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    1. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and then...

    2. April 10, 2015

      Baku to the future: changing architecture in Azerbaijan’s capital

      Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is experiencing a building frenzy to match a Gulf state. It has a new luxuriantly planted...

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    1. Azerbaijan

      Azerbaijan stands at a crossroads of civilisations and markets, old and new, and deriv...
    2. Turkey and the World

      Turkish business has suffered from the strife in Syria and Libya while Turkey’s politi...
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    1. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Construction of Tanap pipeline begins in Turkey as EU and Russia spar for upper hand

      A long awaited plan by the European Union to import Caspian gas moved forward this week as construction work began on the...

    2. March 12, 2015

      Baku turns to the state oil fund to save Azerbaijan economy

      When Shahmar Movsumov joined Azerbaijan’s state oil fund, Sofaz, in 2006, it had $1.2bn in assets under management, 30...

    3. March 12, 2015

      Grandiose project to put Azerbaijan on the sporting world map

      Baku’s national stadium is a hive of activity. In every direction, teams of workers are rushing to put the finishing touches...

    4. March 12, 2015

      Baku seeks alternatives as Azerbaijan oil production declines

      Baku has a long history as an oil town. From “Black City”, the 19th century suburb known for its oily grime, to modern...

    5. March 12, 2015

      Azerbaijan’s economic promise is tied to Silk Road

      Azerbaijan’s trade statistics tell a pretty clear story about the oil-rich country’s recent economic history. Since the...

    6. March 12, 2015

      Azerbaijan: Threat of ripple effect in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

      The “frozen conflict” between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is heating up, erupting in...

    7. March 12, 2015

      Devaluation and job losses as oil price slide hits Azerbaijan hard

      On a Friday afternoon in mid-February Elman Rustamov told the FT: “You have come to a hot kitchen. Everything is burning.”...

    8. March 12, 2015

      Ski resort eager to tempt foreigners to Azerbaijan

      Standing at the top of a chairlift with a group of girlfriends, Aynur looks wistfully at the skiers zooming past. “I’m a bit...

    9. March 12, 2015

      Azerbaijani economy: Diversification the buzzword of choice

      Fuad Mekhtiyev gazes lovingly as an enormous machine whirrs, spinning bottles and cleaning them at a dizzying pace before...

    10. March 12, 2015

      Reform offers the best hope for Azerbaijan’s national stability

      Waterfront skyscrapers and blustery winds from the Caspian Sea make Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, look and feel a little like...

    11. March 12, 2015

      Delicate balancing act for Azerbaijan amid regional and global powers

      One side of every Azerbaijani banknote bears a national map, in the bottom left corner of which is another map that depicts...

    12. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Guest post: China and Russia - allies not frenemies in central Asia

      By Diana Gapak, Daniyar Kosnazarov and Gavin Bowring Often likened to being “between a rock and a hard place”, Central...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2015

      Even without the conflict, Russia is bad for Ukraine and the CIS: Fitch

      It is news to no-one that Ukraine is suffering fall-out from Russia. But in a study to be published on Thursday that...

    14. February 25, 2015

      EU courts Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan gas as Russian links sour

      The EU is stepping up a charm offensive in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan as relations with Russia worsen, in a drive to put...

    15. February 22, 2015

      Azerbaijan devalues currency by one-third amid oil price tumble

      Azerbaijan devalued its currency by a third over the weekend in a surprise move that laid bare the damage the oil price...

    16. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Pressure builds on Kazakh tenge as Azerbaijan plans to abandon peg

      Pressure for a devaluation of Kazakhstan’s beleaguered currency is building as the country adjusts to weaker oil prices and...

    17. February 16, 2015

      Oil traders celebrate market rout

      For some the lavish party thrown by Socar, the state oil company of Azerbaijan, during International Petroleum Week, was a...

    18. February 15, 2015

      Azerbaijan prepares to drop currency peg to dollar

      Azerbaijan is planning to abandon its currency peg to the dollar as the oil price tumble strains its energy-dependent...

    19. The World

      February 12, 2015

      The view from Azerbaijan

      Should you find yourself in Baku, skip the Versace store and Emporio Armani. Go instead to the grand edifice with the...

    20. February 11, 2015

      Azerbaijan cautions against arming Ukraine

      Azerbaijan distanced itself on Wednesday from growing demands in the US to arm Ukraine against pro-Russian separatists, a...

    21. January 29, 2015

      Russia buys record amounts of gold

      Russia accounted for about one-third of central banks’ gold purchases last year as the country spent more on the metal than...

    22. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

    23. January 9, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Promising Waters’ by Mila Teshaieva at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee

      ‘Promising Waters’ by Mila Teshaieva Mila Teshaieva, who was born in Ukraine in 1974 and now lives in Berlin, is a...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 24, 2014

      The case for quotas in the British judiciary

      This guest post is from Jessica Learmond-Criqui, a founder and partner in specialist employment law boutique Learmond Criqui...

    25. October 20, 2014

      Credit Suisse sued over Azerbaijan oil joint venture

      Credit Suisse is being sued in a High Court trial over alleged “shortcomings” in its role over the sale of a company with...

    26. The World

      October 17, 2014

      A short history of the Kurds

      The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has thrust the plight of the Kurdish people into the spotlight. But who...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: European energy security is a delicate balancing act

      By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD Until recently the Nabucco pipeline, just like the chorus in Verdi’s opera of the same name,...

    28. October 13, 2014

      Statoil to sell stake in Caspian project for $2.25bn to Petronas

      Norway’s Statoil on Monday announced plans to sell its remaining stake in the Shah Deniz gas project in Azerbaijan as the...

    29. September 22, 2014

      Concern grows over NGO crackdown in Azerbaijan

      The oil-rich government of Azerbaijan is coming under scrutiny from a prominent natural resources industry watchdog over a...

    30. September 21, 2014

      Azerbaijan and Turkey ties bolstered by energy and political solidarity

      When Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Baku in early September, shortly after his election as president, he was welcomed with...

    31. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Guest post: give military support to Ukraine and save the Baltics

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Friday’s abduction on Estonian soil of Eston Kohver, an officer in Estonia’s...

    32. September 1, 2014

      Call Putin’s bluff – he will not cut off Europe’s gas

      In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, two tailors promise to make an emperor a suit that is invisible to unwise people....

    33. July 21, 2014

      Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

      Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground, warning...

    34. July 17, 2014

      Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

      Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

    35. June 10, 2014

      Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi

      Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi this year, in what would be one of the largest...

    36. beyondbrics

      June 9, 2014

      Azerbaijan's Star rising in Turkey

      Turkey and Azerbaijan have further cemented their close relations with the signing of a $3.29bn credit agreement for the...

    37. May 30, 2014

      Total to sell Azerbaijan gasfield stake to Turkey for $1.5bn

      Total has agreed to sell its stake in the huge Shah Deniz gasfield in Azerbaijan to Turkey’s state oil company for $1.5bn....

    38. The World

      April 30, 2014

      Does size matter? China poised to overtake US as world’s largest economy in 2014

      Containers sit stacked on a cargo ship berthed at Qingdao Port in Lianyungang, China According to the latest estimates from...

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