Reports Tagged: Russia

December 22, 2022

All eyes were focused yesterday on the historic speech that was given by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States Congress, in which he eloquently outlined the determination and

December 05, 2022

Covid Vaccinations A senior economic official in Beijing notes that hundreds of cities across the country are easing anti-Covid restrictions and are “optimizing Covid measures, striking a new balance between

November 30, 2022

The three main European Union countries that have been holding out for a lower, more aggressive price cap by the EU and G7 allies on imports of Russian oil via

October 13, 2022

An article in Russia’s Izvestia newspaper in which Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is quoted as saying Moscow is ready to start a dialogue with Washington over the war in

October 11, 2022

Senior officials in Beijing offered the following comments separately on the OPEC+ decision on October 5 to cut production by 2 million barrels, military cooperation with Russia, and the recent

October 04, 2022

Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24 of this year, world leaders have looked to China’s President Xi Jinping to step in as a potential moderating influence

September 20, 2022

A statement made by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on the eve of a summit meeting last Thursday with China’s President Xi Jinping in Samarkand that he understands China’s “questions and

September 09, 2022

China’s President Xi Jinping and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will attempt to send a big signal to the world during their talks at the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit to

August 23, 2022

20th National Party Conference Beijing will soon announce a date for the long-anticipated 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Our understanding is that it will be

July 11, 2022

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been tasked with the formidable challenge of selling a buyer’s cartel/oil price cap scheme to America’s major economic global counterparts when she travels to

July 08, 2022

Sources in Beijing have offered a rare glimpse into discussions between senior leaders in China and Russia regarding the war in Ukraine, as well as their assessment of the conflict.

June 07, 2022

China’s President Xi Jinping held a video conference with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin last week to discuss cooperation between Beijing and Moscow. The two leaders discussed, among other topics, the

May 31, 2022

After weeks of bitter wrangling with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, European Union leaders, as we had been expecting, reached an agreement at their summit on Monday night to ban

May 19, 2022

The European Union is inching closer to a ban on purchases of Russian oil as part of a new package of sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, and

May 04, 2022

The European Commission proposed a series of sanctions today that included a ban on all European Union purchases of Russian oil, be it crude or refined, via pipeline or tanker. But,

April 29, 2022

In a series of reports in March, we warned that the demand on March 23 by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin that going forward “unfriendly nations” pay for Russian natural gas

April 05, 2022

The European Commission proposed a fifth package of sanctions today against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Originally meant to be more of a maintenance and loophole closing package when

April 05, 2022

China’s Premier Li Keqiang recently concluded three symposiums to study the impact of the war in Ukraine on the global financial system and on the Chinese renminbi. The meetings focused

April 01, 2022

Covid and Stock Listings A senior political official in Beijing commented on the Covid situation in Shanghai and its economic fallout in a clear attempt to downplay the city and

March 31, 2022

Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke yesterday on the phone with Russia’s Vladimir Putin about Moscow’s demand that gas bills be settled in rubles from here on by “unfriendly” countries, like