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      Morgan Stanley looks at sale of gas export venture

      Morgan Stanley is looking at the sale of a nascent natural gas export business after the Federal Reserve raised concerns...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Morgan Stanley’s Rosneft deal flounders

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell an oil trading business to Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil group, is close to collapse...

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    1. October 8, 2014

      VTB Capital in talks to acquire Roberto Cavalli

      VTB Capital, the investment arm of the sanctioned Russian bank, is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in Italian...

    2. October 7, 2014

      Russian companies face credit crunch danger

      Russia’s companies face a looming credit crunch unless sanctions imposed by the west are relaxed and access to international...

    3. October 3, 2014

      JPMorgan and Mercuria scale down commodities deal

      JPMorgan Chase has raised $800m from selling parts of its physical commodities business to Swiss trading house Mercuria,...

    4. September 30, 2014

      ExxonMobil: Rockefeller’s rule

      Spend a third, save a third and give a third away. So John D Rockefeller, the founder of what today is ExxonMobil, budgeted...

    5. September 30, 2014

      Exxon considers its course after sanctions hit Russian ambitions

      At another time or in a different place, the oil and gas field ExxonMobil has discovered in the Russian Arctic would have...

    6. September 28, 2014

      From Bentleys to fish, Russia’s economy feels sanctions’ sting

      More than once, Mikhail Zub was driven to the verge of failure in his attempts over the past 20 years to transform a rotting...

    7. September 26, 2014

      Rosneft and ExxonMobil strike oil in Arctic well

      Russia’s top crude oil producer Rosneft confirmed on Saturday that it has made an oil discovery with ExxonMobil at their...

    8. September 26, 2014

      Moscow court seizes Yevtushenkov’s Bashneft shares

      A Moscow court has seized Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s shares in Bashneft, fuelling concerns that the Russian authorities will...

    9. September 25, 2014

      Russia: Putin’s power politics

      For most of the past decade Vladimir Yevtushenkov has run his business empire from a building fit for an oligarch with more...

    10. September 24, 2014

      After the sanctions, prepare for the Russian counterattack

      For all the costs that sanctions are inflicting on the Russian economy, the Russian flag still flies over Crimea, Moscow...

    11. 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...

    12. September 19, 2014

      Russia releases oligarch Yevtushenkov

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

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. September 17, 2014

      Sistema: Yukos, part deux

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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