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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. July 13, 2014

    Italy accused of blocking tougher sanctions on Russia

    For much of the six-month stand-off over Ukraine, diplomats have described the west’s fitful response to Russian tactics as...

  6. July 6, 2014

    Rosneft eyes new projects in strategic shift

    By Jack Farchy in Moscow Rosneft will shift its focus from acquisitions to new projects after a period of aggressive...

  7. July 6, 2014

    Russia’s state oil champion Rosneft brims with ambition

    To hear Rosneft spell out its plans for the future, you would not think it was a company under attack. The US government has...

  8. June 27, 2014

    BP and Rosneft sign $1.5bn oil deal

    BP and Rosneft on Friday signed a $1.5bn oil supply deal that had been held up by the crisis in Ukraine, in the latest sign...

  9. 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...

  10. May 29, 2014

    John Mack steps down from Rosneft

    John Mack, the former chief executive of Morgan Stanley, is to step down from the board of Russia’s state-controlled oil...

  11. May 25, 2014

    BP signs shale deal with Rosneft

    BP confirmed its commitment to Russia after signing a shale oil deal with state-owned oil company Rosneft, despite US...

  12. April 30, 2014

    Rosneft adds $20bn safety net to balance sheet

    Rosneft has accumulated a $20bn “safety net” of cash on its balance sheet in order to reduce its dependence on international...

  13. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Meet the Fed’s secret cybersecurity unit. - Tim Harford on the backlash to randomised control...

  14. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of Apple, stock splits and odd-lots… we took a look at Apple’s stock splits and why...

  15. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    EU sanctions, the sequel

    Following part 2 of Ukraine-related US sanctions against Russia — this time including Sechin the Rosneft chief executive —...

  16. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses offered mixed reactions to Monday’s latest slip in US technology stocks, while also reflecting...

  17. April 28, 2014

    Igor Sechin: Russia’s second most powerful man

    In adding Igor Sechin, chief executive of state-owned oil company Rosneft, to the list of sanctioned Russian officials, the...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    Guest post: US sanctions - can they work?

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The US government rolled out another round of sanctions on Russia today – its third –...

  19. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2014

    "SECHIN, Igor; DOB 07 Sep 1960"

    Part 2 of Ukraine-related US sanctions against Russia — this time including the Rosneft chief executive. Meanwhile, looking...

  20. March 21, 2014

    Putin boosted by defiant tone at top and among people

    Vladimir Putin responded on Friday to US sanctions against his inner circle with typically acid humour. He had no account,...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    Guest post: to punish Putin, the LSE should delist Rosneft

    By Bruce Misamore, former CFO of Yukos As the world flails about looking for ways to get Russia’s attention over the Ukraine...

  22. March 3, 2014

    Vitol in talks to lend Rosneft $2bn more

    Vitol, the world’s largest oil trader, is in discussions to extend an additional $2bn in financing to Rosneft, giving the...

  23. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2014

    Russia - Espo: Asia's gain, Europe's pain

    Russia is pushing ahead with a $4.9bn project to expand the East Siberian Pacific Ocean oil export pipeline as surging oil...

  24. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - The temptation of central bankers. - Public policy gone wrong: Google, Motorola and Lenovo edition. -...

  25. beyondbrics

    December 24, 2013

    Belarus puts more ‘family silver’ up for sale in 2014

    It looks like the Belarusian authorities are becoming serious about re-starting their state property privatisation...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 21, 2013

    Rosneft-CNPC: getting cosy

    Rosneft has agreed to allow CNPC to help develop east Siberian oil resources in a move that underscores deepening energy...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 30, 2013

    Rosneft and TNK-BP minorities: playing nice?

    Be nice to the little guy Rosneft has finally caved in to pressure and offered to buy out minority shareholders in TNK-BP at...

  28. September 27, 2013

    Rosneft changes tack on TNK-BP minority buyout offer

    Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin has offered to buyout the minority shareholders of TNK-BP, six months after the Russian oil...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 13, 2013

    TNK-BP minorities vs Igor Sechin: fair fight?

    Minority shareholders in TNK-BP got a raw deal when Rosneft took over the Anglo-Russian oil major this year. But even if the...

  30. July 2, 2013

    Rosneft gains control of Itera

    Rosneft, the state-owned Russian energy group, has acquired 100 per cent control of independent gas producer Itera in a bid...

  31. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2013

    Rosneft: another smart move?

    Rosneft has bolstered its position in the Russian gas market by taking full control of Itera, an independent gas producer...

  32. June 27, 2013

    Russia’s eastern energy pivot has limits

    Russia’s coat of arms famously features a two-headed eagle looking simultaneously west and east. At the St Petersburg...

  33. June 17, 2013

    Stock market: Not everyone is a winner in the big takeover

    When Rosneft, the Russian state oil company, sealed the $55bn acquisition of TNK-BP to become the world’s biggest listed oil...

  34. June 17, 2013

    Oil and gas: Gazprom looks east to restore fortunes as US shale gas booms

    It took a while for Gazprom to awake to the threat the US shale revolution posed for Russia’s ambitions to dominate global...

  35. June 17, 2013

    Privatisation: Mixed messages as government seems divided over programme

    When Russia rolled out plans for a sweeping privatisation programme in 2009, the Kremlin declared it would be a step towards...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2013

    Russia's Rosneft partners Japan's Inpex in search for new fields

    Russia has not been the Eldorado that international oil majors hoped when it opened up to outside investors after the Soviet...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 24, 2013

    Sechin: putting Chávez on the map

    When Russia’s Communist party called for a Moscow street to be named after Hugo Chávez in March, the city authorities...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 27, 2013

    The Weekender, April 27

    The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, and the week in a chart – this week,...

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