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  1. 8 hours ago

    Oil investors bet on future supply risks

    Bloodshed in Iraq, sanctions on Russia, conflict in Palestine. If you had asked market participants at the start of the year...

  2. 20 hours ago

    Consumer agency takes McDonald’s off Moscow’s menu

    Russia’s consumer protection agency said it would temporarily shut down four McDonald’s restaurants, including the group’s...

  3. 22 hours ago

    Westinghouse urges EU to break dependency on Russian nuclear fuel

    Westinghouse, the Japanese-US atomic group, is pressing the EU to introduce competition rules that will break eastern...

  4. August 20, 2014

    Carlsberg: red tied

    A hangover is tolerable – if the night before was fun. When Carlsberg bet big on the Russian market in 2008, being the “R”...

  5. August 20, 2014

    Russia helps lower crude prices

    Russia, the self-styled humanitarian nation trucking aid to Ukraine, is affecting the oil price. However, the effect is not...

  6. August 20, 2014

    Carlsberg takes a sobering look at Russian options

    Carlsberg’s chief executive has mounted a strong defence of the Danish brewer’s heavy presence in Russia, even as he issued...

  7. August 19, 2014

    Evraz climbs as sanctions risk downplayed

    Evraz, the Russian steelmaker part-owned by Roman Abramovich, hit a three-month high on Tuesday after Citigroup argued that...

  8. August 19, 2014

    Poroshenko and Putin to hold talks

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet next week as part of a summit in Minsk...

  9. August 19, 2014

    Russian agriculture struggles to meet self-sufficiency challenge

    The harvest workers at Sovkhoz Lenina carry the apples to the trailer one bucket at a time. Soon the ripe load piles up...

  10. August 19, 2014

    BHP’s spin-off will go with the flow

    It is appropriate that BHP Billiton’s demerger, codenamed Operation River, will result in what looks like a run-off vehicle....

  11. August 18, 2014

    Euro’s weakness helps counter recent gloom

    Eurozone share prices rebounded on Monday, but August is proving a turbulent month. Last week’s growth data showed the...

  12. August 18, 2014

    Tales of the uneggspected show power of political risk

    In mature democracies, businesses need only plan for a narrow range of external influences. In unstable countries, the...

  13. August 18, 2014

    Ukraine forces hope to force separatist eastern rebels out

    Over the past few days, Ukraine’s army says it has made significant gains in eastern Ukraine, tightening the noose around...

  14. August 18, 2014

    Ukraine’s injured rebels vow to fight on

    On the first Wednesday of July, Yuri, a pensioner who spent more than two decades as a rescue worker in the Ukrainian mines,...

  15. August 18, 2014

    Russia tensions push palladium to $900

    Palladium touched $900 a troy ounce on Monday for the first time since 2001, taking this year’s price gain to 25 per cent....

  16. August 18, 2014

    Egg producer Avangardco to challenge Crimea asset seizures

    London-listed Avangardco, one of the world’s largest egg producers, is to mount a legal challenge to the “forced...

  17. August 18, 2014

    Russia: companies own you

    The USSR once tried nuking its way to oil and gas riches. Large parts of subterranean Siberia were blown up to pry open...

  18. August 18, 2014

    Ukraine peace talks make little progress

    Diplomatic efforts to broker a ceasefire and longer-term peace deal in eastern Ukraine made little progress as Kiev...

  19. August 17, 2014

    Ukrainian forces close in on rebels as peace talks resume

    Ukraine claimed on Sunday that its army had advanced into the eastern city of Lugansk, marking a breakthrough in a...

  20. August 16, 2014

    Separatist leader boasts of fresh tanks and trained troops from Russia

    Eastern Ukrainian separatists are receiving dozens of tanks and Russian-trained fighters, one of the rebel leaders has said,...

  21. August 15, 2014

    French politician and Russian oligarch team up for Crimean theme park

    A French populist-conservative politician and investor has agreed to build a historic theme park in the Russian-annexed...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2014

    Ukraine, war, and sovereign default

    Ukraine claimed at pixel time to have fired on a number of Russian tanks crossing its borders. Being invaded by Russia is...

  23. beyondbrics

    August 15, 2014

    French company to build theme park in Crimea

    France was one of the most reluctant European Union countries to agree to impose sanctions on Russia for grabbing Crimea off...

  24. August 15, 2014

    War for ‘New Russia’ drives Ukraine separatists

    The resignation of Igor Girkin, the Russian military mastermind behind the takeover of large parts of eastern Ukraine by...

  25. beyondbrics

    August 15, 2014

    Guest post: the big win for Ukraine

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank There are so many moving parts involved in Ukraine that it is hard to gauge the situation...

  26. August 15, 2014

    Finnair issues profit warning

    Finnair became the latest airline to warn of challenging operating conditions on Friday, issuing a profit warning amid...

  27. beyondbrics

    August 15, 2014

    Guest post: selective "recoupling" in EM?

    By George Iwanicki of JP Morgan Asset Management In recent years, EMs have struggled relative to DMs because of the widening...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    August 15, 2014

    Steeplechase Zurich

    Phil Noble/Reuters Sviatlana Kudzelich of Belarus (2nd L) Natalya Vlasova of Russia (L) and Gesa-Felicitas Krause of Germany...

  29. August 15, 2014

    Ukraine attacks Russian military convoy, says president

    Moscow’s stand-off with Kiev intensified dramatically on Friday night after the Ukrainian government said it had blown up a...

  30. August 14, 2014

    EU to pressure Egypt and Turkey on Russia food embargo

    Egypt and Turkey are set to join Latin American nations in facing heightened diplomatic pressure from the EU, which insists...

  31. August 14, 2014

    Bombs fall in centre of Donetsk

    Tension flared in Donetsk on Thursday as bombs landed in the centre of the once 1m strong city which has been taken over by...

  32. August 14, 2014

    Rosneft asks Moscow for $42bn

    Rosneft has asked the Russian government for as much as Rb1.5tn ($42bn) in support, in a clear sign of the growing cost of...

  33. August 14, 2014

    Russian shadow unsettles German business confidence

    Ulf Schneider admits his clients are “really worried”. “Things have changed dramatically,” says the founder of Russia...

  34. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Oil and the prospect of a Chinese shale boom

    Russia geopolitical risk? Check. Middle East geopolitical risk? Check. But commodity prices, and in particular oil prices,...

  35. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Best keep an eye on @courtneymoscow...

    So two of these babies just pulled up behind the convoy line pic.twitter.com/EVyACn40HQ — Courtney Weaver (@courtneymoscow)...

  36. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Eurozone stops, waits for ECB

    Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second quarter. Italy we’ve all agreed not to talk about until Matteo Renzi...

  37. August 14, 2014

    Russian ‘volunteers’ in beige drive aid convoy to Ukraine border

    Arriving in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, a dusty town on the Russian-Ukrainian border, hundreds of men piled out of their trucks,...

  38. August 14, 2014

    Gold loses shine as Chinese curb jewellery purchases

    India regained its position as the world’s leading gold buyer in the second quarter as Chinese demand for jewellery, gold...

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