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    1. February 4, 2015

      Litvinenko endorsed statement accusing Putin, inquiry told

      Alexander Litvinenko wanted to tell the world he was “poisoned by the Kremlin” and fully endorsed a deathbed statement...

    2. February 2, 2015

      British intelligence services paid Litvinenko £2,000 a month

      Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was paid about £2,000 a month for consultancy work for the British intelligence...

    Special Reports

    1. Risk Management - Finance & Insurance 2012

      Currencies: Companies make plans in case the euro collapses Capital rules: Regulators...
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    1. October 10, 2014

      Estonian agent’s seizure by Russia stirs fears in Baltic states

      The seizure of the Estonian intelligence agent Eston Kohver from an isolated post on the country’s southeast border...

    2. July 22, 2014

      Timeline: Alexander Litvinenko

      The British government announced on Tuesday it would hold a public inquiry into the 2006 death in London of Alexander...

    3. April 22, 2014

      Late bill payment remains concern among UK small companies

      Late payment of bills remains a serious concern for small companies despite the improving economy, research by a...

    4. April 3, 2014

      Ukraine and Russia exchange terror accusations

      Russia detained 25 Ukrainian citizens on suspicion of plotting terror attacks on its soil, state media reported on...

    5. March 2, 2014

      Russia watchers say military manoeuvre was long in the making

      On the eve of the Winter Olympics, many Moscow intellectuals were struggling to get into a festive mood. Vague rumours...

    6. January 24, 2014

      US softens tone on any Snowden deal

      The US government is beginning to drop hints about opening a legal negotiation with Edward Snowden a week after the...

    7. November 17, 2013

      Boeing airliner crashes in Russia, killing 50

      Moscow, Nov 17 – A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday attempting to land at the Russian city of Kazan, killing all...

    8. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2013

      Further reading: going sour

      Wednesday’s picks from beyondbrics: still looking forward to the World Cup in Brazil? Russia’s mixed motives; Indian...

    9. May 20, 2013

      US lawyer expelled from Russia over fresh spy allegations

      A US lawyer and former Justice Department official was expelled from Russia earlier this month after he apparently...

    10. May 15, 2013

      Russia reveals expulsion of another alleged CIA spy

      Russian security officials said they had monitored a rapid increase in activity by the CIA in Moscow, as evidenced by...

    11. May 14, 2013

      Russia arrests US diplomat it claims was recruiting for CIA

      Blond wig drooping as he was marched to a waiting secret police car, a US embassy diplomat in Moscow was detained early...

    12. April 7, 2013

      Small companies warn of hit from weak pound

      Small companies in the UK have warned that the value of the pound is hurting their business, as concerns over the...

    13. March 25, 2013

      Berezovsky death ‘consistent with hanging’

      A postmortem examination found that exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky’s death was “consistent with hanging”, with...

    14. January 16, 2013

      Russian freight group plans London IPO

      NefteTransService, a Russian freight operator, will seek to raise up to $500m in a London initial public offering amid...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      The FSB wants stricter controls on shadow banking: Minimum repo haircuts, tighter rules on rehypothecation, and new...

    16. October 10, 2012

      Cameron’s big hopes for small businesses

      From Napoleon’s “nation of shopkeepers” to Boris Johnson’s “nation of small and medium-sized enterprises”, Britain has...

    17. September 20, 2012

      Fears over mis-selling compensation scheme

      The Federation of Small Businesses has written to the chancellor expressing concerns about the compensation scheme for...

    18. April 13, 2012

      Small companies face extra data burden

      A push to get every business to file real-time information (RTI) on their tax payments began this week, raising...

    19. April 13, 2012

      Credit in the UK: Policymakers recognise SMEs need more funding options

      The debate over lending to small and medium-sized businesses in the UK has taken a new turn in recent weeks, as the...

    20. April 12, 2012

      Tax scam points to complicity of top Russian officials

      Two Moscow tax departments at the centre of a tax rebate scam worth hundreds of millions of dollars continued to...

    21. April 9, 2012

      Non-bank lending on rise for UK SMEs

      Consumers and small businesses in the US have long been spoiled for choice on where to raise finance. But in the UK...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 20, 2012

      ETFs as shadow banking entities

      A list of shadow-banking entities, as defined by the European Commssion in its latest green paper on shadow banking:...

    23. March 11, 2012

      Poor access to cash limits SME growth

      Small business confidence has bounced back from record lows but worries about access to finance persist, according to...

    24. March 9, 2012

      Enemy of the regime

      Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia, by Luke Harding, Guardian Books £8.99, 310...

    25. March 5, 2012

      Police and protesters clash in Moscow

      Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests...

    26. March 4, 2012

      Opposition leader forecasts more protests

      Inside the Masterskaya café, just around the corner from the Lubyanka headquarters of the federal security service,...

    27. February 28, 2012

      Plan to ease burden on small businesses

      Small businesses should be allowed to file accounts based on their receipts and expenses rather than general accepted...

    28. February 27, 2012

      FSB says government must push alternative lenders

      The urgent need to increase funding to companies means the government should champion alternative lenders rather than...

    29. February 17, 2012

      Russian security agents raid Lebedev bank

      Russian security service agents searched a Moscow bank belonging to Alexander Lebedev, the Russian billionaire...

    30. February 17, 2012

      Don’t underestimate the power of women

      The gap between the number of women out of work and the small number who own their own businesses is growing – and the...

    31. February 13, 2012

      Fewer small businesses use bank overdraft

      The number of small businesses that have used a bank overdraft or loan has fallen in the past two years, in spite of...

    32. February 7, 2012

      Osborne warns of anti-business mood

      George Osborne, the chancellor, warned on Tuesday night that enterprise could be stifled and jobs could be put at risk...

    33. January 16, 2012

      Small business confidence slumps

      Confidence among small businesses has slumped as two leading economic forecasters said the UK was heading for another...

    34. December 31, 2011

      IOD chief urges action on executive pay

      Executive pay and the lack of women on company boards need to be tackled next year to put right some of the UK’s “key...

    35. December 16, 2011

      Who runs Russia?

      Russians have an oddly reverential attitude about their gangsters. For a small fee, tour guides will lead you through...

    36. December 16, 2011

      Activists get connected

      Two years ago, Dmitry Ternovskiy, a Russian small business owner, blogger, and hobby photographer, had a dream: he is...

    37. December 8, 2011

      Critics attack Mervyn King’s pessimism

      The governor of the Bank of England is damaging consumer and business confidence with “exaggerated” claims about the...

    38. December 4, 2011

      Kick-start to lending for SMEs under fire

      Relatively speaking, Norton Motorcycles is one of the lucky ones. Snapped up by UK businessman Stuart Garner for less...

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