Miss Insta Asia 2014 come to an end

October 16th, 2014

250х150_1Another season of online beauty contest Miss Insta Asia launched in October 2013 is over now. Ladies from different parts of the globe have been competing for the honorable title and the crown of Miss Insta Asia 2014. During the year, the beauties posted thousands of most interesting and exciting photos to the website, shared personal information and uploaded videos. Thus, they were trying to attract as many people as possible. At the end of the open online voting, 5 winners have been determined. They will share the prize fund of $45,000. Natalia Pototskaya conquered everyone with pure beauty and she won the title of Miss Insta Asia 2014. Here are the names of the most beautiful ladies according to Miss Insta Asia:

1st place – Natalia Pototskaya – $20,000

2nd place – Victoria Smilko – $10,000

3d place – Jana Osadchaya – $5,000

The competent jury has also picked the winners in two special categories:

Flory Ryazanova gained the Insta Choice title and $5,000 as a prize.

Lyubov Goncharova became Forex Lady and also won $5,000.

The award ceremony will be held on November 8th in Moscow under auspices of InstaForex Third Conference in Moscow.

For more information, photo reports and interviews with the winners, please visit the Results section.

Miss Insta Asia 2014 is over. But if you are ready to take up the challenge and fight for the Miss Insta Asia 2015 title, hurry up – the 6th season of the online beauty contest is already kicked off. Create your profile, upload photos and videos. The total prize pool of the 6th beauty contest from InstaForex is $45,000. Seize the chance; it may be you who will gain recognition, victorious palms, and a piece of hefty prize pool!

Happy Eid al-Adha!

October 4th, 2014

Dear clients, accept our heartily congratulations on Eid al-Adha! InstaForex team congratulates Muslims all over the world on the occasion of sacred holiday Eid al-Adha!

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Also called Feast of the Sacrifice, this holiday is one of the milestone events, according to Muslim religion as it honors unshakable faith, unites people, and calls for humanity and respect.

May this day bring you good news, may your faith be strong and heart full of love and Islamic true values, faith, sincerity, humility, and modesty, serve you as true support! We wish you splendid health, peace, and wealth! Let Eid al-Adha fulfill your home with happiness and light and your hearts, with love and mercy! May your prayers be heard and bring you peace of mind, conciliation, welfare, happiness, and good luck in any way!

Happy Eid al-Adha! May you enjoy a blessed Eid al-Adha!

Beauty contest Miss Insta Asia 2015

October 1st, 2014

InstaForex is glad to announce the start of the sixth annual online beauty contest Miss Insta Asia 2015. The new season will start on October 1, 2014. This date was chosen not accidentally. Throughout the history of the competition, this date was crucial for contestants as results of Miss Insta Asia were summed up. The extraordinary and fascinating online contest Miss Insta Asia became even more popular during its existence. Participants from all over the globe declare their elegance, beauty and grace.

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Connoisseurs of beauty will see even more charming ladies from different countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Iceland, the UK, the US, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Iran, India, and China. Dive into the world of beauty. Vote for one or several contestants you like most! The format, terms and rules of the online beauty contest are the same. The victory and prize pool of $45,000 will be shared between Miss Insta Asia, two Vice Misses, Forex Lady, and Insta Choice. The most beautiful ladies will be determined by the results of an open online voting. Note that InstaForex traders have a privileged vote. Maybe it will be you to determine the distribution of places for the most gorgeous contestants of Miss Insta Asia 2015.

If you want to take part in the sixth season of the contest and jostle for the title of Miss Insta Asia 2015 or if you want to influence the current rating of the contestants, welcome to miss-instaforex-asia.com.

Stunning victory with InstaForex!

Christmas in Liverpool by InstaForex

September 19th, 2014

InstaForex is delighted to offer customers the chance to win a trip to Liverpool this Christmas, along with the chance to watch Liverpool FC run out at the iconic Anfield Stadium, with full VIP hospitality.

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The prize will be awarded to 3 lucky winners, so trade today for your chance to win! To be in with your chance to win all you need to do is to deposit $500 in a new or existing InstaForex account. Then just fill in a registration form on the tab below by giving us your account number, email and username.

The Christmas in Liverpool campaign will take place from September 15 to November 15, 2014. The random number generator will determine winners. You can find the detailed terms and conditions of the campaign on the relevant website page.

The campaign is held within a series of InstaForex contests and campaigns with the annual prize pool totaling over $500,000.

Europe: between East and West

September 8th, 2014

1406735406_8f00dddd52b21747664c9ba9d18bf5e2Europe has got into a very difficult situation amid economic stand-off between Russia and the West. The bottom line is that it is not even the sanctions war; it is the struggle between the US and Russia to maintain or end the unipolar domination. So the issue is mostly about geopolitics that stems from historical realities and traditions. As for the European Union, it has become sandwiched between the US hysteria and Russia’s cold calculation.The US is ready to go far with its sanctions on Russia holding a shield of Europe in front of it. In its turn, Russia hits the diluted vassal bloc of the US.

Thus, it is Europe that suffers first casualties in terms of money. The US and EU sanctions prevent Russia from raising funds in the foreign capital markets with a maturity longer than 90 days. Indeed, this is a real blow to the Russian banking system and corporate sector. However, China develops its banking sector by leaps and bounds loosening control over its financial system and offering credits to other countries and major companies. So it is an affair of few months for Russia’s businesses and banks to turn to China for credits. Of course, China may raise its borrowing costs, but this country could well be a substitute of the western debt market.

Speaking about the Russian retaliatory sanctions against the EU, US, Norway, Australia, and Canada, the matter is much worse here. While the US, Australia, and Canada had almost nothing to lose, the wave of farmers’ protests has engulfed the EU. The European Union may lose from 6 to 10 billion euros in 2014 due to Russia’s foods import ban. This is a considerable amount given that the most export losses fall on Germany as well as on the weakened southern (Spain, Italy) and eastern (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia) countries of the EU. Finland, the country that has growing political and economic weight, also takes a hard hit to its exports. 1384194275_76Thus, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has been the most cautious on ramping up the sanctions measures. “We have good relations with Russia, and, of course, we use them to our benefit,” said Stubb adding that Finland would seek compensation from the EU because of the impact of sanctions.

The Baltic countries are also worth mentioning. Lithuania may incur huge losses due to Russian retaliatory sanctions. It supplied up to 60% of its total meat and dairy exports to Russia. It would take Lithuania years to find an alternative market with the same level of demand. While searching for such a market, its GDP would decrease 6% annually, thus pushing the country to the deepest recession. On top of all this, Lithuania is set to adopt the euro on January 1, 2015. This could result in a collapse of its economic system and disappointment in European integration, which would be quite undesirable for the EU. In case this scenario unfolds, Washington would be presented a bill for that. But that is quite unlikely. The maximum that may happen is the European Union rejection of sanctions against Russia because of the fear of losing the Russian market, not only its food segment, but also the automotive, manufacturing, textile sectors, etc.

In this context, statements of the Chinese government about not supporting the US and EU sanctions make attempts of the latter to indulge in the US policy absolutely vain. Curry favoring with the US is quite widespread in the EU, but it remains unclear what price Europe is ready to pay for the opportunity to ‘play in the same sandpit’ with the US. Perhaps the limit is somewhere out there as 10 billion euros the EU lost seems to be more than enough. Maybe someday Europe will throw up this game.

imagesThere are an increasing number of politicians and people in power opposed to confrontation with Russia in the European Union. That means the EU is likely to move away from the geopolitical conflict between Russia and US. However, it is as well unlikely that it will move closer to Russia. Neutral position is most possible. For example France, Spain and other EU member countries with no superpower ambitions have already paid too much for current pro-American policy of the EU.

Being under political and economic pressure by the US and Russia from both sides, the European Union could start more active work on de-escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. However, the Ukrainian government got used to listen to mostly American orders, not German gentle tone. So all Europe can do is mince words to explain the US why EU countries do not want to take part in the sanctions war with Russia.

Meanwhile, Russia has its own dialogue with Ukraine, the EU and US. That gives Russia some room for manoeuvre. The EU cannot afford such a luxury yet.