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  1. 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...

  2. 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 business...

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  1. Risk Management - Finance & Insurance 2012

    Currencies: Companies make plans in case the euro collapses Capital rules: Regulators...
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  1. 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 Thursday...

  2. 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 were...

  3. 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 White...

  4. 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 50...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 refused...

  7. 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 the...

  8. 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 on...

  9. 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 health of...

  10. 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 no...

  11. 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 an...

  12. 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 capital...

  13. 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 never...

  14. 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...

  15. 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 concerns...

  16. 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...

  17. 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 disburse...

  18. 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 they...

  19. 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: And...

  20. 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 the...

  21. 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 pages...

  22. 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 against...

  23. 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, Alexei...

  24. 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...

  25. 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 simply...

  26. February 17, 2012

    Russian security agents raid Lebedev bank

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

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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 if an...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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 than...

  36. December 2, 2011

    Russians and MI5

    Britain has been much entertained this week by the case of Ekaterina Zatuliveter, a 26-year-old Russian national with...

  37. November 29, 2011

    Business welcomes Osborne’s ‘Plan A-plus’

    Business praised the chancellor on Tuesday for pulling what levers he could to get growth moving, but acknowledged that the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    October 21, 2011

    Won't somebody think of the emerging sovereigns?

    We’ve been hearing a lot about major banks’ exposure to various European countries, via the banks’ holdings of sovereign and...

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