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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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....

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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....

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. December 17, 2015

      Victory for Putin in fight to force Ukraine to repay $3bn bond

      The International Monetary Fund has handed a victory to Russia’s Vladimir Putin in his fight to force Ukraine to repay...

    37. December 16, 2015

      Putin suspends trade zone with Ukraine in tit-for-tat escalation

      Vladimir Putin has ordered the suspension of Russia’s free trade zone with Ukraine, following up on threats that Kiev’s...

    38. 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...

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