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    1. June 17, 2016

      Renzi lifts spirits at Russia’s ‘Davos’

      It is just what Russians wanted to hear. “We need Europe and Russia to become wonderful neighbours again,” Matteo...

    2. June 16, 2016

      Putin seeks to re-engage Europe at St Petersburg forum

      If the Kremlin is to be believed, Vladimir Putin spent the best part of the past week getting ready for the St...

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    1. June 10, 2016

      Medvedev’s gaffe shines light on poor state of Russia economy

      A careless remark by Dmitry Medvedev is coming back to haunt the Russian prime minister as marketing experts seek to...

    2. June 9, 2016

      Why rouble’s rally may be over

      “Delayed Fed rate hike expectations are prompting a search for yield boosting demand for high yielding currencies,”...

    3. June 8, 2016

      Rosneft targets south Asia for investment

      Rosneft is “pretty optimistic” about the outlook for oil consumption in south Asia and is considering several...

    4. June 2, 2016

      Vladimir Putin is not ready to toast Brexit

      While international views of Britain’s referendum on EU membership are eagerly solicited and picked over, and Germans,...

    5. June 1, 2016

      Russian Eurobond sale fails to draw the sting of sanctions

      Two contrasting images of Russia were on display at the start of last week. Moscow made a bold return to international...

    6. May 31, 2016

      Gunvor boss used $1bn payout to sever ties with Russian oligarch

      The boss of Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest oil traders, has awarded himself a bumper $1bn dividend to sever his...

    7. May 27, 2016

      Putin issues ‘crosshairs’ warning to Romania and Poland

      Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, used a visit to Nato country Greece to warn its fellow members Romania and...

    8. May 27, 2016

      Ukraine’s ‘you invaded us’ debt non-payment defence

      Ukraine has come up with a stinging rebuttal to Russia’s insistence that it repay a $3bn loan that was due last year:...

    9. May 25, 2016

      Doubts raised on claims of strong global demand for Russia’s bonds

      Russia’s claim that its first sale of sovereign debt in three years drew strong global interest has been questioned by...

    10. May 25, 2016

      Why is Russia’s return to debt market proving problematic?

      Russia on Tuesday sold its first bond since the country was placed under international sanctions over Ukraine, but its...

    11. May 11, 2016

      Sino-Russian gas deal: smoke without fire

      Russia’s political and economic “pivot to Asia” has long appeared to deliver less than it promised. But then, late last...

    12. May 9, 2016

      New Silk Road will transport laptops and frozen chicken

      If the ancient Silk Road developed to enable trade in fine cloths and spices, the new one will transport computer...

    13. May 6, 2016

      Activists say Russian telecoms group hacked Telegram accounts

      A group of Russian activists plans to sue telecoms group MTS over claims the company helped hack into their accounts on...

    14. May 5, 2016

      Kremlin jitters over the economy are growing

      Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has recently made two of his most significant policy moves for months. One was the...

    15. May 3, 2016

      Magnitsky fraud cash laundered through Britain, MPs hear

      British officials must investigate the alleged laundering of $30m from a Russian tax fraud that may have been spent on...

    16. April 29, 2016

      Chinese lend $12bn for gas plant in Russian Arctic

      Two Chinese state banks have agreed to lend more than $12bn to develop a liquefied natural gas plant in the Russian...

    17. April 20, 2016

      Russia wins legal victory over Yukos damages

      Russia has won a significant legal victory after a Dutch court overturned a record $50bn damages award to former...

    18. April 19, 2016

      Russia orders companies to pay higher dividends to state

      Russia has ordered its state-controlled companies, including gas giant Gazprom, to pay at least 50 per cent of their...

    19. March 14, 2016

      Brussels warns EU banks against Russian bond deal

      Brussels is urging European banks to steer clear of Russia’s first sovereign bond issue since the imposition of western...

    20. March 13, 2016

      Car chief pays price of Russia’s waning appetite for reform

      The Golden Foam beer kiosk on Lenin Street is a sad place. Men who lost their jobs at AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest...

    21. March 9, 2016

      Signs of life behind the rouble

      The value of one high-profile Russian export plunged this week, as sponsors distanced themselves from tennis star Maria...

    22. March 3, 2016

      Gazprom secures €2bn loan from Bank of China

      Gazprom has agreed to borrow €2bn from Bank of China in its largest ever bilateral loan as it braces for export gas...

    23. February 25, 2016

      Moscow to issue bonds despite US warnings

      Russia is going to press ahead with plans to issue its first sovereign bond since the US and Europe imposed sanctions...

    24. February 25, 2016

      Rocketbank weathers Russia banking storms

      The online start-up Rocketbank prides itself on being different: its GIF-laden viral marketing and app-based banking...

    25. February 17, 2016

      Siberian pasta whets appetite for reform

      Columns of coalfire smoke rising into the frigid Siberian sky are the only sign of life in the streets of Pospelikha....

    26. February 17, 2016

      Putin’s proposals to privatise Russian groups appear badly flawed

      At almost any other point in Vladimir Putin’s 16-year tenure as Russia’s paramount politician, news that the country is...

    27. February 16, 2016

      Harsh economic reality on oil price drives Saudi-Russia accord

      Saudi Arabia and Russia are hardly the most obvious allies. The world’s two largest oil exporters have been locked in...

    28. February 15, 2016

      Saudi oil minister to meet Russian counterpart

      Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister Ali al-Naimi will meet his Russian, Qatari and Venezuelan counterparts in Doha on...

    29. February 13, 2016

      Dmitry Medvedev warns of ‘new cold war’

      The world had entered a “new cold war,” Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday, as he held out an...

    30. February 10, 2016

      Rosneft rejects case for oil output cuts

      The most powerful figure in Russia’s oil industry on Wednesday signalled his steadfast opposition to combining with...

    31. February 8, 2016

      ‘Kremlin’s banker’ faces UK jail sentence

      Sergei Pugachev, the man once known as the Kremlin’s banker, is facing a possible jail sentence after a High Court...

    32. February 5, 2016

      Central Asian migrants give Moscow the cold shoulder

      A thaw in Moscow has melted more than half of January’s snowfall, leaving locals to navigate puddles of slush and...

    33. February 5, 2016

      Russia and China: friends with benefits

      Lei Daijun can barely believe he is here. Standing in Red Square, the 74-year-old former teacher from central China...

    34. February 1, 2016

      Putin lines up state sell-offs to plug budget hole

      Russia is lining up seven major state companies, including Aeroflot, Alrosa, the diamond miner, and Rosneft, for...

    35. January 26, 2016

      Jay Hambro: bridge to a future in Russia

      When Jay Hambro was 17 his father sent him and his brother Evy to work at mines in Australia. He spent several months...

    36. January 24, 2016

      Economy drags Putin’s ambitions down to earth

      Russian president Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical ambitions are crashing into the reality of economics and globalisation....

    37. January 21, 2016

      Russian rouble tumbles as central bank stands back

      Russia’s rouble hit a new record low of Rbs85.97 to the dollar as policymakers signalled they were prepared to let the...

    38. January 21, 2016

      Rouble tumbles more than 5% to fresh low

      Russia’s rouble fell more than 5 per cent in the first two hours of trading on Thursday, to hit a new record low of...

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