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      How Russia outmanoeuvred the west in Ukrainian finance

      “F the EU!” Victoria Nuland, US assistant secretary of state, commenting on Ukrainian policy on her mobile phone, as...

    2. November 27, 2014

      Outside forces likely to weigh on Poland

      This was going to be a memorable year for Poland even before its prime minister was named as the new president of the...

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    1. November 27, 2014

      The good, the bad and the ugly of emerging market debt

      Emerging markets have endured a torrid year in many ways. A smouldering ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia is threatening...

    2. November 27, 2014

      Germany acts to counter Russia’s Balkan designs

      Germany is stepping up its engagement in the Balkans amid concerns Russia is seeking to reassert itself beyond Ukraine and...

    3. November 27, 2014

      Moldova voters face stark choice between east and west

      On one side of the biggest junction in Moldova’s capital city, an election billboard featuring Russian President Vladimir...

    4. November 27, 2014

      Russia: pushing planes

      YouTube viewers were captivated this week by footage of Siberian oil workers getting out to push a plane along an Arctic...

    5. November 27, 2014

      Lukoil executive predicts significant fall in Russian oil output

      One of Russia’s top oil executives has warned that falling oil prices and western sanctions will lead to a bigger fall in...

    6. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Guest post: Hungary's low lending rates are not a supply side problem

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank A new initiative by the government of Viktor Orban in Hungary appears to be “right-sizing”...

    7. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Guest post: in Ukraine, it is time to call a war a war

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta US President Barrack Obama dare not utter the word ‘invasion’ and asks his...

    8. November 26, 2014

      Ukraine fears heighten on fragile ceasefire

      Fears that Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists is nearing an end have reignited fears for the...

    9. November 26, 2014

      Merkel offers Russia trade talks olive branch

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for trade talks between the EU and a Russia-led economic bloc as a way...

    10. November 26, 2014

      German businesses suffer fallout as Russia sanctions bite

      Alexander Schuke Potsdam Orgelbau has supplied pipe organs to cathedrals and concert halls for almost 200 years, surviving a...

    11. November 25, 2014

      Smart politicians use cheap crude to oil the wheels of reform

      For two months, as plummeting oil prices have roiled global economics and politics, policy makers have watched, rapt. But...

    12. November 25, 2014

      Russian imports ban takes big bite out of pear production

      Europe’s producers of pears are leaving crops to rot because of retaliation by Russia, the biggest buyer of European pears,...

    13. FT Alphaville

      November 25, 2014

      Jim Rogers' contrarian view on Russia

      The rouble may be down more than 25 per cent versus the dollar this year, but the currency’s recent slide won’t be enough to...

    14. November 24, 2014

      Hagel resigns in US security shake-up

      Chuck Hagel became the first political casualty of the crises that have beset US foreign policy this year when President...

    15. November 24, 2014

      China, Russia and the Sinatra doctrine

      For centuries European navies roamed the world’s seas – to explore, to trade, to establish empires and to wage war. So it...

    16. FT Data

      November 24, 2014

      The power of the street

      In the aftermath of the financial crisis the world saw an increase in the number of street protests. Many inspired by...

    17. November 23, 2014

      Shadow currency trade points to new Ukraine financial crisis

      A stone’s throw from this weekend’s candlelight vigils in Kiev marking a year since the start of the demonstrations that...

    18. November 23, 2014

      It is time for the west and Ukraine to offer Putin a deal

      There is a military saying that armies have to fight the wars they can rather than the ones they wish to fight. It is a...

    19. November 21, 2014

      Biden promises to support Kiev – but not with heavy weapons

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, told an audience in Kiev on Friday that Washington would always support a democratic,...

    20. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Guest post: one year on, Maydan is moulding the new Ukraine

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The media will be focusing on the one year anniversary of the Maydan, what has changed, and...

    21. November 20, 2014

      Nato holds largest cyber war games

      In the birch woods that ring the eastern Estonian city of Tartu, 50km from the Russian border, Nato is preparing for cyber...

    22. November 20, 2014

      US and Iran prepare for the blame game

      “If it were not for the last minute, nothing would ever get done,” the American writer Rita Mae Brown once put it. Her...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2014

      How to play Putin: fund managers disagree

      A fascinating note has arrived in our inbox from Steven Holden of Copley Fund Research, which tracks the investments of 100...

    24. November 20, 2014

      Ukraine takes its toll on Raiffeisen Bank

      Raiffeisen Bank International posted a €119m net loss in the third quarter, as tensions in Ukraine and problems in Hungary...

    25. The World

      November 19, 2014

      China and Russia push back against the US

      The announcement of closer Russian-Chinese military co-operation is a striking sign of how geo-political competition is...

    26. The A-List

      November 19, 2014

      Obama's whirlwind Asia tour

        © Feng Li/Getty Images President Barack Obama’s recent trip across Asia was something of a whirlwind. He went to China for...

    27. November 19, 2014

      Naftogaz warns of gas cuts to Ukraine’s breakaway east

      Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state gas company, is warning about its ability to continue supplying the country’s rebellious eastern...

    28. November 19, 2014

      China and Russia in naval co-operation vow

      China and Russia have vowed to strengthen bilateral military co-operation and hold joint naval exercises to counter US...

    29. November 18, 2014

      HeidelbergCement stops plant in Ukraine

      HeidelbergCement has halted production at a plant near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels began making...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2014

      Kiev and Brussels warm to each other as Putin cold-shouldered in Brisbane

      Leaders from Kiev and Brussels were busy this weekend warming up their energy ties as Vladimir Putin bailed out early from...

    31. November 17, 2014

      Ukraine bonds punished as yields hit records

      Ukrainian government bonds suffered another punishing day as investors grew increasingly concerned that the country would...

    32. November 17, 2014

      The nuclear gun is back on the table

      I never had much time for the Greenham Common women. As a mildly reactionary student of the 1980s, I regarded them – and...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 17, 2014

      Ukraine's finances: on the brink

      Ukraine’s international reserves are drying out rapidly. According to the central bank, in October they plunged by 23.2 per...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      From Russia with bonds

      Ukraine will probably end this year with public debts over two-thirds the size of its economy. We won’t know the exact...

    35. November 16, 2014

      Kazakhstan opens up to stave off economic crisis

      In the last days of the Soviet Union, one of Mikhail Gorbachev’s lieutenants came to him with a plea: ditch the Soviet...

    36. November 16, 2014

      Putin berates Kiev for cutting off services to east

      Vladimir Putin berated his pro-western counterpart in Kiev yesterday for ordering that public services and banking be cut...

    37. November 16, 2014

      Putin leaves G20 early over Ukraine

      Vladimir Putin walked out early from the G20 summit on Sunday after two days of tensions with fellow leaders over the crisis...

    38. November 15, 2014

      Cameron warns Putin that Russia is at ‘fork in the road’

      David Cameron has warned Vladimir Putin that Russia is at “a fork in the road” in its relations with Ukraine and that Moscow...

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