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By Rhod Mackenzie

Russia's annual GDP growth reached 4.4% in April, up from 4.2% in March, according to a review of the current situation in the Russian economy by the Ministry of Economic Development. Excluding seasonal factors, GDP in April increased by 0.2% compared to the previous month, while...

By Rhod Mackenzie

The General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China reports that the volume of Chinese exports in May increased by 7.6% year-on-year, reaching $302.35 billion. Export growth accelerated from 1.5% in April to reach its highest level since January.
Imports in M...

By Rhod Mackenzie

The trade turnover between China and Russia in the first five months of 2024 increased by 2.9% compared to the same period last year, amounting to $96.509 billion, according to data released on Friday by the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China.
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By Rhod Mackenzie

Turkey has asked to join the BRICS. The matter will be addressed at the forthcoming meeting of the BRICS Foreign Ministers in Nizhny Novgorod. Turkey has asked to join the BRICS. and what consequences could this lead to?
During his visit to China, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan...

By Rhod Mackenzie

Some European countries are calling for a complete refusal of Russian energy resources, while others are increasing their purchases. Which countries are we referring to? How can this apparent contradiction be explained? And what other resources from Russia does Europe suddenly re...

By Rhod Mackenzie

Since March 2022, more than one and a half thousand foreign companies have left Russia. The list included major producers of electronics, clothing, furniture and cosmetics. Some stopped all operations, others sold assets to local entrepreneurs for next to nothing. Others took a w...