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      Mikhail Fridman: from rugs to riches

      Mikhail Fridman, chairman of the Alfa Group, has walked a tightrope as one of Russia’s richest oligarchs who has escaped the...

    2. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block his...

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      The central and eastern Europe region has recognised it has to update its energy and t...
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    1. February 28, 2015

      UK blocks sale of North Sea gasfields to Fridman fund

      The UK has blocked the sale of North Sea gasfields from Germany’s RWE to a multibillion-dollar investment fund backed by...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Rig idling near 20-year high, say drillers

      Offshore oil drillers have warned that the number of deepwater rigs “stacked” or scrapped is set to hit a two-decade high —...

    3. February 25, 2015

      Fiat and VW accused of overstating fuel efficiency

      An Italian consumer group has launched legal action against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen in a further example of...

    4. February 25, 2015

      EU set to act on Gazprom antitrust case in ‘matter of weeks’

      The EU is only weeks from launching one of its biggest antitrust battles by proceeding with its case against Gazprom,...

    5. February 25, 2015

      Car sale catalyst fails to drive up platinum

      If platinum is a precious metal, someone forgot to tell investors. In spite of rising car sales in Europe the metal used in...

    6. February 25, 2015

      EU courts Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan gas as Russian links sour

      The EU is stepping up a charm offensive in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan as relations with Russia worsen, in a drive to put...

    7. February 24, 2015

      Natural gas rallies on supply threat concern

      The price of natural gas in Europe rallied on Tuesday on fears a fresh dispute between Ukraine and Russia could threaten...

    8. February 24, 2015

      The case exists for forging an energy union in Europe

      At a time when the EU faces challenges on many fronts, embarking on a new integration project may seem a step too far. But...

    9. February 24, 2015

      Energy companies need not fear darkness at the break of noon

      The darkness is coming. On March 20, twilight will fall across much of Europe as the moon sweeps across the face of the sun....

    10. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: Putin's visit to Hungary raised more questions than it provided answers

      By Krisztián Szabados and Péter Krekó of the Political Capital Institute Last week’s guest post by Balázs Orbán on Hungary’s...

    11. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2015

      Guest post: Russia ripe for M&A in oil and gas

      By Oleg Babinov, The Risk Advisory Group On February 2, the Financial Times reported that ExxonMobil is considering...

    12. February 23, 2015

      Solar eclipse puts Europe’s power supplies at risk

      An eclipse of the sun next month could disrupt Europe’s power supplies because so many countries now use solar energy,...

    13. February 22, 2015

      Hungary-Russia nuclear power deal faces Brussels roadblock

      Hungary’s deal to award up to €12bn in nuclear power contracts to a Russian state-owned company is facing a growing threat...

    14. February 20, 2015

      ‘Centrica still makes sense for investors’

      Individual investors should continue to hold shares in FTSE utility Centrica but need to be mindful of the growing risks...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new Cut)

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    16. February 19, 2015

      Kiev accused of cutting gas supplies to rebels

      A new faultline opened up between Ukraine and Russia over natural gas on Thursday when pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine...

    17. February 18, 2015

      Turkish pipeline a sign of Gazprom getting real with EU partners

      Russian president Vladimir Putin’s announcement in December that Gazprom was scrapping the $50bn South Stream pipeline...

    18. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Guest post: Hungary tries to balance between Russia and EU

      By Balázs Orbán, Századvég Foundation Hungary’s foreign policy machine is up, running and making waves: in a matter of...

    19. February 15, 2015

      New funding deal gives Kiev added incentive to enact reforms

      There has been little good economic news to come out of Ukraine over the past year. The war in the east of the country...

    20. beyondbrics

      February 2, 2015

      Guest post: Algeria faces "state of crisis" as oil prices fall

      By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Last December, Sonatrach, the state owned Algerian oil and gas monopoly, announced that...

    21. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2015

      Credit beauty, in the eye of the beholder

      Last month Fitch Ratings, controlled by the American mass media conglomerate Hearst Corporation, sought to amplify...

    22. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 30th January, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:10 on 30 Jan 2015. Participants in this session were:...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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