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    1. January 22, 2015

      Carmakers braced for European crackdown on diesel vehicles

      It was a move worthy of an environmental campaigner, not a state shareholder. The French government, which owns about 15 per...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 20, 2015

      Croatia's president-elect: I'll lobby for change

      Croatia’s new president-elect will use her role to promote stalled economic reform, she has told beyondbrics in exclusive...

    Special Reports

    1. Central & Eastern Europe: Energy and Infrastructure

      The central and eastern Europe region has recognised it has to update its energy and t...
    2. FT.com - European Energy

      The conflict betweeen Russia and Ukraine has underlined the competing claims of the EU...
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    1. January 19, 2015

      An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil

      The discovery that 2014 was the warmest year on record should not be big news. Scientists rightly dismiss claims made on the...

    2. January 16, 2015

      RWE poised for UK asset sale to Russian oligarch

      RWE has agreed to complete the sale of North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire — with the proviso that the German...

    3. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Sanctions on Russia: the all-round impact

      “Sanctions are like exposure to radioactive materials,” says Stanislaw Secrieru, an analyst at the Polish Institute for...

    4. Nick Butler

      January 11, 2015

      New nuclear - 2015 is the critical year

      2015 will be a crucial year for the nuclear industry across the world. Japan is expected to start bringing its nuclear...

    5. January 7, 2015

      Save Ukraine to counter Russia, says Soros

      Billionaire investor George Soros has accused western leaders of dangerously miscalculating their strategy towards Russia...

    6. January 6, 2015

      Nanoco sinks on fears over US rival

      It was a bad day for Nanoco, one of the London’s market’s most closely followed technology stocks. The developer of quantum...

    7. December 29, 2014

      Cash-rich European groups need to follow Juncker’s lead

      Compared with the usual pace of activities at the European Commission, 2014 has ended with a bang. With much fanfare, the...

    8. December 29, 2014

      RWE offers safeguards to ensure North Sea deal goes through

      RWE is seeking to insert safeguards into a €5.1bn contract to sell North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire that would...

    9. December 19, 2014

      Through the looking glass: the Kremlin struggles to restore calm

      At a lengthy news conference in Moscow on Thursday, Vladimir Putin fielded a question about his status as Russia’s most...

    10. December 19, 2014

      Clock ticks on Rosneft deal to buy Morgan Stanley oil unit

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell its oil merchant business to Rosneft is set to expire on Saturday, underscoring the latest...

    11. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      China looks to Europe - through the Balkans

      In the pale sunlight of an unseasonably warm December day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

    12. December 19, 2014

      City Insider: To Russia with love

      Lars Windhorst: To Russia with love To the Natural History Museum and racy German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst’s Christmas...

    13. December 18, 2014

      BASF and Gazprom scrap energy asset swap

      Germany’s BASF and Russia’s Gazprom have agreed to scrap a multibillion-euro asset swap because of the “difficult political...

    14. December 18, 2014

      Denmark’s claim to North Pole fans geopolitical rivalry

      When a Russian submarine placed a flag on the seabed under the North Pole in 2007, some said it evoked a bygone age of...

    15. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Live blog: Vladimir Putin's annual press conference

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 12:51 on 18 Dec 2014.Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his...

    16. December 17, 2014

      2014 warmest year in Europe since 1500s

      Climate change is very likely to have helped make 2014 Europe’s warmest year since the 1500s, scientists have found. In a...

    17. December 13, 2014

      Climate talks struggle into overtime

      UN climate talks stuck to a time-honoured tradition and ran into overtime as negotiators struggled to agree a work plan for...

    18. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2014

      Kosovo’s new government: in with the old, in with the new

      Six months and a day after Kosovo’s general election, the country finally has a government. But it is a government of...

    19. December 9, 2014

      Hungary and Russia confirm nuclear deal

      Hungary awarded nuclear energy contracts worth at least €6bn to a Russian state owned company on Tuesday, formalising a...

    20. December 9, 2014

      Exxon sees N America as liquid fuels exporter

      North America is likely to be a net exporter of liquid fuels in the next decade, as production grows while demand in the US...

    21. Nick Butler

      December 7, 2014

      A passage to India — Putin goes to New Delhi

      Russia’s President Vladimir Putin heads to New Delhi next weekend and will sign a deal with India on energy supply, marking...

    22. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2014

      Guest post: energy options for the Danube states call for practical realism amid austerity and insecurity

      By Alan Riley of City Law School Following South Stream’s demise the Danube nations must look again at their energy...

    23. December 5, 2014

      EU directive sees investors recommit to Guernsey

      Seven years after the onset of the global financial crisis, Guernsey’s funds industry is returning to growth, even as the...

    24. December 4, 2014

      Carbon market chief denounces European policy

      The head of the world’s only global carbon market has said the “dumb decisions” of bureaucrats in Brussels have brought the...

    25. December 3, 2014

      Germany to redouble efforts to meet 2020 emission targets

      Germany unveiled plans on Wednesday to redouble efforts to meet its 2020 carbon dioxide emissions cut pledge with measures...

    26. December 2, 2014

      Anger and dismay as Russia scraps $50bn gas plan

      Eastern European nations reacted with shock and anger to Russia’s decision to abandon South Stream, its $50bn gas pipeline...

    27. December 2, 2014

      Demise of South Stream big setback for Putin

      Vladimir Putin likes to use every available chess piece to maximise Moscow’s influence on the world stage. Those he is...

    28. December 2, 2014

      Putin loses face with cancellation of ‘pharaonic’ South Stream

      For Vladimir Putin, the decision to scrap the flagship South Stream project was a rare loss of face. The Kremlin had...

    29. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      Could the "cancelled" South Stream pipeline be revived?

      Vladimir Putin seemed pretty emphatic on Monday that Russia would stop construction of the South Stream gas pipeline,...

    30. December 2, 2014

      Eon split driven by technology

      The chief executive of Eon says the decision to spin off its fossil fuel and nuclear generation business and focus on...

    31. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      China’s Hunger Games, John Authers on oil, Brexit and the City European stocks are enjoying solid gains, with Germany’s Dax...

    32. December 1, 2014

      Love more effective than rockets for City’s pro-Europe campaigners

      Hearts and minds campaigns are not inevitably doomed. Love bombing the Vietnamese with Hershey Kisses could have worked for...

    33. November 28, 2014

      Carmakers stuck in slow lane over fuel data and air pollution, say researchers

      Only eight car models in the UK met their official fuel consumption figures when checked by a company that says a lax...

    34. November 27, 2014

      Poles’ energy fears override green goals

      Recent events in Ukraine have led Poland to the conclusion that energy security is a more pressing concern than carbon...

    35. 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...

    36. November 26, 2014

      Cheap energy is the new cheap labour

      The price of oil keeps on falling; the shale gas boom has reduced the price of natural gas in the US to a third of that in...

    37. November 25, 2014

      Innovative biomass plant fires up Austrian economic backwater

      The passing motorist will rarely give the tiny village of Urbersdorf, in southern Burgenland, a second glance. Its houses...

    38. November 25, 2014

      The growing absurdity of German energy policy

      At a time of mounting concern about climate change, governments are under pressure to introduce renewable sources of energy...

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