Asia-Pacific Digest: Abe’s Russia visit and the EAEU-Vietnam FTA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women's sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women's sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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Articles and features about Surgutneftegaz becoming the world’s most profitable oil company, the capabilities of North Korea’s remote sensing satellite, and the benefits of the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

Shinzo Abe to visit Russia, despite Obama’s appeal - report

February 25, 2016Alexander Korablinov, RBTH

Barack Obama asked the Japanese PM to not visit Russia, Kyodo reports.

North Korea beats Russia to title of United States’ ‘greatest enemy’

February 25, 2016Vladislav Gordeev, RBC daily

According to the latest Gallup survey, 16 percent of Americans name North Korea the United States’ “greatest enemy,” with Russia in second place. In 2015, Russia topped the list.

Why Russia still hopes to connect South Korea with Europe

February 24, 2016Gleb Fedorov, RBTH

South Korea is unlikely to immediately rejoin a trilateral logistics project with North Korea and Russia, which could have reduced the cost of two-way trade between Seoul and its European partners.

EAEU-Vietnam FTA to boost Russia-Asia investment cooperation – Medvedev

February 26, 2016Alexander Korablinov, RBTH

Removal of barriers will boost cooperation, according to the Russian PM.

 

North Korea’s satellite can function as spy vehicle – Russian official

February 24, 2016Interfax, RBTH

Moscow believes that the spacecraft is a remote sensing vehicle.

Russian oil company becomes world’s most profitable

February 24, 2016Marina Karpova, RBTH

Russia’s Surgutneftegaz is now more profitable than ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, and is continuing to generate income for investors, despite low oil prices.

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