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    1. The Exchange

      February 11, 2016

      Syria moves to new phase of confrontation

      The Syrian crisis is entering its next stage. The success of the government troops, supported by the Russian air force,...

    2. February 10, 2016

      IMF warning sparks Ukraine pledge on corruption and reform

      Ukraine has pledged to do more to fight corruption and reform state companies after the International Monetary Fund...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Lagarde: 'Hard to see how IMF Ukraine programme can continue'

      Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, has some unusually tough words for Ukraine. In a statement, she said...

    2. February 8, 2016

      Technocracy the only hope for lasting reform, says ex-minister

      “Old forces” and vested interests in Ukraine are trying to roll back structural reforms achieved since the country’s...

    3. February 7, 2016

      Ukraine’s last chance to secure its freedom

      Ukraine’s latest political crisis goes to the heart of the challenges facing the country. Aivaras Abromavicius, the...

    4. February 3, 2016

      Ukraine’s economy minister resigns, cites high-level corruption

      Ukraine’s economy minister resigned in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, accusing a senior presidential ally of blocking...

    5. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Ukraine's economy minister Abromavicius quits

      Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius has resigned in dramatic fashion, blaming senior figures in the...

    6. February 2, 2016

      Tories back away from human rights pledge

      The government has backed away from an election promise to scrap European human rights legislation, with Michael Gove...

    7. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Gazprombank closes down London operations

      Gazprombank, Russia’s third largest lender, has shut down its London operations, according to documents the bank filed...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      January 29, 2016

      Commemoration

      Honor guards attend a ceremony to commemorate several hundred students who died during a battle on January 29, 1918...

    9. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Poland could scrap $3bn Airbus helicopter deal

      A $3bn Airbus deal to sell army helicopters to Poland is “very likely” to be cancelled, a defence minister said on...

    10. January 25, 2016

      JKX seeks to stop pair of shareholders voting at key meeting

      The battle for control of JKX, a London-listed oil company, intensified on Monday when its board of directors moved to...

    11. January 25, 2016

      Brussels seeks power to vet member states’ gas deals with Russia

      Brussels is to seek sweeping new powers to vet gas contracts between Russia and EU countries before they are signed,...

    12. The World

      January 25, 2016

      Russia’s economic ills feed radical Islam in Central Asia

      It emerged this month that Tajikistan’s authorities had forcibly shaved the beards of almost 13,000 men last year as...

    13. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      JKX moves to block shareholder vote

      London-listed oil and gas company JKX has moved to prevent two of its biggest shareholders from voting at a meeting...

    14. January 24, 2016

      Reasons for Russia’s rouble rollercoaster ride

      Even by the standards of this year’s market turbulence, the rouble rollercoaster ride has been dramatic. It lost about...

    15. January 22, 2016

      John Kerry signals removal of some sanctions against Russia

      Some Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia could potentially be lifted within months, US secretary of state John...

    16. January 22, 2016

      Oligarchs settle $2bn London case

      A $2bn legal dispute involving three of Ukraine’s wealthiest and most powerful oligarchs and centring on wealth amassed...

    17. January 22, 2016

      The blunt weapon of sanctions needs a little oil

      One of the comic sights in Tehran for years has been the way that small restaurants have reinvented the great brands of...

    18. The World

      January 22, 2016

      A Moldovan headache for Europe

      Take a moment to consider the events that unfolded on Wednesday inside the parliament building in Chisinau, capital of...

    19. January 20, 2016

      Gazprom lost friends and ceded influence over European gas

      Ten years ago, Russia’s Gazprom was sitting pretty. It had the world’s largest natural gas reserves and Moscow was...

    20. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      JKX Oil & Gas claims support in battle with Proxima

      JKX Oil & Gas says it has won support in its spat with Proxima Capital, the Russian investor that it accuses of trying...

    21. January 19, 2016

      Cyber attacks set to jump in 2016 after Iran deal, Israel warns

      A senior Israeli military figure has predicted the world would see a new wave of cyber attacks in 2016 because nation...

    22. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Oil rout leaves rouble nearing all-time low

        Here we go again. With oil prices firmly below $30 a barrel, the rouble is once again nearing an all-time low against...

    23. beyondbrics

      January 12, 2016

      Ukraine in 2016: good news and bad news

      This year, Ukrainians can look forward to progress in their favour in relations with Russia and with the European...

    24. January 12, 2016

      UniCredit to sell Ukraine unit to ABH Holdings

      UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, has announced a binding agreement to take new shares worth 9.9 per cent in...

    25. January 11, 2016

      JKX accused of mismanagement by investor

      A Russian fund has accused JKX, the London-listed oil and gas company, of “woeful performance”, “poor decision making”...

    26. January 8, 2016

      Ukraine: dismal economic prospects, great sovereign bond

      For all Ukraine’s troubles, its external bonds had the highest returns of any sovereign debt last year. The optimists...

    27. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Opening Quote: M&S; Chinese stocks; Poundland

      M&S chief executive Marc Bolland is to quit as the retailer delivers some lousy Christmas numbers, markets are falling...

    28. January 6, 2016

      Malaysia Airlines in PR blunder over baggage allowances

      Malaysia Airlines has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn after banning passengers from checking in luggage on...

    29. January 5, 2016

      Hackers shut down Ukraine power grid

      Hackers brought down the power supply to hundreds of thousands of homes in Ukraine last week, in a cyber attack...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2016

      Laying Brics: a not-so-happy future

      For much of the early 2000s, Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the Brics) were seen not just as “the engine of new...

    31. January 5, 2016

      Emerging markets teeter on brink of downgrades

      The year has started badly for emerging markets, with Chinese equities tumbling 7 per cent, the Angolan kwanza being...

    32. January 4, 2016

      Oil group JKX hits out at Russian investor Proxima Capital

      JKX, the London-listed oil and gas producer, has attacked its second-largest shareholder, accusing it of trying to take...

    33. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      JKX Oil and Gas calls meeting as Proxima seeks board revamp

      JKX Oil & Gas, which operates in Ukraine and Russia, looks to be heading for (another) bust-up with Russian investment...

    34. January 3, 2016

      Europe’s multiplicity of crises is not accidental

      As we enter the second half of the century’s second decade, the EU is splitting along three faultlines. One divides the...

    35. January 2, 2016

      Putin names Nato among threats in new Russian security strategy

      Russia has designated Nato’s activities a threat to its national security and accused the US of pursuing a policy of...

    36. January 1, 2016

      Russia initiates legal proceedings against Ukraine over $3bn debt

      Russia has formally initiated legal proceedings against Ukraine over the non-payment of a $3bn debt, setting the stage...

    37. December 30, 2015

      Chinese invest in Norilsk Nickel’s Russian copper project

      Norilsk Nickel has agreed to sell a 13 per cent stake in a Siberian copper project to a consortium of Chinese...

    38. December 25, 2015

      Ukraine adopts budget in bid to preserve IMF-led bailout

      Ukraine’s parliament adopted crucial tax amendments, a 2016 budget and other related laws in tense – at times sleepy --...

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