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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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....

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. January 20, 2016

      Gazprom lost friends and ceded influence over European gas

      Ten years ago, Russia’s Gazprom was sitting pretty. It had the world’s largest natural gas reserves and Moscow was...

    9. January 20, 2016

      Russia’s rouble falls to record low amid oil price plunge

      The rouble fell to a record low of more than 81 per US dollar on Wednesday, surpassing the level reached in December...

    10. January 4, 2016

      Oil group JKX hits out at Russian investor Proxima Capital

      JKX, the London-listed oil and gas producer, has attacked its second-largest shareholder, accusing it of trying to take...

    11. January 3, 2016

      Sberbank chief hits out at ECB regulation

      The head of Russia’s biggest bank has criticised the European Central Bank for forcing its eurozone subsidiary to be...

    12. December 30, 2015

      Rouble slides amid fears for Russian economy

      The rouble fell to its lowest level in more than a year on Wednesday as Russians faced the prospect of a second...

    13. December 23, 2015

      Russia issues international arrest warrant for Khodorkovsky

      A Russian court has ordered the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, as the conflict between the Kremlin and the former oil...

    14. December 22, 2015

      Moscow votes to suspend free-trade zone with Ukraine

      The Russian parliament voted on Tuesday to suspend its free-trade zone with Ukraine from January in a further...

    15. December 17, 2015

      Vladimir Putin warns Russians over belt tightening

      Vladimir Putin has put Russians on notice for a long winter, warning of extended economic weakness and the need for...

    16. December 9, 2015

      Russia wants fair rules on sovereign debt

      Imagine the Greek government had insisted that EU institutions accept the same haircut as the country’s private...

    17. December 7, 2015

      Russia to issue renminbi-denominated debt

      Russia is preparing to raise $1bn in renminbi-denominated sovereign bonds in Moscow next year in a move that would...

    18. December 6, 2015

      Reform of Russia’s ailing economy cannot wait

      President Vladimir Putin’s annual address to Russia’s parliament last week began with the expected rallying call to...

    19. December 1, 2015

      Germany pushes EU-Russia deal to avert Ukraine trade pact tension

      Germany is piling pressure on the European Commission to cut a deal with Russia to avert a flare-up when an EU trade...

    20. November 29, 2015

      Putin’s sanctions decree raises fears of Russian isolationism

      Russian president Vladimir Putin all but banned his citizens from the Turkish beaches of Antalya this weekend, making...

    21. November 26, 2015

      Sberbank: grin and bear it

      One steppe forward, one back. Russian lender Sberbank’s third quarter was its best this year, yet its Rbs65.1bn net...

    22. November 25, 2015

      Rosneft’s $15bn financing beats sanctions

      Rosneft received advance payments for oil supplies worth more than $15bn in the third quarter — the first large-scale...

    23. November 25, 2015

      The ties that bind Russian groups to the west are unravelling

      Little by little, the ties that in the past decade began to bind Russian business to international markets and...

    24. November 22, 2015

      Russia aims to clinch $21bn in export deals with Iran

      Moscow is hoping to cement its strengthening relationship with Tehran by clinching industrial export deals of more than...

    25. November 20, 2015

      Russia: steppe change

      In January, Moscow’s corporate elites decamp to warmer climes. Like Davos, in Switzerland. At 2016’s power networking...

    26. November 20, 2015

      Rouble supported as Russia relations thaw

      The rouble enjoyed a strong rally over the course of a week that saw a marked shift in Russia’s standing on the world...

    27. November 20, 2015

      Pearson and Dow Jones sell stakes in Russian newspaper Vedomosti

      Pearson and Dow Jones have agreed to sell their stakes in Russian business newspaper Vedomosti, marking the exit of two...

    28. November 15, 2015

      Russians extend sympathy with cold caveat

      The mound of flowers outside the French embassy in Moscow kept on growing with every fresh tribute from Russians to...

    29. November 8, 2015

      High drama as Russia’s Transaero edges towards bankruptcy

      Two dozen pilots and stewardesses from the Russian airline Transaero observed a minute’s silence in the centre of St...

    30. October 27, 2015

      Turkey initiates legal action against Russia’s Gazprom

      Turkey has initiated court proceedings against Gazprom over gas prices, in the latest deterioration in relations...

    31. October 19, 2015

      Foreign groups eye scaling back Russian operations

      Some of the world’s largest multinational companies will scale back operations in Russia unless the business...

    32. October 14, 2015

      China’s Great Game: In Russia’s backyard

      The handful of shiny new buildings sprouting out of a barren landscape of dusty steppe and rusting shipping containers...

    33. October 13, 2015

      Russia debates capping rises in rouble to boost exports

      The Russian government is debating whether to place limits on how much the rouble is allowed to strengthen against the...

    34. October 5, 2015

      Telenor to sell $2.3bn VimpelCom stake

      Norwegian telecoms group Telenor is looking to end its fractious relationship with VimpelCom by selling its $2.3bn...

    35. September 30, 2015

      Gazprom pivot to Europe does not spell end of conflict with EU

      Investors seeking to understand the strategy of Gazprom over the past couple of years might be forgiven for throwing up...

    36. September 29, 2015

      Ineos among bidders for Mikhail Fridman’s North Sea gas fields

      Ineos, the Switzerland-based chemicals giant led by Jim Ratcliffe, is among several bidders, including two private...

    37. September 28, 2015

      Gazprom seeks peace after long fight with Brussels

      Gazprom and Brussels have been locked in a battle over the future of Europe’s energy market. But after years of...

    38. September 26, 2015

      Russia releases Estonian security agent in border exchange

      Russia on Saturday released an Estonian security agent in exchange for compatriot convicted of spying for Moscow. The...

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