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    Pro-Russia forces intensify defiance in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia forces on the move Pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine intensified their defiance against Kiev on Wednesday,...

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    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at credit issuance, which is healthy, wealthy, and happening in size....

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  1. 10 hours ago

    Reforms bring end of ‘currency wars’ in sight

    This year is likely to bring a significant easing of currency restrictions in the developing world. In particular, policy...

  2. 20 hours ago

    Ukrainian forces move to dislodge separatists in the east

    Ukrainian forces late on Tuesday launched special operations to dislodge pro-Russian forces from at least two cities in the...

  3. 20 hours ago

    William Hague warns against ‘creeping oligarchisation’ of Balkans

    William Hague warned on Tuesday of the “creeping oligarchisation” of the Balkans and parts of central and southeastern...

  4. 20 hours ago

    Both empires will lose from this treacherous tussle

    Western suspicions that Russia is following the “Crimea playbook” in eastern Ukraine are way off the mark. To begin with,...

  5. 21 hours ago

    Ukraine’s oligarchs accused of double dealing over separatism

    As pro-Russian separatists seized state buildings in eastern Ukraine this weekend, pro-European activists in Kiev sought out...

  6. 22 hours ago

    Ballettwoche (Ballet Week), Nationaltheater, Munich – review

    Russia and the US lead the world in classical dance, with help from Paris and, sometimes, London. That view, however, would...

  7. FT Alphaville

    22 hours ago

    Putin's gold level: $1300/oz

    Not much market reaction yet to reports of an “anti-terrorist operation” in Ukraine apart from gold, which had broken...

  8. April 15, 2014

    Ukraine deploys troops near eastern cities to counter separatists

    Ukrainian troops were moving towards the towns of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk in the east of the country on Tuesday afternoon,...

  9. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - The Mystery of the Dots, Part II. - Three expensive milliseconds. - Live a modern life while...

  10. April 14, 2014

    Sanctions ‘grey zone’ leaves west in quandary

    Western leaders have been quick to express indignation at what they see as new Russian-inspired efforts to create...

  11. April 14, 2014

    Putin’s insidious tactics in Ukraine

    For the past three weeks Vladimir Putin has massed some 40,000 troops on his country’s border with Ukraine. Nato commanders...

  12. April 14, 2014

    More of Merkel’s mettle would sap Putin’s strength

    When Angela Merkel told President Barack Obama last month that Vladimir Putin was living “in another world”, it was a signal...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    April 14, 2014

    Pro-Russia militiaman guards the barricade

    Anatoliy Stepanov/AFP A pro-Russia militiaman stands in front of a flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic outside the...

  14. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Pro-Russia separatists defy Ukraine deadline | Pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings in...

  15. April 14, 2014

    Ukraine raises rates as west discusses more sanctions

    Ukraine’s central bank unexpectedly raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in eight months in an attempt to...

  16. FT Alphaville

    April 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were under pressure in the face of fresh tension in Ukraine and after the S&P 500 dropped to a...

  17. April 14, 2014

    Wall Street climbs off two-month lows

    Monday 21:00 BST. US stocks recouped some of their recent losses as forecast-beating results from Citigroup and a robust set...

  18. April 13, 2014

    LSO/Valery Gergiev, Barbican, London – review

    Russian music is much in the London Symphony Orchestra’s sights this month – as it has been since Valery Gergiev became...

  19. April 13, 2014

    Many Ukrainians ‘will reject an anti-Russian nation’

    Ukraine’s president vowed on Sunday to unleash a “large-scale antiterrorist operation’” to clear out armed pro-Russian...

  20. April 13, 2014

    Russia’s ambitions in eastern Ukraine remain unclear

    Weeks after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the growing unrest in eastern Ukraine appears to be following an eerily similar...

  21. The World

    April 13, 2014

    Eastern Ukraine and western reaction

    As the situation in eastern Ukraine gets ever more volatile, the West is still trying to figure out what to do. On Monday...

  22. April 13, 2014

    Russia calls on UN as Ukraine sends troops to eastern cities

    An emergency session of the UN security council was due to meet last night after Russia denounced Kiev’s decision to crack...

  23. April 13, 2014

    Economic weakness will force Putin to seek detente

    The confrontation between Russia and the west over Ukraine imperils the Russian economy, but the problem runs both ways....

  24. April 13, 2014

    Ukrainian businesses hit hard by Russian moves

    Anatoliy Yurkevych had an unpleasant surprise last week when he learnt from a statement on the website of Russia’s federal...

  25. April 12, 2014

    US warns Russia over fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine

    The US has threatened fresh sanctions against Russia after an escalation in the unrest in Ukraine as activists on Sunday...

  26. April 11, 2014

    ‘My Fellow Prisoners’, by Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    My Fellow Prisoners, by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Penguin, RRP£4.99, 96 pages In 2003 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then Russia’s...

  27. April 11, 2014

    Spotlight shifts to Estonia town if Russia tests Nato’s mettle

    Fjodor Santsev can see Russia from the window of the building where he works. On his side of the river lies Narva, the...

  28. April 11, 2014

    Ukraine PM pledges greater autonomy for restive regions

    The prime minister of Ukraine’s new pro-western government promised citizens in the country’s Russian-speaking east that he...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    April 11, 2014

    Watch this space

    Sergei Karpukhin/EPA Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visits the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. On Saturday,...

  30. April 11, 2014

    Westinghouse extends nuclear fuel deal with Ukraine

    Westinghouse Electric Company has extended a contract with Energoatom, Ukraine’s nuclear power operator, to supply fuel to...

  31. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of things and thingamies, connected: The Nasdaq may have fallen out of bed, but Dan...

  32. April 11, 2014

    Europe must speak with one voice on energy

    Can Europe credibly threaten Russia with energy sanctions? The answer, at least in the short term, is no. Today, we rely on...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Krugman goes long-form on Piketty. - The paradox of (monetary policy) transparency. - Reasons for...

  34. April 10, 2014

    Berezovsky estate should be treated as insolvent, High Court told

    The estate of Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who was found dead in the bathroom of an Ascot mansion last year,...

  35. April 10, 2014

    Russia’s VTB chief accuses Bank of England of meddling

    The head of Russia’s second-largest bank by assets has accused the Bank of England of politically-motivated interference...

  36. April 10, 2014

    Kiev in dilemma over Donetsk People’s Republic

    Days after Viktor Yanukovich was ousted as Ukraine’s president in late February, Kiev’s new leaders reckoned they could...

  37. April 10, 2014

    Russia problem rumbles on for BP

    BP’s deep involvement in Russia, home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas, was once considered a key competitive...

  38. April 10, 2014

    Sanctions should not meddle with private contracts

    Recent victories and looming threats have heightened the appeal of sanctions. Their triumphant proponents claim credit for...

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