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      Ukraine crisis: Obama threatens more Russia sanctions

      President Barack Obama has signalled that he was prepared to significantly increase US sanctions against the Kremlin, saying...

    2. January 24, 2015

      Ukraine separatists in deadly rocket attack on Mariupol

      At least 30 people were killed and nearly 100 injured after a residential neighbourhood of Mariupol came under rocket attack...

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    1. January 23, 2015

      Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev

      With Buddy Holly glasses and a bookish demeanour, Andrei Zvyagintsev seems an unlikely threat to Vladimir Putin. The film...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Dispute between Russia and Poland overshadows Auschwitz tributes

      A political war of words between Warsaw and Moscow has overshadowed the planning of events to commemorate the liberation of...

    3. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Surging debt seen as the key threat to emerging Asia

      Emerging Asia is set to be the world’s fastest-growing region again in 2015, skirting the contagion from Russia’s crisis and...

    4. January 23, 2015

      Russian banker warns west over Swift

      One of Russia’s top bankers on Friday warned that excluding the country from the Swift banking payment system would be...

    5. January 23, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Aunties’ (2008-14), by Nadia Sablin

      Snapshot: ‘Aunties’ (2008-14), by Nadia Sablin Over the past seven summers, photographer Nadia Sablin has detailed the daily...

    6. January 23, 2015

      Litvinenko death inquiry starts next week

      Few will forget the haunting image of the gaunt, skeletal former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko dying in his London...

    7. January 23, 2015

      Kia blames Russia for 54% profit fall

      Kia Motors has joined fellow South Korean carmakers in blaming Russia for a downturn in its financial performance, as it...

    8. January 23, 2015

      UK car production climbs for fifth year

      Carmakers in the UK staged a late rally in 2014, clocking up the best December production for a decade and ensuring that the...

    9. January 22, 2015

      Oxford Instruments tumbles 30% on profit warning

      Shares in Oxford Instruments plunged almost 30 per cent on Thursday after the maker of nanotechnology products slashed its...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Shelling of Donetsk bus stop kills 13 and injures 20

      At least 13 civilians were killed and 20 people injured after a bus stop in central Donetsk was shelled on Thursday, in the...

    11. January 21, 2015

      Richard Nixon’s madman theory enjoys a Russian revival

      It is called the “double bind” and it is said to be a cause of schizophrenia: an authority figure gives instructions so...

    12. January 21, 2015

      Donetsk airport descends from showcase to shambles

      Built for almost $1bn ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship that Ukraine co-hosted with Poland, the Donetsk airport...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2015

      Sharapova serves

      Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to compatriot Alexandra Panova during the women’s singles second-round match at the...

    14. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2015


      With apologies for the angelic imagery, here’s BNP Paribas on Wednesday (our emphasis): In our analysis, six EM sovereigns...

    15. January 20, 2015

      Falling rouble piles the pressure on Putin

      Less than six months ago Vladimir Putin seemed invincible. Russia’s president had triggered a clamour of outrage across...

    16. January 20, 2015

      UK dairy prices fall 25% to 7-year low

      The cows on Michael Oakes’ 350-acre farm on the Cadbury estate in the West Midlands were milked three times a day. That...

    17. January 20, 2015

      Only Russia can halt Ukraine’s drift to war

      After a brief winter lull, fighting has returned to Ukraine. The past week has seen the renewal of the conflict that has...

    18. January 20, 2015

      Critically acclaimed 'Leviathan' polarises Russians

      It has won the Golden Globe for best foreign film, been shortlisted for an Oscar and inspired a ferocious debate in Russia...

    19. January 20, 2015

      Japan scrambles warplanes more often than in cold war

      Japanese fighter pilots are scrambling their aircraft more often than at the height of the cold war to meet incursions by...

    20. January 20, 2015

      Schlumberger invests $1.7bn for stake in Eurasia Drilling

      Schlumberger is to invest $1.7bn for a minority stake in Russia’s largest drilling company in one of the boldest attempts so...

    21. January 19, 2015

      EU foreign ministers attack call to soften Russia stance

      A suggestion from the EU’s new foreign policy chief that the bloc consider softening its approach toward Russia drew a harsh...

    22. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

    23. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. - Of Roman QE. - There are no Friedmans today,...

    24. January 18, 2015

      FT City Network transcript: what are the biggest risks for 2015?

      The FT City Network was established in the autumn of 2014 as an invitation-only panel of more than 50 of the City’s top...

    25. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    26. January 16, 2015

      Who will Warsaw save next — Poles in Chicago?

      Sir, I was delighted to read (January 10) that Poland is finally taking responsibility for Ukrainians of Polish descent....

    27. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    28. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2015

      IIF sees sharp fall in EM flows

      Capital flows to emerging markets fell sharply in 2014 and will fall again in 2015 before a modest recovery in 2016,...

    29. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2015

      Orderly adjustment and the 50 per cent club

      There’s plenty of discussion about why the oil price collapsed (read Izzy’s take on the changed structure of the market, for...

    30. January 15, 2015

      Non-Opec oil output growth to slow in 2015 amid price rout

      Oil production growth from countries outside Opec will be lower than expected this year as the price rout hits North...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2015

      The SNB and the Russia/oil connection

      A quick post to collate a few side theories on the reasons, justifications and consequences of the SNB move. Simon Derrick...

    32. Brussels Blog

      January 15, 2015

      Is the EU preparing to re-engage with Russia?

      The new year has brought with it much talk of new diplomatic “windows” opening for talks between Europe and the Kremlin,...

    33. January 14, 2015

      Oil price falls will hurt Scottish economy, says Mark Carney

      A falling oil price will hurt the Scottish economy but is positive for the UK overall, the governor of the Bank of England...

    34. January 14, 2015

      The Balkans are the soft underbelly of Europe

      Could the Balkans be the next playground for Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and his politics of destabilisation?...

    35. January 14, 2015

      Russia finance minister warns of budget pressure

      Russia’s finance minister has warned that the government will have to slash its budget by 10 per cent, excluding defence...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Sanctions on Russia: the all-round impact

      “Sanctions are like exposure to radioactive materials,” says Stanislaw Secrieru, an analyst at the Polish Institute for...

    37. January 14, 2015

      Profit warning sours China milk outlook

      Yashili Holdings, the Chinese infant formula maker part-owned by Danone, has warned full-year profits will fall by almost...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - “Redrow Man might be ascending into a mirror-and-chromed hell but at least he’s going somewhere.”...

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