Trump decided not to punish Russia

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Tougher sanctions against Russia from the United States temporarily suspended the night before in the American media appeared information that the President, Donald trump has taken a pause in the process of introducing new anti-Russian measures after a thorough meeting. Earlier the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley talked about the fact that the new economic complications for the Russian Federation is not far off.
At the evening session in Russia received from the White house information caused a stir with a sharp strengthening of positions of rouble to a basket of currencies.
It is understood that this pause is temporary, it is a “gift” to investors, to put in order the nerves and portfolios, and simultaneously to review the medium-term strategy, taking into account the high probability of new sanctions later. As mentioned earlier, the tightening can be “timed” to some Friday (trump loves the stress of the day) or will happen immediately after the may holidays, when we will know the name of the new head of the Russian government. Someone – most likely, sovereign wealth funds or individual hedge funds – makes a good stock and currency legs.
The first anti-Russian sanctions, recall, was introduced in March 2014, and since that time with the submission of the President of the United States, and then they were even Barack Obama, the White house administration may impose and expand sanctions against individuals and legal entities that somehow could be associated with what is happening in the Crimean region.
All this reglamentary decree 13660, whose scope is wide enough and gives politicians immense opportunity for complications in the financial life of the Russian businessmen. Followed by responses, after which to quick response mechanisms for joined in European Union countries, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Australia etc. Over the last fifteen years of sanctions against specific individuals became the measure of influence on the formation of Russian foreign policy, but in April 2018, investors began to seriously evaluate the impact of the personalities in the black list.
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Anna Bodrova,
Senior analyst,
Alpari