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    1. August 31, 2015

      Emerging markets: Fixing a broken model

      Just under six years ago, Brazil’s economy was in such robust shape that The Economist published a cover illustration...

    2. August 30, 2015

      New age beliefs fail to help Russian lossmaking Uralsib bank

      For years, Nikolai Tsvetkov has run Uralsib, one of Russia’s top private banks, with the confidence of a true believer...

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      Luxury brands must to respond currency moves, the rise of social media among millennia...
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    1. August 25, 2015

      Potash producer Uralkali plans $1.3bn share buyback

      Uralkali, the world’s largest potash producer by output, is planning its second billion-dollar share buyback this year...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Moscow lifts ban on Russian Wikipedia

      Moscow on Tuesday lifted a ban on the Russian-language version of Wikipedia less than a day after imposing it. Internet...

    3. August 24, 2015

      Moscow snubs Rosneft funding plans

      The Russian government has decided not to fund four out of five Rosneft projects for which the oil company had...

    4. August 23, 2015

      Russia piles pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has resumed pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency in an effort to prevent global market...

    5. August 19, 2015

      Russia sends food inspectors into Auchan stores

      Russian authorities have launched a probe into French hypermarket chain Auchan, making it the latest western...

    6. August 17, 2015

      Russia struggles to shrug off China slowdown

      Russians shrug at the thought of a 3 per cent currency devaluation, such as the renminbi experienced last week. After...

    7. August 10, 2015

      Russia’s recession deepens as economy contracts 4.6%

      Russia’s recession deepened in the second quarter of 2015, marking a sharp contrast with robust growth in much of...

    8. August 10, 2015

      Fears of financial crisis rise as Russia’s economy shrinks

      Russia’s economy contracted by 4.6 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2014, the largest...

    9. August 10, 2015

      Gazprom’s China contract offers no protection against low prices

      Gazprom’s 30-year contract for gas supplies to China was based on an optimistic view of the oil market and offered no...

    10. August 9, 2015

      US frustrates Russian oligarchs’ cat and mouse over sanctions

      Airfix Aviation Oy, IPP Oil Products (Cyprus) and Oy Langvik Capital are hardly household names, but when the US added...

    11. August 6, 2015

      Russia incinerates contraband food

      One year into its embargo on western food products, Russia has launched a controversial campaign to destroy all...

    12. August 6, 2015

      Russian rouble leads EM currency slide

      The Russian rouble led weakness among emerging market currencies on Thursday, slipping to its weakest level against the...

    13. August 5, 2015

      Russia’s Yukos threats signal a lurch away from international law

      As if the difficulties of navigating through western sanctions against Russia were not enough, foreign companies...

    14. August 3, 2015

      Moscow vows tit-for-tat asset seizures in $50bn Yukos dispute

      Moscow has warned Washington that it is ready to seize US assets if American courts freeze Russian ones to enforce a...

    15. July 30, 2015

      Russians await interest rate decision

      Izvestiya, the Kremlin-friendly Russian daily, is known primarily for its coverage of the country’s politics and...

    16. July 28, 2015

      Gas production at Gazprom set to hit post-Soviet low

      Gazprom’s gas production is on track to fall to a fresh post-Soviet low this year as the state-controlled energy group...

    17. July 26, 2015

      Putin appeals to nationalist support as economy wobbles

      When Vladimir Putin took the stage on Sunday in Baltiysk, a town that is home to part of Russia’s Baltic Fleet, the...

    18. July 21, 2015

      Russia sees big potential from Iran deal

      When the UN Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, Russia paid tribute with an...

    19. July 13, 2015

      Gunvor sells stake in Baltic oil terminal to Russian businessman

      Gunvor, one of the world’s largest commodity traders, has sold a majority stake in its once-prized Russian oil terminal...

    20. July 10, 2015

      India and Pakistan join Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

      The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation has embarked on a big enlargement process that could transform the club that...

    21. July 9, 2015

      Former Kremlin banker flees UK for France

      Sergei Pugachev, an exiled Russian oligarch who was once a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, has defied a court...

    22. July 8, 2015

      Brics nations’ differences on display as club stages summit

      In the lobby of the Holiday Inn in Ufa, Russia, three men were huddled over an iPad on Wednesday morning — one Russian,...

    23. July 7, 2015

      Sanction-scarred Russian groups eye Bric finance options

      Russia is eyeing the New Development Bank set up by the Brics group of large emerging economies for relief for some of...

    24. July 6, 2015

      Saudi sovereign fund to invest $10bn in Russia

      Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to invest $10bn in Russia, in a powerful sign of the rapprochement...

    25. June 23, 2015

      Lada revs up as sales reverse off a cliff

      Bo Andersson, a former major in the Swedish army, knows what it takes to run a car factory in Russia. “We do alcohol...

    26. June 19, 2015

      Nato shows its sharp end in Polish war games

      Nato, an organisation set up to protect Europe, has harboured an unusual truth for the past 20 years: it had no plan to...

    27. June 19, 2015

      St Petersburg’s red carpet fails to hide year of economic bloodshed

      As the VIPs arrived this week at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, it was...

    28. June 18, 2015

      France and Belgium freeze Russian state assets over Yukos case

      Russia said its lawyers were studying French and Belgian moves to freeze state assets in an attempt to enforce a $50bn...

    29. June 18, 2015

      As Greece teeters, Alexis Tsipras is feted in St Petersburg

      Alexis Tsipras has alienated many fellow EU leaders as bruising talks over Greece’s bailout have pushed the country...

    30. June 17, 2015

      EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

      The EU agreed on Wednesday to extend economic sanctions against Russian industry for at least six months after a debate...

    31. June 15, 2015

      Russian economy: An asset to the state

      Staring into the faces of Russia’s top state bankers last year, Igor Zyuzin was a man on a precipice. An eccentric...

    32. June 14, 2015

      EU’s Russia sanctions fail to dent oil deals

      Europe’s biggest oil groups are extending business deals with their Russian energy partners despite this month’s EU...

    33. June 14, 2015

      Extradition attempt is political ploy, says Russian tycoon

      Sergei Pugachev, the exiled Russian tycoon once nicknamed the “Kremlin’s banker” has said a Russian attempt to...

    34. June 14, 2015

      Sanctions new normal proves workable for business in Russia

      When executives from hundreds of Russian and foreign companies came together in St Petersburg a year ago for the...

    35. June 12, 2015

      Russian oligarchs take fertiliser fight to Cypriot court

      Two Russian oligarchs are set to face off in a Cypriot court in September in a multibillion dollar fight over the...

    36. June 10, 2015

      Renzi plays good cop to humour Putin and Italian business

      On Monday, Matteo Renzi stood beside fellow Group of Seven leaders as they threatened to heap further sanctions on...

    37. June 8, 2015

      Putin warned of fresh sanctions over Ukraine

      The Group of Seven countries on Monday threatened Russian president Vladimir Putin with new economic sanctions if...

    38. June 8, 2015

      Russians look to tighten their belts after luxury buying spree

      When the rouble collapsed in December 2014, Dmitri Gourji doubled the price of his luxury wares and asked the landlord...

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