Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 20, 2019 14:39:11 GMT -5
Putin Doubles Down! Russia Won’t Change Her Policies Because of US Sanctions or Bullying!
Vesti News Jun 20, 2019
Vladimir Putin: "According to expert data, the restrictions have resulted in Russia losing about $50 billion since 2014, while the European Union has lost $240 billion. The USA lost are about $17 billion. We don't have a huge amount of trade. Japan lost $27 billion. It influences job opportunities in these countries, including the EU. They're losing our market."
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 12, 2019 16:20:11 GMT -5
This is the death of US unipolar world, they failed utterly
Russia’s credit rating soars to pre-sanctions level with reserves projected to reach $600 billion.
RT.com 12 Aug, 2019 09:44
Russia will continue to boost its foreign exchange and gold reserves, adding more than $70 billion to its coffers in two years, Fitch Ratings predicted as it raised the country’s credit rating to the highest level since 2014.
The international rating agency said that Moscow will be able to cope with new US restrictions against its financial sector. It comes shortly after Washington announced the latest sanctions targeting Russia over alleged involvement in the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK last year. The measures include preventing American banks from participating in sovereign non-ruble primary bond issuance.
While Washington’s restrictions could weigh on Russia’s external financing flexibility, investment and growth prospects, the “heightened” sanctions risk has not stopped Fitch from upgrading Russia’s rating to ‘BBB’ with a stable outlook from ‘BBB- .’
“Russia has entrenched a credible and consistent policy framework that will deliver improved macroeconomic stability, reduce the impact of oil price volatility on the economy, and support increased resilience to external shocks,” Fitch Ratings analysts said in a statement last week.
The nation’s international reserves amounted almost $520 billion as of August 1, according to the central bank’s data. The figure will continue to rise and will reach $537 billion in 2019 and $591 billion by 2021, the agency forecasted.
“Increased exchange rate flexibility and compliance with the fiscal rule support the economy’s capacity to absorb real, financial and geopolitical shocks, and limit the impact of oil price volatility on the economy,” Fitch said.
Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov welcomed the upgrade by Fitch and said he hopes other rating agencies will follow suit.
“This decision [by Fitch] serves as another confirmation that Russia’s economy has fully adapted to existing challenges and is capable of reaching new growth rates,” Siluanov said. “We hope that the decision by Fitch will serve as a logical basis for upgrading Russia’s credit sovereign rating by other agencies of the ‘Big Three’ [Moody’s and S&P Global].”
Russia’s debt is rated at investment grade by all three big international rating agencies. In February, US-based Moody’s upgraded Russia’s rating to investment grade (to Baa3 from Ba1) with a stable outlook. S&P Global Ratings upgraded Russia from junk level last year and has recently said the new US sanctions targeting sovereign debt will have no immediate impact on the nation’s investment grade credit rating.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 11, 2019 15:10:20 GMT -5
Russia now has more assets than debt, despite sanctions.
RT.com 10 Sep, 2019 09:55
Thanks to steadily growing gold and foreign currency reserves, Russia’s debt-to-GDP ratio has turned negative for the first time since its economy was hit by Western sanctions and by the oil market crash of 2014.
As of August 1, the state debt (at the federal, regional and municipal level) amounted to 16.2 trillion rubles (around $247.3 billion). At the same time liquid assets of federal government, regions and non-budget funds stood at 17.6 trillion (nearly $268.8 billion).
It means that the state debt in broad terms became lower than the nation’s holdings, according to calculations by the Russian business outlet RBC, based on figures from the country’s central bank and the ministry of finance. As a result of this, Russia would be able to fully cover loans issued by both external and domestic creditors using only the state deposits kept by the Central Bank of Russia and local commercial banks.
Earlier this year President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia’s forex reserves fully cover foreign debt “for the first time in history.”
Russia has been increasing its stockpile of gold and boosting its reserves in recent years as part of its push to turn its economy away from the US dollar. Moscow has also managed to significantly cut its dependence on oil, among other reforms.
“What has been done in Russia’s macro economy from 2014 to 2019 is surely one for the history books,” Russia’s Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin stated earlier this month.
However, while large reserves significantly help to mitigate financial risks for the country, they can hamper its economic growth, according to analysts. Indeed, while Russia saw the highest GDP growth in six years (2.3 percent) in 2018, its economy has already slowed down. In the second quarter of 2019 the GDP was 0.9 percent higher compared to the same period last year, while in the first three months Russian economy grew just 0.5 percent.
Head of Central Bank Believes Worst Is Behind For Russian Economy, Sanctions Lost Their Bite!
Vesti News Dec 3, 2019
The head of the Central Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, gave a big interview to my colleague Nailya Asker-Zade. She shared her view on the future of the Russian economy. Is it resistant to external challenges? Should Russia be worried about new sanctions? To what level can the mortgage rate drop in the coming years?
Russian gold and foreign currency reserves have hit $557.5 billion in the first 10 days of the new year, according to the latest figures released by the country's central bank.
Since the end of the 2019, Moscow has added $7.7 billion to its forex holdings, increasing them by 1.4 percent. As of December 27, they stood at $549.8 billion.
The current level is 10 percent higher than the target level set by the regulator and the highest since October 2008, when foreign reserves amounted to nearly $547 billion. Russia spent a significant part of its reserves supporting the ruble in the aftermath of the financial crisis and after the West hit Moscow with sanctions in wake of the 2014 conflict in Ukraine. Since then, Russia has been rebuilding its forex reserves from the $350 billion low to their current level.
Russia's international reserves are highly liquid foreign assets comprising stocks of monetary gold, foreign currencies and Special Drawing Right (SDR) assets, which are at the disposal of the Central Bank of Russia and the government.
The country has been steadily boosting and reshaping its international holdings, getting rid of the US dollar in favor of other currencies, including the Chinese yuan and the euro. Moscow has been also extensively investing in gold, with bullion reserves standing at more than $110 billion as of January 1.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 23, 2020 15:22:45 GMT -5
Sanctions? Russia attracts $21 BILLION in foreign investments.
RT.com 21 Feb, 2020 14:52
Foreign investors poured billions of dollars into the Russian economy last year, according to research from global accounting firm KPMG. Investors appreciated the country’s economic stability, it said.
Russia has managed to adapt to Western sanctions (introduced six years ago) and their consequences, KPMG analysts said as cited by business news outlet RBC.
The research showed that the largest increase in investments came from the Asia-Pacific region, with companies and funds pumping in $8.2 billion compared with $2.4 billion in 2018. US investors have also been very active, investing $3.4 billion last year against $200 million in 2018. European investors reduced their Russia holdings from $5.9 billion to $2.6 billion.
The research showed that the energy sector has been the main driver of the Russian M&A (mergers and acquisitions) market. In particular, Russian gas producer Novatek’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, which are some of the most competitive in the world, saw an investment boom last year. Novatek continued to sell stakes in its Arctic LNG 2 project, inking agreements with two Chinese companies, France’s Total, and Japan’s Mitsui.
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