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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2015

      Stopping a Russian bond invasion

      All it took was 11 days — and one schtum Kremlin spokesman — to make people wonder recently just how strong and secure a...

    7. March 23, 2015

      Poroshenko warns rival over ‘pocket army’

      Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko warned on Monday that no regional governor would be allowed a “pocket army”, after...

    8. March 23, 2015

      An uneasy peace that will tear the global economy asunder

      In 1914, the world’s economic order collapsed because its most powerful nations went to war. A century later, the great...

    9. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?

      By Yoel Sano, Head of Political Risk, BMI Research Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of...

    10. March 23, 2015

      Ukraine’s Natalie Jaresko asks for more financial help

      Ukraine’s finance minister has urged rich nations to provide more aid to rebuild the country’s economy after the...

    11. March 23, 2015

      Raiffeisen insists it will not be Austria’s next crisis bank

      Austria has had a tough financial crisis. First, there was Hypo Alpe Adria, a regional bank nationalised in 2009 amid a...

    12. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: the west must show the Kremlin it means business in Ukraine

      By David Clark of the Russia Foundation Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s finance minister, is in London this week to drum up...

    13. The World

      March 23, 2015

      An EU vision for Bosnia

      Two decades after the Dayton peace agreement that ended the 1992-95 Bosnian war, EU governments have finally approved an...

    14. March 22, 2015

      To Russia with love, from Europe’s far-right fringe

      Russians have grown accustomed over the past year to hearing, through local media, of the disdain of western leaders towards...

    15. March 22, 2015

      CNCC closes in on Pirelli takeover

      China National Chemical Corporation has reached an agreement with the controlling shareholders of tyremaker Pirelli with the...

    16. March 22, 2015

      Bailout projections indicate Ukraine will not repay Russia debt

      Russia will not receive a $3bn bond owed by Ukraine this year, according to International Monetary Fund projections...

    17. March 20, 2015

      Ukraine oligarch calls for nationalisation of industrial assets

      One of Ukraine’s most powerful oligarchs has called for some of the country’s prized industrial assets to be nationalised,...

    18. March 20, 2015

      China’s CNCC in €7bn talks to take over Pirelli

      Camfin is in talks to sell its 26 per cent stake in Pirelli to China National Chemical Corporation, in a deal that will set...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 20, 2015

      Guest post: the part-time technocrats driving Ukraine's banking reform

      By Matthew Duhan, Global Counsel Despite the economic and currency crisis engulfing Ukraine, by 7 o’clock in the evening the...

    20. The Exchange

      March 20, 2015

      China is the unlikely gainer from Ukraine conflict

      A year ago Crimea became a part of Russia, causing a long stand-off between Moscow and the west. The conflict over Ukraine...

    21. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    22. March 19, 2015

      Ukraine PM warns EU against Putin’s divide-and-conquer tactics

      Ukraine’s prime minister has warned that Vladimir Putin is attempting to divide the EU in the same way the Russian president...

    23. March 19, 2015

      Russia sows discord in central Europe

      “Viktor, we are friends,” Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz told her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán during his visit to...

    24. March 19, 2015

      David Cameron takes a holiday from the world

      Shortly after David Cameron’s arrival in Downing Street, an official observed that the UK prime minister showed slight...

    25. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2015

      Ukraine's debt: don't write it off just yet

      So, how would you go about bailing out a war-zone? The IMF’s rescue plan for Ukraine, agreed by the fund’s executive board...

    26. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Fallen angels changing the face of high yield bond market

      With a flock of ‘fallen angels’ from Russia and Latin America re-shaping the euro-denominated high yield bond market,...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Guest post: how did Russia's RNCB avoid Ukraine-related sanctions for so long?

      By Andrew Foxall of The Henry Jackson Society Unwilling to go to war with Russia, the west’s main levers for persuading...

    28. March 18, 2015

      Imagining the world of Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy

      The Arab street was in uproar at the shock news of the departure of its favourite peace envoy. Young men and women, holding...

    29. March 18, 2015

      Q&A: Dispute over self-rule puts truce in doubt

      Russia on Wednesday accused Ukraine of violating the latest Minsk ceasefire agreement by adding conditions to a law granting...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Guest post: knowing when it's war and how to avoid it

      By Simon Saradzhyan To hear Vladimir Putin say it, Russia is not at war with Ukraine. “I think that this apocalyptic...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 17, 2015

      Ukraine crisis takes its toll on country's oligarchs

      Ukraine’s billionaires are losing their cash, especially those with significant assets in the Donbas, an area that has...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      March 17, 2015

      Blessing for the frontline

      A priest in central Kiev sprinkles holy water on members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists before they depart to...

    33. March 16, 2015

      Push to extend Russia sanctions reveals EU rift

      Calls for a six-month extension to the EU’s toughest sanctions against Russia are exposing deep divisions over how the bloc...

    34. March 16, 2015

      Poland’s pro-Russia Zmiana party urges embrace of Putin

      Poland has been one of Europe’s most hawkish countries in opposing Russia’s aggression toward neighbouring Ukraine,...

    35. March 15, 2015

      Putin was ready to put nuclear weapons on alert in Crimea crisis

      Vladimir Putin was ready to put Russia’s nuclear weapons on alert last year during Russia’s annexation of Crimea. “We were...

    36. March 15, 2015

      Gazprom: Keeping the taps open

      First came the stake-out. On foot and by car they took the measure of the buildings, the entrances and the layout, plotting...

    37. March 15, 2015

      Ukraine creditors form bloc to negotiate bond restructuring

      Ukraine’s biggest creditor has formed a bloc and hired advisers to prepare for tough talks with Kiev, after the stricken...

    38. March 13, 2015

      Ukraine warns on debt haircuts

      Ukraine has warned debtholders including Russia that they should prepare to lose money as the war-ravaged country seeks to...

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