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Oleg Buklemishev

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Associate professor in the department of Economics at Moscow State University (MGU). In 1997-2000 he headed the international capital markets division. He worked as an assistant to the finance minister. In 2000-2004 he was an assistant to the prime minister and deputy director of the secretariat of the prime minister of Russia. From 2005 to 2012, he was chief analyst and member of the board of directors at NGO MK Analytics. He is author of the book “The Eurobond Market” (1999).

09.02.2016

Why Middle East turbulence doesn't boost oil prices anymore

Why Middle East turbulence doesn't boost oil prices anymore

Despite the increasing instability in the Middle East, oil prices keep dropping. In the 1970s, conflicts in this region provoked a threefold increase in oil process, but now it is not the case

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01.09.2015

August 2015 is just as ominous as August 1998

August 2015 is just as ominous as August 1998

There are indeed parallels between the financial crises of 1998 and 2015, especially when taking into account the structure of the Russian economy and the nation’s sensitivity to world energy prices

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30.03.2015

What do bombs in Yemen mean for Russia's oil industry?

What do bombs in Yemen mean for Russia's oil industry?

The recent outbreak of violence in Yemen may bring short-term gains for Russia’s oil producers, but over the long-term, will result in disincentives for Russia to modernize its economy

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16.03.2015

The Kremlin's perception of Western sanctions is dangerous

The Kremlin's perception of Western sanctions is dangerous

It is time for the Kremlin to realize that the notion that Western sanctions can in some way benefit the Russian economy is fundamentally false and dangerous

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23.09.2014

The Kremlin's dream to survive Western sanctions: Utopia or reality?

The Kremlin's dream to survive Western sanctions: Utopia or reality?

Russia's plan to build an alternative financial system and seek out new sources of financing for domestic companies might backfire. It is unnecessarily expensive and risky

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20.08.2014

The Russia-Iran energy deal may be a losing proposition

The Russia-Iran energy deal may be a losing proposition

The Russia-Iran deal might bring Russia more problems than benefits. The economies of the two countries are just too similar for the deal to make sense

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21.05.2014

Russia will try to restore the trust of foreign investors (again)

Russia will try to restore the trust of foreign investors (again)

In order to reverse the disturbing trend toward economic isolation, Russia needs to address the lack of trust in official government policy

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31.03.2014

The real reason why Russia is no longer part of the G8

The real reason why Russia is no longer part of the G8

Russia has once again found itself isolated from the G8, and the reason for this is not the machinations of the West but, rather, the types of mistakes the Russian political elite would prefer not to admit

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