Reports Tagged: Russia

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

March 30, 2022

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to Tunxi, Anhui province, in China today ostensibly for a two-day “Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan.” Chinese sources tout

March 30, 2022

After an initial headline shock, markets generally dismissed demands last week by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin that purchases of Russian gas exports be paid for in Russian rubles instead of

March 25, 2022

According to China’s state media, President Xi Jinping told Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a phone call today that the international community should “truly” promote peace talks, where China

March 23, 2022

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced today that he will demand payment for Russia’s natural gas from countries it defines as hostile be made in Rubles starting in a week, after

March 07, 2022

In an historic decision, European Union leaders will declare on Friday in Versailles, outside Paris, that they will phase out purchases of Russian gas, oil, and coal, because Moscow’s invasion

March 07, 2022

Iranian officials negotiating in Vienna to limit the country’s nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of sanctions, including on its critical oil exports, have struck an optimistic tone on