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    Ukraine tensions prompt Total to suspend Novatek share buys

    Escalating tensions over Ukraine have prompted oil major Total to freeze its programme of buying shares in Russia’s Novatek,...

  2. July 29, 2014

    Sanctions on Russia are a ‘big concern’ for European businesses

    The deepening impact on Europe’s companies of the Ukraine crisis was brought into sharp focus with the warning by BP on...

  1. July 29, 2014

    Financial window closes for Moscow businesses

    Even before Russia was hit with the latest round of western sanctions on Tuesday, the mood in Moscow was as if the blow had...

  2. July 29, 2014

    Russian politicians take aim at global consultants

    A group of Russian lawmakers has proposed banning the “Big Four” global accounting firms and two of the world’s largest...

  3. July 29, 2014

    EU and US present united front with tough sanctions on Russia

    The western powers presented a united front over the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday when the EU and the US agreed to their...

  4. July 29, 2014

    EU’s sanctions on Russia will fail to be a knockout blow

    The new sanctions against Russia agreed by the EU on Tuesday are described by European officials as “level three”. This...

  5. July 29, 2014

    Companies fear Russian sanctions impact

    BP and Renault have become the first large European companies to warn of the potential impact of sanctions against Russia on...

  6. July 29, 2014

    BP flags concerns about impact of sanctions on Rosneft

    BP once presented its large exposure to the Russian oil and gas sector as a competitive advantage. These days, it is...

  7. July 28, 2014

    Yukos ruling adds to Russia isolation

    The Kremlin came under intense pressure on Monday after an international tribunal ordered Russia to pay $50bn damages to...

  8. July 28, 2014

    Rouble reaches weakest level since May

    The rouble fell on Monday on the back of escalating political tensions and an international court ruling ordering Russia to...

  9. July 28, 2014

    Russia sanctions: Bond film

    Water, water everywhere, and damned if it isn’t a prohibited financial transaction under US and/or EU law to drink it. This...

  10. July 28, 2014

    Q&A: $50bn Yukos award against Russia

    Former Yukos shareholders have been awarded $50bn in damages against Russia in one of the biggest arbitration awards ever...

  11. July 27, 2014

    The west risks collateral damage by punishing Russia

    When I read last week’s revision in the International Monetary Fund’s forecasts, I was reminded of William Gilmore Simms, a...

  12. July 25, 2014

    Brussels chiefs urge EU states to approve tough curbs on Russia

    Two of the EU’s most senior figures have urged the bloc’s prime ministers to approve a sweeping set of new sanctions against...

  13. July 25, 2014

    Moscow launches Mac attack in beef with west

    As the west unveils further sanctions against Russia, Moscow is hitting back where it hurts: right in the cheeseburgers,...

  14. July 25, 2014

    Vladimir Putin: Collision course

    A group of men sit in a Kamaz truck – one of those big Russian 4x4s that regularly wins the Dakar rally – speeding down a...

  15. July 25, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Russia pushes up interest rates

    Russia’s central bank unexpectedly raised its main interest rate by 50 basis points on Friday, citing “the increase in...

  16. July 24, 2014

    Malofeev: the Russian billionaire linking Moscow to the rebels

    In late January, a month before Russian soldiers appeared in Crimea, Russia’s Orthodox billionaire Konstantin Malofeev was...

  17. July 24, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on Russia

    EU diplomats will weigh sweeping Russian sanctions on Thursday that include a proposal to ban all Europeans from purchasing...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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”...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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