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    1. beyondbrics

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      Designing a new EU-Turkey strategic gas partnership

      The 2014 Ukraine crisis reinforced the EU’s quest for security of gas supply. The European Commission released an Energy...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      June 24, 2015

      Beach football in Baku

      Llorenc Gomez of Spain kicks the ball next to Simone Marinai of Italy during their group stage beach football match at the...

    Special Reports

    1. Azerbaijan

      Azerbaijan stands at a crossroads of civilisations and markets, old and new, and deriv...
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      Turkish business has suffered from the strife in Syria and Libya while Turkey’s politi...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2015

      Shooting hoops

      A basketball is shot towards the goal post during a women’s group stage 3×3 basketball match at the 1st European Games in...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      June 22, 2015

      Steeplechase race

      Athletes compete in the men’s 3000 meters steeplechase race during the athletics events at the 1st European Games in Baku,...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      June 19, 2015

      Bent over backwards

      Hanna Baughn and Ryan Bartlett of Britain compete during the acrobatic gymnastics mixed pair final at the 1st European Games...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      June 17, 2015

      Rhythmic gymnastics

      Members of Germany’s team compete during the rhythmic gymnastics team qualification at the 1st European Games in Baku,...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      June 16, 2015

      Sun sets on their watch

      A police watch tower is silhouetted during sunset in Baku, Azerbaijan. ...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      June 15, 2015

      Head over heels in Baku

      Ioanna Xoulogi of Greece competes on the beam during the women’s gymnastics team event at the 1st European Games in Baku,...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 12, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Ted Baker fashions 24% sales rise

      Twitter’s CEO has quit , Ted Baker’s glad he’s gone abroad – sales are up 24 per cent helped by international expansion for...

    8. May 22, 2015

      EU offers stronger ties to eastern nations — but cautiously

      The EU renewed its vows to strengthen ties with six former Soviet republics on Friday, but did it with circumspection and...

    9. May 6, 2015

      The unforeseen effects of Chinese medicine

      When it comes to investment pledges, $46bn is a sum that really grabs people’s attention. That is what China is supposedly...

    10. April 26, 2015

      Putin accuses US of supporting separatist militants inside Russia

      Vladimir Putin has accused the US of directly supporting separatist militants in Russia’s North Caucasus region against whom...

    11. April 24, 2015

      Shirin Neshat in Washington and Baku

      Shirin Neshat in Washington and Baku No sooner am I through the door of Shirin Neshat’s New York studio than we are talking...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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.”...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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