Материалы: ‘Economy’

China’s Great Game: In Russia’s backyard

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The handful of shiny new buildings sprouting out of a barren landscape of dusty steppe and rusting shipping containers is an incongruous sight. One of them, a sparkling tower of marble and glass, is empty aside from a duty-free shop on the ground floor. Next door, a shop sells Russian honey and Chinese ladies’ shoes, […]

Is Too Fast Too Furious Turning into Too Risky Too Dubious?

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Ekaterina Arapova PhD in Economics, Head of Department of Assessment and Coordination of International and Duel Master’s Degree Programs, MGIMO-University, MFA of Russia Turmoil On August 11–13, 2015, the People’s Bank of China devalued the national currency by 3.5 per cent in a logical move that nevertheless came as an unexpected and unpleasant surprise to […]

Can Japan Reboot?

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CAMBRIDGE – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent policy decisions – to increase monetary stimulus dramatically, to postpone a consumption-tax increase, and to call a snap election in mid-December – have returned his country to the forefront of an intense policy debate. The problem is simple: How can aging advanced economies revive growth after a […]

Russia’s Recent Demographic Improvements Were Not Foreseen By The Experts

Whenever I write about the recent improvements in Russian demography, someone will inevitably respond by saying that these changes are ultimately meaningless because they are small in scale, temporary in nature, and were easily foreseen by experts in the field. If this is true, if demographers really did uniformly predict that Russia would experience a […]

Russia Waking Up to Shale Realities

(“The American Interest”, США) Russia has long relied on its enormous oil and gas reserves to not only heat and power its homes, but also to fund its government. But as blessed by resources as it has been, it has also displayed an impressive ability to stay behind the curve of an energy landscape that […]

Multicultural Marketing in Contemporary U.S. Markets

by Chang-Hoan Cho, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, John Holcombe & Daniel Murphy of Insights Marketing Group Cultural background affects how consumers process advertising messages, and advertisers recognize the purchasing power of the diverse ethnic groups in the U.S. In this white paper, Insights Marketing Group delves into market research strategies that are effective at segmenting these […]

Multicultural Marketing in Contemporary U.S. Markets

by Chang-Hoan Cho, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, John Holcombe & Daniel Murphy of Insights Marketing Group Cultural background affects how consumers process advertising messages, and advertisers recognize the purchasing power of the diverse ethnic groups in the U.S. In this white paper, Insights Marketing Group delves into market research strategies that are effective at segmenting these […]

Nuclear states shun ASEAN treaty

Supalak Ganjanakhundee, Asia News Network (The Nation), Phnom Penh | World | Mon, July 09 2012 Nuclear weapons states will not sign the protocol of the Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone treaty (SEANWFZ) at this week’s ASEAN meeting as many of them still have reservations, Foreign Minister Surapong Towichukchaikul said Sunday. Nuclear powers including […]

New Zealand-Russia FTA: Another BRIIC in the wall

Think about it this way….the gains from an FTA are strategic The Prime Minister and Trade Minister have announced that New Zealand will be entering free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (RBK) with the aim of concluding talks in 2012. NZIER modelling indicates the FTA will deliver gains of around $27 […]

Groser to attend APEC trade meeting in Russia

By Tim Groser Trade Minister Tim Groser will meet with his trade counterparts at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade to be held in Kazan, Russia 4-5 June. APEC Trade Ministers will be focusing on the four priority areas identified by this year’s APEC hosts Russia: regional economic integration, food […]