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  1. September 19, 2014

    Exxon winds down Russian Arctic drilling campaign

    ExxonMobil, the US oil company, is winding down its drilling campaign in the Russian Arctic, making it the biggest corporate...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Russia releases oligarch Yevtushenkov

    Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been allowed to leave house arrest just three days after Russian authorities...

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  1. September 18, 2014

    Sanctions extend influence of hardmen in Putin’s Kremlin

    Russia’s business community and economic officials are in shock over the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of the...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Yevtushenkov loses favour as new Moscow order emerges

    At the 20th birthday party last year for AFK Sistema, his sprawling oil-telecoms-retail conglomerate, Vladimir Yevtushenkov...

  3. September 17, 2014

    Sistema: Yukos, part deux

    “Today, the state, resorting to absolutely legal market mechanisms, is looking after its own interests.” Russian President...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  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 5, 2014

    European oil sanctions: promises

    In the early 18th century, Peter the Great fought a war to take control of the eastern Baltic sea from Sweden. The Swedes...

  8. September 4, 2014

    EU plans to target Russian oil groups with new sanctions

    The EU is preparing to bar Russia’s state-controlled oil companies from raising funds on European capital markets, a...

  9. September 1, 2014

    Rosneft proposes Chinese company take stake in Russian oilfield

    Rosneft is proposing that China take a stake in one of its largest oilfields, in a deal that would further deepen energy...

  10. August 31, 2014

    NADL chief hopes to do more business with Rosneft

    The head of the Norwegian drilling company that signed a recent $4.25bn deal with Rosneft says he hopes for more business...

  11. August 31, 2014

    North Atlantic Drilling expresses no regret for Rosneft deal

    France’s €1.2bn contract to sell Mistral warships to Russia generated a lot of publicity this summer, but a Norwegian...

  12. FT Alphaville

    August 30, 2014

    In Putin's Russia, financial plumbing blocks you

    Sam Jones (formerly of this parish) writes in the FT about how the conflict in Ukraine has revealed the capacity for a new...

  13. August 22, 2014

    Rosneft to acquire 30% stake in Norway’s North Atlantic Drilling

    Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil producer, is to take a 30 per cent stake in Norway’s North Atlantic Drilling in exchange for...

  14. August 21, 2014

    Rosneft hit by western sanctions as $2bn Vitol deal scrapped

    A planned $2bn deal between Rosneft and oil trader Vitol has been shelved, in the latest sign that tougher western sanctions...

  15. August 20, 2014

    Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

    Glencore is returning $1bn to investors in the first share buyback by a global miner since the decade-long commodities boom...

  16. August 18, 2014

    Rosneft to drill in Arctic with Statoil

    Rosneft is about to start drilling its first oil well in Norway with the help of Norwegian state-owned Statoil despite...

  17. August 14, 2014

    Rosneft asks Moscow for $42bn

    Rosneft has asked the Russian government for as much as Rb1.5tn ($42bn) in support, in a clear sign of the growing cost of...

  18. FT Alphaville

    August 1, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS RBS warns about government salary cap. Royal Bank of Scotland warned that the government’s...

  19. July 30, 2014

    Russian institution set for slower growth amid reduced role

    For four months, senior executives at Russian lender VTB dismissed the risk that the bank could be hit by US or EU...

  20. 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...

  21. July 29, 2014

    Sanctions on Russia are a ‘big concern’ for European businesses

    The deepening impact on Europe’s companies of the Ukraine crisis was brought into sharp focus with the warning by BP on...

  22. July 29, 2014

    Next lifts retail sector with upbeat profit guidance

    Retail stocks made progress on Tuesday after upbeat numbers from fashion retailer Next lifted the sector, although one of...

  23. July 29, 2014

    EU and US present united front with tough sanctions on Russia

    The western powers presented a united front over the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday when the EU and the US agreed to their...

  24. July 29, 2014

    BP: watch your steppe

    Half a century ago, MC Escher cleverly depicted a staircase that circled perpetually upward. The Dutch lithographer must...

  25. July 29, 2014

    BP reiterates long-term Russian strategy after sanctions news

    BP once presented its large exposure to the Russian oil and gas sector as a competitive advantage. These days, it is...

  26. July 28, 2014

    Yukos ruling adds to Russia isolation

    The Kremlin came under intense pressure on Monday after an international tribunal ordered Russia to pay $50bn damages to...

  27. July 28, 2014

    The $50bn Yukos award: Key quotes from the tribunal judgment

    Below are key quotes from the judgment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, which awarded former leading...

  28. July 28, 2014

    Timeline: The rise and fall of Yukos

    A decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to award former shareholders of Yukos damages totalling $50bn...

  29. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    Yukos -- Putin's loose lips

    Was Rosneft an arm of the Russian state in 2004? For anyone looking at its shareholder list — or the background of Igor...

  30. July 28, 2014

    Former Yukos shareholders awarded $50bn in damages against Russia

    Former leading shareholders of the Yukos oil company have been awarded $50bn in damages against Russia, by far the biggest...

  31. 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...

  32. July 21, 2014

    Osborne warns UK on financial impact of Russian sanctions

    George Osborne has warned that Britain must be prepared to take an economic hit under a tougher sanctions regime against...

  33. July 18, 2014

    Prepay deals in question after Rosneft sanctions

    When Rosneft signed a $10bn oil-backed financing agreement with Glencore and Vitol in March 2013 the chairman of the Russian...

  34. July 17, 2014

    Sanctions cast doubt on Rosneft’s plans for world domination

    The US sanctions imposed on Rosneft on Wednesday will throw the company’s ambitious growth plans into doubt and make life...

  35. July 17, 2014

    Russia sanctions: perfect timing

    When you go drilling in a Russian Arctic oilfield as big as the city of Moscow, you need lots of money. You should also pick...

  36. FT Alphaville

    July 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes a bump for Fiat after manager magazin reports that VW might be interested in...

  37. July 17, 2014

    Russian stocks fall after US sanctions move

    Russian shares and the rouble dropped sharply on Thursday after the US levied sanctions against a group of four of Russia’s...

  38. July 17, 2014

    Fresh sanctions target groups with ties to the west

    In contrast to some of those hit by earlier US sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the targets of the latest...

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