
  • In Turkey, Mexico, voters try to strengthen democracy
  • Dr. Veysel Yayan: Decline in steel output caused by higher input ...
  • It is not true that nuclear is cheaper
  • Merchants Should Remain On Course in Emerging Markets

    Brazil

  • Brazil's President Seeks Investment During US Visit
  • Chinese Vice Prime Minister in Brazil to Strengthen Relations
  • Brazilian Inflation and Growth Get Worse
  • Recap for Traders: 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), Bank of America ...
  • HSBC on tackling Brazil’s retirement plan deficit | World Finance
  • A Look at Brazil's Commodities Exports
  • Brazil announces US$ 22.5bn spending cuts and confirms minister ...
  • Moody's affirms ratings assigned to Caixa and BNDES and assigns ...

    Australia

  • Australian Greek community prepares exodus, sends money home
  • Singapore, Australia premiers strengthen ties over barbecue
  • A key engine of economic growth is faltering
  • The industries set to fly and fall in 2015-16
  • Australia dreams again of developing the north
  • Beef prices weaken during first third of year
  • Parko slams both parties' Budget ineptitude
  • Why Has Australian Household Debt Tripled in the Last 25 Years?

    Canada

  • MacPhail joins Phillies, will be president after season
  • Prime Minister congratulates Jwala, Ashwini for winning Canada ...
  • The miserable truth to Canada's economic recovery
  • Canadian programs help save lives of vulnerable mothers and ...
  • Condo boom has helped stabilize housing market: CIBC
  • Euro rises to 1.1006 on optimism over Greek debt: June 1, 2015
  • Austerity agenda is detrimental towards women
  • Calgary vs BC Live Stream CFL 2015

    Former Soviet Union Countries


    Georgia

  • AP Interview: Georgian president: Russian military poised to expand ...
  • Prime Minister chairs Georgia's delegation to EU Riga summit
  • Economists say Georgia must work to stay competitive
  • United States Trade Mission arrives in Georgia
  • Water use in Georgia declines, even as population grows
  • Perfect Timing? Gov. Deal Heading to Brazil as Investments Rise
  • Back from the dead: Voucher/education savings account bill
  • Major credit agencies agree to changes

    Armenia

  • Armenia is committed to deepen cooperation with the EU: President ...
  • Statement From Boston's Turkish Consul General & The Turkish ...
  • Government to do everything to provide for economic growth: PM
  • General Electric to sell property portfolio worth $26.5bn
  • S. Enders Wimbush: The Fading Voice of Liberty
  • Armenia to export wild water animals to Europe
  • No official minimum consumer basket in Armenia - NGO head
  • Armenia Lays Groundwork for Dollar Bond Sale

    Belarus

  • Belarus president urges to finalize amendments to land use legislation
  • President Ilham Aliyev receives Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus
  • China-Belarus industrial park to play key role in Silk Road initiative
  • PM seeks Belarus investment
  • 'West is best' say global economists
  • Belarus Will Start the New Year with a Wishful Budget
  • Belarus revenues from oil export duties below expectations
  • Emerging fund managers stuck in buy-and-hold as trading shrivels

    Russia

  • Russia's political elite mourn former prime minister Primakov
  • Russia's political elite mourn former prime minister Primakov
  • Cheese Will Not Save the Russian Economy
  • China, Russia to increase bilateral investment, financial cooperation
  • Russia's Population Is Still Growing, But Trouble Lies Ahead
  • Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban: How Increased US Exports will hurt ...
  • Ruble Slides to 3-Week Low as Greece Turmoil Adds to Oil Decline
  • 'If Greek financial assistance is needed, we will consider that ...

    Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan's President Is Re-elected by Almost Every Voter
  • France/Kazakhstan: Letter to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on ...
  • World Bank Updated Forecast Predicts 2016-17 Kazakh Economic ...
  • 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

  • Armenian President to leave for Latvia on working visit
  • David Cameron arrives in Riga to press case for EU reform
  • Latvian Economy Ministry keeps GDP growth forecast at 2% for 2015
  • Latvia's investment climate improves
  • A large part Latvia's residents want to buy a detached house
  • Latvian Economy Ministry keeps GDP growth forecast at 2% for 2015
  • AS „TRASTA KOMERCBANKA” audited financial report for the year ...
  • Milda or Europa?

    Lithuania

  • Lithuanian PM and President of Kazakhstan admit high potential for ...
  • Lithuanian PM and President of Kazakhstan admit high potential for ...
  • Latvia posts faster economic growth in Q1 than Estonia and Lithuania
  • Kinze base boost for Lithuania
  • Lithuania bans Russian TV station over alleged 'warmongering'
  • Business Is Hot in the Baltics
  • Lithuania posted the smallest budget deficit in EU in 2014
  • Moody's upgrades Lithuania's government bond ratings to A3; stable ...

    Estonia

  • Fearing Russian expansion, Baltic nations step up military exercises
  • Estonia's Prime Minister Explains Why A Digital Government Is The ...
  • Estonia Q1 Economic Growth Slows
  • Tbilisi to host Georgia-Estonia business forum
  • US Is Losing Information War Against Russia And ISIS
  • 23rd anniversary of Uzbekistan independence: President's address
  • Kyrgyzstan: half an hour before Eurasian Economic Union
  • Euro Drives Estonia Credit Risk Lower as Neighbors Dodge Greek ...

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Kyrgyzstan Joins Eurasian Economic Union Accession
  • PM Nawaz in Bishkek: Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan to boost trade ties
  • Kyrgyzstan and the Eurasian Economic Union: The view from Bishkek
  • IMF completes final review of Kyrgyzstan's economic performance
  • Roza Otunbayeva sworn in, becoming Central Asia's first female ...
  • Kyrgyzstan's Power Sector Kept Waiting for Reform
  • Budget.kg: beware of builders
  • Move from Kyrgyzstan to put (a little) space between US, Russian ...

    Tajikistan

  • How a Schoolboy 'Son' of Tajikistan's President Extracted a Massive ...
  • High-level gathering: PM to attend water conference in Tajikistan
  • Banking and microfinance expansion drives economic development
  • China's New Silk Road to Benefit Frontier Markets
  • €20 million loan to BMCE Bank for energy efficiency
  • 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's President Jockeys Another Title, His Grandson ...
  • Turkmenistan and Pakistan reconfirm energy ties
  • Economic growth in Turkmenistan
  • 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

  • Nagorno Karabakh has no relation whatsoever to Azerbaijan's ...
  • Millionaire tycoon linked to former prime minister Tony Blair arrested
  • EBRD keeps economic growth forecast for Azerbaijan unchanged
  • RS classes crew boat trio for the Caspian Sea
  • Azerbaijan. A powerful regional hub again
  • Azerbaijan, Czech companies ink railway agreement
  • Baku 2015 to contribute greatly to Azerbaijan's economy
  • Citigroup Sells Most Azerbaijan-Linked Notes Since 2008

    Moldova

  • Belarus Ambassador presents credentials to Moldova President
  • Moldova: Banking Scandal Threatens Support For EU-Friendly ...
  • The Unfolding Financial Crisis Threatening Moldova
  • Barroso on the benefits of the association agreement with Moldova
  • Inside an Exorcism in Europe's Poorest Country
  • The Danube provides new trade route for Moldova
  • Moldovan Parliament Ratifies Key EU Accord
  • How Did One Billion Dollars Disappear From This Small Country?

    Ukraine

  • EU Offers Eastern Neighbors Solidarity at Summit, but Little Else
  • EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm
  • Polish Lessons for the Ukrainian Economy
  • Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter - Country Snapshot: Bangladesh
  • Brad Bird: ​Why Canada stands with Ukraine and what it is doing to ...
  • EU Parliament Approves Zero Tariff Extension for Ukraine Exports
  • Argentina Veteran Sees Ukraine Debt-Talks Risk as Deadline Looms

    Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan president to visit S. Korea next week
  • France/Kazakhstan: Letter to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on ...
  • IMF says strong Uzbek growth hinges on speedy private sector reform
  • Over $120 bln of foreign investments drawn in Uzbek economy so far
  • Karimov's Crumbling Kleptocracy
  • Uzbekistan Energy Profile: Production Hurt By Poor Infrastructure ...
  • Courted By The US And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

    Frontier Countries


    Mongolia

  • PM Modi gifts rare 13th century manuscript to the President of ...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'strikes new chord' with Mongolia on ...
  • Rio Tinto and Mongolia sign multibillion dollar deal on mine expansion
  • Mongolia: new Samurai bond puts fiscal rules in spotlight
  • Mongolia wrestles with its past in presidential election
  • Mongolia sees new rail link to China as key to coal sales
  • Aspiration and desperation for becoming Saudi Arabia
  • Mongolia to negotiate with int'l investors on coal project

    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/a>

  • 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
  • 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

  • Fearing Russian expansion, Baltic nations step up military exercises
  • Estonia's Prime Minister Explains Why A Digital Government Is The ...
  • Estonia Q1 Economic Growth Slows
  • Tbilisi to host Georgia-Estonia business forum
  • US Is Losing Information War Against Russia And ISIS
  • 23rd anniversary of Uzbekistan independence: President's address
  • 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

  • EU Offers Eastern Neighbors Solidarity at Summit, but Little Else
  • EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm
  • Polish Lessons for the Ukrainian Economy
  • Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter - Country Snapshot: Bangladesh
  • Brad Bird: ​Why Canada stands with Ukraine and what it is doing to ...
  • EU Parliament Approves Zero Tariff Extension for Ukraine Exports
  • Argentina Veteran Sees Ukraine Debt-Talks Risk as Deadline Looms

    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 PM and President of Kazakhstan admit high potential for ...
  • Lithuanian PM and President of Kazakhstan admit high potential for ...
  • Latvia posts faster economic growth in Q1 than Estonia and Lithuania
  • Kinze base boost for Lithuania
  • Lithuania bans Russian TV station over alleged 'warmongering'
  • Business Is Hot in the Baltics
  • Lithuania posted the smallest budget deficit in EU in 2014
  • Moody's upgrades Lithuania's government bond ratings to A3; stable ...

    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
  • France/Kazakhstan: Letter to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on ...
  • World Bank Updated Forecast Predicts 2016-17 Kazakh Economic ...
  • 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