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  1. April 17, 2014

    Putin says Russia stands firm but will not return to isolationism

    Vladimir Putin on Thursday delivered a firm but measured message to America and Europe, saying that Russia would stand up to...

  2. The A-List

    April 17, 2014

    Putin's strategic miscalculations will cost Russia

    As the situation in Ukraine escalates the immediate focus is on the Geneva talks among Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU to...

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  1. April 16, 2014

    EU sanctions push on Russia falters amid big business lobbying

    Europe’s resolve to impose tough sanctions on Moscow is cracking under corporate lobbying, as companies warn governments...

  2. April 16, 2014

    UK carbon capture scheme wins €300m from EU

    Brussels is to grant €300m to a pioneering carbon capture and storage project in the UK. The move comes as the EU seeks to...

  3. April 15, 2014

    William Hague warns against ‘creeping oligarchisation’ of Balkans

    William Hague warned on Tuesday of the “creeping oligarchisation” of the Balkans and parts of southeastern Europe. The UK...

  4. April 15, 2014

    Biofuels: Wasted energy

    On a sunny, spring morning on the banks of Lake Saimaa, it is easy to forget how cold it can get in Finland. “Everything has...

  5. April 11, 2014

    Westinghouse extends nuclear fuel deal with Ukraine

    Westinghouse Electric Company has extended a contract with Energoatom, Ukraine’s nuclear power operator, to supply fuel to...

  6. April 11, 2014

    Europe must speak with one voice on energy

    Can Europe credibly threaten Russia with energy sanctions? The answer, at least in the short term, is no. Today, we rely on...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Europe supply in jeopardy as Putin warns of Ukraine gas cut

    Vladimir Putin warned that Russia was poised to halt gas supplies to Ukraine – placing European customers in jeopardy –...

  8. April 9, 2014

    Industry wins concessions on EU energy subsidies

    Heavy industry won significant concessions at the expense of consumers on Wednesday in new EU guidelines on state energy...

  9. April 9, 2014

    Europe’s steelmakers remain under pressure despite rising demand

    After six painful years, Europe’s beleaguered steelmakers are beginning to emerge from the depths of the recession, with...

  10. April 9, 2014

    Russia presses Kiev on gas as armed stand-off continues

    Russia threatened to force Ukraine’s cash-strapped government to pay in advance for its gas imports, adding fresh pressure...

  11. Nick Butler

    April 9, 2014

    Why the gas price is falling despite the Ukraine crisis

    The first and easiest prediction arising from the continuing crisis in Ukraine and the deterioration of relations between...

  12. April 8, 2014

    Südzucker profit warning as European market slides

    Südzucker blamed a further “deterioration” in the European sugar and ethanol markets for a severe profits warning that saw a...

  13. April 8, 2014

    Berlin secures energy concessions from EU

    Germany’s heavy industry will continue to be largely exempted from paying for the country’s switch to renewable energy,...

  14. April 6, 2014

    Stand-off over $2.2bn Ukraine gas bill

    Ukraine and Gazprom were locked in a tense stand-off over a $2.2bn gas bill, with a fresh payment deadline falling due on...

  15. April 6, 2014

    Brussels bends to pressure from Germany on clean energy subsidies

    Brussels will this week bend to intense pressure from Berlin and relax planned curbs on subsidies for clean energy, clearing...

  16. April 6, 2014

    Prepare now for fossil-free future

    The Norwegian government has created an expert group to consider whether its $840bn sovereign wealth fund should divest from...

  17. April 5, 2014

    Ukraine raises fears of gas price war with Russia

    Ukraine has warned that it may be on the verge of its third natural gas price stand-off with Gazprom in eight years, raising...

  18. Nick Butler

    April 4, 2014

    How will Putin respond to western pressure?

    The dispute over Ukraine has moved into a diplomatic phase and for the moment at least the prospect of a Russian advance...

  19. April 3, 2014

    US offers Europe hope on LNG

    As European buyers look around the world for new sources of liquefied natural gas, the most promising prospects lie in the...

  20. April 3, 2014

    Natural gas price in Europe at lowest since 2010

    The price of natural gas in Europe has dropped to its lowest level since 2010 as warm weather and high storage levels curb...

  21. April 3, 2014

    Ukraine stand-off aids renewables’ case

    The stand-off with Moscow over Ukraine could hardly have come at a better time for Europe’s troubled renewable energy...

  22. April 3, 2014

    Europe’s dangerous addiction to Russian gas needs radical cure

    Russian gas and Europe The way America sees it, Europe has to kick the habit. The continent is dangerously addicted to...

  23. April 1, 2014

    Protesters oppose power line crucial for Germany’s green future

    From the rear window of his house in the picturesque Bavarian district of Neumarkt, Ulrich Hampel can look out on a...

  24. March 28, 2014

    EU can cope with Russian retaliation, says trade official

    Europe’s top trade official struck a defiant stance against Moscow on Thursday and argued that the EU would have a strong...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equity markets were ending the week on a fairly upbeat note despite US equities slipping for a second...

  26. March 27, 2014

    Total and Lukoil in talks over Russian shale deal

    Total is in talks to partner with Lukoil on its shale oil projects in Russia, as Moscow targets unconventional resources to...

  27. March 27, 2014

    Sberbank subsidiary in fund-raising deal

    The Austrian subsidiary of Sberbank, the state-owned Russian bank, has shrugged off the escalation in global political...

  28. March 27, 2014

    Spain positions itself as alternative to Russian energy supply

    Spain is trying to position itself as an alternative gas supply route to the rest of Europe, saying it has spare capacity...

  29. March 26, 2014

    Obama warns Europe of return to nationalist conflicts

    President Barack Obama warned his European allies that the west risks plunging back into an era of nationalist conflicts if...

  30. March 26, 2014

    Gazprom deal in Germany raises alarm

    A little-noticed Gazprom deal to take over one of Europe’s largest gas storage facilities is attracting fresh scrutiny in...

  31. March 25, 2014

    CBI head says Scottish independence ‘doesn’t add up’

    The head of Britain’s largest employers’ group has strongly criticised the idea of Scottish independence, saying the...

  32. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    Crimeanomics favours the West

    This guest post on the Ukraine crisis is from Jorge Mariscal and Alejo Czerwonko, emerging markets chief investment officer...

  33. March 24, 2014

    Eastern Europe eyes US gas exports as bargaining chip

    Eastern European governments are looking to use the prospect of US natural gas exports as a bargaining chip to secure lower...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 24, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary's blind horseman

    By Ferenc Gyurcsány, former prime minister of Hungary There is a Hungarian folk tale about a fair, where a trader fools a...

  35. March 23, 2014

    Russia gas plan in doubt, says Eni chief

    Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Eni, is doubtful about the future of the South Stream project intended to pipe Russian gas...

  36. March 23, 2014

    GE Europe chief wants UK to stay in EU and Scotland not to split

    The head of General Electric’s European business has called for Britain to stay in the EU and Scotland to remain a part of...

  37. March 23, 2014

    Tullow steps up transparency in reporting

    Tullow Oil is to become the first oil company to disclose its payments to foreign governments with the level of detail...

  38. The World

    March 21, 2014

    Russia sanctions: What comes next?

    Both the US and the EU are stepping up their sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea. So far it has all been...

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