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      Showdown looms over Ukraine’s debt

      Confusion is growing over the status of a $3bn Ukrainian bond held by Russia and whether it could jeopardise Kiev’s bailout...

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      Peugeot and Mitsubishi suspend production in Russia

      A Russian car factory jointly owned by PSA Peugeot Citroën and Mitsubishi is suspending production and shedding staff,...

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    1. March 26, 2015

      Do not advertise a past dark with pain

      The set-up of the advert is innocent enough. Three kids are goading their parents into taking them to Moscow’s famed Central...

    2. March 26, 2015

      Russia besieged by ‘hostile forces’, warns Vladimir Putin

      Vladimir Putin on Thursday described Russia as a country besieged by hostile forces and vowed to hit back hard both against...

    3. March 25, 2015

      Reining in Ukraine’s oligarchs is long overdue

      Ukraine’s revolution 13 months ago presented itself as a demand for European-style democracy. But it aimed, above all, to...

    4. March 25, 2015

      Europe’s impatience with misbehaviour drives corruption crackdown

      Romanian prosecutors accuse a former finance minister of stashing three gold bars, $90,000 in cash and a French...

    5. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

    6. March 25, 2015

      China’s tourists head for Japan, S Korea and Russia

      China’s masses of globetrotting tourists are changing their habits amid currency shifts, evolving fashions and upheavals in...

    7. March 25, 2015

      Fonterra sees dairy industry glass half full

      Fonterra says it is optimistic milk powder prices will recover, even as the world’s biggest dairy supplier reported a drop...

    8. March 24, 2015

      The purpose of Putin’s diplomatic acrobatics

      In the past year,Vladimir Putin has become almost as notorious for his falsehoods as for the truth of his actions in...

    9. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      Guest post: US needs to ditch Cold War thinking in Asia

      By Noor Menai, CTBC Bank USA In a thinly veiled admonishment, the White House recently accused the UK – our closest ally –...

    10. March 24, 2015

      Hinterland emerges as microcosm of Russia’s wider structural woes

      On March 18, thousands of Muscovites cheered Vladimir Putin on Red Square as the Russian president marked the anniversary of...

    11. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2015

      Stopping a Russian bond invasion

      All it took was 11 days — and one schtum Kremlin spokesman — to make people wonder recently just how strong and secure a...

    12. March 24, 2015

      Belaruskali shakes up potash sector

      The potash industry, which has attracted investments from leading miners such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, is being shaken...

    13. March 23, 2015

      Perpetual motion a false ideal in UK foreign affairs

      All zones of public discourse have their excesses and irrationalities, but none like foreign policy. In our golden age of...

    14. March 23, 2015

      An uneasy peace that will tear the global economy asunder

      In 1914, the world’s economic order collapsed because its most powerful nations went to war. A century later, the great...

    15. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?

      By Yoel Sano, Head of Political Risk, BMI Research Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of...

    16. March 23, 2015

      Ukraine’s Natalie Jaresko asks for more financial help

      Ukraine’s finance minister has urged rich nations to provide more aid to rebuild the country’s economy after the...

    17. March 23, 2015

      Ukip commits to Nato defence target

      The UK Independence party has become the first political party to commit to maintaining the defence budget at the level...

    18. March 23, 2015

      Raiffeisen insists it will not be Austria’s next crisis bank

      Austria has had a tough financial crisis. First, there was Hypo Alpe Adria, a regional bank nationalised in 2009 amid a...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: the west must show the Kremlin it means business in Ukraine

      By David Clark of the Russia Foundation Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s finance minister, is in London this week to drum up...

    20. The World

      March 23, 2015

      An EU vision for Bosnia

      Two decades after the Dayton peace agreement that ended the 1992-95 Bosnian war, EU governments have finally approved an...

    21. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2015

      The credit clock tolls for (some of) thee

      From RBS’s Alberto Gallo and team: Gallo is, selectively, very bearish (not on India though, natch) for the obvious reasons:...

    22. March 22, 2015

      To Russia with love, from Europe’s far-right fringe

      Russians have grown accustomed over the past year to hearing, through local media, of the disdain of western leaders towards...

    23. March 22, 2015

      Bailout projections indicate Ukraine will not repay Russia debt

      Russia will not receive a $3bn bond owed by Ukraine this year, according to International Monetary Fund projections...

    24. March 22, 2015

      Russia delivers nuclear warning to Denmark

      Russia has threatened Denmark with a nuclear strike if it takes part in Nato’s missile shield, in some of the most...

    25. March 20, 2015

      China’s CNCC in €7bn talks to take over Pirelli

      Camfin is in talks to sell its 26 per cent stake in Pirelli to China National Chemical Corporation, in a deal that will set...

    26. The Exchange

      March 20, 2015

      China is the unlikely gainer from Ukraine conflict

      A year ago Crimea became a part of Russia, causing a long stand-off between Moscow and the west. The conflict over Ukraine...

    27. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    28. March 19, 2015

      Ukraine PM warns EU against Putin’s divide-and-conquer tactics

      Ukraine’s prime minister has warned that Vladimir Putin is attempting to divide the EU in the same way the Russian president...

    29. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2015

      As GM reverses out of Russia, others say they will tough out the downturn

      When General Motors, citing “very challenging long term prospects,” slammed the brakes on its Russian investments this week,...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2015

      EM currencies: back on course as dollar reasserts supremacy

      Blink and you missed it. The day after the US Federal Reserve appeared on Wednesday to put back the date of its...

    31. March 19, 2015

      Russia sows discord in central Europe

      “Viktor, we are friends,” Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz told her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán during his visit to...

    32. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2015

      Ukraine's debt: don't write it off just yet

      So, how would you go about bailing out a war-zone? The IMF’s rescue plan for Ukraine, agreed by the fund’s executive board...

    33. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Fallen angels changing the face of high yield bond market

      With a flock of ‘fallen angels’ from Russia and Latin America re-shaping the euro-denominated high yield bond market,...

    34. FT Alphaville

      March 18, 2015

      A British OFAC?

      This won’t be getting any UK Budget financial headlines. (Between Help to Buysa, more bank levy twiddling, and even Northern...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Construction of Tanap pipeline begins in Turkey as EU and Russia spar for upper hand

      A long awaited plan by the European Union to import Caspian gas moved forward this week as construction work began on the...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Guest post: how did Russia's RNCB avoid Ukraine-related sanctions for so long?

      By Andrew Foxall of The Henry Jackson Society Unwilling to go to war with Russia, the west’s main levers for persuading...

    37. March 18, 2015

      General Motors to halt Opel drive into Russia

      General Motors is to pull the European Opel brand from Russia and indefinitely close its St Petersburg plant as it seeks to...

    38. March 18, 2015

      Russia faces long-term balancing act to prop up embattled banks

      A year after western sanctions were first imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea, the country’s banks are wilting....

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