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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. December 16, 2016

      Investors pile in as Russia comes in from the cold

      Investors have ploughed the most cash into Russian equity funds over the past week since 2011, as a higher oil price...

    14. December 13, 2016

      Oil and Trump prove winning recipe for rouble

      Russia’s rouble has cemented its position as the best-performing currency of the past three months, enjoying the...

    15. December 12, 2016

      Rosneft wins suit against Russian publication

      One of Russia’s leading business publications has been ordered to pay damages to Rosneft after a Moscow court ruled in...

    16. December 10, 2016

      Glencore and Qatar take 19.5% stake in Rosneft

      Russian banks will help finance the €10.2bn purchase of shares in state oil company Rosneft by Glencore and the Qatar...

    17. December 9, 2016

      Igor Sechin, Moscow’s oil man turned global dealmaker

      In early 2015, Igor Sechin sat opposite Russian president Vladimir Putin and received a public dressing-down. “Where is...

    18. December 8, 2016

      Glencore’s Rosneft deal signals possible sanctions thaw for Russia

      The €10.5bn investment in Rosneft by Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority, if it is completed, will be by far...

    19. December 7, 2016

      Glencore and Qatar take stake worth €10bn in Rosneft

      Glencore and the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar are to take a 19.5 per cent stake in Russian oil company Rosneft in a...

    20. November 30, 2016

      Maxim Oreshkin named Russia’s new economy minister

      Russian president Vladimir Putin has picked a new economy minister, giving the post to Maxim Oreshkin on Wednesday...

    21. November 28, 2016

      Russia’s rehabilitation trade prompts delight and scepticism

      There is no mistaking the delight with which investors in Russia regard Donald Trump’s ascension to US presidency. And...

    22. November 28, 2016

      Rosneft lawyers manipulated Yukos rulings, emails suggest

      Lawyers for Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft manipulated a series of Armenian court rulings in order to...

    23. November 18, 2016

      US and EU agree to keep sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

      President Barack Obama and EU leaders agreed on Friday to keep economic sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine...

    24. November 16, 2016

      Putin circle nervous as corruption probe widens

      Russian government officials and investors fear that the arrest of economy minister Alexei Ulyukaev over alleged...

    25. November 14, 2016

      Yota Devices shifts operations to China

      Russian hopes of building a smartphone in the country to challenge US rivals such as the iPhone have been dealt a blow...

    26. November 13, 2016

      Investors bet rouble will avoid worst of ‘Trump slump’

      Investors are betting on a new era of improved US-Russian relations following Donald Trump’s victory in the US...

    27. FT Alphaville

      November 8, 2016

      Election AV: the "Trump trade" that made a lot of money in 2016 (so far)

      FT Alphaville will be blogging throughout election night, and you should also follow the FT’s real-time live blog. I...

    28. November 3, 2016

      Russia resumes advanced weapons sales to China

      Moscow has quietly resumed sales of advanced arms technology to Beijing in a move that signals geopolitics and...

    29. November 2, 2016

      Russia’s privatisation efforts fall foul of state meddling

      Russia’s government is expected this week to set in train the sale of a 19.5 per cent stake in state-controlled...

    30. November 1, 2016

      The shadowy Russian émigré touting Trump

      When Sergei Millian was appointed head of the Russian American Chamber of Commerce in the US in 2006, the young former...

    31. October 30, 2016

      Russia prepares for deep budget cuts that may even hit defence

      Russia is preparing to slash government spending across the board over the next three years as it struggles to bring...

    32. October 24, 2016

      Brussels nears settlement with Gazprom after 5-year probe

      Brussels is nearing a draft settlement with Gazprom to end a five-year antitrust probe into alleged overcharging, a...

    33. October 24, 2016

      ‘All the Kremlin’s Men’, by Mikhail Zygar

      As Russian military aircraft pound Syria, and barely a day passes without recriminations between Moscow and the west,...

    34. October 21, 2016

      Russia’s gas pipeline threatens European unity

      In August, subsidiaries of several western companies — Eon, Engie, OMV, Shell and Wintershall — decided not to...

    35. October 19, 2016

      Elvira Nabiullina hunts down Russia’s banking ‘banditry’

      When Elvira Nabiullina took over as governor of Russia’s central bank, she came face to face with a sobering statistic:...

    36. October 16, 2016

      Trump’s Russian connections

      The Republican contender’s fascination with Russia spans 30 years from Gorbachev to Putin, mingling business,...

    37. October 16, 2016

      Rosneft leads $13bn purchase of Essar Oil

      Investors led by Rosneft have agreed to buy oil refining and port assets from India’s troubled Essar Group in a deal...

    38. October 14, 2016

      Modi and Putin to meet as longstanding alliance drifts

      Last month about 70 Russian troops arrived in Pakistan for their first joint combat exercise with their south Asian...

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