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    1. December 24, 2014

      Russia’s central bank to help companies refinance debts

      Russia’s central bank will step in to help companies refinance their foreign debts, in Moscow’s latest promise of state...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Moscow orders state-owned exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has ordered five large state-owned exporters including Rosneft and Gazprom to sell their foreign...

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    1. December 19, 2014

      Clock ticks on Rosneft deal to buy Morgan Stanley oil unit

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell its oil merchant business to Rosneft is set to expire on Saturday, underscoring the latest...

    2. December 17, 2014

      Rosneft and BP: trading problems

      Oh to be a Russian exporter. As importers watch the rouble’s collapse with horror, companies that earn revenues in foreign...

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      December 17, 2014

      Smart Reads 17 December 2014

      After the rouble plummeted as much as 20 per cent against the dollar yesterday and many Russians exchanged their money into...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Russia is heading into an economic storm with no captain

      On Tuesday afternoon, the value of the rouble was one euro cent, about 30 per cent less than on Monday morning. Russian...

    5. December 16, 2014

      Russia: fault in our tsars

      It’s like 1998, they say. No. More like 1986. Sixteen years ago the Central Bank of Russia tripled interest rates in a...

    6. December 12, 2014

      Bob Dudley sets course to navigate BP through latest storm

      Bob Dudley speaks rarely about his flight from Russia after a feud with the authorities and BP’s business partners. The...

    7. December 5, 2014

      Sistema investors fear Bashneft dividend seizure

      Shares in Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s Sistema Group fell more than 35 per cent this week, amid growing concern that Russian...

    8. November 26, 2014

      Seadrill suspends dividend as falling oil price takes toll

      A “perfect storm” involving the declining oil price and Russian sanctions has prompted Seadrill, the world’s largest oil and...

    9. November 12, 2014

      Russian companies’ struggle to finance themselves will persist

      The beleaguered Russian rouble has started stabilising in recent days as the central bank moves towards a free float. But...

    10. November 9, 2014

      NADL-Rosneft Arctic oil exploration deal put on hold

      One of the main business deals to help Russia explore its Arctic oil prospects has been delayed and could be scrapped as...

    11. November 7, 2014

      Rouble’s fall threatens to reshuffle Russia’s banks

      Having suffered two currency crises since 1998, Muscovites take a while before they worry about the value of the rouble. But...

    12. October 29, 2014

      Russian oil: Between a rock and a hard place

      One of Russia’s most powerful men stood on stage at New York’s St Regis Hotel with a conciliatory message for America. “The...

    13. October 29, 2014

      Rosneft insists capex is on track

      Rosneft highlighted its “flexibility” on its ambitious investment programme but insisted it would not delay any of its major...

    14. October 21, 2014

      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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. September 19, 2014

      Russia releases oligarch Yevtushenkov

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. September 17, 2014

      Sistema: Yukos, part deux

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

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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