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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


2015-03-31
Fund Flow (Temp. Free Access)
Emerging markets fund flow showed -1041.5 USD mn of outflow.. While Frontier Markets funds showed -20.6 USD mn of outflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed -159.2 USD mn of outflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed 0.2 USD mn of inflow. CHINA Equ


2015-03-31
ML Morning Meeting
Iran deal is somewhat negative for the oil price, Brent is slightly weaker @55.8$/bbl. Despite the oil price stocks started the week stronger. Russian, Brazil and Indian stocks leading. Japan stocks lagging. Ruble and Turkish lira as well as Brazil


2015-03-31
ML Chart Art - Russian Dead and Failed Reformers
Alexander II dead reformer Stolypin - dead reformer Gorbachev - failed reformer Solzhenitsyn dead reformer Sacharov dead reformer Sobchak - dead reformer Gaidar - dead reformer Nemtsov dead reformer Gref - failed reformer Fedorov - dead refo


2015-03-30
ML Weekly Econ/Politics (Free Temp. Access)
Stocks were weaker last week: Brazil, UK and US stocks lead the losses while Chinese and Korean stocks were supported. There are signs unfortunately that separatists in Ukraine are preparing new offensive probably in the Mariupol direction. So we co


2015-03-30
MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Update
Since last rebalancing on 2015-03-16 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include India, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Countries where we
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2015-03-30
MidLincoln Bigdata Industry/Sectors Overview
Our stance Most of the GEM sectors showed negative performance last week. Technology stocks were among the weakest - down 2.8% on average, followed by materials stocks - down 1%. Stocks that were better supported included consumers stocks. Amon
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2015-03-27
ML Morning Meeting
Risk is slightly higher. Stocks are finishing the week lower. Indian, Brazil as well as US stocks are among the biggest losers. Russian stocks, Canadian stocks managed slightly higher. Oil price jump did not help to improve risk much, implying pe


2015-03-27
MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent - consolidating at current levels Oil up over 6 percent as dollar falls on worry of slow US rate hike US, Global Oil Prices Diverge on Supply Issues Asian Buyers Seize on Oil-Price Spread US oil rises, Brent pares losses on Iran new
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2015-03-26
ML Morning Meeting
Markets are weaker this week. The only two markets that were stronger vs. Monday levels was Russia and China. Ruble jumped 5% this week on the back of stronger oil price. WTI is up 10% this week and Brent is up 5% on the news that Saudi Arabia, all


2015-03-26
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Oi SA,CAP SA,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Sistema JSFC,Tinkoff CS,Assore Ltd,TMK OAO,Samsung Techwin Co Ltd,Genomma Lab Internacional SAB de CV,Bumi Armada Bhd) Change in earnings estimates (Chin
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2015-03-26
ML Frontier Countries Update
Saudi Arabia domestic markets corrected significantly in March on the back insurgency in Yemen. Saudi Arabia, allies launched air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters. These fighters are a Zaidi Shia group which takes its name from Hussein Badred
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2015-03-25
ML Morning Meeting (Free Access)
Stocks tanked on Tuesday pretty much everywhere with few exceptions as in Russia, SA and Brazil in dollar terms stocks finished higher as dollar continued its weakness against commodities currencies. Weak China PMI report was pretty much the source


2015-03-25
FSU Econ Update
Key Comment Beginning of spring is time of reactionism for the weather. It briefly gets quite cold, before winter finally yields to spring. Strangely, this seasonal provocation coincided with political provocations and reactionism for many FSU cou
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2015-03-25
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Top 20 GEM Sovereign Bonds Yields Climbs Change USD Eurobonds (Losers) Weekly (Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Brazil, Ecuador, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Argentina, Gabon, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Zambia,
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2015-03-24
ML Fund Flow
Emerging markets fund flow showed 70.5 USD mn of inflow. While Frontier Markets funds showed 0.6 USD mn of inflows. BRAZIL Equity funds showed 103.9 USD mn of inflow. BRAZIL Fixed Income funds showed -3.8 USD mn of outflow. CHINA Equity funds
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2015-03-24
ML Morning Meeting (Free Access)
Week started with equities tanking. Despite Dollar is weak across the board, brent oil price is slightly stronger. In terms of key events today HSBC China PMI is expected as well as US and UK CPI data. Bunch of companies are reporting in Hong Kong to


2015-03-24
MidLincoln Bigdata Industry/Sectors Overview Weekly
Our stance Most of the GEM sectors showed positive performance last week. Industrials sector is leading this week in terms of gains followed by energy sector. Among industrials Catcher Technology is adding 20%, CCR is up 15.44% and Samsung Enginee
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2015-03-23
Free Access: ML Weekly
Turkey, Brazil and China stocks finished the week substantially higher, Indian stocks lagged. Dollar was quite weak especially against ruble, reais, rand, euro and even against turkish lira on the back of delayed US rate action. Commodities acted as


2015-03-23
Temp. Free Access ML GEMs Model Portfolio Performance Update
Since last rebalancing on 2015-03-16 Countries where we have done well in relative terms include India, While countries where we have done poorly in relative terms include Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Countries where we


2015-03-20
Few words on WWII upcoming memory day. ML Morning Meeting
Its not only importers vs. exporters in terms of performance this week. Brazil somehow also made it with best performing markets. Russian WWII memory day is close, and none of the leaders except for North Korean chap are coming and its quite bad.


2015-03-20
Opps this is a Free Preview: MidLincoln Commodities Weekly
OIL Brent Oil falls as dollar up, Kuwait sees OPEC output steady Brent oil prices to retest support at $53.26/bbl Oil up over 6 percent as dollar falls on worry of slow US rate hike Asian Buyers Seize on Oil-Price Spread Oil falls 2 percent on


2015-03-20
MidLincoln Chart Art - Risk is higher (Temp. Free Access)
VIX Index Risk is slightly higher Leading Indicators Risk is neutral Commodities currencies Risk is higher Baltic Dry Index Risk is higher Euribor rate Risk is falling GEM GEM Sov. Bonds Risk is neutral US High Yield Risk


2015-03-19
Midlincoln Research Frontier Economics and Politics Update
Frontier Market Performers YTD -- Argentina 38.89%, Jamaica 18.55%, Saudi Arabia Domestic 10.32%, Estonia 6.3%, Lebanon 5.73%, Kenya 4.63%, Vietnam 1.73%, Zimbabwe 0.28%, Tunisia -1.22%, Trinidad And Tobago -1.89%, Oman Domestic -1.98%, Om
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2015-03-19
ML Morning Meeting
Emerging markets will be patiently digesting whatever there was positive and negative from yesterday FOMC statement. Overall markets are taking it positively this week. Even the Russian market cut some of its underperformance this week to mere 1.35


2015-03-19
MidLincoln Emerging Markets Datamine
Some Useful Data Queries GEM Worst performers 52 wks (Oi SA,Bumi Resources Tbk PT,Assore Ltd,CAP SA,Sistema JSFC,Samsung Techwin Co Ltd,Tinkoff CS,Bumi Armada Bhd,Arteris SA,Hyundai Mipo Dockyard) Change in earnings estimates (JBS SA,Yang Min
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2015-03-18
Waiting for the FED to move - ML Morning Meeting
Barclays US Treasury Bond Index has been rising parabolically and everything has been pointing to upcoming rate hike. Yet recently the prices came off the highs. Is it justified? Will find out tonight. Okay..Its the Fed rate day. Emerging markets


2015-03-18
MidLincoln GEMs Fixed Income Queries and Stance Weekly
Overall sovereign risk deteriorated for GEM countries ahead of Fed meeting today. JPM EMBI Index peaked on March 4 and has been down roughly 4% since. Sovereign risk improved for countries like Ukraine, Russia, Tunisia, Ecuador, Argentina and Pak
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2015-03-17
ML Morning Meeting
German DAX is strong while Russian stocks are laggards. Oil price is weak so are PGMs, coffee is stronger.As reported yesterday Brazil's economy contracted for the second-straight month in January. The People's Bank of China said it auctioned sev


2015-03-17
Midlincoln Research CIS Economics and Politics Update
Midlincoln Research CIS Econ Update Georgia President Margvelashvili: Every Georgian stands by Ukraine/... /...President Calls on Govt to Present 'Currency Stabilization Plan'/... Bulgarian PM met with Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Davi
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2015-03-17
MidLincoln GEMs Model Portfolio Rebalancing
We have rebalanced MidLincoln GEMs equity model portfolio today. There are quite a few changes in this rebalancing round for each country in our coverage. Since last rebalancing on 2015-02-16 Countries where we have done well in relative term
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Kudrin - failed reformer



Chubais failed reformer



Illarionov - failed reformer



Dmitriev - failed reformer



Manevitch - dead reformer



Fedorov - dead reformer



Gref - failed reformer



Nemtsov dead reformer



Gaidar - dead reformer



Sobchak - dead reformer



Sacharov dead reformer



Solzhenitsyn dead reformer



Gorbachev - failed reformer



Stolypin - dead reformer



Alexander II dead reformer



The oil price



Copper price



US High Yield



GEM GEM Sov. Bonds



Euribor rate



Baltic Dry Index



Commodities currencies



Leading Indicators



VIX Index



Rosneft a possible long



Gazprom - a short unfortunately



Gazpromneft - a possible long



Rushydro - potential short



Sberbank another short



VTB - most likely short


Countries of Focus BRICS+, FSU, Frontier



BRICS+=CRABSTICKS


Russia

  • Russian PM Medvedev to visit Vietnam to boost ties
  • Russia's Prime Minister to visit Vietnam from April 5-7
  • Recession in Russia to slow Kyrgyzstan's economic growth
  • Russian capital flight becoming an entrepreneur brain drain
  • In Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew Built a Welfare...
  • Economic troubles threaten to derail global advertising spend
  • UPDATE 2-Lukoil predicts 8 pct Russian oil output decline in next ...
  • Russian Bonds Drop With Oil as Company Tax Payments Boost Ruble

    China

  • Head of China's central bank calls for vigilance
  • Final Farewell to Singapore's Founder Opportunity for Funeral ...
  • Chinese Experts Still Pessimistic toward China's Economic Outlook ...
  • European, Asian shares rise, helped by Chinese stimulus
  • Singapore Today Is China's Best-Case Scenario
  • Piraeus Port Container Terminal a “jewel” for Cosco Pacific's ...
  • How Will Beijing Fund Growth as Revenues Fall?
  • Global growth in 2015 – it's complicated

    South Africa

  • State Owned Companies Must Use Communication Channels
  • Sri Lanka should be wary of AB de Villiers, feels Prime Minister ...
  • An Introduction to The Investor and a word on risk
  • Why Are South African Listed Property Companies Seeking Assets ...
  • Strong Demographics To Attract More Real Estate Investments To ...
  • SAA First Flight to Abu Dhabi Departs
  • Highlights of South Africa's Budget Speech 2015
  • Is the Big Unwind looming?

    Korea

  • Chun sought talks with Pyongyang, papers show
  • The week's best royal style: The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess ...
  • BOK governor Lee Ju-yeol faces tough criticism after one year at ...
  • In Africa, SWFs Seek to Bridge Infrastructure Gap — And Make ...
  • For Net Neutrality, Political Theater
  • Korea's exports to emerging markets hit slump Updated: 2015-03-31 ...
  • Ibis Chain Eyes S. Korea's Budget Hotel Market: Accor Official
  • Want to bet on Kim Jong-un? Try North Korea debt

    India

  • Letter from New Delhi: Shocking examples of VIP culture exposed
  • Saudi King vows to help India evacuate nationals from Yemen
  • PMO asks Railway Ministry why trains are running late
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Rourkela on April 1: Jual Oram
  • UN: World Faces 40 Percent Water Shortfall in 15 Years
  • India must help South Asia increase growth rate, says Pakistan High ...
  • Air India may post Rs 10-cr op profit in FY16, cut losses by a third
  • Score Card: How Indian Aviation Cos Fared In 2013-14

    Turkey

  • Syrian Military Blames Turkey for al-Qaeda Takeover of Idlib
  • Turkey: Davutoglu vs. Davutoglu
  • Moody's calls Turkey's banking system is fragile
  • Turkey markets steady as growth concerns balance ratings relief
  • Va. spring gobbler forecast good for 2015
  • Economy minister: Growth rate will not satisfy expectations
  • Turkish gov't increasingly favors indirect taxes as citizens shoulder ...
  • Paying off IMF a success for Turkey: Ukrainian minister

    Brazil

  • Teenage Libertarian Leads Brazil's Largest Protest in Decades
  • Brazil ETFs Set to Continue Struggle in 2015
  • Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Dominate Brazil IT Despite ...
  • After S&P Ratings Reprieve, Brazil Faces Some Tough Economic ...
  • Scandals, protests, weak growth: is Latin America's left in retreat?
  • More soybean and maize to Arabs
  • Brazil Raises Taxes on Imports, Fuel and Credit
  • UPDATE 2-Brazil economy dodges recession in 2014, but trouble ...

    Australia

  • Security Watch: FireEye appoints first ever Asia Pac president
  • China's big leap forward with new bank could oust US as prime ...
  • Australia's planned tax revamp could cut corporate tax and hike GST
  • Milton targets blue chip dividend growth
  • The rate of population growth remains strong but continues to slow ...
  • Melting Iron Ore Pressures RBA as April Rate Cut Now in Play
  • Gotti defends giant super rort
  • Debt Help Australia under fire for “predatory” ATM ads

    Canada

  • Falling dollar gives lift to Canadian auto sector
  • Canada approves extension, expansion of Islamic State mission
  • Migration slowdown
  • Monroe Capital Expands Credit Facility to OSG Billing Services
  • New Brunswick deaths topped births for first time last year
  • Higher costs of imported consumer goods will suck up most gasoline ...
  • Baloney Meter: Did Parks Canada budget go up?
  • The Not-So-Scary Austerity Spectre

    Former Soviet Union Countries


    Georgia

  • Former Georgia president predicts Congress will arm Ukraine
  • Honble Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Irakli Garibashvili blesses the ...
  • Green sees GHC as vital to NW Georgia's economic growth
  • Greenberg Traurig Elevates 7 Attorneys to Shareholder in Chicago ...
  • Dark satire 'Welcome to Braggsville' targets race and gender
  • Oil on wild ride; How will it end?
  • EDITORIAL: More damage being done under the Gold Dome
  • The Worst-Run States In America

    Armenia

  • Armenian president: Armenia-Belarus trade does not match the level ...
  • Armenian Central Bank Vows to Halt Dram Depreciation
  • EEU membership to boost foreign investments and economic ...
  • IMF projection – 5% GDP growth and 4% inflation in Armenia in ...
  • Packaging Dynamics Plans to Raise $400 Million: New Issue Alert
  • Haykakan Zhamanak: Armenia's exports declined in January
  • Armenia Sells More Eurobonds to Finance Budget Deficit
  • Public services regulator approves Gazprom Armenia investment ...

    Belarus

  • Belarus president: Green light only for research projects with a real ...
  • Belarus Car Owners Flood Into Downtown Minsk to Protest New Tax
  • Effective partnership between Belarusian Interior Ministry ...
  • Belarus defends election protest arrests; OSCE criticizes vote count
  • 99% of children with special needs in Belarus receive education
  • Belarus interested in Smederevo Steelworks
  • Belarus' National Sports Awards 2014
  • Belarus Dependent on Russia as Economy Worsens: Opposition

    Russia

  • Russian PM Medvedev to visit Vietnam to boost ties
  • Russia's Prime Minister to visit Vietnam from April 5-7
  • Recession in Russia to slow Kyrgyzstan's economic growth
  • Russian capital flight becoming an entrepreneur brain drain
  • In Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew Built a Welfare...
  • Economic troubles threaten to derail global advertising spend
  • UPDATE 2-Lukoil predicts 8 pct Russian oil output decline in next ...
  • Russian Bonds Drop With Oil as Company Tax Payments Boost Ruble

    Kazakhstan

  • Nazarbaev, Little-Known Candidates To Run For Kazakh President
  • Malaysian PM Najib to solemnise daughter's marriage to ...
  • ADB reviews forecast for Kazakhstan's economic growth
  • Textile factories commissioned in south Kazakhstan
  • UN Rapporteur Slams Kazakhstan on Rights
  • Kazakhstan budget may lose $5 bln in revenues
  • Kazakhstan: Debt restructuring issues weigh on banking sector
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev to run for president

    Latvia

  • Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?
  • Latvian March Remembers Veterans Who Fought Alongside Nazis
  • IMF: Latvia's economic growth in 2015 to be similar to that in 2014
  • Lessons learned from a life in contraband smuggling
  • Used to Hardship, Latvia Accepts Austerity, and Its Pain Eases
  • In foreign trade of Latvia exports of goods increases more rapidly ...
  • Parliament passes Latvia's 2015 budget
  • The Euro Crisis Is Bigger Than You Think

    Lithuania

  • President Dalia GrybauskaitÄ— Ukraine's Person of the Year 2014
  • Lithuania Votes to Reintroduce Military Conscription
  • Lithuanian GDP growth revised down for 2015 by finance ministry
  • Italy's EU presidency pushes flexibility in economy
  • Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?
  • Putin makes Baltics pay as food trucks halted at border
  • Lithuania's First-Quarter Budget Deficit Narrows to 1.1% of GDP
  • Lithuania Borrowing Costs to Surge as Snoras Payments Boost Debt

    Estonia

  • Global engineering education conference opened by the president ...
  • Prime Minister Taavi Roivas wins Estonia election
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Tiny Estonia awaits Putin's next move with quiet ...
  • ADB offers $108 million USD loan to Georgia
  • Estonia's pro-NATO Reform party wins vote overshadowed by Russia
  • Lithuania is not on Russia's embargo lifting list
  • Estonia's step away from Russia no guide for others to join the rocky ...
  • Why the Baltic Recovery is Not a Success Story for Austerity ...

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Kyrgyz president tells Austrians about advantages of investment in ...
  • Kyrgyz Vice Prime Minister assures that agreement with Tajikistan ...
  • ADB reviews forecast for Kyrgyzstan's and Tajikistan's economic ...
  • Vietnam's Dropbox is back from the dead with new investment ...
  • Kyrgyz ex-president's son arrested in London
  • Kyrgyzstan's bean output grows
  • Budget.kg: beware of builders
  • A US journey to Romania from Kyrgyzstan

    Tajikistan

  • After Flawed Poll, Tajikistan's President Dizzy with Victory
  • Kyrgyz Vice Prime Minister assures that agreement with Tajikistan ...
  • ADB reviews forecast for Kyrgyzstan's and Tajikistan's economic ...
  • Vazon Energy on the changing landscape of oil and gas | World ...
  • World Bank Continues Investing in Better Public Services for ...
  • 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 heads home due to mother's illness
  • Mapping the New Silk Road
  • Turkmenistan reports economic growth
  • Turkmen president in Jurmala inquires about Dzintari Concert Hall
  • Sanctuaries Established to Help Save Spectacular Kashmiri Goat
  • 'Saudi, Israel tie-up' in Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan: Where Is Turkmenbashi's Money?
  • Turkmenistan's “Book of the Soul” Facing Difficult Times

    Azerbaijan

  • In Search of Trillionaires: The President of Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister to address 3rd Donor Conference
  • ADB updates Azerbaijan's economic growth forecast
  • CEIBC discusses ICT prospects
  • Puskov: Minsk gives a chance for peace
  • Georgians protest against high gasoline prices
  • Manat öldu: devaluation in favour of Oil Fund
  • Citigroup Sells Most Azerbaijan-Linked Notes Since 2008

    Moldova

  • Moldovan President Calls for Closer Cooperation With NATO
  • Moldova's New Prime Minister To Meet Transdniester's Leader
  • Moldova: Economic gains can defeat Ukraine separatists
  • EBRD aims to increase stake in Moldova's Victoriabank
  • Moldova Caught In East-West Tug of War
  • EU steps in to reverse Russian embargo on Moldovan fruits
  • Moldovan Parliament Ratifies Key EU Accord
  • Moody's: Links with Russia pose risks to Moldova's economy, but ...

    Ukraine

  • Ukraine President Dismisses Billionaire Ally From Governor's Role
  • Obama Now Sides with Poroshenko and the European Union to End ...
  • IMF predicts return to Ukrainian economic growth in 2016 if reforms ...
  • Ukraine to receive some $215 mln from World Bank for healthcare ...
  • Russia Blames West For Ukraine Crisis As EU Delays Sanctions
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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