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      Aleppo action clarifies Russian ambitions in Syria

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      Dallas Fed's Kaplan warns of more oil volatility

      The price of oil has surged by almost 80 per cent since mid-February, but the head of the Dallas Federal Reserve has...

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      Russia holds interest rates, sees start of recovery

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      Gazprom profit gain raises spectre of dispute over dividend

      Gazprom, the world’s largest gas producer, reported a fivefold increase in net profit to Rbs787bn ($12.2bn) for 2015,...

    4. April 28, 2016

      US puts robots at vanguard to win next great power game

      A new era of great power competition has begun — and the US thinks robots are the way to stay ahead. That is the...

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      April 28, 2016

      No, Russia is not in decline - at least not any more and not yet

      A survey of recent writings on Russia by western scholars reveals a widely-held view that the largest of the 15...

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      April 28, 2016

      Lift off from Vostochny Cosmodrome

      A Russian Soyuz 2.1A rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites lifts off from the launch pad at the...

    7. April 28, 2016

      IMF plans mission to Tajikistan as bailout talks advance

      The International Monetary Fund will send a mission to Tajikistan in the next few weeks, in a sign that talks over a...

    8. April 27, 2016

      Trump pledges to ‘shake the rust’ off US foreign policy

      Donald Trump, the clear frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, outlined his vision for the US role in...

    9. April 27, 2016

      Uniper: single-minded

      The tagline for Uniper’s investor presentation this week was “sustaining value in challenging times”. That sounds like...

    10. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Czech energy group EPH scraps IPO

      Czech energy group EPH has scrapped a planned IPO of its subsidiary that controls Europe’s most important Russian gas...

    11. April 27, 2016

      Russia’s chief internet censor enlists China’s know-how

      For an authoritarian government looking to tighten control of an unruly internet, who better to call than the architect...

    12. April 26, 2016

      Cyber warfare: Iran opens a new front

      The first neighbourhood they unplugged was Olaya, Riyadh’s wealthiest and gaudiest central district. By the time they...

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      April 26, 2016

      Credit Suisse poaches UBS managers in Mexico

      Credit Suisse has poached at least a dozen* wealth managers in Mexico from rival UBS, intensifying the scramble by...

    14. April 26, 2016

      Chernobyl attitudes and instincts still endure 30 years on

      Early on April 26, 1986, as technicians conducted an unauthorised experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in...

    15. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      BAT boosted by weaker sterling

      British American Tobacco said a weak sterling could boost earnings this year. The UK-listed company, which for years...

    16. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Hyundai Motors beats 1Q estimates despite EM slowdown

      Shares in Hyundai Motors climbed 2.3 per cent after the automaker managed to squeeze out better revenue and profit than...

    17. April 25, 2016

      US to send 250 more troops to Syria

      The US is to send an additional 250 troops to Syria, significantly expanding its military presence in the country in an...

    18. April 22, 2016

      Caterpillar says business in Brazil has ‘basically tanked’

      Caterpillar on Friday said its business in Brazil had “basically tanked” as the country suffers from intensifying...

    19. April 22, 2016

      From Doha collapse to $45 a barrel: a defining week for oil?

      As the world’s biggest oil producers gathered in Doha last weekend for talks about freezing production, delegates...

    20. April 22, 2016

      Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism, by Charles Clover

      Speaking in 2013 to the Valdai Discussion Club, an international forum of Russia experts, Vladimir Putin called Russia...

    21. April 22, 2016

      Japan’s stealth fighter takes maiden flight

      Japan’s domestically built X-2 stealth fighter took off from Nagoya on Friday in a maiden flight that highlights the...

    22. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Renault sales jump spurred by European demand

      The sustained growth of the European automotive market helped Renault report a 12 per cent jump in revenue in the first...

    23. April 21, 2016

      Oil holds gains on stronger market outlook

      Crude oil charged to its best level since early November on Thursday, before pulling back in volatile trading, leaving...

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      April 20, 2016

      Why Coca-Cola shares are falling today (in charts)

      It might be one of Warren Buffett’s favourite stocks, but there was little love in the markets for Coca-Cola on...

    25. April 20, 2016

      Moscow sceptical of oil production freeze after Doha failure

      Moscow has played down hopes of a deal with Opec countries to freeze production and raised its own output forecasts...

    26. April 20, 2016

      Turkish lira well-placed to extend gains

      If the US Federal Reserve maintains what the market perceives as its newfound dovish stance and the dollar subsequently...

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      April 20, 2016

      On HM Treasury's Brexit analysis...

      A guest post by Peter Doyle, economist and former IMF staffer _______ I very much hope—and expect—that Brexit will be...

    28. April 20, 2016

      Russia wins legal victory over Yukos damages

      Russia has won a significant legal victory after a Dutch court overturned a record $50bn damages award to former...

    29. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Dutch court rejects $50bn Yukos award against Russia

      Russia has won a major legal victory by overturning in a Dutch court a record $50bn damages award to former controlling...

    30. April 19, 2016

      Russia orders companies to pay higher dividends to state

      Russia has ordered its state-controlled companies, including gas giant Gazprom, to pay at least 50 per cent of their...

    31. April 19, 2016

      Ukraine hints at deal with Russia to free captured pilot

      Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s pro-western president, hinted strongly on Tuesday that he had reached an agreement by...

    32. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Netflix plunges as subscribers tune out

      Netflix shares are falling like a house of cards on Tuesday. Shares in the video-streaming provider, best known for its...

    33. April 19, 2016

      Refugee crisis shakes political allegiances of ‘Russia-Germans’

      Andreas Fabrizius, a 29-year-old welder from the town of Pforzheim in south-west Germany, is helping to stir up one of...

    34. April 19, 2016

      Syrian peace talks close to collapse

      Syrian peace talks appear close to collapse in Geneva after the opposition declared a “pause” in its participation and...

    35. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Ukraine president: ‘algorithm’ to release Savchenko likely reached

      Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s pro-western president, hinted strongly on Tuesday that he likely reached an “algorithm”...

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      April 19, 2016

      China, India, Russia call for more reforms at IMF

      The foreign ministers of China, Russia and India have issued a joint communiqué calling for further reforms at the...

    37. April 19, 2016

      Russia senses opportunity in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

      As one of Europe’s most intractable conflicts teeters on the brink of war, Russia has gone into diplomatic overdrive....

    38. April 19, 2016

      Polymetal International on the hunt for more deals

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