Since he came to power in 2000, President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB colonel who has called the Internet an invention of U.S. spy agencies, brought major television stations under state control and this year has moved to tighten government oversight of Internet media by requiring bloggers with at least 3,000 daily readers to register with the state. In April he signed legislation requiring Internet companies to store users’ information in Russia.
The increased media controls come as international sanctions linked to Ukraine and plunging crude prices squelched economic growth and fueled a 41 percent plunge in the ruble this year
Bloomberg tonite will hurt profits for all
Sentiment: Strong Sell
he newspaper cited a source at the U.S.-based social media company that it did not identify.
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By Halia Pavliva and Elena Popina Dec 22, 2014 2:34 PM ET
summer was not that hot as NG
Add to that price wars amongst ng producers trying to stay in business and cheaper alternative fuels to ng and outlook loooks dismal
Have to accept that the tide is changed and Billionaire Nat Gas Companies are getting pinched and they will lower prices to put little guys out of business. The quicker they can do so the more pricing power they will have down the road
Sulfur fuel oil is cheaper now then Gas. Wholesale delivery for City of New York has tumbled 23% in NYC
New Yorkers to see Lower Power Bills as Oil Costs Cap nat Gas Costs
Central Bankers have the markets back, consumers getting poorer and poorer
THIS IS A NICE TRADE AS WE SPEAK
Natural gas prices are tanking and this is more good news for the spy
Sentiment: Strong Buy
THIS THE CYCLE OF BIGGER PROFITS
2015 will be horrible in russia they are getting a holiday breather right now
SUPER HYPERINFLATION COMING
They also predicted the rouble would stay under pressure, forcing the central bank to keep punishingly high interest rates until well into 2015.
the Russian economy will slide next year into its first recession since the global financial crisis and inflation will be close to double digits, economists forecast in a Reuters poll, as the oil price crash and Western sanctions bit
Russia in recession in 2015, ruble to stay pressured: Reuters poll
BY KIRA ZAVYALOVA AND LIDIA KELLY
MOSCOW Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:12pm EST