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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Passive Funds Investing in Russian Stocks Have Had a Good 1Q16

    All passive funds have outpaced the actively managed LETRX in 1Q16. Picks from the information technology sector did the LETRX in.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///MSCI Indices Returns
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Looking for the BRIC in the Wall

    In this series, we’ll look at how the active and passive funds focused on the BRIC nations have performed. A variety of incidents and developments have led to the loss of investor confidence in these economies.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Economic Growth in BRICS
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are the BRICS Nations Standing on a Shaky Foundation?

    Among the BRICS, the most concerning at this point in time is China. The world’s second largest economy is slowing down and undergoing a structural shift.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Russia Gdp
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Economic Growth in Russia Fell by 4.3% in September

    According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, the gross domestic product (or GDP) of Russia has fallen 4.3% for the third quarter.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russia’s Trade Surplus Falls along with Crude Oil Prices in August

    According to the Central Bank of Russia, the goods and services surplus fell to $8.7 billion in August 2015, compared to $16.2 billion a year ago.

    By Lara Sheldon
  • uploads///Russias Economc Growth Projections
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Is Russia Headed? The World Bank Has Made Its Prediction

    According to the World Bank’s baseline projections, Russia’s economy will remain in recession through 2016.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Corrlelated Fate An Energy MF and the LETRX
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Energy Export Dependency Hurt the Russian Economy

    The Russian economy is dependent on oil and gas exports. Because of this, looking at terms of trade for Russia is important.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Average Sectoral Exposure Russia
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russian ETFs: Down but Not Out among BRICS

    The energy sector can keep both Russian ETFs down until crude oil prices do not reverse their slide. A fall in energy sector stocks would impact both Russian ETFs.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///russia unemployment rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Unemployment Fell in Russia, Yet RSX Is Down on Oil Woes

    According to the August 19 release of the Federal Service of State Statistics, the unemployment rate in Russia edged down by 0.1% to 5.3% in July.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Irans Oil Exports Before and After Sanctions
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Will the Iran Deal Affect Russia?

    Although Iran’s return to the oil market won’t lower oil prices immediately, Russia (RSX) will have to take measures against the subsequent fall in oil prices.

    By Renee Blakely
  • uploads///Market Vectors Russia ETF RSX
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Has Boosted the Russian Ruble in 2015?

    The Russian ruble owes its strength to tax payments that exporters will make this year. The exporters are required to convert their earnings in foreign currency into rubles.

    By Renee Blakely
  • uploads///Russian Ruble Hitting New Highs in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Russian Ruble Has Hit New Highs in 2015

    The Russian ruble hit a new 2015 high on July 13 of 56.375 against the US dollar and 62.74 against the euro.

    By Renee Blakely
  • uploads///russia inflation rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russian Ruble Reversal: Inflation Rate Falls to 16.4% in April

    Russia’s inflation rate had been trending upward since the beginning of 2014, in tandem with the ruble’s decline. But the country’s central bank believes that the worst is now over for Russia.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///russias inflation rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sliding Ruble Pumps Russia’s Inflation Rate to 16.9% in March

    Russia’s inflation rate has been trending upwards since the beginning of 2014 alongside the ruble’s decline. The ruble has declined by almost 40%.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Russias anti crisis plan
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russian anti-crisis plan targets a surplus by 2017

    Siluanov confessed that Russia would have to put certain projects on ice for the time-being to finance the anti-crisis plan. But Crimea will go ahead.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///russia external debt
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A declining ruble exacerbates Russia’s banking woes

    Limited access to international capital and inflating external debts are just some of Russia’s banking woes.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///russian reserves
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russian banks try to recapitalize due to low international reserves

    The Bank of Russia has been digging into reserves in an attempt to defend the depreciating currency. These reserves shrunk by about 20% this year.

    By Surbhi Jain
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