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  1. September 12, 2014

    Energy slides after Russia sanctions

    The energy sector weakened materially on Friday as a combination of new sanctions targeting the Russian oil and gas sector...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Whitbread weighed by budget rivalry

    Fears that room-rental markets such as Airbnb can capture a significant share of the hotel market left Whitbread, the...

  3. September 11, 2014

    Juncker’s shrewd choices for Brussels

    Jean-Claude Juncker faces daunting challenges over the next five years. The new European Commission that he heads must do...

  4. September 11, 2014

    Russia threatens to cap western car and clothing imports

    Russia threatened to escalate a growing trade dispute between the Kremlin and the EU, saying it could cap western car and...

  5. September 11, 2014

    Ukraine gas price dispute hits Gazprom profit

    Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled gas producer, reported a 40 per cent drop in net profit in the first three months of the...

  6. September 10, 2014

    Russia tightens gas supplies to Poland

    Moscow has reduced its gas exports to Poland in an apparent attempt to prevent EU countries from re-exporting Russian gas as...

  7. September 10, 2014

    Juncker’s economic team

    Pierre Moscovici, France: Economic affairs The French pushed hard to get Mr Moscovici this prized portfolio, which under the...

  8. September 9, 2014

    Tricky questions for Scots lucky enough to have a vote

    The first 150 years of union with England were a time of extraordinary economic and intellectual development in Scotland,...

  9. September 8, 2014

    Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine

    Moscow is seeking to prevent its European customers re-exporting Russian gas to Ukraine, threatening to choke off a crucial...

  10. September 8, 2014

    Yes vote threatens UK’s influence on international stage

    Scottish independence would be geographically dramatic for the UK: it would lose just under a third – 32 per cent – of its...

  11. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2014

    Guest post: gas war is next phase of Russia-Ukraine conflict

    By Ben Aris of bne The chances of a lasting ceasefire in the conflict in eastern Ukraine are looking better. But the...

  12. Brussels Blog

    September 5, 2014

    Russia sanctions: excerpts from draft legislation

    Russian president Vladimir Putin visits a Rosneft oil refinery on the Black Sea last year EU ambassadors head into yet...

  13. September 4, 2014

    EU plans to target Russian oil groups with new sanctions

    The EU is preparing to bar Russia’s state-controlled oil companies from raising funds on European capital markets, a...

  14. Brussels Blog

    September 3, 2014

    The mysterious new Commission organigram

    There is only one topic in the brasseries of Brussels, at least among the EU crowd: Which portfolios will President-elect...

  15. Brussels Blog

    September 3, 2014

    Leaked Russia sanctions paper: the excerpts

    Russia's Vladimir Putin, right, talks to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton last month in Minsk As we reported in...

  16. beyondbrics

    September 1, 2014

    China winning from Russia-Ukraine crisis

    As European leaders threatened yet tougher sanctions to punish Russia for its aggressive policies in Ukraine on Monday,...

  17. September 1, 2014

    Call Putin’s bluff – he will not cut off Europe’s gas

    In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, two tailors promise to make an emperor a suit that is invisible to unwise people....

  18. August 31, 2014

    Germany: In a spin

    Germany’s engine stalling Engineering company Trumpf is so proud of its machine tools that it displays them in a high-tech...

  19. August 31, 2014

    North Atlantic Drilling expresses no regret for Rosneft deal

    France’s €1.2bn contract to sell Mistral warships to Russia generated a lot of publicity this summer, but a Norwegian...

  20. beyondbrics

    August 26, 2014

    Guest post: low expectations for Ukraine and Russia in Minsk

    By Ben Aris of bne Presidents Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin of Russia are to meet in Minsk today for the...

  21. August 20, 2014

    Russia helps lower crude prices

    Russia, the self-styled humanitarian nation trucking aid to Ukraine, is affecting the oil price. However, the effect is not...

  22. August 18, 2014

    European dividends: yield day

    John D Rockefeller loved dividends; nothing gave him more pleasure. He would be happy with European companies (outside the...

  23. 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...

  24. 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)...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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