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    1. October 20, 2014

      Ukraine crisis casts a cloud over the European aviation market

      It is a long way from New Mexico to southwest Sweden. But when Eclipse Aviation launched the first of the “very light jets”...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Investors weigh Venezuela debt default

      In the famous Big Mac index of global currency values against the US dollar, Venezuela makes a surprise entrance as the...

    3. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Guest post: Ukraine's new parliament will be more pro-European but will it be more reformist?

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Ukraine’s pre-term parliamentary election on October 26 will elect a new...

    4. October 19, 2014

      Russia bites back with widening crackdown on McDonald’s

      Russia has broadened its crackdown on McDonald’s to more than 200 separate investigations, in a campaign that makes the US...

    5. October 17, 2014

      Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London – review

      A weary, deflated globe engages the viewer in the Saatchi Gallery’s new survey of contemporary Ukrainian art. A world whose...

    6. October 17, 2014

      The sound and the fury in global markets

      This was a week to remember in the markets, a week when many traders will be itching to retreat to their country piles with...

    7. October 17, 2014

      Icy weather may scupper German drone mission to Ukraine

      Germany may not be able to fulfil its offer to send drones to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as the model of...

    8. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: European energy security is a delicate balancing act

      By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD Until recently the Nabucco pipeline, just like the chorus in Verdi’s opera of the same name,...

    9. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Unfreezing Ukraine and the Bosnian endgame: The idea that Donetsk, the centre of...

    10. October 17, 2014

      Russian and Ukrainian presidents fail to reach breakthrough

      Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the Russian and Ukrainian presidents, failed to reach a breakthrough to end the crisis...

    11. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2014

      Unfreezing Ukraine and the Bosnian endgame

      Ukraine has elections on October 26, and much of the attention ahead of them has focused on the potential for the country to...

    12. October 16, 2014

      Russia takes EU to court over Ukraine sanctions

      Russia is taking the EU to court over sanctions imposed on some of its biggest companies. The move is a sign of the pain...

    13. beyondbrics

      October 16, 2014

      Guest post: there is cause for optimism over Russia's crisis

      By Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory Since the start of this year the Russian rouble has collapsed by 20 per cent against a...

    14. October 16, 2014

      Hungary questions EU sanctions on Russia

      Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has criticised the EU’s policy of sanctions against Russia, questioning their...

    15. Nick Butler

      October 16, 2014

      Has Saudi Arabia lost control of the oil market?

      Conspiracy theories abound around the oil price fall. A 25 per cent drop in less than three months is certainly exceptional...

    16. October 15, 2014

      Moscow boosts efforts to ease shortage of dollars

      Moscow is stepping up efforts to ease a chronic shortage of dollars that is exacerbating a slide in the rouble and threatens...

    17. October 15, 2014

      Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin with military parade

      Serbia will on Thursday roll out the red carpet for Russian president Vladimir Putin, greeting him with its first military...

    18. October 15, 2014

      Russia’s defence budget hit by slowdown

      A rapid fall in the oil price, western sanctions and the threat of recession are forcing Russia to slow a huge military...

    19. October 15, 2014

      Ukraine fears frozen conflict could yield winter energy crisis

      At the Foxtrot appliance store in Kiev, the must-have product these days is a Delonghi electric heater. “This is the last...

    20. October 14, 2014

      Can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

      The night shift at Agropolychim, Bulgaria’s biggest fertiliser plant, received a fax at 4.30am on January 6 2009 warning...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      October 14, 2014

      Clashes in Ukraine

      Maxim Marusenko/EPA Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during...

    22. October 13, 2014

      Investors desert European high-yield bonds

      Demand for European high-yield corporate bonds has slumped as investors have become warier of holding risky assets amid...

    23. October 13, 2014

      GDF Suez chief confident Russia gas will keep flowing

      Russia needs the money from the sale of gas to Europe too much to seriously consider cutting off supplies in response to the...

    24. October 13, 2014

      Australian PM Tony Abbott to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 over MH17

      Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has vowed to “shirtfront” Vladimir Putin over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines...

    25. October 12, 2014

      Putin pulls some troops back from Ukraine border

      Kiev, October 12 – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after...

    26. October 12, 2014

      Jupiter smells ‘big whiff of deflation over markets’

      Jupiter’s new asset gatherer, bond fund manager Ariel Bezalel, is battening down the hatches as problems mount for global...

    27. October 10, 2014

      Drones plan aims to help Ukraine ceasefire monitoring

      Germany and France have offered to send drone aircraft to help monitor the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, in a move...

    28. October 10, 2014

      Morgan Stanley’s Rosneft deal flounders

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell an oil trading business to Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil group, is close to collapse...

    29. October 10, 2014

      Commodities tell the truth to spooked equities investors

      Equities investors are spooked. This is October, the month of Halloween, and of virtually all the stock market’s best-known...

    30. October 10, 2014

      Dark clouds gather over Europe

      The world is a dangerous place. Lots of created money in Japan, the US and UK combined with low interest rates has driven...

    31. October 9, 2014

      Merkel looks to China to mediate with Russia

      Chinese premier Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin with his entire cabinet in tow, in a high-profile display of bilateral harmony...

    32. October 9, 2014

      Russia and the west should stop punishing one another

      Call me Finlandised but there must be a better way than sanctions. Russia and the west are competing over who can hurt the...

    33. October 9, 2014

      Vladimir Putin is leading Russia down an isolationist path

      Vladimir Putin has always faced a choice about how to respond to western sanctions over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine....

    34. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Five reasons why Putin's objectives in Ukraine have backfired and failed

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Vladimir Putin’s strategy of creating a “New Russia” from eight Russian-speaking...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      October 8, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: the art of war

      Yuri Maltsev/`Reuters A mother and child pass graffiti in Russia’s far-eastern city of Vladivostok that bears a message...

    36. October 8, 2014

      Saudi Arabia absorbs lower oil prices

      As the price of Brent crude continues its seemingly relentless slide – down more than 20 per cent since a mid-June high of...

    37. October 7, 2014

      Cargill sees net profits fall 25% in Q1 amid scarcity of soyabeans

      Cargill, the agricultural trading house, reported a 26 per cent fall in net profit in its first quarter as a scarcity of...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      Guest post: which EMs are vulnerable to US dollar strength?

      By Tim Ash, Standard Bank It has been easy in recent weeks to get carried away with big emerging market (EM) currency...

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