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Don't Underestimate Russian Oil and Gas Companies

Eliecer Palacios

The U.S. Administration has underestimated the ability of major Russian oil and gas companies to dodge sanctions and benefit from recent depreciation of the ruble on the back of emerging markets slowdown and escalation of China-U.S. trade wars. Major oil companies like Rosneft, which trades on the London exchange under symbol ROSN, have posted record 2Q earnings on increasing production and this trade is likely to continue towards year's end. If there's a "long Russia" trade to make, it's Rosneft shares.