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    1. 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...

    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. September 19, 2014

      Russia releases oligarch Yevtushenkov

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

    6. 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...

    7. beyondbrics

      September 1, 2014

      China winning from Russia-Ukraine crisis

      As European leaders threatened yet tougher sanctions to punish Russia for its aggressive policies in Ukraine on Monday,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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 —...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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 –...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 31, 2014

      Further reading

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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