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    China winning from Russia-Ukraine crisis

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    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...

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    Russia Arctic energy ambitions jeopardised by western sanctions

    Sanctions and oil exploration Beneath the Kara Sea, north of Russia’s Siberian coastline, lies more oil than can be found in...

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    Palladium advances to new multiyear high

    Palladium has continued its advance, with the precious metal trading above $900 a troy ounce and reaching a fresh...

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    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...

  4. 2 hours ago

    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....

  5. 3 hours ago

    Turkey: is confidence enough?

    Take a two-litre plastic soda bottle. Cut a face-sized U-shape from the side. Remove the bottom, too. Push a surgical mask...

  6. 9 hours ago

    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...

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    9 hours ago

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In Putin’s Russia, financial plumbing blocks you: Joseph takes us through the...

  8. 20 hours ago

    Boost for Heathrow as CBI states case for hub

    The CBI employers’ lobby has handed Heathrow a boost in its effort to expand, saying it is essential Britain has a single...

  9. August 31, 2014

    Germany: In a spin

    Germany’s engine stalling Engineering company Trumpf is so proud of its machine tools that it displays them in a high-tech...

  10. August 31, 2014

    Nato frontline states see fears over Russia realised

    “War” – it was little surprise that three Baltic states and Poland were among the first to utter the word on Thursday after...

  11. 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...

  12. August 31, 2014

    NADL chief hopes to do more business with Rosneft

    The head of the Norwegian drilling company that signed a recent $4.25bn deal with Rosneft says he hopes for more business...

  13. August 31, 2014

    North Atlantic Drilling expresses no regret for Rosneft deal

    France’s €1.2bn contract to sell Mistral warships to Russia generated a lot of publicity this summer, but a Norwegian...

  14. August 31, 2014

    Russia: faute de mieux

    The Russia of Vladimir Putin is a petrol station masquerading as a country, the US senator John McCain declared this year....

  15. The A-List

    August 30, 2014

    This means war: miscalculations have pushed Ukraine and Russia over the edge

    It is an inconvenient truth for Russia, Europe and the US, but we must call a spade a spade: Russia and Ukraine are engaged...

  16. FT Alphaville

    August 30, 2014

    In Putin's Russia, financial plumbing blocks you

    Sam Jones (formerly of this parish) writes in the FT about how the conflict in Ukraine has revealed the capacity for a new...

  17. August 29, 2014

    Putin raises the stakes in Ukraine

    Western governments have long wondered whether President Vladimir Putin would order a Russian assault on eastern Ukraine....

  18. August 29, 2014

    Mariupol digs in and waits for Russians

    On the eastern edge of Mariupol, a port on Ukraine’s Sea of Azov coast with a population of 400,000, locals armed with...

  19. August 29, 2014

    Russia-Ukraine tension sends crude higher

    Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine sent crude futures higher on Friday, but prices remained on target for a...

  20. beyondbrics

    August 29, 2014

    Croatia’s economy shrinks as CEE feels the chill

    Will there be any end to Croatia’s economic travails? The EU’s newest member state has not seen meaningful growth since 2008...

  21. August 29, 2014

    EU to expand Russia sanctions in a week

    The EU gave itself one more week to decide how to expand economic sanctions against Moscow on Sunday, although Ukraine’s...

  22. August 29, 2014

    Merkel to push for further Russia penalties

    Germany will lead a push by the larger EU states to toughen sanctions against Russia at a summit in Brussels on Saturday,...

  23. August 29, 2014

    Rouble tumbles as Ukraine tension grows

    The Russian rouble fell to a record low against the dollar on Friday as tensions in eastern Ukraine continued to escalate....

  24. August 29, 2014

    Grieving Russians begin to question secret Ukrainian war

    For months, Moscow has steadfastly denied that Russian troops were fighting in Ukraine. But Valentina Melnikova has a...

  25. Brussels Blog

    August 29, 2014

    EU summit: leaked language on Ukraine sanctions

    Italy's Mogherini, the likely next EU foreign policy chief, arrives at a meeting with her counterparts If EU leaders are...

  26. August 29, 2014

    Ukraine to push for Nato membership as crisis worsens

    Ukraine said on Friday it would attempt to get on the path to Nato membership, as the head of the western alliance accused...

  27. August 29, 2014

    Rouble hits record low against the dollar

    Russia’s rouble hit a record low against the dollar on Friday, as the conflict between Moscow and Ukraine intensified....

  28. August 28, 2014

    Tax rise fails to daunt Stock Spirits

    The Polish government’s excise duty increase on strong alcohol and a weaker Czech koruna, led to a 10 per cent drop in...

  29. August 28, 2014

    Ukraine: Russia’s new art of war

    Unorthodox tactics are nothing new in conflict. “The Russians were the adversary who dropped the sword and picked up a...

  30. August 28, 2014

    Russia’s offensive seen as tactic to freeze conflict in Ukraine

    Nato satellite images of Russian military build-up The world has nervously awaited a potential Russian assault on eastern...

  31. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2014

    Russia will be the major loser in Ukraine

    It has been a shocking day in the progress of the crisis in Ukraine. As evidence mounts of yet more direct and duplicitous...

  32. August 28, 2014

    Gold heads higher on Russia tensions

    Gold rose for a third consecutive day on Thursday as heightened tensions between Ukraine and Russia encouraged purchases of...

  33. The A-List

    August 28, 2014

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine demands a decisive response

    Let’s be clear: Russia has invaded Ukraine. We can debate the reasons. But we can no longer debate the fact. Nor can we...

  34. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2014

    Guest post: with talk of martial law and mass mobilisation in Ukraine, it is time for the west to act

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The crisis in Ukraine continues to go from one worst case scenario to the next with little...

  35. August 28, 2014

    Russia has ‘well over 1,000 troops’ in Ukraine, Nato warns

    Nato satellite images of Russian military build-up in and near Ukraine Russia has “well over 1,000 troops” inside Ukraine,...

  36. August 28, 2014

    Sanctions add fresh urgency to Petropavlovsk refinancing

    Escalating fears over the potential impact of sanctions on Russia are adding to the problems facing Petropavlovsk as the...

  37. August 28, 2014

    US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks

    US authorities are investigating a new wave of cyber attacks against American financial institutions, including JPMorgan...

  38. August 27, 2014

    Syria’s opposition should steel itself to wait, not fight

    Professional mediators maintain that parties to a conflict have an incentive to enter serious negotiations only when they...

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