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By Rhod Mackenzie

Chinese oil refiners have replaced their Indian counterparts, who reduced purchases of Russian Sokol oil due to fear of American sanctions. In February, Chinese oil refiners, mostly private owners, purchased an average of 168 thousand barrels of Sokol daily, three times more than...

By Rhod Mackenzie

According to Vladimir Nezhdanov, an analyst at the Institute of Current International Problems (IAMP) of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, trade turnover between Russia and China could reach a record level of over $250 billion by the end of 2024.

The leade...

By Rhod Mackenzie

Russia's pivot towards the East would not have been possible without modernisation, including the railway infrastructure. The development of the Eastern training ground of Russian Railways has been ongoing for several years, with the third stage expected to commence this year. W...

By Rhod Mackenzie

Pakistani authorities have decided to finish building an 81 km gas pipeline from the port city of Gwadar to the Iranian border as part of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project. The project, which has faced significant delays, will be completed in two phases.

Pakistan's Special...

By Rhod Mackenzie

On February 21, experts interviewed by Izvestia explained that the three largest banks in China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, and Bank of China, have stopped accepting payments from Russian sanctioned financial organizations due to the risk of...

By Rhod Mackenzie

The authorities are considering how to respond to the European Union's plans to confiscate Russian assets. The Federation Council has proposed to the Ministry of Finance that a mechanism be developed to withdraw funds of foreigners blocked in the Russian Federation, according to...