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    Belarus Refuses to Trade With Russia in Roubles
    Dec19

    Belarus Refuses to Trade With Russia in Roubles

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered his cabinet ministers to stop trading using the Russian rouble. Instead, the country – who is one of Russia’s closest allies – will trade only in dollars or euros, after Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on Thursday his country may be on the verge of a two year...

    EU Sees Not Enough of the Right Sort of Change
    Dec19

    EU Sees Not Enough of the Right Sort of Change

    Brussels Beat: The European Union’s relations with Russia plummeted over Ukraine, while the eurozone failed to see the sustainable recovery it hoped for. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: U.S. missing key allies in Islamic State fight; Putin remains defiant as Russian economy crumbles; Obama’s Cuba success is undermined by North Korean cyberattack; and much more.
    Dec19

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: U.S. missing key allies in Islamic State fight; Putin remains defiant as Russian economy crumbles; Obama’s Cuba success is undermined by North Korean cyberattack; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The United States is missing key allies in its fight against the Islamic State. Some 1,500 American troops are preparing to deploy to the Middle East to retrain Iraqi security forces to take the fight to the Islamic State next year. Turning Iraqis into a tribal fighting force of roughly 5,000 proficient enough...

    Why Congress Shouldn’t Make Foreign Policy
    Dec19

    Why Congress Shouldn’t Make Foreign Policy

    The U.S. Congress legislates foreign policy on issues from Ukraine to Russia, and it’s a bad idea. …read more Source:...

    Take Goldman Sachs’ Christmas Crossword And Find Out How Well You Remember 2014
    Dec19

    Take Goldman Sachs’ Christmas Crossword And Find Out How Well You Remember 2014

    How well do you remember the most important financial and economic events of 2014? You’ve got the chance to find out now: Goldman Sachs’ end-of-year crossword just came out, and it’s great, again. Last year’s effort by Goldman was described as “the nerdiest crossword puzzle of all time”. Here’s hoping...

    World markets feeling festive over U.S. Fed’s Christmas boost
    Dec19

    World markets feeling festive over U.S. Fed’s Christmas boost

    It’s been a turbulent week around the world, between plunging oil prices, a swinging ruble, and signs from the U.S. Fed of an earlier than expected rate hike. There’s more where that came from this morning, as an early, Fed-fuelled “Santa Rally” continues in Asia and Europe, and the ruble vacillates in the wake of a combative annual...

    Why it’s so hard to know when oil will bounce back: Don Pittis
    Dec19

    Why it’s so hard to know when oil will bounce back: Don Pittis

    From Russian political stability to the value of Canada’s oil sands companies, there is a lot riding on the price of oil. But economic analysts are proposing very different views on whether, when and how much the price of oil will rise, Don Pittis says. …read more Source:...

    German consumer confidence on the rise
    Dec19

    German consumer confidence on the rise

    BERLIN (AP) — German consumer confidence is continuing to improve, supported by expectations of increasing economic strength and a greater willingness to make purchases. The GfK research group said Friday its forward-looking consumer climate index rose to 9 points for January from 8.7 points in December. GfK says consumers still have uncertainty...

    EU Leaders Warn Of Long-Term Confrontation If Russia Doesn’t Retreat From Ukraine
    Dec19

    EU Leaders Warn Of Long-Term Confrontation If Russia Doesn’t Retreat From Ukraine

    European Union leaders said Thursday that they are ready to use their combined power over a long confrontation with economically struggling Russia, if the country’s President Vladimir Putin refuses to back off from Ukraine. The warning from EU leaders comes after Putin criticized the Western sanctions on Russia, and accused the U.S. and EU...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Dec19

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Friday. 1. Eight children died Friday morning in a mass stabbing in Australia. 2. The United Nations has requested more than $8.4 billion for 2015 to help nearly 18 million people affected by the war in Syria. 3. British police are looking into the murders of three young boys as part of an...