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  • Article / 26 July 2017 at 12:30 GMT

    A mis-step in Syria could cost Russia dearly

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    A mis-step in Syria could cost Russia dearly
    A heavy sell-off triggered by the sanctions bill going through the US Congress could be temporary but uncertainty will continue to hang over the Russian markets for a while. And a mis-step in Syria (or by Syria) could mean additional punitive sanctions against Russia and a truly tidal wave of selling.
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  • Article / 29 June 2017 at 8:37 GMT

    Roles reversed for Trump-Putin summit

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    Roles reversed for Trump-Putin summit
    President Putin must be learning his lines and practicing his handshakes for a walk-in cameo in the Trump show. The Russian administration is getting ready for any eventuality for a meeting pencilled in for July 7. They might still come away disappointed.
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    29 June
    ka26 ka26
    "The Ukraine problem is being outsourced to Europe, and there might be little to discuss."

    This is not a true judgment. New sanctions .... Preparation of an agreement...
    29 June
    Nadia Kazakova Nadia Kazakova
    President Putin has been punching above his weight in foreign affairs, but he knows very well that the Russian economy and the military are no match to...
    30 June
    AustinSavage AustinSavage
    I would REALLY like to get one of these T-Shirts of Putin and Trumps faces. Is there a website available to go to to obtain one?...
  • Article / 06 June 2017 at 12:00 GMT

    Putin gets it off his chest in St. Petersburg

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    Putin gets it off his chest in St. Petersburg
    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a colourful and assured performance at the St. Petersburg economic forum. Putin comes across not so much as the global manipulator-in-chief, but as a cynical wit who likes to share his jaded views of the world with an agreeable audience.
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    06 June
    ka26 ka26
    Putin's speech at the economic forum has nothing to do with business. He can continue to "play" as much as he likes, but now even the last...
  • Article / 03 May 2017 at 13:30 GMT

    Putin needs to accept new rules of the game

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    Putin needs to accept new rules of the game
    With the election of US President Donald Trump, the rules of the geopolitical game have changed, and the phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 2 shows just that. There's a new bully-in-chief on the block, and there might not be room for two of them.
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  • Article / 25 April 2017 at 7:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Asian stocks enjoy French fillip

    Consulting editor / TradingFloor
    Norway
    Morning Markets: Asian stocks enjoy French fillip
    The good vibes from the outcome of France's first-round presidential ballot at the weekend propelled US stocks higher overnight and kept Asian bourses advancing on Tuesday. The euro eased off five-month highs hit with help from Sunday's election victory for the French centrist candidate Macron.
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