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    On Russian sanctions and Belgian beer...

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  2. July 20, 2014

    Europe must impose financial sanctions on Russia

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  1. July 18, 2014

    Putin’s credibility lies amid the wreckage of flight MH17

    When Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was blown out of the clear sky over Ukraine by a surface-to-air-missile it was, without...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

    By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

  3. 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...

  4. July 10, 2014

    EU pledges to protect NHS in US trade talks

    Britain’s National Health Service and other European public health programmes are set to be carved out of a proposed...

  5. July 10, 2014

    Ford and Fiat-Chrysler call for EU reform

    European carmakers have called for reform of the EU as a new leadership takes shape in Brussels, demanding a radical rethink...

  6. July 10, 2014

    US and EU unions criticise transatlantic trade deal

    The largest trade unions in the US and EU are calling for protections for online privacy and the dropping of special...

  7. July 9, 2014

    EU energy market: Pipe dream

    Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has a battle on his hands. In April he proposed a European energy union to address one...

  8. July 7, 2014

    Green goods trade talks set to start

    The world’s leading economies are due on Tuesday to launch negotiations to reduce tariffs and other barriers to the global...

  9. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

  10. July 6, 2014

    China begins to take great power role in world trade negotiations

    Ever since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the criticism from the US and other major powers has been...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2014

    Gazprom shakes up export division in bid to improve "cooperation with foreign partners"

    Medvedev out Gazprom has been struggling to adapt to the tectonic changes in global gas markets and has finally decided a...

  12. July 2, 2014

    EEF urges UK to push for EU reform ‘from within’

    Britain needs to push for EU reform from within the bloc or risk losing millions of jobs and investment, the head of UK...

  13. June 30, 2014

    Pro-EU strategy at risk of failing, warns head of Siemens UK

    Politicians and business people who want Britain to stay in the EU are in danger of losing the battle because their...

  14. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2014

    Guest post: Ukraine sets course for Europe

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank Ukraine, along with Georgia and Moldova, has signed far-reaching free trade and association...

  15. June 27, 2014

    Wealthy Thais vent anger over sanction with EU goods boycott

    Wealthy Thais who have welcomed military rule are now calling for what may prove a more wrenching change: a boycott of their...

  16. June 27, 2014

    EU sets three-day deadline for Russia to act on Ukraine peace plan

    The EU warned Russia on Friday that it has until Monday to take concrete steps towards securing a peace deal in the east of...

  17. June 26, 2014

    Germany and EU row over energy subsidies

    Brussels and Berlin traded barbs on Thursday amid a bitter row over EU competition rules allegedly scuppering reforms to...

  18. June 26, 2014

    US gas push wins eastern Europe praise

    Eastern European governments have praised US lawmakers for advancing efforts to expedite American natural gas exports, as...

  19. June 23, 2014

    Latin America cushions blows of Spain financial crisis

    After the Brazilian entrepreneur Marcelo Weisz sold Crio-Cord, the Madrid stem cell preservation company he founded in 2004,...

  20. June 22, 2014

    Global trade makes a slow start in 2014

    World trade had an anaemic start to 2014 according to figures that confirm the faltering state of the global economic...

  21. June 16, 2014

    Ukraine says gas needs covered until December

    Ukraine has enough gas to cover its needs until December, the government said on Monday, suggesting there was ample time to...

  22. June 16, 2014

    Germany backs EU energy target to ease dependence on Russia gas

    Germany is throwing its weight behind a tough new target to cut EU energy consumption in a further sign of how the crisis in...

  23. June 16, 2014

    EU-US trade talks hit roadblock over financial services

    The US has defended a decision to exclude financial regulation from a vast transatlantic trade pact amid mounting pressure...

  24. June 16, 2014

    Flood of Russian diesel inflicts pain on European refiners

    Europe’s hard-hit refiners are about to suffer further pain. A sharp rise in Russian refining volumes has sent exports of...

  25. June 13, 2014

    EU threatens to cut financial services from trade deal

    The EU is threatening to exclude banks, hedge funds, insurers and other financial companies from a trade deal with the US...

  26. June 13, 2014

    UK has fallen behind Germany and France, China warns

    Britain has fallen behind Germany and France in Beijing’s estimation, China warned, in unusually blunt language, before its...

  27. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2014

    Ukraine: sounding the "gas war" alarm bells

    Ukraine’s prime minister ordered his government on Friday to prepare for a possible cut-off in natural gas supplies from...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2014

    Guest post: Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance - do opposites attract?

    By Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation When the presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru meet on June 19 and...

  29. June 12, 2014

    No shelter for Britain in European halfway houses

    The UK is, has been and always will be a European country. The EU remains far and away the UK’s biggest trading partner and...

  30. June 12, 2014

    Permira closes €5.3bn buyout fund as eurozone fears fade

    Permira has highlighted investors’ more positive attitude towards Europe in the past year after amassing €5.3bn for a new...

  31. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    Opinion: Mexican reform, an outlier or an exemplar?

    Ever eager to point out exemplars, the World Bank this week made a point of praising Mexico as one of the few countries...

  32. June 11, 2014

    US Chamber of Commerce voices concern over potential BNP fine

    The US Chamber of Commerce, the powerful American business lobby, has voiced concern about the potential scale of a fine on...

  33. June 9, 2014

    Russia’s neighbours: Primary colours

    In the Palace of Independence in Astana, the post-Soviet capital of Kazakhstan, the three heads of state rose to their feet...

  34. June 8, 2014

    UK ‘would not be freer’ after leaving EU

    The tussle between David Cameron, UK prime minister, and his allies over the leadership of the European Commission has...

  35. Nick Butler

    June 8, 2014

    The beginnings of a common European energy policy

    A 220-page document entitled “Commission Staff Working Document: In-depth study of European Energy Security” is hardly...

  36. June 7, 2014

    Poroshenko vows to unite Ukraine

    Petro Poroshenko was formally sworn in on Saturday as Ukraine’s president, pledging to unite a deeply divided nation while...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2014

    Ukraine: shifting energy gears from east to west

    With pressure from the east piling up, Kiev’s pro-western government is shifting gears to more swiftly integrate its vast...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2014

    Guest post: Poland should be a source of inspiration

    By Marcin Piatkowski of the World Bank Today, Poland is celebrating the 25th anniversary of elections that ushered in a new...

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