On 16th of January 2020, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced Mikhail Mishustin as the new prime minister of Russia. Since 2010, Mishustin headed the Federal Tax Service. During his tenure on this position, Russia became one of the world leaders in terms efficiency of tax service. Russian economy is likely to surprise on a growth side if achievements of Mishustin in his new role will be comparable to what he achieved during 10 years in the tax service.
Three types of road representing the global equity market Imagine the various possible movements of the global equity market as types of road. * Options with low carbon footprint Let’s assume that a bumpy forest road is the most likely scenario. There are many uncertainties ahead and likely large perceptual swings concerning future economic growth. […]
On 1 August 2019, the US imposed new sanctions against Russia. It was the 54th time that new sanctions from the US and the EU have been brought to bear since March 2014. Over 1-2 August, Russian equities contracted by 5.7% vs. a 3.2% drop in the MSCI EM index (all figures in US dollar terms). Is the latest round of sanctions a game-changer for Russia?