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      Russia is looking for allies, not deals, in Latin America

      Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s jokes were lost in translation when she sought to win over a group of bemused...

    2. April 25, 2015

      The Grozny warlord reminding Moscow who is boss

      Men with guns are everywhere in Grozny. They stand on street corners, hang out in hotel lobbies and swagger through shopping...

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    1. April 24, 2015

      Night Wolves motorbike gang denied entry to Poland

      Seventy years on from the Soviet invasion of eastern Europe and capture of Nazi Berlin, Vladimir Putin’s favourite...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2015

      Under shadow of hostility and distrust, Kazakhstan faces tough choices

      The increased tensions between Russia and the west, the continuing problems in the global economy and the rising threat from...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      A US drone strike killed two western hostages in an al-Qaeda compound in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, the White...

    4. April 24, 2015

      Moscow court orders Sergei Pugachev to pay $1.5bn over bankruptcy

      Moscow’s arbitration court ruled on Thursday that Sergei Pugachev, a former associate of Russian president Vladimir Putin,...

    5. April 23, 2015

      Republicans want a bumper sticker world

      On one thing everyone lining up for next year’s US presidential race can agree. Barack Obama has led from behind on the...

    6. April 23, 2015

      Gunvor creates role to oversee acquisitions

      Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest oil traders, has created a position that will oversee dealmaking and investments as the...

    7. April 23, 2015

      GM disappoints as Europe and South America reverse

      General Motors fell short of expectations with a first-quarter net income of $945m after losses in Europe and South America...

    8. April 23, 2015

      Russia and US engage in new war of words over Ukraine

      Russia accused the US on Thursday of deploying military trainers in the combat zone in east Ukraine in a new war of words...

    9. April 22, 2015

      Argentina casts a wide net for cash

      Argentina’s thirst for dollars has been temporarily quenched by a $1.4bn bond sale but a state visit to Russia this week is...

    10. April 22, 2015

      Q&A: Gazprom accused

      Brussels is charging Gazprom with abusing its dominant position in eastern Europe’s upstream gas market. The formal...

    11. April 22, 2015

      Tesco’s ‘drastic’ Dave lives up to his nickname

      “Drastic” Dave Lewis, would-be rescuer of Tesco, has lived up to his nickname with £7bn in impairments, pushing the...

    12. April 21, 2015

      Vestager takes a tough stance on Gazprom

      More than a decade after it started investigating the European gas market, and long after it forced the continent’s biggest...

    13. April 21, 2015

      Brussels risks Russian ire with Gazprom antitrust case

      Gazprom will on Wednesday be put in Brussels’ antitrust dock, accused of illegally abusing its gas market clout. The charges...

    14. April 21, 2015

      EU approves Hungary’s revised reactor plans

      Hungary’s plan for a €12bn nuclear power plant financed by Russia was revived on Tuesday after EU regulators approved a...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 21, 2015

      Tackling irresistible but tricky EM digital media markets

      By 2017,the Asia-Pacific region will have three billion mobile connections. This kind of critical mass is turning digitally...

    16. April 21, 2015

      US beefs up naval force off Yemen coast

      The US sent an aircraft carrier and a cruiser to the Yemen coast on Monday where they will join a group of US vessels...

    17. April 20, 2015

      Industrial companies count the cost of doing business in Russia

      Claas is not due to open a €120m extension of its farm machinery factory in Krasnodar, near Russia’s Black Sea coast, until...

    18. April 20, 2015

      EU poised to unveil antitrust charges against Russia’s Gazprom

      Brussels will on Wednesday accuse Russia’s Gazprom of illegal abuse of its dominant position in Europe’s gas market,...

    19. April 19, 2015

      Measure for Measure, Silk Street Theatre, London — review

      What makes a good leader? It’s a question that preoccupies Shakespeare in much of his work, never more so than in this...

    20. April 19, 2015

      Eni chief urges co-operation between Opec and other producers

      The head of one of Europe’s largest energy groups, Italy’s Eni, has called for co-operation between the world’s big oil and...

    21. April 17, 2015

      Russia’s economy shrinks 2-4% despite Putin’s positive spin

      Russia’s economy contracted further in the first quarter triggering a 5 per cent slide in the rouble, a day after president...

    22. April 17, 2015

      The Diary: John Thornhill

      I have spent a fair chunk of my life striving to understand Russia. Of only one thing am I certain: the country will remain...

    23. April 17, 2015

      French count Jacques von Polier and his wild nights in Moscow

      It is a Tuesday morning in Moscow. A French count is sitting opposite me, the ex-wife of Vladimir Putin’s spokesman is...

    24. The World

      April 17, 2015

      Ukraine's hybrid peace

      Predictions that the war in Ukraine might be past its worst point can only be advanced with caution and caveats. Over the...

    25. April 17, 2015

      Once a taboo, Nato membership now a hot topic in Finland

      Four years ago, when Finland’s current government came to power, Nato membership was deliberately ruled out. Now, with a new...

    26. April 16, 2015

      Oil demand seen lagging boom era growth

      Factories and cars in fast-developing countries guzzled up the world’s growing oil supply at a swift rate in recent years....

    27. April 16, 2015

      Polish presidential candidate wants warmer ties with Russia

      Poland’s leading centre-left presidential candidate has criticised the country’s hawkish approach to Russia, pledging to...

    28. April 16, 2015

      Offices of Khodorkovsky’s foundation raided in Moscow

      Security forces raided the Moscow offices of Open Russia, the foundation backed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, in connection with...

    29. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2015

      Attitudes to Stalin show Ukrainians are not Russians

      Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, likes to say that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. Such views are reminiscent of...

    30. April 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin tells Russians worst of economic crisis is over

      Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the state of the economy, wages and pensions in his annual marathon phone-in...

    31. April 16, 2015

      Shared problems push North Korea into Russia’s arms

      For Im Cheon Il, a diplomat, there has never been a better time to invite Russian children to spend their holidays at a...

    32. April 16, 2015

      Gunvor sells stake in Siberian miner to reduce Russian exposure

      Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, has sold its 30 per cent stake in Kolmar, the Siberian coal producer,...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      Russia's silent war against the west

      As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is engaged in a relentless intelligence...

    34. April 15, 2015

      Carmakers take divergent roads in Russia

      General Motors’ decision last month to end production and a large chunk of its sales in Russia looked ominous for the...

    35. April 15, 2015

      Burberry looks to US to offset fall in Hong Kong sales

      Burberry’s trademark trenchcoats and cashmere scarves helped push second-half sales up 10 per cent as strong trading in the...

    36. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    37. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and then...

    38. April 14, 2015

      Business alarmed at Chinese plans to curb data transfer

      China is building a “big data dam” to rival the Great Firewall blocking the internet, say US business leaders concerned...

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