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Macro-Advisory is one of the most recognised names in strategic consulting in Eurasia

Macro-Advisory is a highly visible name in all areas associated with Eurasia. Our analysts are regularly quoted in the world’s major media outlets and are frequent presenters at events focused on industries or countries in and concerning the region. A sample of articles, citing Macro-Advisory analysts, is in the news section below. There are also links to broadcast TV interviews in which our analysts appear. Some recent articles written by our team, and which appear in third party sites and publications, are in the published articles section.

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August 24, 2022

Impact of Six Months of Sanctions on the Economy

Chris Weafer, CEO at Macro-Advisory, discusses Europe’s energy crisis and says a Russian gas cut-off would have “severe economic consequences” in Germany.
August 16, 2022

Floundering, not drowning’: Russia’s economy is withstanding sanctions onslaught — for now

Russia’s economy contracted in the second quarter – the first full three months since the country’s invasion of Ukraine – and economists are divided over whether it can continue to weather the onslaught of international sanctions in the long term.
July 6, 2022

Power Panel: Western sanctions target price caps for Russian Oil

Despite the extreme sanctions that were brought in from March onwards on to Russia and the affect that had in reducing the exports, that actually because of the price spike Russia is making more money than ever. So now on the table, the seventh package of sanctions is a proposal to put a cap on the price that people pay.
June 15, 2022

Russia’s economy in for a bumpy ride as sanctions bite – BBC News

“It’s the most affordable new vehicle in Russia. They’re calling it… the anti-sanctions car!” That was Russian state TV putting a positive spin on the new, not-so-improved, Lada rolling off the production line in the city of Togliatti.
June 15, 2022

US to boycott Putin’s Economic Forum

Not business as usual, with the US to boycott Putin’s Economic Forum. It’s in retaliation to Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the they’ve called on other countries and companies to also not attend.
June 8, 2022

Russian economy weathers EU sanctions

Despite the EU, the UK and the US ramping up sanctions, the Russian economy has shown surprising resilience, and defied predictions of a collapse. Dasha Chernyshova reports from Moscow.
June 1, 2022

High prices, Asian markets could blunt EU ban on Russian oil

Energy experts say the European Union’s decision to ban nearly all oil from Russia to punish the country for its invasion of Ukraine may be blunted by rising energy prices and other countries willing to buy some of the excess petroleum
May 24, 2022

“Deterioração” da economia russa é visível, diz analista

Deterioration of Russian economy is visible, says Chris Weafer
March 11, 2022

Will the sanctions against Russia work?

Our CEO, Chris Weafer, participated in a panel discussion hosted by AlJazeera TV about the impact on the Russian economy of western sanctions and Russian countermeasures.
March 7, 2022

View from Moscow — reputational damage may be a lasting legacy

For the Irish living in Moscow, there is some disappointment that the Emerald Ball, a highlight of the ex-pat calendar which takes place close to St Patrick’s Day, has been called off. But by far the bigger emotion among them and the wider population in the Russian capital is shock at President Vladimir Putin’s recent actions.
March 6, 2022

Russia’s top banks suffer as Western sanctions bite

Russia’s two most powerful banks went from their best year ever in 2021 to fighting for their future, with the outlook for Sberbank PJSC only slightly less grim than the Kremlin-friendly VTB Group. US sanctions imposed on the state-owned lenders over President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine caused Sberbank’s European unit to unravel and called into question its ability to pull off a daring bid to become Russia’s version of Amazon.com Inc.
March 5, 2022

Ukraine invasion: Will the sanctions bite?

On Business Weekly this week, as the fighting in parts of Ukraine intensified, a suite of sanctions has been levied on Russia, cutting off the country from the inter-bank messaging system Swift and restricting access to the foreign reserves Russia holds in the West’s central banks. Many large international companies are scaling down their businesses in Russia, including the oil giants BP and Shell. The global shipping giant Maersk is stopping its ships from docking at Russian ports. Chris Weafer, chief executive of Macro Advisory and a 24-year resident of Moscow tells us what life is like for ordinary Russians.
March 3, 2022

Beauty giant L’Oreal among firms pulling back from Russia

Thirty years ago when communism collapsed in the Soviet Union, Western firms stepped up their presence in Russia. The arrival of big Western companies symbolised the start of a new era with Russians becoming eager consumers of brands ranging from fast-food chain McDonalds to Levi jeans and luxury goods. Now, in the wake of President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, some firms, including Apple, Netflix, Zara and Jaguar Land Rover, have announced they are suspending activities in Russia.
March 1, 2022

Ukraine conflict: Russia doubles interest rate after rouble slumps

Russia has more than doubled its interest rate to 20% in a bid to halt a slump in the value of its currency. The Bank of Russia raised the rate from 9.5% after the rouble sank 30% after new Western sanctions. The currency then eased back to about 20% down. The collapse in value erodes the currency’s buying power and could wipe out the savings of ordinary Russians.
February 25, 2022

After Russian hammer in Ukraine, sanctions talk brings sickle to oil prices

Oil prices slipped on February 25 after sharp rises early in the session as traders were concerned that sanctions against Moscow following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would disrupt global oil supply.

Podcasts

China and Russia inch closer

We assess Russia’s position in the dispute (with NATO and Ukraine) with Chris Weafer, who is chief executive of the Moscow-based economic consultancy Macro Advisory.
February 4, 2022

European Commission announces Ukraine financial aid

We assess Russia’s position in the dispute (with NATO and Ukraine) with Chris Weafer, who is chief executive of the Moscow-based economic consultancy Macro Advisory.
January 24, 2022

Putin’s plan to reduce poverty in Russia

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has given his annual state of the nation address, putting economic issues such as growth and poverty center stage. But how will conditions improve amid a slump in energy prices and western sanctions?
March 1, 2018