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  1. September 14, 2014

    Short sellers wary of making call on direction of Russian market

    When Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Crimea in early March, hedge fund managers were quick to bet that the...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Energy slides after Russia sanctions

    The energy sector weakened materially on Friday as a combination of new sanctions targeting the Russian oil and gas sector...

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  1. September 12, 2014

    US targets Gazprom in new round of sanctions

    The US dramatically expanded its sanctions against Russia on Friday by adding Gazprom, Europe’s leading energy provider, to...

  2. September 11, 2014

    Gazprom: price sensitive

    Congratulations, Margrethe Vestager. The Danish politician is Competition Commissioner-designate in the EU executive team...

  3. September 11, 2014

    Ukraine gas price dispute hits Gazprom profit

    Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled gas producer, reported a 40 per cent drop in net profit in the first three months of the...

  4. September 10, 2014

    Russia tightens gas supplies to Poland

    Moscow has reduced its gas exports to Poland in an apparent attempt to prevent EU countries from re-exporting Russian gas as...

  5. September 8, 2014

    Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine

    Moscow is seeking to prevent its European customers re-exporting Russian gas to Ukraine, threatening to choke off a crucial...

  6. September 7, 2014

    Sanctions help Russia overcome its China paranoia

    If western governments are right, Russian troops are now fighting in Ukraine. Forty-five years ago, they were facing an...

  7. September 2, 2014

    Ukraine crisis hits economy and could require bigger loan, says IMF

    Ukraine could require as much as $19bn of additional international financing if the worsening conflict in the east of the...

  8. September 1, 2014

    Call Putin’s bluff – he will not cut off Europe’s gas

    In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, two tailors promise to make an emperor a suit that is invisible to unwise people....

  9. August 24, 2014

    South Stream gas project may now be a pipe dream

    In November 2005, a pipeline called Blue Stream was inaugurated to bring Russian gas across the Black Sea to Turkey. It was,...

  10. August 18, 2014

    Russia: companies own you

    The USSR once tried nuking its way to oil and gas riches. Large parts of subterranean Siberia were blown up to pry open...

  11. August 11, 2014

    Bulgaria’s president attacks oligarchs

    Bulgaria’s president has strongly criticised the country’s politicians and powerful oligarchs for relying too heavily on...

  12. August 10, 2014

    OMV says Ukraine crisis will not hit pipeline

    The stand-off between the west and Russia over Ukraine will not derail the planned Russian-led South Stream gas pipeline,...

  13. July 31, 2014

    Sberbank target of latest EU sanctions

    Sberbank, Russia’s largest lender, will be blocked from accessing Europe’s medium- and long-term money markets under new...

  14. July 30, 2014

    Russia attacks EU sanctions and warns of higher energy bills

    Russia lashed out at the EU for imposing broad sanctions against key sectors of its economy and warned that Europeans would...

  15. July 28, 2014

    Russia sanctions: Bond film

    Water, water everywhere, and damned if it isn’t a prohibited financial transaction under US and/or EU law to drink it. This...

  16. July 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabia: get riyal

    You like emerging stock markets, and you like them drenched in hydrocarbon money. So five years ago you invested in Russia’s...

  17. July 22, 2014

    Putin suggests ending Gazprom pipeline monopoly

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian government to consider breaking Gazprom’s monopoly on pipeline gas exports...

  18. July 17, 2014

    Q&A: The latest western sanctions on Russia explained

    The US has imposed its harshest sanctions yet on Russia to protest at its conduct in Ukraine, targeting big companies such...

  19. July 9, 2014

    EU energy market: Pipe dream

    Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has a battle on his hands. In April he proposed a European energy union to address one...

  20. June 30, 2014

    Global capital expenditure by companies still stalling

    An expected pick-up in global capital investment by cash-rich companies has failed to materialise so far this year. Although...

  21. June 27, 2014

    Merciless investment lessons from the Ming era

    A new exhibition – Ming: The Golden Empire – has just opened at the National Museum of Scotland. I wandered around it this...

  22. June 27, 2014

    Investment focus: Russia

    Moscow feels chill of sanctions threat It may have been a mild winter by Russian standards, but it has been a chilling few...

  23. June 18, 2014

    Oil chiefs urge co-operation with Russia

    One of Russia’s largest energy projects would struggle if the west followed through on threats to sanction technology...

  24. June 17, 2014

    Ukraine suspects terrorism in gas pipeline blast

    Ukrainian authorities are investigating whether an explosion on the main gas pipeline to Europe was a terrorist attack, the...

  25. June 16, 2014

    Gazprom: heat is off

    Russia has won back Crimea. In the economic fight over gas, it is faring much worse. Gazprom’s minority shareholders – who...

  26. June 16, 2014

    Ukraine says gas needs covered until December

    Ukraine has enough gas to cover its needs until December, the government said on Monday, suggesting there was ample time to...

  27. June 16, 2014

    Q&A: the Gazprom dispute

    Russia’s Gazprom on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine after the two sides failed to agree a deal for Kiev to settle its...

  28. June 16, 2014

    Europe gas prices jump on fears of Russia-Ukraine ‘gas war’

    Natural gas prices in Europe rallied on Monday amid fears another ‘gas war’ between Russia and Ukraine could threaten...

  29. FT Alphaville

    June 16, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Izzy explains what the heck an Igloo is. Cardiff has a look at where financial...

  30. June 16, 2014

    Russia cuts off gas supplies to Ukraine

    Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine for the third time in eight years on Monday, adding an economic dimension to an already...

  31. June 15, 2014

    European oil majors: petrol pumps

    Eni’s new chief executive Claudio Descalzi has had a good first month. He has renegotiated a key gas contract with Gazprom...

  32. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2014

    Ukraine: sounding the "gas war" alarm bells

    Ukraine’s prime minister ordered his government on Friday to prepare for a possible cut-off in natural gas supplies from...

  33. June 9, 2014

    Bulgaria deals Russia setback over gas pipeline project

    Bulgaria’s prime minister has halted work on a new Russian-led pipeline that would provide a route around Ukraine for...

  34. June 8, 2014

    Why the shale revolution is more boon than bane

    It is easy to forget how rapidly the shale revolution has transformed the US. Less than a decade ago, all projections were...

  35. Brussels Blog

    June 6, 2014

    Is Russia-EU standoff hinging on Bulgarian politics?

    Russia's Vladimir Putin at the launch of South Stream's Black Sea pipeline in 2012 Is it possible that, once again, one of...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville, a wonk in the park. July 2nd in London. Details here. Markets: Asia-Pacific markets rallied in response to...

  37. June 2, 2014

    Gazprom delays threat to disrupt Ukraine gas supplies

    Gazprom has delayed a threatened disruption of gas supplies to Ukraine to allow more time for talks to resolve the simmering...

  38. May 30, 2014

    Ukraine and Russia gas talks go to wire

    The gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine is set to go to the wire as the two countries attempt to hammer out a compromise...

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