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Comment and Analysis

Russian oil: Between a rock and a hard place

It has the largest reserves of shale oil in the world but as sanctions bite, can Moscow exploit them?

EU top-up bill row masks payments rise

Net UK contributions almost double to £8bn

Emerging markets exposed by end of QE

Developing countries have had 6 years of cheap money

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