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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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  • ABC News
  • ABC Radio
  • Al Jazeera
  • AP Archive
  • Arab Times
  • BBC News
  • BBC World Business Report
  • BBC World Service
  • Bloomberg
  • BNE Business New Europe
  • BNE IntelliNews
  • Business Mirror
  • China Dialogue
  • CNBC
  • Consortium News
  • Disruption Banking
  • Dukascopy TV
  • Energy Intelligence
  • Euro News
  • Financial Times
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
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  • Kuwait Times
  • National Interest
  • NE Global
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  • Russia Matters
  • Russian Analytical Digest
  • S&P Global
  • The Moscow Times
  • TRT World
October 6, 2020

EEU riven by instability from Bishkek to Belarus

What’s wrong with the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU), the economic block set up by Russia that is a copy of the EU and was supposed to promote stability and prosperity throughout the Eurasian landmass?
September 18, 2020

The inside story of Roman Abramovich and Chelsea’s new era

Special report: Russian has invested over £200m this summer, restoring his status as one of football’s key figures and forming a new key chapter in his ownership of Chelsea.
June 17, 2020

OPEC+ passes first test, but more challenges ahead

The price of Brent crude rallied 121% from the April 24 low to the June 8 high but has fallen 10% recently as a second wave of coronavirus has spooked traders and investors worried by further damage to the global economic recovery, Chris Weafer, co-founder of Macro-Advisory in Moscow, wrote in a note to investors on June 15.
April 9, 2020

Russia Is Well-Positioned to Weather COVID-19’s Economic Fallout

Russia is in a relatively good position to survive the COVID-19 crisis and several months of low oil revenues. This is because of the changes it was forced to make to its monetary and fiscal management as a result of the sanctions and the previous oil price collapse in 2014. While the economy does look set to contract by between 0.5 and 1 percent, instead of the expected growth of 2 percent, Russia will avoid a financial crisis and the government has enough financial resources to fund recovery programs when conditions improve. It may not even have to scale back existing spending plans by too much or too early.
March 11, 2020

Saudi Arabia really needs a higher oil price, Macro-Advisory CEO says

March 7, 2020

COVID-19 no hit for Russian oil exports to China

Russia’s oil exports to China were almost unaffected last month amid the coronavirus outbreak as the East Asian country has been benefiting from lower oil prices and building its strategic oil reserves, Chris Weafer, founder of Macro-Advisory in Moscow, told New Europe on 4 March.
January 9, 2020

Oil price jump: an inevitable knee-jerk reaction to the killing of Soleimani

Oil prices spiked on 3 January on news that Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the region, was killed at Baghdad’s airport during a drone airstrike authorised by US President Donald J. Trump, a move that has heightened geopolitical tensions. Traders fear a retaliation from Iran could disrupt world access to oil supplies.
January 9, 2020

“Big Uncertainty” over US oil output in 2020 will be critically important to oil prices, analysts say

Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Thursday, Chris Weafer, suggested three “critical factors” were set to have the greatest influence over crude futures this year.
November 18, 2019

Russian Pride and US Exceptionalism

Riva Enteen reports on a recent citizens’ delegation to Russia and the chance to consider the country and its recent turbulent history from the vantage point of people living there.
October 31, 2019

Putin’s $400Bln National Projects Will Barely Boost National Economy, Study Finds

Russia’s mammoth infrastructure spending spree over the next few years will do little to boost the slow pace of growth in the Russian economy, economists have warned.
October 11, 2019

Russia’s Energy Diplomacy Brings Geopolitical Dividends

Although Washington has long pushed its European allies to move away from Russian gas, some of its own policies have provided the Russian energy sector with a boost.
October 10, 2019

UK Businesses to Fight Russia’s Image Problem

At an annual investment forum in Moscow, British businesses promoted U.K.-Russia business relations amid the ongoing political standoff.
September 19, 2019

For Russia, Attacks on Saudi Arabia Are Shifting the Gulf’s Power Balance – Towards Russia

Christmas has come early for Vladimir Putin. The attacks on key Saudi Arabian oil installations last weekend—which took out about half of the Kingdom’s oil supply—have bumped up the price of oil, Russia’s most important export, created a new export opportunity for its military, and given the Kremlin the chance to expand its influence in the Gulf even further.
August 14, 2019

August in Russia: What could possibly go wrong??

In Russia, it has become a late July tradition amongst Russia watchers to remind ourselves that August is the month when unusual and trend changing events take place more often than in any other month of the year. If one needs a reminder, it was twenty years ago, on August 9 1999, that Vladimir Putin was former president Boris Yeltsin’s surprise choice to be his prime minister. The rest, as the cliché goes, is history. What may we expect this year?
July 26, 2019

Russian Economy Is Putin’s Greater Priority

Video: Bloomberg Surveillance: Chris Weafer examines relations between the United States and Russia ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

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