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      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Gazprom is next in the pipeline for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition...

    2. April 20, 2015

      Industrial companies count the cost of doing business in Russia

      Claas is not due to open a €120m extension of its farm machinery factory in Krasnodar, near Russia’s Black Sea coast, until...

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    1. Ukraine 2012

      Kiev finds itself caught between the east and the west as elections loom...
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    1. April 19, 2015

      Klitschko throws weight behind new Kiev fund

      Among those watching Ukraine’s world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko defend his title in New York’s Madison...

    2. April 17, 2015

      Kiev tightens security after shootings of pro-Russians

      Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk called on law enforcement bodies on Friday to strengthen security measures after...

    3. The World

      April 17, 2015

      Ukraine's hybrid peace

      Predictions that the war in Ukraine might be past its worst point can only be advanced with caution and caveats. Over the...

    4. April 16, 2015

      Ukraine plays hardball on bank debt restructuring

      Ukraine plans to tell investors on Friday that it will allow a state-owned bank to default unless a deal with creditors can...

    5. April 16, 2015

      Polish presidential candidate wants warmer ties with Russia

      Poland’s leading centre-left presidential candidate has criticised the country’s hawkish approach to Russia, pledging to...

    6. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2015

      Ukraine's creditors are pushing it towards default

      After a lull of several weeks, an upsurge of fighting near Donetsk is once again threatening Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire. A...

    7. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2015

      Attitudes to Stalin show Ukrainians are not Russians

      Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, likes to say that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. Such views are reminiscent of...

    8. April 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin tells Russians worst of economic crisis is over

      Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the state of the economy, wages and pensions in his annual marathon phone-in...

    9. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      Russia's silent war against the west

      As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is engaged in a relentless intelligence...

    10. April 15, 2015

      Ukraine looks to foreign-born ministers to kick-start reform

      Late last year, US-born Natalie Jaresko was in the Kiev office of the investment firm she founded in 2006 when headhunters...

    11. April 15, 2015

      Morgan Stanley offered $1bn for oil unit

      Morgan Stanley has been offered more than $1bn for its merchant oil trading business by a US-based trading house, after two...

    12. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      Guest post: IMF Spring hubbub

      Thousands of officials, journalists, academics and market professionals will soon be in Washington DC for the spring...

    13. April 14, 2015

      Property investors look beyond central and eastern Europe’s capital cities

      Judging by the number of cranes and construction sites dotting the sides of Warsaw’s main commercial street, it is easy to...

    14. April 13, 2015

      World no longer listens to the deaf prophets of the west

      As Europe struggles to hold itself together and its nationalist parties preach the virtues of the old nation-state, we find...

    15. FT Alphaville

      April 12, 2015

      Tiger Index: A stop and go recovery is in danger of another stall

      The latest release of the TIGER (Brookings-FT Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery) index suggests stunted...

    16. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      Guest post: Getting Ukraine's bondholders from B to A

      Ukraine’s biggest private bondholders have a plan for its debt restructuring, Joseph Cotterill writes — and, oddly enough,...

    17. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      A little Ukrainian bond list

      There have been a few doubts lately about whether Ukraine was going to include that $3bn Russian bond, issued in 2013 and...

    18. April 9, 2015

      Ukraine sets its sights on national recovery

      Ukraine’s efforts to complete a debt restructuring deal with its creditors by June serve as a reminder that its authorities...

    19. April 9, 2015

      Ukraine opens gas sector to investors with anti-monopoly law

      Ukraine’s parliament approved a law on Thursday intended to break monopolies and lure badly needed investment into the...

    20. April 9, 2015

      Russian rates tempt the carry traders

      At the end of last week, Strategas, the New York-based research boutique, presented the “wall of worry” issues currently...

    21. April 7, 2015

      America will lose patience with European appeasement

      Appeasement is an age-old tactic of diplomacy. It can be a defensible one, but not as a frame of mind for an entire...

    22. April 7, 2015

      Pressure grows on Ukraine corporate bonds

      Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists and severe economic fragility have shaken investor confidence in the solvency of...

    23. April 6, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras’s soft fruit ploy with Moscow set to antagonise EU

      When Alexis Tsipras visits Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin on Wednesday there is a chance the Greek premier’s eastern manoeuvre...

    24. April 5, 2015

      Telecoms must address technology disrupters, says LetterOne head

      For someone overseeing more than $13bn of telecoms assets, Alexey Reznikovich does not seem to have much time for the...

    25. April 2, 2015

      Marks and Spencer: on your marks

      From underwear and underwhelming performance to brown suede skirts and outperformance. Marks and Spencer’s better than...

    26. April 1, 2015

      Ukraine’s debt haircut showdown looms

      Ukraine‘s hope of reaching a compromise with its international creditors hangs in the balance as the two sides prepare for...

    27. April 1, 2015

      Relations tepid between US and Canada

      When President Barack Obama recently vetoed a bill supporting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, it reinforced the view...

    28. March 31, 2015

      German military no longer standing at ease as security fears grow

      German general Lutz Niemann’s world has been transformed by the Ukraine crisis. A year ago, as chief of staff at the Nato...

    29. March 29, 2015

      Russia looks to its history in search for a new ideology

      For much of the 20th century, Russia was the laboratory for one of the most far-reaching ideological experiments in history....

    30. March 29, 2015

      EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy’s foreign minister warns

      Europe risks perilously overlooking threats from its southern flank as the Ukraine crisis dominates attention and reawakens...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: far more Europeans join separatists in Donbas than Isis in Syria

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta This week, St Petersburg hosted a bizarre gathering organized by the Rodina...

    32. March 27, 2015

      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...

    33. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2015

      Is Ukraine's Russian bond 'official' debt or not?

      Update: Seems we were right to regard this as curious… Late on Thursday the IMF walked back on the idea the Russian bond is...

    34. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2015

      Ukraine's bonds: a little local leverage

      The Russia problem aside, Ukraine’s other big task in its $15bn debt restructuring will simply be to convince private...

    35. 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...

    36. March 25, 2015

      Ukraine: An oligarch brought to heel

      As Moscow annexed Crimea a year ago and pro-Russian separatists started seizing control of town halls across eastern...

    37. March 25, 2015

      Poroshenko ousts regional oligarch in Ukraine political shake-up

      Ukraine’s president has sacked regional governor Igor Kolomoisky, one of the country’s most influential oligarchs, amid an...

    38. 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...

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