Renminbi surge flags long-term power shift

Despite dips in February and May, China’s renminbi currency has been generally stable over the past…

Buffett bets on Japan just as Abe bows out

Warren Buffett builds up stakes in Japan's five trading houses in the same week that PM…

SE Asian and Chinese manufacturers perk up

Chinese manufacturers and theirJapanese and South Korean counterparts continued their recovery from the fallout of the…

Baltic Pipe Project all set to boost Poland’s energy security

Baltic Pipe Project: The prospect of Poland freeing itself from its dependence on Russia for its…

Tide may be turning for Turkey – but not just yet

Ankara wants to establish the country as an international travel and logistics hub.

S&P upgrade gives Putin pre-election boost, but central bank frets about oil

The Russian economy  received a welcome if qualified vote of confidence  last Friday when  S&P  Global…

Liu steps out of Davos shadows to fuel speculation about Chinese succession

Speculation that  the Harvard – educated economist Liu He is being groomed as successor to Chinese…

World Bank spells out dangers of Russia’s pivot towards the east

The economic transformations taking place in China and India are having subtle and indirect impacts on…

IMF gives Iran short-term thumbs-up – but sanctions cast a longer shadow

The Iranian economy will grow by 3.5% this year and 3.8% in 2018 , according to…

Growth in Chinese debt prompts S&P downgrade and takes Hong Kong with it

Concerns over the swelling levels of Chinese debt which now stand at 260% of GDP has…

Indian economy to increase growth to 8%, predicts Moody’s

The Indian economy will grow by 7.5% this year  and 7.7% in 2018, the global ratings agency…

Moody’s downgrades Chinese economy for first time since 1989

Chinese economy: Moody’s Investors Service yesterday downgraded China’s sovereign credit rating for the first time since…

Nurly Zhol and structural reforms set to boost Kazakh growth to 2.5% – IMF

A combination of targeted fiscal support, exchange rate adjustment, strengthened domestic liquidity management and structural reforms…

Russian recession near end

Russian recession: Russia is edging closer to the end of its longest recession in almost two…

World Bank urges Russia to diversify

Russia needs to improve its investment climate, diversify its oil-dependent economy and boost productivity growth if…

Nabiullina named best European central banker as purge continues

Three years into her purge of the country’s banking sector which to date has seen 276…

Beijing looks to stem Chinese capital flight and encourage FDI

Chinese capital flight: The Chinese government is getting ready to curb its private sector’s appetite for…

Protestors take to the streets as Modi urges Indians to join digital world

With banks overwhelmed by desperate account holders and  crowds  of Indians taking to city streets to protest…

Investment rolls back in as retailers bank on Russian economic recovery

Russian economic recovery: Foreign direct investment into Russia reached $8.3bn in the first nine months of…

World Bank upgrades forecast for Russian economy as Moscow looks in hope to Trump to trigger detente

The Russian economy could return to growth as early as next year, the World Bank predicted…

Hinkley Point the model as France and China pledge to set up investment fund

Hinkley Point: France and China are to set up a fund for joint investment in overseas projects,…

Putin wins Russian parliamentary elections but turnout down

Russian parliamentary elections: Russia’s ruling political party has comfortably won this weekend’s parliamentary elections, early results suggest, but…

Pressure mounts with Russian Reserve Fund running on empty

The Russian Reserve Fund will run out of money by the end of  next year, Deputy…

Moscow may go to market to plug budget gap as Russian bonds rebound

International interest in Russian bonds continued to grow this week with yesterday’s issue from Gazprom Neft yielding 9.4%,…