Global Investing

What worries the BRICs

December 10, 2009

Some fascinating data about the growing power of emerging markets, particularly the BRICs, was on display at the OECD‘s annual investment conference in Paris this week. Not the least of it came from MIGA, the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, which tries to help protect foreign direct investors from various forms of political risk.

Time to kick Russia out of the BRICs?

December 3, 2009

It may end up sounding like a famous ball-point pen maker, but an argument is being made that Goldman Sach’s famous marketing device, the BRICs, should really be the BICs. Does Russia really deserve to be a BRIC, asks Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, in an article for Foreign Policy.

from MacroScope:

Emerging Europe property revival

June 12, 2009

People packing their bags and flying out to St Petersburg, Warsaw, and Prague this summer may not just be seeking an exotic vacation spot.

Britain and Russia share wisdom

February 5, 2009

As London slowly got back to work after the heaviest snow in nearly two decades paralysed the capital’s transport system, the Lord Mayor of London thanked Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin for his perseverance of having to trek to the Guildhall in the snow on Wednesday.

Top Gun economics

December 8, 2008

It’s not often that economists turn their attention to military hardware, but Deutsche Bank has done just that in its latest world outlook. The subject is aircraft carriers and what it sees as the strange desire among a number of countries to build them.

Will Spain face Russian ire for snubbing LUKOIL’s Repsol bid?

November 26, 2008

If Lithuania’s experience is anything to go by, Spain may regret its declaration that it would rather Russian oil company LUKOIL did not buy a major stake in its largest refiner, Repsol.

Will invasion of Georgia steel EU into kicking its addiction to Russian oil and gas?

September 1, 2008

As George Bush might say, the EU is addicted to Russian energy. While no member wants to kick the habit totally, Brussels would like the bloc to reduce its growing dependence.