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  1. August 14, 2014

    Rosneft asks Moscow for $42bn

    Rosneft has asked the Russian government for as much as Rb1.5tn ($42bn) in support, in a clear sign of the growing cost of...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Best keep an eye on @courtneymoscow...

    So two of these babies just pulled up behind the convoy line pic.twitter.com/EVyACn40HQ — Courtney Weaver (@courtneymoscow)...

  3. August 13, 2014

    Eon profit down as clean energy squeezes power price

    Eon posted a 20 per cent fall in profit on Wednesday as the expansion of renewable energy in its home market squeezed...

  4. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2014

    Welcome to Russia's Hunger Games

    Given that modern-day warfare must at some point involve drones or autonomous vehicles, it makes sense that modern-day...

  5. August 12, 2014

    IEA says sanctions have low impact on Russian oil

    US and EU sanctions on Russia’s oil sector are unlikely to have a major effect on production, the International Energy...

  6. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FICC and the dead: banks and volatility. - Russia and markets: the power of weakness. - Amanda...

  7. August 10, 2014

    OMV says Ukraine crisis will not hit pipeline

    The stand-off between the west and Russia over Ukraine will not derail the planned Russian-led South Stream gas pipeline,...

  8. August 3, 2014

    Rise of renewables adds to need for gas power

    Something odd is happening at Europe’s big energy companies. They have stopped complaining so much about renewable energy...

  9. FT Alphaville

    August 1, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS RBS warns about government salary cap. Royal Bank of Scotland warned that the government’s...

  10. July 31, 2014

    Sberbank target of latest EU sanctions

    Sberbank, Russia’s largest lender, will be blocked from accessing Europe’s medium- and long-term money markets under new...

  11. July 31, 2014

    EDF boosted by higher nuclear output

    EDF held steady its full-year guidance despite last month’s decision by the socialist French government to block a planned...

  12. July 30, 2014

    Challenges for business in Scottish independence, says Barclays

    A vote for Scottish independence in September’s referendum could have a modestly negative impact on the UK stock market,...

  13. July 30, 2014

    CME buys GFI software business in global push

    CME Group, operator of the world’s largest futures exchange, has agreed to acquire GFI Group’s energy and foreign exchange...

  14. July 30, 2014

    Russia attacks EU sanctions and warns of higher energy bills

    Russia lashed out at the EU for imposing broad sanctions against key sectors of its economy and warned that Europeans would...

  15. July 29, 2014

    London congestion charge to double for diesels

    Boris Johnson, London’s mayor, has announced plans to double the capital’s congestion charge to £20 per day from 2020 for...

  16. July 29, 2014

    Financial window closes for Moscow businesses

    Even before Russia was hit with the latest round of western sanctions on Tuesday, the mood in Moscow was as if the blow had...

  17. July 28, 2014

    Yukos ruling adds to Russia isolation

    The Kremlin came under intense pressure on Monday after an international tribunal ordered Russia to pay $50bn damages to...

  18. July 28, 2014

    Russia sanctions: Bond film

    Water, water everywhere, and damned if it isn’t a prohibited financial transaction under US and/or EU law to drink it. This...

  19. Brussels Blog

    July 28, 2014

    Russian sanctions: leaked "phase three" legislation

    A Vienna branch of Sberbank, Russia's largest state-owned bank, which would be covered Although a large chunk of Brussels...

  20. July 27, 2014

    Europeans urge US to push power button on trade deal

    Ask anyone in European business what the most daunting longer-term issues confronting them are and it is unlikely to take...

  21. July 25, 2014

    Grieving Dutch reconsider relationship with Russia

    As the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at a Dutch air force base in the southern city of...

  22. July 24, 2014

    US says Russia fired artillery into Ukraine

    The US accused Russia on Thursday of firing artillery across the border into eastern Ukraine and said Moscow was planning to...

  23. July 24, 2014

    Ukraine gas deadlock poses latent threat to EU

    While markets have been focused on the latest geopolitical flashpoint involving Russia and Ukraine – the downing of Malaysia...

  24. July 24, 2014

    Russia sanctions: being "insufficiently cautious"

    Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Mistrals… That’s one Twitter parody (of Charles de Gaulle, and a certain pair of...

  25. Brussels Blog

    July 24, 2014

    Leaked Russia sanctions memo: the details

    Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, chairs a security council meeting at the Kremlin this week Although the sanctions...

  26. July 23, 2014

    UK energy department reverses Drax biomass decision

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change has reversed its decision to exclude Drax Group from receiving an enhanced...

  27. July 23, 2014

    EU energy saving plan targets Russian gas links

    Brussels unveiled a 30 per cent energy efficiency target on Wednesday aimed at weaning Europe off Russian gas, but appeased...

  28. July 23, 2014

    Biomass report adds to debate on power station subsidies

    Burning wood to generate electricity can produce as many of the carbon dioxide emissions responsible for climate change as a...

  29. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  30. July 21, 2014

    Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

    George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

  31. July 21, 2014

    Forcing Putin to think again

    Since the start of the Ukraine crisis European governments have been more reluctant than the US to impose sanctions on...

  32. July 19, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks extended for four months

    Iran and six world powers agreed on Friday to a four-month extension to nuclear negotiations after significant gaps remained...

  33. July 17, 2014

    Q&A: The latest western sanctions on Russia explained

    The US has imposed its harshest sanctions yet on Russia to protest at its conduct in Ukraine, targeting big companies such...

  34. July 17, 2014

    Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

  35. July 17, 2014

    Nato must focus on the ‘hybrid wars’ being waged on the west

    As Europe’s leaders prepare for their summer break, there is one group that has little prospect of hitting the beach this...

  36. July 15, 2014

    Swedish industrial bellwether SKF struggles amid cautiousness

    Industrial weakness in western Europe weighed on SKF in the second quarter, as the world’s largest producer of ballbearings...

  37. FT Alphaville

    July 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities made a modest rebound after breaking a two-month winning streak last week. Haven assets were...

  38. July 13, 2014

    Italy accused of blocking tougher sanctions on Russia

    For much of the six-month stand-off over Ukraine, diplomats have described the west’s fitful response to Russian tactics as...

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