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      Saudi sovereign fund to invest $10bn in Russia

      Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to invest $10bn in Russia, in a powerful sign of the rapprochement between...

    2. June 23, 2015

      Lada revs up as sales reverse off a cliff

      Bo Andersson, a former major in the Swedish army, knows what it takes to run a car factory in Russia. “We do alcohol tests...

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    1. June 19, 2015

      Nato shows its sharp end in Polish war games

      Nato, an organisation set up to protect Europe, has harboured an unusual truth for the past 20 years: it had no plan to...

    2. June 19, 2015

      St Petersburg’s red carpet fails to hide year of economic bloodshed

      As the VIPs arrived this week at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, it was almost as...

    3. June 18, 2015

      France and Belgium freeze Russian state assets over Yukos case

      Russia said its lawyers were studying French and Belgian moves to freeze state assets in an attempt to enforce a $50bn...

    4. June 18, 2015

      As Greece teeters, Alexis Tsipras is feted in St Petersburg

      Alexis Tsipras has alienated many fellow EU leaders as bruising talks over Greece’s bailout have pushed the country ever...

    5. June 17, 2015

      EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

      The EU agreed on Wednesday to extend economic sanctions against Russian industry for at least six months after a debate that...

    6. June 15, 2015

      Russian economy: An asset to the state

      Staring into the faces of Russia’s top state bankers last year, Igor Zyuzin was a man on a precipice. An eccentric oligarch...

    7. June 14, 2015

      EU’s Russia sanctions fail to dent oil deals

      Europe’s biggest oil groups are extending business deals with their Russian energy partners despite this month’s EU vote to...

    8. June 14, 2015

      Extradition attempt is political ploy, says Russian tycoon

      Sergei Pugachev, the exiled Russian tycoon once nicknamed the “Kremlin’s banker” has said a Russian attempt to extradite him...

    9. June 14, 2015

      Sanctions new normal proves workable for business in Russia

      When executives from hundreds of Russian and foreign companies came together in St Petersburg a year ago for the...

    10. June 12, 2015

      Russian oligarchs take fertiliser fight to Cypriot court

      Two Russian oligarchs are set to face off in a Cypriot court in September in a multibillion dollar fight over the profits of...

    11. June 10, 2015

      Renzi plays good cop to humour Putin and Italian business

      On Monday, Matteo Renzi stood beside fellow Group of Seven leaders as they threatened to heap further sanctions on Russia...

    12. June 8, 2015

      Putin warned of fresh sanctions over Ukraine

      The Group of Seven countries on Monday threatened Russian president Vladimir Putin with new economic sanctions if Moscow...

    13. June 8, 2015

      Russians look to tighten their belts after luxury buying spree

      When the rouble collapsed in December 2014, Dmitri Gourji doubled the price of his luxury wares and asked the landlord at...

    14. May 31, 2015

      Russia imposes travel ban on ‘hostile’ EU citizens

      Russia has barred 89 EU citizens from entering the country, singling out politicians and other officials from nations that...

    15. May 19, 2015

      Norilsk Nickel looks to China with new copper mine

      Norilsk Nickel is in advanced talks with Chinese companies in the hope of securing financing for a large new copper mine, in...

    16. May 17, 2015

      Weak rouble and sanctions breathe life into Russian industry

      Russia has been fretting about economic catastrophe for so long that the slide in GDP announced on Friday was actually...

    17. May 15, 2015

      Russia economy declines 1.9% in first quarter

      Russia’s economy contracted by 1.9 per cent in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2014,...

    18. May 7, 2015

      Putin and Xi: not quite the allies they seem

      A friend in need is a friend indeed. But what sort of a friend is China really to Russia? Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    19. April 30, 2015

      Ukrainian oligarch avoids extradition to US

      A Vienna court late on Thursday rejected a US Department of Justice request to extradite Dmitry Firtash, a Russia-linked...

    20. April 30, 2015

      Russian central bank cuts interest rates as rouble rallies

      Russia’s central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate by 150 basis points to 12.5 per cent in response to the rally in...

    21. April 27, 2015

      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

      Much like superheroes of comic book lore, competition authorities strive to protect the man in the street from hulking...

    22. April 21, 2015

      Vestager takes a tough stance on Gazprom

      More than a decade after it started investigating the European gas market, and long after it forced the continent’s biggest...

    23. April 20, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman given three months to sell North Sea gasfields

      The UK is to force Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell a dozen North Sea gasfields owned by his $10bn energy fund L1...

    24. April 20, 2015

      Industrial companies count the cost of doing business in Russia

      Claas is not due to open a €120m extension of its farm machinery factory in Krasnodar, near Russia’s Black Sea coast, until...

    25. April 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin tells Russians worst of economic crisis is over

      Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the state of the economy, wages and pensions in his annual marathon phone-in...

    26. April 16, 2015

      Gunvor sells stake in Siberian miner to reduce Russian exposure

      Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, has sold its 30 per cent stake in Kolmar, the Siberian coal producer,...

    27. April 9, 2015

      Russian rates tempt the carry traders

      At the end of last week, Strategas, the New York-based research boutique, presented the “wall of worry” issues currently...

    28. April 1, 2015

      Evraz announces $1.3bn loss and share buy-back

      Shares in Evraz, the steelmaker in which Roman Abramovich is the largest shareholder, rallied 4.9 per cent after it...

    29. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

    30. March 23, 2015

      An uneasy peace that will tear the global economy asunder

      In 1914, the world’s economic order collapsed because its most powerful nations went to war. A century later, the great...

    31. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    32. March 15, 2015

      A shift under way in Gazprom’s relations with Europe

      For all its reputation as a monolith, Gazprom has not sat still in the three and a half years since the EU investigation...

    33. March 15, 2015

      Gazprom: Keeping the taps open

      First came the stake-out. On foot and by car they took the measure of the buildings, the entrances and the layout, plotting...

    34. March 13, 2015

      Russia: retail therapy

      It is hard not to be bearish about Russia. The rouble’s fall, sanctions, a contracting economy, and junk-rated sovereign...

    35. March 13, 2015

      Russia cuts rates to 14% to boost growth

      Russia’s central bank has taken advantage of a period of more stable trading in the rouble to further reduce interest rates...

    36. March 11, 2015

      Blacklist Putin loyalists, says Navalny

      Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called on the west to impose travel bans and asset freezes on dozens more...

    37. March 8, 2015

      China and Russia set to finalise gas deal

      China and Russia will seal an agreement later this year on piped gas from Western Siberia, China’s foreign minister said on...

    38. March 5, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman: The Alpha oligarch

      When the definitive history of Russia’s oil industry is written, the Chief Rabbi of Moscow will warrant a special mention....

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