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      Ukraine blocks access to Russia websites

      Ukraine on Tuesday announced a ban on access to several widely popular Russian websites in an expansion of sweeping...

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    1. May 14, 2017

      Putin-Xi embrace masks misgivings on Belt and Road project

      On the sidelines of Beijing’s Belt and Road forum on China’s multibillion dollar regional infrastructure programme,...

    2. May 10, 2017

      Moscow judge rejects Rosneft case against Sistema

      A Moscow court has declined to hear a Rbs106.6bn ($1.85bn) lawsuit brought by state-run oil group Rosneft against...

    3. May 10, 2017

      EN+ flotation will open up a Russian doll conundrum

      For international investors craving an opportunity to buy into Russia’s historically volatile but currently profitable...

    4. May 9, 2017

      Opec and Russia poised to roll over oil output cuts

      Opec and Russia are on course to extend their oil output cuts in an attempt to draw down supplies and bolster the...

    5. May 3, 2017

      Sistema shares plunge after Rosneft files $1.9bn lawsuit

      Shares in Russian conglomerate Sistema shed more than a third of their value on Wednesday after the state-controlled...

    6. April 28, 2017

      Rouble moves higher despite Russian rate cut

      Russia’s central bank cut its key interest rate, citing the country’s continued emergence from a two-year recession —...

    7. April 28, 2017

      Russia demands big dividend payouts from state-owned companies

      Russia has demanded its state-owned companies pay out half of their profit in dividends this year, in a renewed attempt...

    8. April 27, 2017

      Gazprom targets increased gas sales in Europe

      Gazprom, the world’s largest gas producer, on Thursday reported a 21 per cent rise in profit in 2016 as the Russian...

    9. April 26, 2017

      Oleg Deripaska’s EN+ seeks to raise as much as $2bn in London listing

      EN+, the Russian energy and aluminium group owned by billionaire Oleg Deripaska, is preparing to float in London this...

    10. April 20, 2017

      Russia’s richest tycoons see collective wealth leap $100bn

      Russia’s richest business tycoons toasted resurgent commodity markets that drove their collective wealth up more than a...

    11. April 19, 2017

      Russian oil groups brave cold of western sanctions to explore Arctic

      His fur coat heavy with snow and protecting him from temperatures of minus 18C, Igor Sechin, the chief executive of...

    12. April 19, 2017

      Russian agriculture sector flourishes amid sanctions

      When the EU and US imposed sanctions on parts of Russia’s economy following military intervention in Ukraine 2014, some...

    13. April 19, 2017

      Fifa struggles to win backers for Russia World Cup

      Fifa is struggling to secure new commercial partners in time for next year’s World Cup in Russia, with international...

    14. Fast FT

      April 11, 2017

      G7 foreign ministers reject sanctions on Russia after Syria chemical attack

      G7 foreign ministers have rejected a UK push to impose new sanctions on Russia in response to this month’s chemical...

    15. April 5, 2017

      Russian brokerages freely trade sanctioned shares

      Russia’s largest brokerages widely trade stocks and bonds under western sanctions because of the Ukraine conflict,...

    16. April 4, 2017

      Gazprom reviews London operations after Brexit

      Gazprom, Russia’s state-run gas group, is considering moving its trading and marketing operations out of the UK after...

    17. April 3, 2017

      Rosneft takes key step in push into Middle East

      Russia’s Rosneft will this week take custody of its first independently sourced cargo of Kurdish crude oil from...

    18. March 30, 2017

      Friends of Putin: Russia’s western elite networks

      In early 1961 the “Portland spy ring” was uncovered in Britain. Its agents included a middle-aged American couple...

    19. March 29, 2017

      Greenfield investors upset Russia’s hopes of deal revival

      When Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft, pulled off the coup of selling a 19.5 per cent stake in the Russian state oil...

    20. March 28, 2017

      Russia’s Sberbank reaches deal to sell subsidiary in Ukraine

      Sberbank, Russia’s largest state bank, says it has reached an agreement to sell its Ukrainian subsidiary following...

    21. March 21, 2017

      Russia remains open to extending Opec-backed oil supply cuts

      Russia says it does not rule out a six-month extension to an agreement between some of the world’s biggest producers to...

    22. March 21, 2017

      Russia-China arms sales stoke US air superiority fears

      Renewed Russian arms sales to China are threatening US air superiority, according to a US Congressional research report...

    23. March 16, 2017

      Russian companies retreat from London stock market

      Russian companies are in retreat from London’s stock market, stung by lacklustre valuations and investors wary of...

    24. March 14, 2017

      Apple found guilty of price-fixing in Russia over iPhone prices

      Apple has been found guilty of price-fixing in Russia, after the country’s anti-monopoly agency said the US company had...

    25. February 22, 2017

      Read the small print: Russian risks remain for the unwary

      As a list of investment risk factors go, the 30 pages of potential downsides that Russian steel group Severstal...

    26. February 15, 2017

      Battle for Stolichnaya vodka a hangover from Russia’s chaotic 1990s

      Stolichnaya vodka is one of the few world-renowned brands to emerge from the Soviet Union, as Russian as Sputnik or the...

    27. February 3, 2017

      Investors warm to Russia as bond fund inflows hit record

      Investors have warmed to Russian assets, welcoming the country in from the cold. Russian bond funds counted record...

    28. January 31, 2017

      Deutsche Bank pays $630m to settle Russian mirror trades probe

      Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $630m to settle US and UK investigations into alleged mirror trades used to launder...

    29. January 25, 2017

      Emerging market funds bet big on Russian rebound

      Emerging market fund managers have built up their largest overweight position in Russian equities for at least six...

    30. January 24, 2017

      Rouble’s rally tests investors’ Russian appetite

      Of the many quandaries investors must grapple with this year, high on their list is Donald Trump’s relationship with...

    31. January 22, 2017

      LNG project boosted by trials of icebreaker ship

      A ship capable of breaking through thick Arctic ice to deliver Russian liquefied natural gas to Asia is due to begin...

    32. January 17, 2017

      Russian state bank helped partial privatisation of Rosneft

      Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund acquired a stake in Russian oil group Rosneft last month with significant...

    33. January 17, 2017

      Russia’s economy minister puts focus on markets

      Russia needs competitive markets more than further privatisation, the country’s new economy minister has said as he...

    34. January 16, 2017

      Russia needs a revolution to reform its economy

      When Alexei Kudrin was tasked last year with drawing up a new economic strategy for Russia, there were good reasons for...

    35. January 11, 2017

      Size matters in Russian banking as profitability returns

      After western sanctions, plummeting oil prices and a currency slump sent the country into recession in 2014, Russia’s...

    36. January 3, 2017

      Russia: Inside the private bank backed by the state

      As 2014 drew to a close, Rosneft, Russia’s state-run oil company, faced a dire situation. Plummeting global oil prices,...

    37. December 29, 2016

      Russia’s rouble outperforms major currencies

      Russia is set to round off a year of rejuvenated global standing with the distinction of watching its currency stand...

    38. December 22, 2016

      Russia’s politics blights its economic outlook

      Capping what president Vladimir Putin must feel has been a good year for Russia, Moscow’s stock market is one of 2016’s...

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