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  1. Nick Butler

    18 hours ago

    How secure is Mr Putin?

    One of the greatest mistakes in the analysis of what is happening in Ukraine is the view of Russia as a one man...

  2. April 18, 2014

    Ukraine tensions cast shadow over art world

    The art world faces a nervous build-up to its crucial June auctions, amid concern that the fallout from the crisis in...

  3. April 18, 2014

    Gul rules out swapping roles with Erdogan

    Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s president, on Friday appeared to rule out switching jobs to become prime minister and suggested he...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2014

    Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

    Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

  5. The World

    April 18, 2014

    Geneva deal won't counter Russian resolve

    By Neil Buckley With pro-Russian separatists refusing to leave captured buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, it is...

  6. April 18, 2014

    Estonia’s Cassandra finally gets message across on Russia

    Toomas Hendrik Ilves is not afraid of standing out from the crowd. Estonia’s president, habitually dressed in a bow tie, has...

  7. April 18, 2014

    Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian activists were in no mood to retreat from the public buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine despite an...

  8. April 17, 2014

    Italy request to push back budget targets dismays Brussels

    Italy’s new government led by Matteo Renzi has raised concern in the European Commission by requesting an extra year to...

  9. April 17, 2014

    Four-way talks end with agreement on calming Ukraine tensions

    International talks between Ukraine, Russia, the US and the EU ended in Geneva on Thursday evening with an unexpected...

  10. April 17, 2014

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin still has friends in the west

    John Kerry has a nice phrase. The west will respond to Russia’s 19th-century behaviour with 21st-century tools. The US...

  11. April 17, 2014

    Putin says Russia ready to act in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of his readiness to deploy troops in eastern Ukraine if diplomatic efforts fail...

  12. The A-List

    April 17, 2014

    Putin's strategic miscalculations will cost Russia

    As the situation in Ukraine escalates the immediate focus is on the Geneva talks among Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU to...

  13. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets are struggling to maintain an upbeat tone in spite of solid gains on Wall Street, but Hong Kong...

  14. April 17, 2014

    Deutsche Börse hopes that its philosophy has global appeal

    While EU and US policy makers press on with reforming markets in the wake of the financial crisis, Deutsche Börse (DB)...

  15. April 16, 2014

    EU sanctions push on Russia falters amid big business lobbying

    Europe’s resolve to impose tough sanctions on Moscow is cracking under corporate lobbying, as companies warn governments...

  16. April 16, 2014

    Taxi cartels will be ‘apped’ to death

    EU states have made huge strides in transport liberalisation over recent decades, especially in areas such as the air...

  17. April 16, 2014

    Expectations low as ministers hold Ukraine peace talks

    As the tense stand-off in eastern Ukraine continues, the main protagonists will meet on Thursday to try to find a diplomatic...

  18. April 16, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker seeks to open door for EU telecoms deals

    Europe’s telecom companies could soon be getting what they have long been begging for: looser EU competition rules that...

  19. April 16, 2014

    UK carbon capture scheme wins €300m from EU

    Brussels is to grant €300m to a pioneering carbon capture and storage project in the UK. The move comes as the EU seeks to...

  20. April 16, 2014

    Russia threatens US with WTO action over Crimea sanctions

    Pro-Russia forces on the move Russia has threatened to take the US to the World Trade Organisation over sanctions imposed in...

  21. April 16, 2014

    It is time to let our phones roam free

    Walking in Frankfurt last week, I began to worry I was going in the wrong direction. There was an easy way to check. The map...

  22. April 15, 2014

    William Hague warns against ‘creeping oligarchisation’ of Balkans

    William Hague warned on Tuesday of the “creeping oligarchisation” of the Balkans and parts of southeastern Europe. The UK...

  23. April 15, 2014

    Super Tuesday for EU bank regulation

    Europe’s biggest financial rulemaking spree since the creation of its single market more than 20 years ago reached its...

  24. April 15, 2014

    Six ways Europe’s financial sector is meant to mend its ways

    What Michel Barnier, the EU commissioner responsible for financial services, dubbed a “rulemaking spring” is drawing to a...

  25. April 15, 2014

    Farage brushes off EU expenses allegations

    Nigel Farage is facing more questions about his use of taxpayers’ money, after it was revealed he may be subject to a...

  26. April 14, 2014

    Brussels in corporate transparency push

    European companies may for the first time have to report on their environmental impact and diversity policy as part of new...

  27. April 14, 2014

    EU clampdown on ‘flash boy’ traders turns technical

    The battle to rein in high-frequency traders in Europe is about to shift to the arcane world of rule writing, as the EU...

  28. April 14, 2014

    Bundled debt will quicken recovery

    While the European Central Bank ponders the use of exotic instruments such as negative interest rates and perhaps even...

  29. April 14, 2014

    Sanctions ‘grey zone’ leaves west in quandary

    Western leaders have been quick to express indignation at what they see as new Russian-inspired efforts to create...

  30. April 14, 2014

    Telefónica seeks to soothe antitrust fears

    Telefónica has offered to equip a new German mobile competitor with spectrum amid warnings by European regulators that it...

  31. April 14, 2014

    An undue frostiness greets Iran’s nuclear spring

    If hawks could crow, that would be the baleful sound from exultant hardliners on both sides of the stand-off over Iran’s...

  32. April 14, 2014

    Putin’s insidious tactics in Ukraine

    For the past three weeks Vladimir Putin has massed some 40,000 troops on his country’s border with Ukraine. Nato commanders...

  33. April 14, 2014

    France backtracks in battle over EU deficit target

    France’s Socialist government has said Paris will stick to its budget deficit target, set by the EU, for 2015 – despite...

  34. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: why is Akhmetov not combating separatism?

    By Taras Kuzio After the fall of president Viktor Yanukovich, the Euromaidan leadership turned to Ukraine’s eastern...

  35. April 14, 2014

    Ukraine raises rates as west discusses more sanctions

    Ukraine’s central bank unexpectedly raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in eight months in an attempt to...

  36. April 13, 2014

    City bankers to evade EU bonus cap with ‘role-based’ allowances

    Several thousand of London’s top-earning bankers will soon be in the highly unlikely position of thanking European lawmakers...

  37. April 13, 2014

    Investors predict executive pay protest against UK banks

    Investors are planning to register a protest vote against UK banks including Barclays for boosting the fixed salaries of...

  38. April 13, 2014

    Russia calls on UN as Ukraine sends troops to eastern cities

    An emergency session of the UN security council was due to meet last night after Russia denounced Kiev’s decision to crack...

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