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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. September 21, 2014

    Thomas Pritzker, Hyatt chairman: a billionaire with many faces

    Tom Pritzker sees himself as an entrepreneur and a good part of his $3.2bn fortune has indeed been the result of his own...

  4. 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...

  5. September 19, 2014

    Why the world is getting safer

    The bad news just doesn’t seem to let up. The other day my publisher friend Mariia emailed from Kharkiv in Ukraine. When I...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. September 16, 2014

    EU and Ukraine ratify trade agreement in historic vote

    The parliaments of the EU and Ukraine on Tuesday ratified landmark association and free trade agreements following the...

  14. September 16, 2014

    German consumer gloom hits Thomas Cook bookings

    Holiday bookings at Thomas Cook have been hit by a fall in German consumer confidence. “We saw German consumer confidence...

  15. September 16, 2014

    Petropavlovsk plans rights issue as part of refinancing

    Petropavlovsk has outlined plans for a rights issue as part of a debt refinancing package aimed at satisfying creditor banks...

  16. September 16, 2014

    Wide-eyed faith in central banks exposes markets to political risk

    Are markets being foolishly sanguine about geopolitical risk? At the end of July new economic sanctions against Russia did...

  17. September 15, 2014

    Banya, Bear and Birch: Bank risks abroad

    In 2012 Goldman Sachs’ chief equity trader in Moscow left the bank to set up a Russian bath house in New Jersey. It was not...

  18. September 15, 2014

    Violence puts Ukraine ceasefire under pressure

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine continued on Monday in the worst violence between pro-Kiev forces and Russian-backed separatists...

  19. September 15, 2014

    ‘War’ and ‘peace’ factions split Ukraine politics

    Ten days into a shaky ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, and with parliamentary elections looming, one question dominates...

  20. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: democracy is losing the global battle of ideas

    By David Clark of the Russia Foundation The tide of global democratic change, which at the start of the new millennium...

  21. September 15, 2014

    Rouble tumbles to fresh record low

    The rouble fell to a new record low against the dollar on Monday, sliding for the sixth consecutive day as clashes between...

  22. September 14, 2014

    Ukraine vows to protect EU trade pact after agreeing to delay

    Ukraine’s government has vowed it will “not change a word” of a trade agreement with the EU after Kiev and Brussels agreed...

  23. September 14, 2014

    Short sellers wary of making call on direction of Russian market

    When Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Crimea in early March, hedge fund managers were quick to bet that the...

  24. The World

    September 13, 2014

    From Yalta to Kiev

    It is still called the Yalta European Strategy Meeting. But this year, the annual international forum on Ukraine and and the...

  25. September 12, 2014

    Russian authorities raid Ikea office

    Russian authorities have raided an office of the Swedish furniture company Ikea just outside Moscow, hours after the...

  26. September 12, 2014

    Energy slides after Russia sanctions

    The energy sector weakened materially on Friday as a combination of new sanctions targeting the Russian oil and gas sector...

  27. September 12, 2014

    Hawks reclaim lost ground in America

    In the space of weeks, Washington has been transformed from the capital of a reluctant imperium into a cheerleader for the...

  28. September 12, 2014

    Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky talks ‘realpolitik’

    “Everything is real,” Andrei Konchalovsky exclaims. “The people are real. The postman is real. The funeral is real. I didn’t...

  29. September 12, 2014

    How Russia forced Ukraine into a ceasefire with rebels

    For a 400-strong Ukrainian army unit based around the south-eastern village of Stepanivka, mid-August was the moment their...

  30. September 12, 2014

    US targets Gazprom in new round of sanctions

    The US dramatically expanded its sanctions against Russia on Friday by adding Gazprom, Europe’s leading energy provider, to...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    September 11, 2014

    A break from the fighting

    Roman Pilipey/EPA A Ukrainian serviceman is seen in a military camp in Volnovaha town, some 60 km from Donetsk, Ukraine. New...

  32. September 11, 2014

    Gazprom: price sensitive

    Congratulations, Margrethe Vestager. The Danish politician is Competition Commissioner-designate in the EU executive team...

  33. September 11, 2014

    Fortress finance pulls up the virtual drawbridge

    Western investors have largely shrugged off the military conflict in Ukraine, pushing global markets higher. But, deep...

  34. September 11, 2014

    Russia threatens to cap western car and clothing imports

    Russia threatened to escalate a growing trade dispute between the Kremlin and the EU, saying it could cap western car and...

  35. Brussels Blog

    September 11, 2014

    The Juncker off-site: Moscovici vs Katainen

    Juncker's "key political challenges" session will feature Ukraine, EU-US trade and budget rules Fresh with their...

  36. September 11, 2014

    Russian investors wary of new ceasefire

    In early May, when Vladimir Putin announced he would pull Russian troops back from the Ukrainian border and ask Ukraine’s...

  37. September 11, 2014

    Ukraine gas price dispute hits Gazprom profit

    Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled gas producer, reported a 40 per cent drop in net profit in the first three months of the...

  38. September 11, 2014

    Our skies will not be safe until nations share their knowledge

    Fifty-five aircraft flew over eastern Ukraine on July 17, carrying the flags of nine nations. They flew in airspace declared...

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