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  1. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Huge $400 billion Russia China gas deal a tough ask

    With its economy flat lining and being held up by oil and gas exports, Russia desperately needs to increase the scale of those exports. On the face of it the massive $400 billion deal Russia signed with China on 21 May, for a 30 year gas supply contract, looks just the ticket to deliver that increase over the long haul.

  2. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    BRICS Bank becomes a reality - what next?

    After two years of dogged wrangling, mainly to block China's ambitions for control, the new BRICS bank was announced as a reality at the sixth BRICS summit in the north eastern Brazilian city of Fortazela.

  3. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (July 11 - 17, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (July 11 - 17, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  4. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    Malaysia’s economic outlook clouded by debt and discrimination

    For most of the past five decades, Malaysia has lived up to its billing as an “Asian Tiger”. However in recent weeks economic commentators have argued the Malaysian miracle is at risk of unraveling – or that the outlook for the ex-Tiger is looking distinctly cloudy.

  5. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (June 27 - July 3, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (June 27 - July 3, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  6. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Trade finance funds boost Africa's GDP

    One of the problems that any industry involved in export faces in Africa is that local banks tend to be cash-constrained, and this lack of liquidity is compounded by the Basel III regulations. They have to hold additional capital reserves for every risky trade they make.

  7. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Trade secrets and the coming EU Directive

    The EU has given considerable thought over the last year or so to the puzzle surrounding how best to bring some EU-wide uniformity to providing legal protection for trade secrets. Recently, its efforts on this front have resulted in the publication of a report entitled 'Study on Trade Secrets and Confidential Business information in the Internal Market'.

  8. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Stuck in transition: Eastern Europe losing traction?

    From its founding in 1991, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has had two objectives written into its charter, namely advancing democracy and helping to build robust economies in the nations in which it invests.

  9. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (June 6 – 12, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (June 6 – 12, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  10. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    OSCE Roadmap points the way to Ukraine resolution: Part Two

    This second blog looks at the downside risks and attempts to form a view of the OSCE's chances of brokering and encouraging a favorable resolution of what is, at bottom, a highly dangerous situation.

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