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    1. July 17, 2016

      Azerbaijan hits out at IMF’s response to oil price drop

      Azerbaijan has criticised the International Monetary Fund for its response to the oil price crash, arguing that the...

    2. July 16, 2016

      Turkey holds crucial place on oil routes

      The turmoil in Turkey has implications for global oil markets, because of the country’s strategic position on energy...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 16, 2016

      What the turmoil in Turkey means for oil

      The turmoil in Turkey has implications for global oil markets, because of the country’s strategic position on energy...

    2. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Emerging Europe also affected by Brexit - Fitch

      Emerging European countries that are not in the EU will also suffer effects from Britain’s decision to exit the EU,...

    3. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Online expansion lifts Ted Baker revenues

      Online sales helped boost Ted Baker as it reported double-digit revenue growth this year. The offbeat fashion brand...

    4. April 19, 2016

      Russia senses opportunity in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

      As one of Europe’s most intractable conflicts teeters on the brink of war, Russia has gone into diplomatic overdrive....

    5. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      What analysts expect from the Doha oil meeting

      Crude prices have jumped to their highest level for the year amid speculation that major oil producers, representing...

    6. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Moody's welcomes possible bailout for Angola

      A bailout from the International Monetary Fund would be “credit positive” for Angola, Moody’s said. The ratings agency...

    7. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Angola becomes latest oil producer seeking IMF bailout

      Angola has requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund that could be worth more than $1.5bn, making the...

    8. April 5, 2016

      Ceasefire agreed in Nagorno-Karabakh after dozens killed in clashes

      Azerbaijan and the Armenian-backed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed a ceasefire on Tuesday after several dozen people...

    9. April 3, 2016

      Azerbaijan and Armenia in worst clashes for decades

      The decades-long struggle between Armenia and Azerbaijan for the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh saw at the weekend some of...

    10. April 3, 2016

      Azerbaijan declares unilateral ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

      Azerbaijan has declared a unilateral ceasefire with Armenia in the disputed enclave of Narogno-Karabakh after fierce...

    11. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Azerbaijan releases political prisoners

      Azerbaijan is releasing several high-profile prisoners as president Ilham Aliyev’s authoritarian turn shows signs of...

    12. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Ted Baker hikes divi 18.6% as online thrives

      Ted Baker raised its dividend 18.6 per cent for the year to the end of January, as new store openings and strong online...

    13. March 14, 2016

      Currency pegs in focus after Egypt devalues

      Egypt abandoned its longstanding struggle to hold the value of its currency against the dollar, a shift that could...

    14. March 10, 2016

      Azerbaijan seeks to raise $2bn bond for energy project

      Azerbaijan is set to begin meeting investors on Thursday as it attempts to raise $2bn on international markets to fund...

    15. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Azerbaijan bumps up rates to support currency (again)

      Azerbaijan’s central bank raised its key interest rate to 7 per cent on Friday, the second rise in under a month aimed...

    16. February 23, 2016

      Tajikistan and IMF in talks over bailout

      Tajikistan, one of the world’s poorest countries, is discussing a possible International Monetary Fund bailout...

    17. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    18. February 4, 2016

      A debt default may be Venezuelans’ best hope

      Azerbaijan has called for help from the International Monetary Fund. Nigeria is turning to the World Bank. Russia and...

    19. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Kazakhstan raises rates 100bps to 17%

      The National Bank of Kazakhstan has raised its benchmark interest rate by a full percentage point to 17 per cent as the...

    20. January 31, 2016

      Nigeria asks for $3.5bn emergency loans

      Nigeria has asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for $3.5bn in emergency loans to fill a growing gap in...

    21. January 29, 2016

      Azerbaijan’s credit rating cut to junk by S&P

      Standard & Poor’s cut Azerbaijan’s credit rating to junk on Friday and predicted its economy would contract this year...

    22. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      S&P cuts Azerbaijan to junk on oil concern

      Standard & Poor’s cut Azerbaijan’s credit rating to junk on Friday and predicted its economy would contract this year...

    23. January 28, 2016

      Azerbaijan outlines plans to raise $2bn without external aid

      Azerbaijan’s finance minister has set out plans to raise $2bn in state-guaranteed bonds and privatise government assets...

    24. January 28, 2016

      Falling oil price raises prospect of bailouts for crude producers

      With the arrival of teams from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Azerbaijan this week, oil dependent...

    25. January 27, 2016

      IMF and World Bank move to forestall oil-led defaults

      Officials from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are heading to Azerbaijan to discuss a possible $4bn...

    26. January 25, 2016

      Azerbaijan leader enters uncharted territory as oil boom ends

      If any world leader has surfed the wave of the oil boom, it is Ilham Aliyev. In 2003, just as oil prices began to soar,...

    27. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Fitch keeps wary eye on Azerbaijan after controls

      Ratings agency Fitch is keeping a watching brief on Azerbaijan after it earlier this week introduced a 20 per cent tax...

    28. January 19, 2016

      Azerbaijan resorts to capital controls as oil crunch worsens

      Azerbaijan is to impose a 20 per cent tax on transactions to remove cash from the country, as the oil-dependent...

    29. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Slipping on oil, Azerbaijan to slap 20% tax on cash outflows

      Azerbaijan is to impose a 20 per cent tax on taking money out of the country, as the oil-dependent government scrambles...

    30. January 11, 2016

      Oil trains sidelined by deepening slump in US shale

      The amount of oil hauled on US railways has declined steeply in the past year as refineries swallow more foreign...

    31. January 6, 2016

      Sunni and Shia: explaining the divide

      What caused the schism in Islam? The schism that led Muslims to split into two main denominations, Sunni and Shia,...

    32. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      The manat of the moment: What's next after Azerbaijan's de-peg?

      Another currency peg bites the dust. Azerbaijan has followed Kazakhstan’s lead and abandoned the manat’s dollar peg...

    33. December 21, 2015

      Azerbaijani manat collapses after government abandons dollar peg

      Azerbaijan’s central bank abandoned its dollar peg on Monday and allowed its currency to tumble by almost a third, the...

    34. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Azerbaijan abandons currency peg, floats manat

      Taking a page out Kazakhstan’s playbook, the central bank of Azerbaijan has abandoned its currency peg and floated the...

    35. December 8, 2015

      Trump’s anti-Muslim remarks spark outrage in the Gulf

      A string of hostile comments towards Muslims by US Republican hopeful Donald Trump have done little to dent his runaway...

    36. November 14, 2015

      Brands battle for a piece of Baku’s flourishing retail scene

      As oil money has poured into Baku so have the jewellers. “You see brands in Baku that you don’t even have in Vienna,”...

    37. October 23, 2015

      Central Asian oil importers hit the buffers

      Economic growth will slow more sharply in central Asia’s oil and gas importers than in its energy exporters this year,...

    38. October 16, 2015

      Coe to take the game to big sport

      Lord Coe, who led London’s 2012 Olympics bid, plans to use a war chest of “hundreds of millions” of pounds to build a...

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