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Opinion The Hunt for Dividends: What Generates Return?

The summer sell-off is no reason to panic. Look for companies whose owners need the cash- they should pay handsome dividends


Opinion Investor Confidence in Gold Fades

Since the beginning of the year, gold has taken a beating with the price falling by 20% to USD 1330 per ounce


Opinion The Bond Bubble Starts to Deflate

The feast years for investment in long-term bonds are over, and frustration reigns as hopes for a new round of growth have been dashed

fixed income

Comment Vuitton Tones Down Bling in Russia as Wealthy Go Discreet

When the Soviet Union collapsed 22 years ago, Russian women quickly cast off dowdy proletarian garb in favor of glitz such as ultra-tight sequined dresses and towering heels


Opinion Who Will Take the Reins at Gazprom?

Rumors of Alexei Miller’s resignation resurfaced this spring and have already led to a 10% rise in Gazprom’s share price


Comment Yeltsin-Era Tycoons Sell Resources for Distance From Kremlin

Russian billionaires who made their fortunes buying commodities assets in the 1990s are exiting natural resources to gain independence as Kremlin-backed oligarchs take their place


Comment Arbat Capital Chases Global Stocks, Russia Index no Bargain

The low valuation of Russia’s biggest equities index is illusory and global stocks offer a better investment


Sberbank’s SPO — a Step in the Right Direction for Russia

Financial experts agree the success of Sberbank’s secondary public offering on London and Moscow stock exchanges

banks, SPO

Opinion Germany Most Likely to Exit Euro

Financial experts have been busy debating the possibility of Greece, Italy or Spain exiting the Eurozone

currencies, euro

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