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By Rhod Mackenzie

Despite vocal opposition, the European Union continues to trade with Russia. In March, the Russian Federation received a record level of revenue in rubles for exports from European countries, with the share of the Russian currency reaching 58.5%. The energy sector obviously playe...

By Rhod Mackenzie

The presidents of Russia and China have signalled their willingness to collaborate on a solution to the challenges posed by US sanctions on trade settlements. How can Moscow and Beijing remove the third party from trading with each other?
Following negotiations with Chinese Pres...

By Rhod Mackenzie

The Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that approximately 90% of all payments between Russia and Beijing are currently conducted in rubles and yuan. He further stated that the joint decision to transfer bilateral payments into national currencies was a timely one, and that it...

By Rhod Mackenzie

The scheme proposed in India for using the rupees of Russian suppliers for export to third countries can be implemented under two conditions: the discount on the return of proceeds must be less than the existing one, and India will have to form a sufficient pool of orders for its...

By Paulo Nogueira Batista.

The realisation of grand projects always implies imagination and persistence in overcoming all sorts of barriers and all kinds of resistance. Let us hope that the BRICS will confirm expectations entertained by the Global South and rise to the challenge of providing const...

In February 2024, the ruble became the leading currency in foreign trade settlements of the Russian Federation, with a share of 41.6% in payments for exports and 38.1% for imports. This article explores the advantages of paying in rubles for Russia and its trading partners, as well as the industries...