From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia integration is on the move

The Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union is spreading its wings and gaining strength, with some key projects, big players and big plans in the pipeline By Pepe Escobar As presidents Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Ankara for a second Russia-Iran-Turkey summit on the future of Syria, Moscow hosted its 7th International … Continue reading From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia integration is on the move

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Russia’s Far East accounts for a quarter of national FDI

Long overlooked, the vast region is starting to draw overseas investor interest, although analysts say a recent government report is over-optimistic Russia’s resource-rich and sparsely populated Far Eastern region is – perhaps surprisingly – gaining in popularity with foreign investors. The region accounted for about a quarter of all foreign investment into sanctions-hit Russia in … Continue reading Russia’s Far East accounts for a quarter of national FDI

From Arctic to Indian Ocean: First shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas arrives in India

A tanker with liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in Russia's Yamal region in northwest Siberia has been delivered to India. According to first deputy chairman of Novatek’s management board, Lev Feodosyev, the shipment is in line with the company’s goal to expand its supply geography and increase the presence in key Asian markets. “The first … Continue reading From Arctic to Indian Ocean: First shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas arrives in India

The battle for China’s growing gas demand

Russia, in its efforts to develop its gas sector in as many geographical locations as possible, is also earmarking increased gas exports to China. Russian natural gas giant Gazprom said that gas from its Siberia fields could start moving through pipelines to China within the next five years. The disclosure came as Gazprom representatives discussed the development … Continue reading The battle for China’s growing gas demand

‘China’s new Arctic policy is defensive, not offensive’

Maritime expert terms Beijing's polar initiative constructive, others disagree; Chinese sovereign funds seen investing in world's latest emerging market By Doug Tsuruoka China’s State Council issued an Arctic white paper on January 26 outlining Beijing’s policy towards the region and how it intends to participate in developing what is becoming an increasingly important part of the world, … Continue reading ‘China’s new Arctic policy is defensive, not offensive’