Category Archives: reserves

Strategic Sectors Law Update – Draft Amendments and First Meeting of 2011

Strategic Sectors Law Amendments On February 17, the Russian government submitted amendments to the Strategic Sectors law.  The only substantive change the amendments address is the ownership issue I covered here – i.e., that the law currently applies to any … Continue reading

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Russia’s Economic Crisis – Oil Revenues and International Reserves (or Where Did All the $$$ Go?)

In my first post, I wrote that Russia’s economic troubles were largely the product of short-term factors, specifically the excessive reliance on foreign bank loans by major Russian enterprises and the sudden collapse in the price of oil. These problems … Continue reading

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