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  1. beyondbrics

    15 hours ago

    Turkey facing winter gas shortage

    Poor forward planning and political manipulation of energy prices look likely to leave Turkey facing gas shortages this...

  2. 19 hours ago

    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...

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  1. Ukraine 2012

    Kiev finds itself caught between the east and the west as elections loom...
  2. Vienna as a Financial Centre

    The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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  1. 21 hours ago

    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...

  2. 23 hours ago

    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...

  3. 23 hours ago

    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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. September 11, 2014

    Gazprom: price sensitive

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

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. September 10, 2014

    Britain needs greater unity not a messy break-up

    This is the worst possible time for Britain to consider leaving the EU – or for Scotland to break with Britain. The EU is an...

  27. September 10, 2014

    Russia tightens gas supplies to Poland

    Moscow has reduced its gas exports to Poland in an apparent attempt to prevent EU countries from re-exporting Russian gas as...

  28. September 9, 2014

    Finland denies obstructing EU deal on Russia sanctions

    Finland’s prime minister denied his country had obstructed the EU’s latest Russian sanctions and said other nations...

  29. September 9, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was hit by ‘high energy objects’

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 almost certainly crashed in eastern Ukraine after suffering structural damage in mid-air...

  30. September 8, 2014

    Australia: Culture clash

    He is dubbed the man “who fought God twice and won.” But Ron Williams, a jazz singer, father of six and veteran rights...

  31. September 8, 2014

    Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine

    Moscow is seeking to prevent its European customers re-exporting Russian gas to Ukraine, threatening to choke off a crucial...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    September 8, 2014

    Potato aid in Mariupol

    Philippe Desmazes/AFP A volunteer holds a bag of potatoes at a Red Cross centre before distributing it to citizens in the...

  33. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    Guest post: give military support to Ukraine and save the Baltics

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Friday’s abduction on Estonian soil of Eston Kohver, an officer in Estonia’s...

  34. September 8, 2014

    Why investors are ignoring war, terror and turmoil

    At the beginning of the year, I gave a talk about “geopolitical risk” to a big conference of investors. I trotted briskly...

  35. Nick Butler

    September 8, 2014

    Back to basics for the energy sector

    Energy executives returning from their summer holidays face some hard choices. I know of at least three major oil and gas...

  36. September 7, 2014

    Sport boycotts score own-goals

    There is no idea so dead and discredited that it can’t be resuscitated when enough time has passed. And, less than two...

  37. September 7, 2014

    Sanctions help Russia overcome its China paranoia

    If western governments are right, Russian troops are now fighting in Ukraine. Forty-five years ago, they were facing an...

  38. September 7, 2014

    Renewed shelling challenges Ukraine ceasefire

    Artillery battles over the weekend between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists threatened the fragile...

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