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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. May 31, 2015

      Russia imposes travel ban on ‘hostile’ EU citizens

      Russia has barred 89 EU citizens from entering the country, singling out politicians and other officials from nations...

    24. May 19, 2015

      Norilsk Nickel looks to China with new copper mine

      Norilsk Nickel is in advanced talks with Chinese companies in the hope of securing financing for a large new copper...

    25. May 17, 2015

      Weak rouble and sanctions breathe life into Russian industry

      Russia has been fretting about economic catastrophe for so long that the slide in GDP announced on Friday was actually...

    26. May 15, 2015

      Russia economy declines 1.9% in first quarter

      Russia’s economy contracted by 1.9 per cent in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in...

    27. May 7, 2015

      Putin and Xi: not quite the allies they seem

      A friend in need is a friend indeed. But what sort of a friend is China really to Russia? Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    28. April 30, 2015

      Ukrainian oligarch avoids extradition to US

      A Vienna court late on Thursday rejected a US Department of Justice request to extradite Dmitry Firtash, a...

    29. April 30, 2015

      Russian central bank cuts interest rates as rouble rallies

      Russia’s central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate by 150 basis points to 12.5 per cent in response to the...

    30. April 27, 2015

      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

      Much like superheroes of comic book lore, competition authorities strive to protect the man in the street from hulking...

    31. April 21, 2015

      Vestager takes a tough stance on Gazprom

      More than a decade after it started investigating the European gas market, and long after it forced the continent’s...

    32. April 20, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman given three months to sell North Sea gasfields

      The UK is to force Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell a dozen North Sea gasfields owned by his $10bn energy...

    33. April 20, 2015

      Industrial companies count the cost of doing business in Russia

      Claas is not due to open a €120m extension of its farm machinery factory in Krasnodar, near Russia’s Black Sea coast,...

    34. April 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin tells Russians worst of economic crisis is over

      Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the state of the economy, wages and pensions in his annual marathon...

    35. April 16, 2015

      Gunvor sells stake in Siberian miner to reduce Russian exposure

      Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, has sold its 30 per cent stake in Kolmar, the Siberian coal...

    36. April 9, 2015

      Russian rates tempt the carry traders

      At the end of last week, Strategas, the New York-based research boutique, presented the “wall of worry” issues...

    37. April 1, 2015

      Evraz announces $1.3bn loss and share buy-back

      Shares in Evraz, the steelmaker in which Roman Abramovich is the largest shareholder, rallied 4.9 per cent after it...

    38. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

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