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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 30, 2017

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abc119 By. Daniel J. Graeber: Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn’t think the European community can do without the natural gas it gets from energy monopoly Gazprom. With a Russian economy starting to decline, however, it may be Gazprom that’s too strongly interconnected to the European market to break free. The narrative over European energy security reaches at least back to 2006 when Gazprom first cut gas supplies through Ukraine.... »
By Robert Bensh: As protests in Ukraine’s eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia, Kiev threatens military action while Moscow flexes its geo-economic warfare muscles. Pro-Russian militia groups have seized government buildings and police headquarters in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk and Slovyanks–where the shoot-out took place–and despite a Monday morning ultimatum by the Ukrainian government,... »
Sir Frank Peters: It comes as no surprise that a new university study, conducted by German researchers, concludes that corporal punishment does “lasting psychological harm” and supports the Bangladesh law that bans it. “Parents aim to educate children through corporal punishment, but instead of learning good social behaviours, the beatings often have the opposite effect,” said study leader Tobias Hecker, a psychologist at the University of Konstanz. To test whether... »
By. James Stafford: Having ridden roughshod over Ukraine, Russia’s annexation of the Crimea is now over and a new chapter in Ukrainian politics is about to begin—but it won’t be much different than the last chapter, with the same old faces surfacing for May presidential elections. In the aftermath of the Maidan protests that overthrew president Viktor Yanukovych in February and Russia’s retaliatory annexation of the Crimea in March, Ukraine... »
abc121 Interview by James Stafford: Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula is now Russia’s. It was done with an impressively organized non-violent military operation, and supported by the foregone conclusion of a referendum on independence from Ukraine. One Ukrainian soldier was reportedly killed on 18 March, after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the treaty to annex the Crimea and troops moved to take over a Ukrainian military facility in Simferopol. The US has imposed... »
abc120 By Nicholas Cunningham: According to Reuters , Crimea may nationalize oil and gas assets within its borders belonging to Ukraine, and sell them off to Russia. Crimea’s Deputy Prime Minister hinted at the possibility that it would take control of Chornomorneftegaz, a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise, and then “privatize” it by selling it to Gazprom. “After nationalisation of the company we would openly take a decision – if a large investor,... »
abc110 By Nicholas Cunningham: The standoff between the U.S. and the EU on one hand, and Russia on the other, intensified pretty quickly late last week. The U.S. quickly slapped heavier sanctions on Russia after its annexation of Crimea, leading to a mutual escalation of retaliatory measures. However, it appears that the West gained a bit of leverage at the moment, as the Russian economy has shown some cracks amid uncertainty... »
abc122 By. James Stafford: Only the fittest can survive in today’s market for junior oil and gas companies, which must demonstrate a great deal of ingenuity in the balancing of risk and reward. Nothing but the most exceptional oil and gas projects will win capital, and, in the words of one junior, this means “finding plays before they are exciting.” Being a junior in this market means being the best of... »
abc123 Alexander Uvarov: Bangladesh is going to setup their first ever Nuclear Power plant at Rooppur of Pabna district. Under a bi- lateral state agreement, Russian state company Rosatom will build and operate the NPP. As stated by the Russian side on various occasions, they will set up the latest VVER (water cooled water moderated) nuclear reactor at Rooppur. Some Bangladeshi experts think that a preferred alternative to VVER would be... »
thumb20 By. Nick Cunningham: There are two major factors that have emerged in the last five years that have sparked a surge in LNG investments. First is the shale gas “revolution” in the United States, which allowed the U.S. to vault to the top spot in the world for natural gas production. This caused prices to crater to below $2 per million Btu (MMBTu) in 2012, down from their 2008 highs... »