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    Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank hit by Ukraine conflict

    Shares in Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International fell 10 per cent after the western lender with the greatest exposure to...

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  1. 22 hours ago

    Sanctions scupper Total/Lukoil venture

    France’s Total on Monday said its joint venture with Russia’s Lukoil, to explore shale oil in western Siberia, had ground to...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 22, 2014

    JP Morgan's Titherington: EMs will never be DMs

    First the good news: the emerging market growth story is intact. EMs will continue to own a bigger and bigger share of the...

  3. September 22, 2014

    The strange revival of nationalism in global politics

    In 1990 Kenichi Ohmae, a management consultant, published a book called The Borderless World, whose title captured the...

  4. September 21, 2014

    Russia’s sovereign fund head struggles to stay above politics

    Kirill Dmitriev, the 39-year-old, boyish-looking head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, was supposed to change the face of...

  5. September 21, 2014

    Russia’s opposition shows faint signs of life

    Russia’s liberal opposition showed signs of life on Sunday with protest marches in several cities against President Vladimir...

  6. September 21, 2014

    Blackstone to pull out of Russia

    US private equity group Blackstone is “giving up on Russia”, highlighting how even well-connected western investors are...

  7. September 21, 2014

    US shale gas exports to hit Gazprom revenue

    Russia’s Gazprom could lose 18 per cent of its revenues as a result of competition from US liquefied natural gas exports,...

  8. September 20, 2014

    G20 nations back Putin to attend November summit

    CAIRNS, Australia – Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said on Saturday the G20 expects Russian President Vladimir Putin to...

  9. September 19, 2014

    Exxon winds down Russian Arctic drilling campaign

    ExxonMobil, the US oil company, is winding down its drilling campaign in the Russian Arctic, making it the biggest corporate...

  10. September 19, 2014

    Russia releases oligarch Yevtushenkov

    Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been allowed to leave house arrest just three days after Russian authorities...

  11. The World

    September 19, 2014

    Smart Reads 19 September 2014

    Greater powers for Scotland and a new constitutional settlement for England are on the agenda after voters in Scotland...

  12. September 19, 2014

    Steelmaker Evraz to float North American business

    Evraz, the Russian steelmaker backed by Roman Abramovich, has confirmed that it is considering a spin-off of its North...

  13. September 19, 2014

    Britain’s allies applaud Scottish referendum result

    Britain’s international allies expressed undisguised satisfaction and relief on Friday at Scotland’s rejection of...

  14. September 19, 2014

    Resurgence of Georgia’s viticultural heritage excites wine connoisseurs

    In an austere sixth-century Georgian monastery in the south Caucasus surrounded by vineyards, bearded monks sing in soaring...

  15. September 18, 2014

    Ex-chief poses dilemma for Siemens

    After Peter Löscher was ousted from the helm of Siemens last year following a succession of profit warnings, the...

  16. September 18, 2014

    Poroshenko addresses Congress to urge US to arm Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko urged Washington on Thursday to provide weapons to his country’s military as he...

  17. September 18, 2014

    Russia’s rich feel chill wind from the Kremlin

    It is hard to imagine a worse moment for the Kremlin’s inner circle to launch an attempt to strong arm one of Russia’s...

  18. September 18, 2014

    Sanctions extend influence of hardmen in Putin’s Kremlin

    Russia’s business community and economic officials are in shock over the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of the...

  19. September 18, 2014

    Emerging markets brace for a bumpy ride

    In 2008 investors learnt about financial chain reactions. This was not simply because the demise of Lehman Brothers hit...

  20. September 18, 2014

    For or against Isis, Iran must make its choice

    As John Kerry, US secretary of state, works to build a coalition to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as...

  21. September 18, 2014

    European ‘peace dividend’ under pressure from geopolitical risks

    Higher military spending in the wake of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine could wipe away the “peace dividend” Europe has...

  22. September 17, 2014

    Yevtushenkov loses favour as new Moscow order emerges

    At the 20th birthday party last year for AFK Sistema, his sprawling oil-telecoms-retail conglomerate, Vladimir Yevtushenkov...

  23. September 17, 2014

    Ukraine needs money not arms

    Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, arrives in Washington to meet President Barack Obama today. His visit is certain to...

  24. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2014

    Feeble China-India tourism betrays shallow ties

    Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, arrived in India on Wednesday for a visit expected to showcase significant investment...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2014

    Bulgarian defence minister: spending to rise in wake of Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Bulgaria must bolster defence spending in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and war in the Middle East, the...

  26. September 17, 2014

    Russia wages guerrilla warfare against western companies

    Efforts to reach a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia continue. But western businesses are finding themselves hit...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2014

    Guest post: why Canada should give military assistance to Ukraine

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta As Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, arrives in Canada to address both...

  28. September 17, 2014

    Prime minister Alex Stubb attacked for ‘Finlandisation’ policy

    Finland is on the verge of putting Russian interests before its own values in its foreign policy and returning to the days...

  29. September 16, 2014

    Boeing and SpaceX win $6.8bn Nasa space flight deals

    Nasa has awarded Boeing and SpaceX contracts worth $6.8bn to ferry astronauts into space, in a move that marks a US return...

  30. September 16, 2014

    Mail.ru deal firms control over VKontakte

    Russian internet group Mail.ru has solidified control over VKontakte, the country’s biggest social networking site,...

  31. September 16, 2014

    Tying up the internet

    In January some users of Bookmate, a Moscow internet start-up, had an unpleasant surprise. When they tried to access the...

  32. September 16, 2014

    Russian oligarch Yevtushenkov placed under house arrest

    Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of Russia’s richest men, has been placed under house arrest on charges of money laundering in a...

  33. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2014

    An oligarch arrest in Russia...

    And so to the website of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation: That’s an announcement late on Tuesday that...

  34. September 16, 2014

    Russia is our most dangerous neighbour

    Russia is both a tragedy and a menace. In the Financial Times this week Sergey Karaganov offered an arresting insight into...

  35. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2014

    Turkey facing winter gas shortage

    Poor forward planning and political manipulation of energy prices look likely to leave Turkey facing gas shortages this...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2014

    Victory for Marina would be just in time for the Amazon

    Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Would a Marina Silva presidency be good for efforts to stop what scientists and activists...

  37. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2014

    Brent weakness is now a thing

    This little chart is becoming a major headache for the world’s biggest oil producers: So much so, in fact, there’s a bit of...

  38. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2014

    Dispatches from the cyberwar frontline with a horrified Vince Cable

    Speaking on the sidelines of the SINET cybersecurity conference being held in London on Tuesday, UK Business Secretary Vince...

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