Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Russian capital.
December 21, 2017
Russia has fallen into the middle income trap and it is going to struggle to climb out again. One of the things that keep countries in this trap is that while life could be better, it’s actually not that bad.
December 18, 2017
The fate of the former economy minister suggests that whatever new economic model is attempted next year will be a fudge.
October 20, 2017
The success of the production deal in pushing up prices is partly due to Russia’s agreement to participate, while for Moscow it has brought potentially transformational political benefits in terms of influence in the region.
October 13, 2017
The biggest winner was the agricultural sector, which was about to be opened to stiff competition from Europe following Russia’s accession to the WTO. But while pig farmers benefitted from the move, machinery imports from the west have increased.
October 11, 2017
This is as good as it gets. That was the conclusion of Fitch's Global Economic Outlook for September 2017, which revealed that the global economy is in a bit of a sweet spot amid strong bounce-back growth as the 2008 crisis fades at last.