Russia’s crisis offers opportunities

Hurt by sanctions and using the same weapon itself, Russia in crisis is often a place where problems get fixed

17th August, 2014

Despite earlier bravado from some Russian politicians that sanctions would have only a modest effect on the economy, the negative impact is now becoming very clear and serious. Growth is slowing across most sectors, investment plans are being delayed and, because of Russia’s retaliatory sanctions against western food imports, inflation looks more likely to rise through the autumn than to decline.

More critically, the much needed flow of inward investment has slowed to...

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