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Ukraine Re-Introduces Mandatory Military Draft, 18 Month Service

Ukraine has announced that men between the ages of 20 and 27 would be called up for 18 months of military service starting next spring, the secretary of the National Security and Defence Council, Aleksander Turchynov, said at a meeting of security officials. 105 more words


A Century Of Stagnation? Insights From The Economic History Of Argentina

Argentina is the only country in the world that was ‘developed’ in 1900 and ‘developing’ in 2000. Various explanations highlight the roles of trade openness, political institutions, financial integration, financial development, and macroeconomic instability. 1,582 more words


Ruble continues to take a tumble

Russia’s Ruble has continued to fall dramatically following sanctions imposed on it by the US and other Western nations in response to its annexation of Crimea, and suspected involvement in the Ukrainian crisis. 90 more words

Current Affairs News

Russian central bank raises interest rate to 17% to prevent rouble’s collapse

Bank’s decision, sparked by fears plunging global oil price would devastate country’s economy, follows day of market stress

Russia’s central bank has taken drastic action to halt the rouble’s freefall on the foreign exchanges by raising interest rates by 6.5 percentage points to 17%. 729 more words

Economic News

Libya’s Descent Into Chaos: Warring Clans And Its Impact On Regional Stability

By Dario Cristiani

Since the outbreak of the Libyan revolution in 2011 and the collapse of Mu’ammar Qaddafi’s Jamahiriya (Republic of the Masses), Libya has fallen into a process of constant and ever deeper chaos, which has lately reached a new climax. 2,535 more words

Frontier Markets

Russia’s Economic Crisis

One of Russia’s main income source that helps balance their economy is also the one that is currently crashing it.

According to newrepublic.com, more than ⅔ of Russia’s exports consume of oil and natural gas; and these energy exports make up more than 50% of Russia’s revenue. 380 more words

World News

Buttonwood: Let’s get fiscal

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