Posts Tagged ‘Imports ban’

  1. Import bans: Russia’s new macro policy?


    August 7, 2014 by AK

    Some smart people have suggested to me that the EU/US foods import ban is a crude way to increase the current account surplus, providing extra euros and US dollars for Russian corporates to service and repay their short-term debt. The government may expect some of the import gap to be closed by domestic producers and …
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  2. Bomb Voronezh in response: a sequel


    August 7, 2014 by AK

    In December 2012, the Russian parliament reacted to the US Magnitsky bill by outlawing the adoption of Russian orphans by Americans. Let the disabled kids pay, said the Russian MPs and voted for “Herod’s law“. As some Russians joked bitterly then, if NATO were to hit Syria, Putin would bomb Voronezh in response. This time, …
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