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    1. beyondbrics



      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...

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      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...

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    1. Central & Eastern Europe: Energy and Infrastructure

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

      The conflict betweeen Russia and Ukraine has underlined the competing claims of the EU...
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    1. 19 hours ago

      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...

    2. 21 hours ago

      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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. November 25, 2014

      China Guangdong: the nuclear option

      China is caught between a lump of coal and a nuclear reactor. Over the past decade, it has favoured the coal. More recently,...

    28. November 24, 2014

      EU energy costs turn up heat on aluminium sector

      Aluminium workers at the Alunorf plant in the German city of Neuss aptly call one of their production lines “the grill”....

    29. November 23, 2014

      Lobbyist’s take on renewables causes it to lose friends

      One of Europe’s biggest utilities has broken ranks with EU counterparts over the issue of incentives to maintain...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2014

      Kiev and Brussels warm to each other as Putin cold-shouldered in Brisbane

      Leaders from Kiev and Brussels were busy this weekend warming up their energy ties as Vladimir Putin bailed out early from...

    31. November 16, 2014

      G20 commits to poor-nation climate fund

      The US and EU have overcome stiff resistance from Australia and Saudi Arabia at the G20 summit to commit the world’s biggest...

    32. November 13, 2014

      New EU energy chief shifts focus to building common power market

      Brussels will press European countries to harmonise their widely divergent tax rates on electricity as a step towards...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2014

      25 years after the Wall

      A story told in the Bank of England goes like this. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of Russian central...

    34. November 9, 2014

      NADL-Rosneft Arctic oil exploration deal put on hold

      One of the main business deals to help Russia explore its Arctic oil prospects has been delayed and could be scrapped as...

    35. Nick Butler

      November 8, 2014

      A climate change challenge for Bill Gates

      A solar thermal research facility  © Michael Hall/ Getty Images Given the seriousness of the messages contained in last...

    36. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2014

      Guest post: Russia ETF inflows strong in spite of turmoil

      By Relte Stephen Schutte, Markit In spite of what you might expect to be a “perfect storm” scenario for Russian stocks,...

    37. Nick Butler

      November 2, 2014

      Could the sanctions on Russia backfire?

        © Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty The deal announced on Friday between Russia, Ukraine and the EU looks to have removed the...

    38. October 30, 2014

      Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

      Russia has secured an 11th-hour deal to resume gas exports to Ukraine, allaying concerns that Europe would face an energy...

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