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    1. August 28, 2015

      ‘I put up plaques for victims of Soviet repression’

      I was travelling in Frankfurt in 2013 when I came across the artist Gunter Demnig’s “Stumbling Blocks”, which are...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Switzerland avoids recession despite steep rise in franc

      Switzerland has unexpectedly escaped falling into recession, with the affluent Alpine economy weathering a steep rise...

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    1. August 27, 2015

      Pakistan said to be on track to have third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons

      Pakistan could have the world’s third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons after the US and Russia within a decade if...

    2. beyondbrics

      August 27, 2015

      Averting a new era of nuclear competition

      It was perhaps fortuitous that this month’s 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed...

    3. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2015

      Nyet

      All those San Francisco meetings paid off. Franklin Templeton and other private creditors will agree to swallow a...

    4. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2015

      For investors in Russia, just two things matter

      As always, there is a great deal of noise around the Russia story and that makes it difficult for investors to identify...

    5. August 26, 2015

      Sberbank: one steppe at a time

      Russia bears look away. Sberbank, the country’s biggest lender by assets and market capitalisation, actually beat...

    6. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2015

      Arming Ukraine - it's time for action

      More than 20 years after the Ukraine Independence Act that created the country I love, its future hangs in the balance...

    7. August 25, 2015

      Russia sends Ukrainian film-maker to labour camp

      A Russian military court has sentenced Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director, to 20 years in a labour camp, the...

    8. August 25, 2015

      Moscow lifts ban on Russian Wikipedia

      Moscow on Tuesday lifted a ban on the Russian-language version of Wikipedia less than a day after imposing it. Internet...

    9. August 24, 2015

      Kremlin moves to ban Russian Wikipedia

      Russia’s internet regulator on Monday added the Russian-language version of Wikipedia to its list of blocked sites. The...

    10. August 24, 2015

      Moscow snubs Rosneft funding plans

      The Russian government has decided not to fund four out of five Rosneft projects for which the oil company had...

    11. August 24, 2015

      Russia can break out of Putin’s thrall

      Dealing with Russia has never been simple. In geographical size it is immense. In political culture it is secretive and...

    12. August 24, 2015

      European industrial groups hit by push to renewable energy

      After years of painstaking development, Siemens was triumphant in 2011 when its new H-class gas turbine, the world’s...

    13. Nick Butler

      August 24, 2015

      The next domino in the oil market — dividends

      For investors who thought the situation in the oil sector could not get worse, the last few weeks have come as a bad...

    14. August 23, 2015

      Emerging markets turmoil: in charts

      Turmoil across emerging markets has intensified during August and for many veteran fund managers, there is a very real...

    15. August 23, 2015

      Russia piles pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has resumed pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency in an effort to prevent global market...

    16. August 23, 2015

      Japan protests after Russia PM visits disputed islands

      Japan has protested bitterly after Russia’s prime minister visited a disputed island in a row that threatens improved...

    17. August 22, 2015

      Medvedev says Russia will boost forex flows to support rouble

      ITURUP ISLAND, RUSSIA August 22 — Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday that the government and...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      August 21, 2015

      From Russia with love

      A mobile phone cover with a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin and which reads “Mr President” is seen in this...

    19. August 21, 2015

      Vladimir Putin’s removal of ally fuels talk of reshuffle

      One is a key member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, head of Russia’s state-owned railway enterprise and a friend of...

    20. August 21, 2015

      McDonald’s to expand in Russia

      McDonald’s is to open 20 new restaurants in Russia, as the world’s largest fast food company aims to expand its...

    21. August 21, 2015

      What has gone wrong for emerging markets?

      After a difficult first six months of 2015, emerging market economies are in the grip of an even more torrid second...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2015

      Of China's "dirty peg" and spreading EM pain

      Jim Reid at Deutsche assesses the damage so far. As he says, this has something of a taper tantrum feel to it but...

    23. August 20, 2015

      National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

      France’s National Front (FN) has ousted its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen in an effort to shed its extremist image and...

    24. August 20, 2015

      Polyus Gold: au right

      When emerging market currencies collapse — as they have done this summer — a harsh spotlight turns on to their...

    25. August 20, 2015

      UK car and engine manufacturing falls

      UK car and engine manufacturing took a hit last month, as halting demand from emerging markets compounded lower...

    26. August 20, 2015

      Banning Brie and bulldozing geese

      Two years ago, a group of Moscow restaurateurs made what on paper looked like a sound business decision. They chose a...

    27. August 20, 2015

      Colombia shows Russia how to cope with tumbling oil prices

      There is a simple rule to follow when following emerging markets: when commodity prices crash, look to the exchange...

    28. August 20, 2015

      World Bank aims for global deal to stop oil wells flaring

      The World Bank is aiming to set a global standard to stop the routine flaring of unwanted gas from oil wells, in an...

    29. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2015

      Summer thunder [now with answers]

      It’s August. Less quiet that usual but still August. Have a quiz. Courtesy of BofAML’s Michael Hartnett, of the...

    30. August 20, 2015

      South Korea’s Park Geun-hye to attend China’s war commemorations

      South Korean President Park Geun-hye has accepted Beijing’s invitation to celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of...

    31. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2015

      Kazakhstan and keeping up with Russians

      An unspecified number of tenge (not excluding zero) to those who can spot when Kazakhstan decided to let go of its...

    32. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - The creative apocalypse that wasn’t. - Russia vs the cheese mob. - Levine line du jour: “I...

    33. August 20, 2015

      Emerging market turmoil spreads to western stock markets

      The US stock market slid by the most since February 2014 on Thursday, wiping out all of this year’s gains to trade at a...

    34. August 19, 2015

      Spotlight falls on Corbyn’s foreign policies

      At a campaign rally for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn began with a lengthy description of his meeting with...

    35. August 19, 2015

      Norway feels the Arctic chill

      Crisis. It is a word that nobody in Norway wants to use out loud but it is one that people are increasingly muttering...

    36. August 19, 2015

      Russia sends food inspectors into Auchan stores

      Russian authorities have launched a probe into French hypermarket chain Auchan, making it the latest western...

    37. August 19, 2015

      Russia jails Estonian found guilty of spying

      A Russian court has sentenced Estonian security agent Eston Kohver to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of...

    38. August 19, 2015

      Raiffeisen shares bolstered 8% by success of capital ratios drive

      Shares in Raiffeisen Bank International rose 7 per cent on Wednesday after the Austrian lender that has operations...

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