Russia to set up joint investment funds with Vietnam, Brunei — minister

SOCHI, May 20. /TASS/. Russia is planning to set up joint investment funds with participation of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) with certain ASEAN member-states, particularly with Vietnam and Brunei, Economic Development Minister Aleksey Ulyukayev said Friday. Continue reading

Russia-China Gas Pact Stirs Dream of Bridge Across Amur

Russia’s $400 billion deal to pipe natural gas across the border to China has rekindled Wu’s hope that the two nations will finally build a bridge across the frontier to bring a steady stream of customers to her door.

“They’ve been talking about a bridge for so many years,” said Wu, a 40-year-old mother of two who’s worked along the frontier for more than 20 years. “If the border trade is developed properly, we can prosper.” Continue reading