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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. March 2, 2015

      The case for blocking Russia in the North Sea

      The Ukrainian crisis is creating awkward commercial conundrums for many European countries as they seek to realign their...

    24. March 2, 2015

      Profile: Mikhail Fridman — from rugs to riches

      Mikhail Fridman, one of Russia’s richest oligarchs and chairman of Alfa Group, has so far walked largely successfully along...

    25. March 2, 2015

      UK threat to block North Sea deal ‘not rational’, says Mikhail Fridman

      Mikhail Fridman, the Russian billionaire, has told Britain’s energy secretary that the UK government’s threat to block a...

    26. March 1, 2015

      Russia still regarded as a ‘viable’ investment

      More than half of 500 global business leaders surveyed by AT Kearney, the Washington consultancy, plan to increase...

    27. February 27, 2015

      Browne makes dealmaking comeback

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to take charge of a $10bn oil and gas group backed by Russian billionaire...

    28. February 26, 2015

      Rouble heads for best month since 1990s

      Russia’s rouble is heading for its best month in at least two decades as stabilising oil prices and a tentative ceasefire...

    29. February 26, 2015

      Russia trades will not follow Greek game theory

      Who knows best: the pundits or financial markets? This week markets have won against the commentators. Their calm over...

    30. February 25, 2015

      EU set to act on Gazprom antitrust case in ‘matter of weeks’

      The EU is only weeks from launching one of its biggest antitrust battles by proceeding with its case against Gazprom,...

    31. February 18, 2015

      A slippery slope for Switzerland’s Russian skiers

      “It’s complicated,” says the concierge at the W, one of Verbier’s swankier hotels, when I inquire about this season’s...

    32. February 16, 2015

      Russian hearts, minds and refrigerators

      A friend of mine from Moscow has a nice way of describing how her fellow citizens view the war in Ukraine. She calls it a...

    33. February 9, 2015

      Arming Ukraine ‘an option’, says Obama

      Barack Obama left open the option of arming Ukraine in its war against Russian-backed separatist rebels should diplomatic...

    34. February 9, 2015

      Rosneft’s Russian sanctions case referred to EU

      A case brought by Russian state-controlled oil group Rosneft to challenge the legality of sweeping sanctions imposed on the...

    35. February 3, 2015

      Rosneft changes accounting policy to ease effect of rouble’s fall

      Rosneft, the Russian state controlled energy group, has tried to mitigate the effects of the rouble’s fall on its results by...

    36. January 30, 2015

      Britain must hold Russia’s kleptocratic elite to account

      Of all of the possibilities presented by the phrase “weapons of mass destruction”, the spectre of a dirty bomb — nuclear...

    37. January 30, 2015

      Russia startles markets with interest rate cut

      Russia’s central bank slashed its key interest rate to 15 per cent from 17 per cent on Friday, sending the rouble plummeting...

    38. January 29, 2015

      EU fails to agree new Russia sanctions

      Increasingly divided EU ministers failed to issue a specific threat of further economic sanctions against Russia on...

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