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    1. The Exchange

      July 3, 2015

      How will Russia benefit from a Grexit?

      Vladimir Putin’s shadow seems to be chasing Europe. Suspicious commentators find it virtually everywhere, and the Greek...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Money movers wake up to working migrants

      Much has been said and written in western Europe about the economic impact of migrants from the former Sovient bloc...

    Special Reports

    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. beyondbrics

      June 29, 2015

      Ukraine must reform to free itself from dependence on Russian gas

      Germany – and its chancellor Angela Merkel – deserve credit for the continuation of the EU’s sanctions regime against...

    2. beyondbrics

      June 24, 2015

      By calling its Russian eurobond official debt, the IMF is reducing Kiev's dependence on Moscow

      The Financial Times and Bloomberg have reported that the IMF is intending to categorise a $3bn 2-year eurobond sold by...

    3. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2015

      Dear Mme Lagarde

      She’s a little busy with Greece at the moment. But just under two weeks after Christine Lagarde read the IMF equivalent of...

    4. June 23, 2015

      Debt default risk not just a Greece story

      Gripped by the prospect of default in Greece? You may be looking in the wrong direction. The southern European nation may...

    5. June 23, 2015

      Nato shifts strategy in Europe to deal with Russia threat

      The US is to store tanks and weapons across eastern Europe to deter Russia as US defence secretary Ashton Carter accused...

    6. June 21, 2015

      UK faces pressure to commit to Nato target

      The UK will come under further pressure to commit to support for the military on Monday when Nato publishes its latest...

    7. June 21, 2015

      Washington fears losing Greece to Moscow

      Throughout the prolonged showdown between Greece and its creditors, the Obama administration has largely sat on the...

    8. June 19, 2015

      Kiev offers growth-linked bonds to end impasse with creditors

      Ukraine has offered to issue securities linked to future growth in return for private creditors accepting a writedown in...

    9. June 19, 2015

      Nato shows its sharp end in Polish war games

      Nato, an organisation set up to protect Europe, has harboured an unusual truth for the past 20 years: it had no plan to...

    10. June 18, 2015

      Nato chief is ‘relying’ on UK to meet defence spending target

      Nato is “relying” on the UK to spend billions more on its military to help protect Europe, according to the alliance’s...

    11. June 17, 2015

      EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

      The EU agreed on Wednesday to extend economic sanctions against Russian industry for at least six months after a debate that...

    12. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2015

      European LNG: political wish but economic pipedream?

      Even prior to Russia’s invasion of Crimea, energy security was a hot buzzword in Europe. But while many of the continent’s...

    13. June 15, 2015

      Metro/Kaufhof: price cut

      So much for unwinding the conglomerate discount. Metro has spent years looking for a buyer for its Kaufhof department store...

    14. June 14, 2015

      EU’s Russia sanctions fail to dent oil deals

      Europe’s biggest oil groups are extending business deals with their Russian energy partners despite this month’s EU vote to...

    15. June 14, 2015

      Make a beeline for the tales of woe few want to hold

      Here’s an investment strategy: sell Google, buy Ukrainian banks. Investors are constantly told to avoid running with the...

    16. June 12, 2015

      IMF to stand by $40bn Ukraine bailout

      The International Monetary Fund has warned Ukraine’s creditors that it is prepared to continue its $40bn bailout even if the...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 12, 2015

      IMF to Ukraine: take the red pill

      It’s jargon-tastic and it’s come out of Washington DC late on a Friday, but do read this IMF statement on Ukraine’s debt...

    18. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2015

      Turkey risks losing the trust of its western partners

      Turkey’s recent initiatives within Nato are remarkable but, even so, may not be enough to secure the trust of its western...

    19. June 11, 2015

      Ukraine’s creditors must share the country’s pain

      Ukraine is fighting for its survival as an independent state. The most immediate of its numerous challenges is to reduce...

    20. June 11, 2015

      Shell to withdraw from shale gas exploration in eastern Ukraine

      Royal Dutch Shell has notified Ukraine that it will pull out of a shale gas exploration project in the east of the country,...

    21. June 11, 2015

      Ukraine’s creditors raise concern as debt deadline looms

      Ukraine’s largest creditors say they are deeply concerned by the country’s declaration that it may stop making debt payments...

    22. June 10, 2015

      Ukraine warns of debt moratorium

      Ukraine could stop paying its sovereign creditors within weeks if they do not agree to a debt restructuring, the country’s...

    23. June 10, 2015

      Poll highlights divisions among public on tackling Ukraine crisis

      Poll highlights divisions on how to tackle Ukraine crisis Barely half of voters in Nato states would support a military...

    24. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

      Katarzyna Plejnis tries hard not to think of the missile launchers, tanks and thousands of Russian soldiers stationed just a...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Fuel depot fire

      A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv, Kiev region, Ukraine....

    26. June 8, 2015

      Putin warned of fresh sanctions over Ukraine

      The Group of Seven countries on Monday threatened Russian president Vladimir Putin with new economic sanctions if Moscow...

    27. June 7, 2015

      Week ahead: G7 summit in Germany amid Greek crisis

      A summit of the leaders of the Group of Seven countries amid the unresolved Greek crisis and upheaval in Turkish politics...

    28. June 7, 2015

      Life in Ukraine’s grey zone: Dangerous and desperate

      Anxiety mounts as Iryna approaches the checkpoint outside Donetsk where Kalashnikov-toting separatists inspect cars....

    29. June 3, 2015

      Fresh fighting erupts around Donetsk

      Dozens of people were reportedly killed or injured around the separatist-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday, in one of the...

    30. The World

      June 3, 2015

      Transnistria shapes up as next Ukraine-Russia flashpoint

      Keep an eye on Transnistria, the pro-Russian breakaway state in Moldova. On Monday, Dmitri Trenin, one of Russia’s...

    31. The World

      June 2, 2015

      Odessa appointment raises questions over Poroshenko’s judgement

      Unlike Russia’s leaders, who loathe him, and unlike some of his western friends, who once treated him as if he were...

    32. June 1, 2015

      Gazprom Neft sells oil to China in renminbi rather than dollars

      Gazprom Neft, Russia’s third-largest oil producer, is now settling all of its crude sales to China in renminbi, in the most...

    33. June 1, 2015

      Disaster-plagued Malaysia Airlines seeks break-even by 2018

      Lossmaking Malaysia Airlines, reeling from two disasters last year, is aiming to reach break-even by 2018 through a...

    34. May 31, 2015

      Europe’s problem is with Russia, not Putin

      The west acts as if it had a Vladimir Putin problem. In fact it has a Russia problem. The Russian president stands within a...

    35. May 31, 2015

      Fighting in Ukraine leaves economy shattered and factories idle

      Beside the road into Vuhlehirsk, pockmarked with abandoned foxholes and dismantled barricades, the pitheads of the local...

    36. May 31, 2015

      Ukraine appoints former Georgian president as local governor

      Mikheil Saakashvili, the exiled ex-Georgian president despised by the Kremlin but hailed as a reformer in the west for...

    37. May 31, 2015

      Russia imposes travel ban on ‘hostile’ EU citizens

      Russia has barred 89 EU citizens from entering the country, singling out politicians and other officials from nations that...

    38. May 30, 2015

      Georgia’s Mikheil Saakashvili takes on Ukraine governor role

      Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, was on Saturday appointed governor of Ukraine’s strategic Odessa...

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