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  1. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2014

    Bulgarian defence minister: spending to rise in wake of Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Bulgaria must bolster defence spending in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and war in the Middle East, the...

  2. September 16, 2014

    EU and Ukraine ratify trade agreement in historic vote

    The parliaments of the EU and Ukraine on Tuesday ratified landmark association and free trade agreements following the...

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  1. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

    The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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  1. Nick Butler

    September 16, 2014

    The political implications of the falling oil price

    The Brent oil price has now fallen by 15 per cent in less than three months and is now below the psychologically important...

  2. September 15, 2014

    Banya, Bear and Birch: Bank risks abroad

    In 2012 Goldman Sachs’ chief equity trader in Moscow left the bank to set up a Russian bath house in New Jersey. It was not...

  3. September 15, 2014

    Violence puts Ukraine ceasefire under pressure

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine continued on Monday in the worst violence between pro-Kiev forces and Russian-backed separatists...

  4. September 15, 2014

    ‘War’ and ‘peace’ factions split Ukraine politics

    Ten days into a shaky ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, and with parliamentary elections looming, one question dominates...

  5. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: democracy is losing the global battle of ideas

    By David Clark of the Russia Foundation The tide of global democratic change, which at the start of the new millennium...

  6. September 15, 2014

    Rouble tumbles to fresh record low

    The rouble fell to a new record low against the dollar on Monday, sliding for the sixth consecutive day as clashes between...

  7. September 14, 2014

    Former BP chief warns on Russia sanctions

    US and EU sanctions against Moscow are in danger of turning round and biting the west by constraining global oil supply and...

  8. September 14, 2014

    Feedback: Liveable cities

    Michael Skapinker’s column last week argued that “liveable cities” such as Melbourne were inferior to London and New York –...

  9. September 12, 2014

    Russian authorities raid Ikea office

    Russian authorities have raided an office of the Swedish furniture company Ikea just outside Moscow, hours after the...

  10. September 11, 2014

    Russia threatens to cap western car and clothing imports

    Russia threatened to escalate a growing trade dispute between the Kremlin and the EU, saying it could cap western car and...

  11. September 11, 2014

    Ukraine gas price dispute hits Gazprom profit

    Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled gas producer, reported a 40 per cent drop in net profit in the first three months of the...

  12. September 10, 2014

    Russia tightens gas supplies to Poland

    Moscow has reduced its gas exports to Poland in an apparent attempt to prevent EU countries from re-exporting Russian gas as...

  13. September 9, 2014

    Russia’s Sochi loses tourism lustre to Crimea

    Poolside at one of Sochi’s newly built hotels, a bronzed water aerobics instructor is furiously punching the air in time...

  14. September 9, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was hit by ‘high energy objects’

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 almost certainly crashed in eastern Ukraine after suffering structural damage in mid-air...

  15. September 8, 2014

    Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine

    Moscow is seeking to prevent its European customers re-exporting Russian gas to Ukraine, threatening to choke off a crucial...

  16. September 7, 2014

    Sanctions help Russia overcome its China paranoia

    If western governments are right, Russian troops are now fighting in Ukraine. Forty-five years ago, they were facing an...

  17. September 7, 2014

    Renewed shelling challenges Ukraine ceasefire

    Artillery battles over the weekend between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists threatened the fragile...

  18. September 5, 2014

    Moscow opts out of UK probe into death of ex-KGB spy Litvinenko

    The Russian government has said it will not participate in the public inquiry in the UK into the death of the former KGB...

  19. September 5, 2014

    Russians pull together in face of sanctions

    “Our response to the sanctions?” read the billboards hastily erected by a Moscow real estate company. “A mortgage for just...

  20. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE I’m going to repeat myself until this gets through. We could be here a while: David...

  21. September 5, 2014

    Kiev agrees ceasefire with Russian-backed rebels

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists from the east of the country agreed a ceasefire on Friday in a first tentative step...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    September 4, 2014

    Special forces in Kramatorsk

    Gleb Garanich /Reuters Members of military special forces sit on an armoured vehicle near Kramatorsk. NATO’s top official...

  23. September 4, 2014

    France links Russian warship delivery to Ukraine peace deal

    France has stressed it could resume the suspended supply of a warship to Russia within weeks if Moscow backs moves to...

  24. September 4, 2014

    Ukraine conflict derails planned private equity venture

    The Ukrainian conflict has claimed its first high-profile private equity casualty: three former Goldman Sachs star bankers...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * France halts delivery of warship to Russia | Move comes as Putin lays out plan for Ukraine ceasefire,...

  26. September 4, 2014

    Euro pummelled after ECB cuts rates

    Thursday 21:15 BST. The euro sank while European equity prices hit six-year highs after the European Central Bank caught the...

  27. September 3, 2014

    Pernod Ricard steps up Russia exports

    Pernod Ricard, producer of Absolut vodka and Chivas Regal whisky, is ramping up exports of its brands to Russia in...

  28. Brussels Blog

    September 3, 2014

    Leaked Russia sanctions paper: the excerpts

    Russia's Vladimir Putin, right, talks to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton last month in Minsk As we reported in...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2014

    Guest post: Ukraine's unpalatable choices - capitulate, fight or consolidate

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine the tide on the battlefield has turned...

  30. September 2, 2014

    Debate heats up in US and Europe over arming Kiev

    After the bruising debates about sanctioning Russia over the Ukraine crisis, there is now growing political discussion among...

  31. September 2, 2014

    Baltic states fear Kremlin focus on ethnic Russians

    When President Barack Obama pays a short trip to Estonia on Wednesday, he will be in a country whose transformation in one...

  32. September 2, 2014

    Estonia PM warns Europe must guard against Russia in long term

    Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has so utterly transformed Europe’s security outlook that western governments must be on...

  33. September 1, 2014

    Ukraine signals strategic shift to de facto war with Moscow

    Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, on Monday accused Moscow of conducting “direct and undisguised aggression” against...

  34. September 1, 2014

    Nato alliance goes back to the future

    This week’s Nato summit in Wales will be among the most momentous in the alliance’s 65-year history. Its 28 members have for...

  35. September 1, 2014

    Rosneft proposes Chinese company take stake in Russian oilfield

    Rosneft is proposing that China take a stake in one of its largest oilfields, in a deal that would further deepen energy...

  36. 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....

  37. September 1, 2014

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘direct and unconcealed aggression’

    Ukraine’s pro-western president accused Moscow of waging “direct and unconcealed aggression” amid signs that his country’s...

  38. August 31, 2014

    Putin call for ‘statehood’ talks on southeast Ukraine raises fears

    Vladimir Putin has called for talks on the “statehood” of southeast Ukraine, in a provocative comment that will heighten...

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