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    1. 9 hours ago

      Obama pushes power of weaponised finance to its limits

      George Washington carried a musket. Franklin Roosevelt sent in heavy bombers. But for President Barack Obama, who must...

    2. March 2, 2015

      The case for blocking Russia in the North Sea

      The Ukrainian crisis is creating awkward commercial conundrums for many European countries as they seek to realign their...

    1. March 2, 2015

      UK threat to block North Sea deal ‘not rational’, says Mikhail Fridman

      Mikhail Fridman, the Russian billionaire, has told Britain’s energy secretary that the UK government’s threat to block a...

    2. March 1, 2015

      Russia still regarded as a ‘viable’ investment

      More than half of 500 global business leaders surveyed by AT Kearney, the Washington consultancy, plan to increase...

    3. February 27, 2015

      Browne makes dealmaking comeback

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to take charge of a $10bn oil and gas group backed by Russian billionaire...

    4. February 26, 2015

      Rouble heads for best month since 1990s

      Russia’s rouble is heading for its best month in at least two decades as stabilising oil prices and a tentative ceasefire...

    5. February 26, 2015

      Russia trades will not follow Greek game theory

      Who knows best: the pundits or financial markets? This week markets have won against the commentators. Their calm over...

    6. February 25, 2015

      EU set to act on Gazprom antitrust case in ‘matter of weeks’

      The EU is only weeks from launching one of its biggest antitrust battles by proceeding with its case against Gazprom,...

    7. February 18, 2015

      A slippery slope for Switzerland’s Russian skiers

      “It’s complicated,” says the concierge at the W, one of Verbier’s swankier hotels, when I inquire about this season’s...

    8. February 16, 2015

      Russian hearts, minds and refrigerators

      A friend of mine from Moscow has a nice way of describing how her fellow citizens view the war in Ukraine. She calls it a...

    9. February 9, 2015

      Arming Ukraine ‘an option’, says Obama

      Barack Obama left open the option of arming Ukraine in its war against Russian-backed separatist rebels should diplomatic...

    10. February 9, 2015

      Rosneft’s Russian sanctions case referred to EU

      A case brought by Russian state-controlled oil group Rosneft to challenge the legality of sweeping sanctions imposed on the...

    11. February 3, 2015

      Rosneft changes accounting policy to ease effect of rouble’s fall

      Rosneft, the Russian state controlled energy group, has tried to mitigate the effects of the rouble’s fall on its results by...

    12. January 30, 2015

      Britain must hold Russia’s kleptocratic elite to account

      Of all of the possibilities presented by the phrase “weapons of mass destruction”, the spectre of a dirty bomb — nuclear...

    13. January 30, 2015

      Russia startles markets with interest rate cut

      Russia’s central bank slashed its key interest rate to 15 per cent from 17 per cent on Friday, sending the rouble plummeting...

    14. January 29, 2015

      EU fails to agree new Russia sanctions

      Increasingly divided EU ministers failed to issue a specific threat of further economic sanctions against Russia on...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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