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  1. July 22, 2014

    Britain accused of hypocrisy in Russia sanctions debate

    The head of France’s ruling Socialist party accused Britain’s David Cameron on Tuesday of hypocrisy for urging Paris to...

  2. July 22, 2014

    City companies wary over Russian links

    Big companies and City firms are re-examining existing deals with Russia and backing away from new business as fears mount...

  1. July 22, 2014

    Russia has little to lose from arms embargo

    Two huge French-built Mistral warships Vladivostok and Sevastopol – on order for the Kremlin – have become a potent symbol...

  2. July 22, 2014

    EU rifts scupper new Russia sanctions

    Europe’s foreign ministers failed to agree new sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in the downing of MH17 despite...

  3. July 22, 2014

    Vladimir Putin starts to show the strain as outrage mounts over MH17

    The pressure on Vladimir Putin is intensifying. One of the Russian president’s most trusted economic advisers on Tuesday...

  4. July 22, 2014

    MH17 crash: Bodies prepared for flight to Netherlands

    Bodies from the downed Malaysian airline were due to arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday after days of delays that have...

  5. July 22, 2014

    Row erupts over French warship ahead of European sanctions talks

    A dispute over two warships France is building for Russia is threatening to overshadow a high-stakes meeting of EU foreign...

  6. July 21, 2014

    If geopolitics is back, investors are unprepared

    While analysts speculate over a new cold war, following claims of Russian involvement in last week’s air crash in Ukraine,...

  7. July 21, 2014

    UK urges tougher EU sanctions on Russia

    Europe’s foreign ministers will face intense pressure to enforce tougher sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, with a UK-led...

  8. July 21, 2014

    MH17 crash: EU divided over severity of Russia sanctions

    Europe’s foreign ministers will meet on Tuesday amid mounting signs anti-Russian hardliners are gaining ground for tougher...

  9. July 20, 2014

    Europe must impose financial sanctions on Russia

    When tragedy strikes, we care about how it happened and why it happened. Economic consequences should be secondary. The...

  10. July 18, 2014

    MH17 crash galvanises EU opinion on tougher Russian sanctions

    European capitals which have urged tougher EU action against Russia are pushing for quicker and broader sanctions to be...

  11. July 17, 2014

    Russian stocks fall after US sanctions move

    Russian shares and the rouble dropped sharply on Thursday after the US levied sanctions against a group of four of Russia’s...

  12. July 17, 2014

    Court freezes assets of ‘Putin’s banker’ after lender’s collapse

    A UK court has issued an order freezing assets worth more than $2bn belonging to Sergei Pugachev, nicknamed “Putin’s banker”...

  13. Brussels Blog

    July 16, 2014

    EU summit: Leaked draft of new Russia sanctions

    A pro-Russian militant stands guard at a checkpoint outside Donetsk earlier this week. UPDATE: We’ve now posted the draft...

  14. July 4, 2014

    Russia clampdown stokes fears of Balkanisation of the web

    Concerns about the potential Balkanisation of the internet were heightened when Russia’s parliament passed a bill requiring...

  15. June 27, 2014

    Rusal seeks court approval for debt restructuring

    Rusal is seeking court approval to force through its debt restructuring after failing to win unanimous backing from its...

  16. June 26, 2014

    Russia looks to shield economy from sanctions

    The Russian government is working on measures to help replace imported industrial goods with domestically manufactured ones...

  17. June 26, 2014

    Italy leads calls to slow sanctions against Russia

    Italy will lead countries seeking to curb US and German attempts to broaden the scope of western sanctions against Russia at...

  18. June 26, 2014

    US business groups attack Russia sanctions

    Leading US business groups are going public with their opposition to the unilateral imposition of new sanctions by the White...

  19. June 25, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Merkel toughens sanctions talk against Russia

    Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has raised the prospect of broader economic sanctions against Russia, just two days before...

  20. June 25, 2014

    Russian stocks stage remarkable turnround

    In mid-March, as sanctions were imposed on Russia over its part in the Ukraine crisis, the White House made a bold stock...

  21. June 25, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US considers new round of sanctions on Russia

    The Obama administration is discussing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia , including its vast energy sector,...

  22. June 23, 2014

    Sberbank in €1bn issuance as tensions ease

    Russia’s largest lender has returned to global bond markets for the first time since the country’s confrontation with...

  23. June 8, 2014

    Russian companies prepare to pay for trade in renminbi

    Russian companies are preparing to switch contracts to renminbi and other Asian currencies amid fears that western sanctions...

  24. June 5, 2014

    Western leaders warn Russia of fresh sanctions line on Ukraine

    Barack Obama, the US president, said he and fellow leaders of the world’s seven industrial powers were prepared to impose...

  25. May 30, 2014

    Gazprom criticises EU over South Stream gas pipeline

    Gazprom has accused the EU of applying double standards to block its landmark gas pipeline into Europe in a case that looks...

  26. May 29, 2014

    Putin backs moves to improve Russia’s investment climate

    When Lanxess, the German chemicals maker, tried to get the Russian city of Dzerzhinsk to supply power to the industrial park...

  27. May 23, 2014

    Russian business community hits out at sanctions

    Russia’s business community spoke out in defiance of sanctions at the country’s main annual economic conference in St...

  28. May 21, 2014

    Russia’s Davos divides the west

    France, which is going ahead with a €1.2bn sale of two warships to Moscow , will be represented by the biggest contingent of...

  29. May 21, 2014

    Gas deal more important to Russia than China

    Chinese President Xi Jinping finally granted his Russian counterpart a long-awaited gas supply contract on Wednesday, ending...

  30. May 21, 2014

    Putin is risking the engine of Russia’s economy

    Despite Russia’s recent under-performance, the size and potential of its economy has made it an attractive prospect for...

  31. May 21, 2014

    Finland and Netherlands display problems at core of eurozone

    The circle keeps on turning in the eurozone. Just as some previously troubled southern European states, such as Spain, stage...

  32. May 21, 2014

    China and Russia sign $400bn gas deal

    China and Russia have clinched a $400bn gas supply deal that provides Moscow with a crucial new export market and stronger...

  33. May 16, 2014

    Calpers sells stakes in Alisher Usmanov companies

    Calpers, the California state pension fund, has sold its holdings in two companies part-owned by Russia’s richest man,...

  34. May 15, 2014

    France’s agony over warships for Putin

    Since the crisis over Ukraine first erupted, EU member states have wavered over how much economic pain they are prepared to...

  35. May 14, 2014

    Russia tussle risks exposing WTO weakness

    When, after almost two decades of negotiations, Russia became in 2012 the last major economy to join the World Trade...

  36. May 14, 2014

    Sanctions put squeeze on Russia loans

    Russian companies are facing tougher lending restrictions from western banks as sanctions against the country start to bite....

  37. May 14, 2014

    Energy sanctions aim to hurt Russia more than the west

    As the US looks for levers to exert influence over Russia, energy is an obvious choice. Oil and gas generate more than 50...

  38. The A-List

    May 14, 2014

    Tiny Kyrgyzstan feels the heat from the Ukraine crisis

    The five central Asian republics, tied to Russia’s overlordship through a welter of economic and social ties, are all...

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