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    1. 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...

    2. 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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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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....

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. April 3, 2014

      Natural gas price in Europe at lowest since 2010

      The price of natural gas in Europe has dropped to its lowest level since 2010 as warm weather and high storage levels curb...

    15. March 23, 2014

      Europe needs to play the long game on sanctions

      I have not been the biggest supporter of the European Council in the past few years, particularly over its calamitous...

    16. March 17, 2014

      TeliaSonera faces US probes on Uzbekistan corruption allegations

      TeliaSonera is under investigation by the US Department of Justice over corruption allegations in Uzbekistan in a...

    17. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * China opens door to new private banks | Groups such as Alibaba and Tencent will be encouraged to back 5...

    18. March 10, 2014

      Azerbaijan raises $1.2bn in international bond debut

      Azerbaijan has raised $1.25bn in its first international bond sale, in a sign of continued investor interest in emerging...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 6, 2014

      Doing business with Russia from a former Soviet Republic

      Imagine you are a young business in a former Soviet Republic, about to enter a greenfield investment with new Russian...

    20. February 28, 2014

      Total looks to sell stake in Azerbaijan gasfield

      Total is in talks to sell its stake in a huge gasfield in Azerbaijan after it baulked at the enormous cost of the project,...

    21. beyondbrics

      January 20, 2014

      Tablet made in Armenia - the next big thing? [updated]

      It sounds improbable. Dogged by closed borders with Turkey and Azerbaijan, a narrow export base, pervasive monopolies and an...

    22. January 15, 2014

      Over the hump for oil demand

      The history of energy in the 20th century was mainly about oil; the struggle to find oil, to secure its supply and bring it...

    23. January 1, 2014

      Azerbaijan gas pipeline aims to carve out a niche across Europe

      For a decade, the EU has nurtured an almost absurdly ambitious plan – to pump natural gas from the Caspian Sea thousands of...

    24. December 17, 2013

      Europe’s gas: going with the flow

      The Caspian Sea is an “endorheic basin” – water flows only into it, never out. So does money. The Kashagan oilfield has...

    25. December 17, 2013

      Azerbaijan to supply gas to Europe after BP-led consortium’s deal

      A BP-led consortium has signed a $28bn deal to develop a massive Azeri natural gasfield, paving the way for Caspian gas to...

    26. December 16, 2013

      Total and Statoil pull out of Tanap gas pipe deal

      Oil majors Total and Statoil have dropped their interest in a planned pipeline that would bring natural gas from the Caspian...

    27. Nick Butler

      November 27, 2013

      Europe cannot allow a Russian anschluss in Ukraine

      Ukraine, to coin a phrase, is a far way country of which we know little. Its geographic misfortune is to be the buffer state...

    28. October 21, 2013

      Commodities traders face increased competition

      Glencore Xstrata, Vitol and Trafigura face the prospect of increased competition and lower margins, as national companies...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2013

      Azerbaijan’s elections: the Aliyev dynasty remains

      Nobody seriously doubted that Ilham Aliyev would be re-elected for a third term as president of Azerbaijan in Wednesday’s...

    30. October 9, 2013

      Azerbaijan leader Aliyev eyes third term in presidential poll

      BAKU, October 9 - Azeri President Ilham Aliyev appears certain to extend his rule in the oil-producing former Soviet...

    31. Nick Butler

      October 2, 2013

      The Turkish choice – rhetoric or relevance

      For the first time in more than a century Turkey has the potential to play a crucial role in the world economy. Its...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 20, 2013

      Turkey: gas licence speaks volumes about Kurdish relations

      Turkey’s energy market regulator EPDK this week awarded Turkish construction group Siyah Kalem a licence to import gas from...

    33. September 19, 2013

      Azerbaijan gas decision to disappoint Brussels

      BP and its partners behind the Shah Deniz gas project in Azerbaijan have made a long-awaited announcement on long-term...

    34. beyondbrics

      August 6, 2013

      Tanap tender: the gas pipeline to Europe, eventually

      Source: Tanap.com Ordinarily the announcement of a pre-qualification tender for the construction of a pipeline wouldn’t rate...

    35. June 26, 2013

      TAP clinches Azeri gas pipeline deal

      Nabucco West, one of Europe’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, has lost out to a rival in the contest to supply...

    36. June 18, 2013

      Austria suspends central bank official over banknote scandal

      Austria’s central bank has suspended its deputy governor, after he was charged in connection with a bribery scandal over...

    37. June 9, 2013

      Decision time for BP-led group on route of Caspian gas pipeline

      It’s crunch time for one of the EU’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, as a crucial decision looms on the route of a...

    38. May 28, 2013

      GDF Suez buys stake in Nabucco project in vote of confidence

      OMV, the Austrian oil and gas company, has sold a 9 per cent stake in the Nabucco natural gas pipeline consortium to GDF...

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