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Dmitry Dokuchaev

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Dmitry Dokuchaev is a Russian journalist and columnist, who deals with economic issues. He has extensive experience in different Russian media, including Izvestia, Moscow News, The New Times, The Echo of Planet.

24.08.2016

Russian capital, no longer on the run

Russian capital, no longer on the run

Russian capital flight – one of the major problems complicating the recovery of the nation’s economy – has been reduced five-fold since 2015

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05.08.2016

Liberals and statists battle for Russia's economic future

Liberals and statists battle for Russia's economic future

The Russian authorities are deciding which path of further economic development to follow. For now, there are two distinct views of how to reform the Russian economy

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26.07.2016

Gazprom is back with a brand new plan to sell gas to the Europeans

Gazprom is back with a brand new plan to sell gas to the Europeans

After several years of failures in Europe, Gazprom is getting ready for a commercial counterattack with its North Stream-2 gas pipeline project, which will deliver gas to the continent while bypassing Ukraine entirely

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14.07.2016

What's happening to the inflation rate in Russia?

What's happening to the inflation rate in Russia?

After a period of soaring inflation, it now appears that the Russian monetary authorities have stabilized the growth in prices to a manageable level. By the end of the year, the inflation rate could be as low as 6 percent

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22.06.2016

The curious case of the Russian labor market

The curious case of the Russian labor market

The Russian labor market has adapted to the economic crisis remarkably well, as fears of mass unemployment have been proven wrong. However, many temporary solutions to keep workers employed now show signs of weakening

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15.06.2016

Economic belt tightening could be a boon for Russia's domestic tourism

Economic belt tightening could be a boon for Russia's domestic tourism

Given the overall economic situation in the country, Russia’s domestic tourism industry could be an unexpected beneficiary, especially during the peak summer travel season

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31.05.2016

When will the Russian economy finally emerge from recession?

When will the Russian economy finally emerge from recession?

Despite some positive indicators in the Russian economy, it badly needs structural reforms to resume stable economic growth

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18.03.2016

The Russian ruble rollercoaster

The Russian ruble rollercoaster

With rising prices for oil, the Russian ruble is on the rebound. But how much more can the ruble really strengthen given the underlying weakness of the Russian economy?

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17.02.2016

It's too early to talk about the end of the oil era

It's too early to talk about the end of the oil era

While use of renewable energy is on the rise, especially in China, there is still significant debate amongst energy experts whether renewable energy sources will ever be plentiful and profitable enough to replace hydrocarbons

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11.02.2016

А silver lining during the crisis for the Russian economy

А silver lining during the crisis for the Russian economy

Amid the deep recession in the Russian economy, there is a sign of possible improvement: Russian industry might start growing this year

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29.12.2015

What helped Russia's economy survive in 2015?

What helped Russia's economy survive in 2015?

Even with falling oil prices, the Russian economy proved remarkably resilient in 2015, partly thanks to policies such as allowing the ruble to float freely

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23.12.2015

Is Russia ready to withstand low oil prices?

Is Russia ready to withstand low oil prices?

Questions remain as to how well Russia's economy will be able to cope with low oil prices in 2016

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18.11.2015

Why a free-floating ruble is not in freefall

Why a free-floating ruble is not in freefall

One year ago, the Central Bank of Russia refused to place restrictions on the foreign currency exchange market, releasing the ruble into a free-floating state. What have been the results?

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10.11.2015

Has the economic crisis in Russia reached its bottom?

Has the economic crisis in Russia reached its bottom?

Even though speculation abounds about the end of the recession in Russia, it is perhaps still too early to claim that the country’s economic woes have reached bottom

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21.10.2015

Russia’s unemployment rate resilient to economic crisis

Russia’s unemployment rate resilient to economic crisis

Even with the economic crisis, the unemployment level in Russia is still not as high as once predicted. However, the labor market faces a number of structural weaknesses, such as growing youth unemployment

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08.10.2015

Russia prepares for more economic belt-tightening in 2016

Russia prepares for more economic belt-tightening in 2016

Experts believe that, barring a sudden collapse in oil prices, the 2016 budget will be tough but balanced

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15.09.2015

Russian arms market unhampered by sanctions, at least for now

Russian arms market unhampered by sanctions, at least for now

Russia has preserved its place in the global ranking of largest arms exporters despite a unfavorable geopolitical environment. Yet there are still unresolved challenges

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01.09.2015

Why it's too early to worry about $40 oil

Why it's too early to worry about $40 oil

Tumbling oil prices could recover as soon as 2016, especially if OPEC decides to change its stance on oil production and global energy demand continues to pick up speed

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