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    1. January 28, 2015

      Russia considers creation of ‘bad bank’ to aid financial sector

      Russia will consider creating a “bad bank” for troubled assets as part of a package of measures worth at least Rbs2.3tn...

    2. January 27, 2015

      Greeks rebuff EU call for more Russia sanctions

      Greece’s new radical leftwing-dominated government signalled on Tuesday that friction with its European partners might...

    1. January 27, 2015

      Russia’s downgrade deepens political crisis with Europe

      On Monday Standard & Poor’s downgraded Russia to BB+, one notch below investment grade. The country retains an...

    2. January 26, 2015

      Russia downgraded to ‘junk’ by S&P

      Russia’s credit rating was cut to “junk” by Standard & Poor’s on Monday night, underscoring the dramatic economic...

    3. January 25, 2015

      Ukraine crisis: Obama threatens more Russia sanctions

      President Barack Obama has signalled that he was prepared to significantly increase US sanctions against the Kremlin, saying...

    4. January 19, 2015

      EU foreign ministers attack call to soften Russia stance

      A suggestion from the EU’s new foreign policy chief that the bloc consider softening its approach toward Russia drew a harsh...

    5. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

    6. January 14, 2015

      Russia finance minister warns of budget pressure

      Russia’s finance minister has warned that the government will have to slash its budget by 10 per cent, excluding defence...

    7. January 12, 2015

      Greece and Russia face high debt problem

      When does too much debt prove crippling for economies and markets? Investors have a lot to say on this question and are...

    8. January 11, 2015

      Russian SWFs look vulnerable as sanctions bite

      Moscow may be forced to drain the assets of Russia’s two sovereign wealth funds in order to ensure the survival of some of...

    9. January 4, 2015

      A wise bet is on a happier year for the economy

      In 2014, global output per head grew by close to 2 per cent, at purchasing power parity. Thus, at the end of the year, human...

    10. January 4, 2015

      Ruben Vardanian, former Troika Dialog CEO: a grumbling optimist

      For a man once called the poster boy of Russian capitalism, Ruben Vardanian is remarkably relaxed about the crisis erupting...

    11. January 2, 2015

      A new push is needed on multilateral co-operation

      Over the past year a co-operative world order — built around trade and the rule of law — has begun to creak and strain....

    12. December 31, 2014

      Russian equities worst performers of 2014

      The combination of the oil price collapse and the continuing conflict in Ukraine proved particularly toxic for investors in...

    13. December 31, 2014

      Russia takes steps to prop up struggling companies

      Russia has moved to support a number of large companies and banks as it tries to prop up a struggling economy and a banking...

    14. December 28, 2014

      Emerging states must make their own mark

      Nothing irritates specialist investors in emerging markets more than seeing all middle-income countries lumped into a single...

    15. December 23, 2014

      Moscow orders state-owned exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has ordered five large state-owned exporters including Rosneft and Gazprom to sell their foreign...

    16. December 23, 2014

      Global finance recovers after rouble rout

      Russia’s confrontation with the west over Ukraine has rewritten the geopolitical rules. But the country’s economic and...

    17. December 23, 2014

      Putin has one weapon to protect the rouble — he must use it wisely

      On top of his Ukrainian tribulations Vladimir Putin now has to manage a war of attrition with currency speculators. Lack of...

    18. December 22, 2014

      Russia’s ills spread around the region

      When Russia sneezes, the rest of the former Soviet Union catches a cold. Last week, as the rouble plunged as much as 36 per...

    19. December 22, 2014

      From inside Putin’s parallel universe, the crisis looks bright

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, once described Vladimir Putin as living in a “parallel universe”. Amid the economic...

    20. December 22, 2014

      Russia faces full-blown crisis, says Kudrin

      Russia faces a “full-blown economic crisis” next year that will trigger a series of defaults and the loss of its...

    21. December 19, 2014

      Bric funds dodge Russia bullet

      Funds investing in the once-fashionable “Bric” groupings of countries have dodged the worst effects of the Russian crisis by...

    22. December 19, 2014

      US funds to stand by Russia despite losses

      Some of the fund managers most heavily exposed to Russian stocks are promising to stick with the country, despite currency...

    23. December 19, 2014

      City Insider: To Russia with love

      Lars Windhorst: To Russia with love To the Natural History Museum and racy German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst’s Christmas...

    24. December 19, 2014

      City Insider: To Russia with love

      Lars Windhorst: To Russia with love To the Natural History Museum and racy German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst’s Christmas...

    25. December 18, 2014

      Russia sounds a warning on the frailties of global debt

      A couple of weeks ago, Claudio Borio told investors to wake up to the threat posed by currency mismatches. In the past few...

    26. December 18, 2014

      Foreign banks retreat from crisis-hit Russia

      Foreign banks have fled Russia in dramatic fashion in 2014, cutting back their exposure to the country well ahead of the...

    27. December 18, 2014

      Funds investing in Russian equities caught in economic crisis

      Hedge funds investing in Russian equities have seen the value of their holdings slump in recent weeks, making them some of...

    28. December 18, 2014

      Rouble uncertainty ripples across Russian economy

      The effects of the wild gyrations in the rouble rippled across the Russian economy as pressure on the country’s financial...

    29. December 18, 2014

      Defiant Vladimir Putin blames west for Russia’s economic woes

      A defiant Vladimir Putin said Russia should brace itself for two years of recession, as he blamed economic woes on a western...

    30. December 17, 2014

      Rouble crisis opens up Vladimir Putin to attack

      After months of nationalist euphoria, Russia’s financial upheaval has brought a sobering blast to the country’s political...

    31. December 17, 2014

      Russian rouble rises on government intervention

      The rouble leapt 12 per cent on Wednesday as the Russian government and central bank revealed measures to support the...

    32. December 17, 2014

      The only cure for what plagues Russia

      Belatedly, financial markets have realised that July 16 was Russia’s Lehman moment. On that day, the US imposed sectoral...

    33. December 16, 2014

      US risks EU rift on new Russia sanctions

      President Barack Obama is to sign a bill authorising new sanctions on Russia and offering further aid to Ukraine, despite...

    34. December 16, 2014

      Russia is heading into an economic storm with no captain

      On Tuesday afternoon, the value of the rouble was one euro cent, about 30 per cent less than on Monday morning. Russian...

    35. December 16, 2014

      The rouble crisis reveals Putin’s strategic failure

      Russia is in the throes of a full-blown currency crisis, with profound implications for its economy, its political system...

    36. December 16, 2014

      Central bank accused of doing too little to halt rouble crisis

      Only a few weeks ago Russian bankers, corporate executives and government officials described the country’s economic woes as...

    37. December 16, 2014

      Russia lurches towards financial crisis

      Russia lurched towards a financial crisis evoking parallels with its 1998 crash, as the rouble plunged more than 11 per cent...

    38. December 15, 2014

      Moscow lifts interest rate to 17%

      Russia’s Central Bank has raised its main interest rate from 10.5 per cent to 17 per cent in the middle of the Moscow night,...

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