Obama and Castro are master chess players, but Fidel has never lost a game in his life: the US is betting the government will be overthrown while the Castros are sure they will consolidate their position, Daniel Bruno, Buenos Aires based expert told, RT.
President Putin has not disclosed his future strategic plans during the annual Q&A since to surprise international markets one should always have an ace up the sleeve, French economist Jacque Sapir told RT.
As 2014 comes to a close the American mainstream media has represented the most aggressive attack on global environmental movements that defend peoples’ right to live in healthy and clean environment worldwide.
For the sake of the Russian economy, the Central Bank cannot continue its waiting game strategy for too long hoping that speculators give up before it does, says Mike Ingram, a market strategist at BGC Brokers in London.
The abolishment of the South Stream gas project will negatively affect countries which need cheap energy, such as Hungary, Anna Van Densky, a political commentator for EU Reporter Magazine, told RT ahead of the Central Europe summit in Prague.
UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey says firms should be forced to publically disclose their investments in the fossil fuel sector, highlighting the relationship between climate risk and a predicted decline in the value of such holdings.
Oil prices that have collapsed to 5-year lows will dramatically hit Canada, as energy sales provide about 30 percent of the budget revenues, Jennifer Winter, Associate Director at University of Calgary, told RT.
The Athens Stock Exchange index has fallen 11.2 percent - the biggest intraday plunge since December 1987. The government announced a snap presidential election, two months ahead of time, making investors nervous over the status of EU bailout money.
Russian lender Alfa-Bank, has filed four new lawsuits against the country’s leading regional carrier UTair and UTair-Leasing. This comes a day after a leasing company filed a bankruptcy petition saying UTair failed to pay $67,000 for leased airplanes.
Oil plunged to a new five-year low with Brent futures for January falling below $66 per barrel on the London International Petroleum Exchange. The latest rout is due to banks and energy groups lowering price forecasts due to the continued supply glut.