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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


2015-04-24
ML Morning Meeting
Stocks finishing as leaders this week are in Russia, Brazil and in China. Indian stocks are down again this week. Brent oil price bounced and is up almost 2% for the week @ 64.5$/bbl Greek yields are substantially lower down to 11% yields.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


2015-04-17
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent US EIA slashes Brent, WTI price forecasts, boosts supply outlook Oil turns higher, rallies to 2015 high on Yemen conflict Platinum becomes cheaper than gold; demand up 40-50% in Indian ... Citigroup Inc. Cuts Aquarius Platinum Limited
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2015-04-17
GosPlan/StatePlan Russian SOE Strategy
Contact us to license Gosplan Strategy Enel OGK-5 Utilities Enel, perfezionata vendita 40% Se Hydropower a Sel per 345 milioni Enel Russia vede nel 2015 calo Ebitda del 20,6%, utile netto a 4,3 ... Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System


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


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


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


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


2015-04-15
Midlincoln Research CIS Economics and Politics Update
IMF downgrades growth for most of the FSU countries while Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Georgia, Baltic States remain the only FSU states accessible for portfolio investors. (Please excuse the tech glitch with MLGEM Strategy 2 previous emails) G
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2015-04-14
ML Morning Meeting
China continues stronger despite yesterday disappointing export report. IMF will deliver its spring world's economic outlook. Yemen, Ukraine, Russia's weapons deal with Iran as well as looming Greece default in the spotlight.


2015-04-14
MidLincoln Bigdata Industry/Sectors Overview
Our stance Industrials had an excellent run last week, especially well did China industrials stocks. We maintain our preference for industrials and materials, in the longer term this year. Technology stocks lagged. Key Industry News Communica
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2015-04-14
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Oi SA,CAP SA,Assore Ltd,Sistema JSFC,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Kumba Iron Ore Ltd,Arteris SA,Bumi Armada Bhd,Jaiprakash Associates Ltd,AFK Sistema) Change in earnings estimates (Hyundai Secu
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2015-04-13
ML GEMs Equity Model Portfolio
Since last rebalancing on 2015-03-16 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Countries where we
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2015-04-13
ML Weekly Markets, Economics, Politics Apr 13
Key Comment China, Russia stocks finished the previous week as leaders while Turkish stocks lagged. Ruble, reais were winners in currency trades while euro was absolute losers. Oil price moved up almost 5% on Yemen insurgence. Quite a tense


2015-04-13
Midlincoln Aggregates for fund flow for week ending last Friday (inclusive)
BRAZIL Equity funds showed -0.1 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed -0.4 USD mn of outflow. CHINA Equity funds showed 136.7 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Fixed Income funds showed 0.8 USD mn of inflow. INDIA Equity funds showed -5.8 U


2015-04-10
ML Morning Meeting
Russian stocks are finishing the week as leaders followed by Hong Kong stocks and China domestic stocks. US, Turkey stocks lag. Euro was quite weak vs. the USD down 3% also weak was Turkish lira. Rub, BRL and INR all finishing up the week in green


2015-04-10
GosPlan/StatePlan Russian SOE Strategy
Enel OGK-5 Utilities Enel Russia vede nel 2015 calo Ebitda del 20,6%, utile netto a 4,3 ... Enel, Starace: nessuna vendita quote Endesa, EGP o OGk5 Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System Utilities Federal Grid adjusted earnings up IMF, Re


2015-04-10
Midlincoln Research Frontier Markets, Econ Update
Frontier markets returns are miserable this year. With the exception of Argentina, Saudi Arabia stock performances are sluggish. Balkans are the laggards. I guess, there is little hope if you live between Greece and Ukraine MSCI Frontier Indexes YT
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2015-04-10
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly (Complementary Issue)
OIL Brent Supply tsunami real issue; Brent price recovery in H2: ANZ Oil Prices Tumble as Supplies Hit New Record Asian Buyers Seize on Oil-Price Spread Brent oil prices to retest support at $53.26/bbl Brent oil prices decline 4 per cent on tent


2015-04-09
ML Morning Meeting
Hang Seng now surpassed the RTS in weekly gains. Since monday the Hong Kong Index gained 7% as China Hong Kong stocks in spotlight amid discount to mainland shares. Ruble reais and aussie are very strong this week. Rub and BRL are strong on the b

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Countries of Focus BRICS+, FSU, Frontier



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Russia

  • Argentinian President to RT: 'It is an absurd to really think that ...
  • 'Russian trace' in resignation of South Korean Prime Minister
  • Vladimir Putin Says Russia Could Return to Economic Growth ...
  • Putin Thrives on Russian Passivity
  • Russia's Population Is Still Growing, But Trouble Lies Ahead
  • Ssangyong Motor Sees Greatest Domestic Sales in 10 Years
  • Here's Why Europe is Taking on Russia's Gazprom
  • Can Islamic money be a remedy for Russia's economic problems?

    China

  • China's President Promises Pakistan $45B In Investment
  • China to Host Prime Minister Narendra Modi With High-Profile Events
  • China's economic growth drops to slowest pace since 2009
  • China's investment to help achieve growth upto 8 per cent
  • China's digital games market growth is 5 times bigger than the rest ...
  • China stocks rise again despite bad March export data
  • Off-budget Funds: What Can Gov't Do to Better Track Department ...
  • China Wall of Exported Developer Debt Falls on Global Funds

    South Africa

  • South African president calls for efforts to fight xenophobia
  • Brian Mulroney named to South African honour
  • South Africa ratings cut can damage stability - Reserve Bank
  • Dangote Cement Contends with High Financial Charges
  • How Africa's underdevelopment fuelled South Africa's Xenophobia
  • AGOA Extension Bill Overcomes Poultry Dispute to Reach Congress
  • Xenophobia In South Africa: Driven By Apartheid Legacy Of White ...
  • South Africa ratings cut can damage stability - Reserve Bank

    Korea

  • Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president
  • South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign
  • (3rd LD) S. Korea's economic growth picks up in Q1
  • Popular TV Show Draws South Koreans to Europe in Unseen ...
  • Popular TV Show Draws South Koreans to Europe in Unseen ...
  • South Korea's Next Export Worry: Price Cuts in Japan
  • SK Telecom to Launch a Follow-up Model to Smart Beam
  • Russia May Supply Natural Gas to North Korea

    India

  • Can Indian elephant take on Chinese dragon? 'Not in the next 20 ...
  • PM marks successful visit to Canada by Indian Prime Minister ...
  • Can MSMEs perk up India's economic
  • India's Investment Climate 'Better' Than Other BRIC Countries, Says ...
  • Why India's e-commerce boom will look nothing like China's
  • Global headwinds drag India's exports
  • WNS' (WNS) CEO Keshav Murugesh on Q4 2015 Results - Earnings ...
  • Rs 600 cr govt dues adds to Air India's debt burden

    Turkey

  • German President: Armenian Deaths 'Genocide'
  • Turkey's Prime Minister Extends Condolences To Armenians
  • Turkey's economic outlook
  • The investment environment in Turkey
  • Turkey's foreign policy blunders hit home
  • From Turkey to all around the world
  • Turkish gov't increasingly favors indirect taxes as citizens shoulder ...
  • Lira's slide could squeeze dollar-laden Turkish firms

    Brazil

  • President Rousseff Approves Increase in Funding for Political Parties
  • Brazil, Portugal summit scheduled for June
  • IMF Warns of Uneven Economic Growth
  • Brazil inflation seen easing to 1 percent in month to mid-April
  • Afro-Brazilians win fewer science grants
  • The Independent Investor: Brazil — Not For the Faint of Heart
  • Brazilian banks fall in tandem with U.S. stocks: Itau Unibanco ...
  • Brazil's Petrobras audited result may end chance of default: Moody's

    Australia

  • China hunting 10 'foxes' in Australia as part of corruption crackdown
  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office the origin for controversial Bjorn ...
  • Australia on Course for Growth Downgrade
  • Australia falling behind on tech start-ups
  • Goldman: Population growth to fall, housing glut imminent
  • Australian Dollar Weakness (FXA)
  • Australia's Budget Turnaround: Go for Growth, Says Treasurer Hockey
  • Australia's debt addiction: Here's how you can profit

    Canada

  • Philippine President Aquino to visit Canada in May
  • PM announces tax cut for small businesses
  • Canada growth pickup to fall short of Bank of Canada forecast: poll
  • Budget 2015 missing the mark on climate change and poverty
  • Tuition creep could imperil Nova Scotia universities
  • Canada Exports to Stall as Oil Overshadows Auto Gains, EDC Says
  • UPDATE 1-Ontario pledges smaller deficits; labor unrest seen
  • Legal Terms and Conditions for Government of Canada Debt ...

    Former Soviet Union Countries


    Georgia

  • Georgia president says Russia is threat to regional security
  • Georgia's Prime Minister welcomes third son
  • Anti-LGBT Georgia Bill Moves Forward, Threatening to Undermine ...
  • Former Providence, RI Mayor Angel Taveras Joins Greenberg ...
  • Letter from Skunk Hollow: Wild turkeys strut their stuff, back from ...
  • Georgia suffers decline in foreign trade in Q1
  • Newly passed transportation bill amounts to tax increase on ...
  • Major credit agencies agree to changes

    Armenia

  • Erdogan condemns pope for Armenia 'genocide' comment
  • Kim and Khloe Kardashian visit with Prime Minister of Armenia
  • IMF revises Armenia's economic growth forecast
  • 29% of senior management posts held by women in Armenia ...
  • Incumbent Wins Easy Victory in Armenia
  • IMF reports unpleasant economic forecasts for Armenia
  • No official minimum consumer basket in Armenia - NGO head
  • Armenia Lays Groundwork for Dollar Bond Sale

    Belarus

  • Belarus president calls for more homes in rural areas
  • Ambassador of Belarus Valentin Velichko meets Vice Prime Minister ...
  • Effective partnership between Belarusian Interior Ministry ...
  • Lukashenko: Effective government by new year
  • Augusta dentist receives Fulbright Specialist Program grant
  • Su-yong indicates North Korean interest in Belarus exports
  • Russia, Belarus oil tiff resolved — for now
  • Belarus's Currency Reserves Cover One Month's Imports, RBS Says

    Russia

  • Argentinian President to RT: 'It is an absurd to really think that ...
  • 'Russian trace' in resignation of South Korean Prime Minister
  • Vladimir Putin Says Russia Could Return to Economic Growth ...
  • Putin Thrives on Russian Passivity
  • Russia's Population Is Still Growing, But Trouble Lies Ahead
  • Ssangyong Motor Sees Greatest Domestic Sales in 10 Years
  • Here's Why Europe is Taking on Russia's Gazprom
  • Can Islamic money be a remedy for Russia's economic problems?

    Kazakhstan

  • Kazakh president considers Iran a "political and economic ally"
  • Li Keqiang Holds Talks with Prime Minister Karim Massimov of ...
  • ADB says Kazakhstan's economic growth to slow down
  • Kazakhstan: Investor status
  • Steaks from the steppe
  • Kazakhstan budget may lose $5 bln in revenues
  • Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan develops air bond
  • Kazakhstan May Limit Borrowing by State Companies, Zamishev Says

    Latvia

  • Latvian president Berzins will not run for second term
  • Greek talks resume amid concern reform deadline won't be met
  • Latvian gov't cuts GDP forecast amid external uncertainty
  • Lessons learned from a life in contraband smuggling
  • A large part Latvia's residents want to buy a detached house
  • Latvia's Great Depression
  • AS „TRASTA KOMERCBANKA” audited financial report for the year ...
  • Why some countries still want to join the euro

    Lithuania

  • President Dalia GrybauskaitÄ— Ukraine's Person of the Year 2014
  • Kubilius, ex-Lithuanian prime minister, to join Ukraine's reform council
  • Swedbank Lithuania: household consumption is becoming ...
  • Kinze base boost for Lithuania
  • Baltics mull joint TV channel to counter Kremlin's line
  • IMF cuts forecast for Lithuania growth due to Russia
  • Lithuanian Budget Revenue Tops Government Target in First Half
  • Lithuania Borrowing Costs to Surge as Snoras Payments Boost Debt

    Estonia

  • Estonia President Toomas Ilves seeks permanent Nato force
  • Estonia PM Urges Allies To Send More Troops
  • Estonia's economic growth to accelerate - analysts
  • ADB offers $108 million USD loan to Georgia
  • Where Will Russia Strike Next?
  • In Euro Zone or Not, Countries of Central Europe Are Buffeted
  • Estonia Budget to Benefit From Minimum-Wage Increase, Ansip Says
  • Euro Drives Estonia Credit Risk Lower as Neighbors Dodge Greek ...

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Kyrgyzstan will push for "close engagement" with EU says President ...
  • Kyrgyz Prime Minister admits that country fights against corruption ...
  • Recession in Russia to slow Kyrgyzstan's economic growth
  • EBRD launches new Kyrgyzstan investment strategy
  • Dollar exchange rate and foreign debt growing in Kyrgyzstan «The ...
  • Kyrgyzstan's bean output grows
  • Budget.kg: beware of builders
  • Kyrgyz govt dissolved after coalition breakup

    Tajikistan

  • Impoverished Tajikistan faces even tougher times
  • Kyrgyz Vice Prime Minister assures that agreement with Tajikistan ...
  • Russia's weak economy continue to slow Tajikistan's growth
  • China's New Silk Road to Benefit Frontier Markets
  • With Swelling Population, Tajikistan Plans New City From Scratch
  • Tajikistan to step up economic cooperation with Russia
  • Central Asian States Still Cagey Bookkeepers, Says Washington
  • Tajikistan invites CNPC to explore for oil and gas

    Turkmenistan

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

    Azerbaijan

  • Serbian PM meets with Azerbaijani president
  • Prime Minister Vucic: Serbia has always supported Azerbaijan`s ...
  • IMF expects Azerbaijani economy growth by only 0.6% in 2015
  • In January Azerbaijan's non-oil sector growth reached 5.5% with ...
  • TOL: Azerbaijan - failed economic diversification
  • Azerbaijan Devalues Currency Over Falling Oil Price
  • Azerbaijan's budget deficit for 1st quarter reach AZN 251 million – 3 ...
  • Citigroup Sells Most Azerbaijan-Linked Notes Since 2008

    Moldova

  • Moldova President Won't Go to Moscow for WWII Event
  • Moldova aims to enhance Qatar ties
  • Doha: UN anti-crime conference session urges boosting assistance ...
  • EBRD aims to increase stake in Moldova's Victoriabank
  • The retreat of the Eastern partnership
  • EU steps in to reverse Russian embargo on Moldovan fruits
  • Moldovan Parliament Ratifies Key EU Accord
  • $1 billion disappears -- and Moldova looks for answers

    Ukraine

  • Ousted Ukraine president's ally found shot dead in Kiev home
  • PM announces new Canadian military contribution in Ukraine
  • IMF predicts economic growth in Ukraine in 2016
  • Good year for the Polish property market
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    Mauritus

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    Jordan

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    Tunisia

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    Estonia

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    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