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Sanctioned hit (E49) The headquarters building of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC. (AFP Photo)
Global financial markets shake as the U.S. targets Russia's energy and finance sectors. Also, the BRICS group of emerging nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa launch their own development bank to rival the IMF and the World Ban... July 20, 2014 08:15
Venture Capital

Venture Capital is a lively weekly business news show presented by Katie Pilbeam. It covers the most important financial stories affecting Russia and the global economy, featuring exclusive interviews with some of the industry’s most respected economists.

A BNP Paribas sign is pictured on a building of the bank in Geneva (Reuters/Pierre Albouy)
Capital punishment (E48)

European banks face much bigger US fines than American lenders. Katie Pilbeam investigates whether this is a new political tool in Washington’s...

July 13, 2014 08:15
Reuters/Jim Urquhart
Legal tender (E47)

Russia takes a closer look at Bitcoin to decide if the virtual currency can be used as legal payment. Plus, Katie Pilbeam discusses banking fines and...

July 06, 2014 08:15
Algeria's forward Islam Slimani celebrates at the end of their Group H football match against Russia at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014. (AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev)
Pay to play (E46)

This year's World Cup has so far shown that you don't need big money to succeed. Katie Pilbeam investigates why the wealthy teams are failing and the poor...

June 27, 2014 17:59
AFP Photo / Mohd Rasfan
Football madness (E45)

As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, Katie Pilbeam finds out why not everyone in the football-mad nation is happy. Tim Kirby hopes Russian mining stocks...

June 15, 2014 08:15 17
L to R) U.S. President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, France's President Francois Hollande, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel participate in a G7 leaders meeting at European Council headquarters in Brussels June 4, 2014.  (Reuters)
Seven dwarfs vs Snow White (E44)

Russia gets the cold shoulder this week from G7 leaders who discuss ramping up sanctions. Katie Pilbeam gets the reaction of these continued threats from...

June 08, 2014 08:15 2
AFP Photo / Alexander Zobin
The check is in the mail (E43)

Pay up day for Ukraine to avoid a gas being cut off came and went with Kiev claiming a mysterious money transfer to Moscow, which never arrived. Russia...

June 01, 2014 08:30 2
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (3rd R) speaks with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao (3rd L) during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of an economic forum in Saint Petersburg, on May 23, 2014. (AFP Photo / Olga Maltseva)
Deal of the century (E42)

Russia and China sign a record gas deal worth at least $400 billion over the next 30 years. But energy was just the tip of the iceberg as Russia and China...

May 25, 2014 08:15
(L-R) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Jacob Zuma, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a family photograph during the fifth BRICS Summit in Durban, March 27, 2013.(Reuters / Rogan Ward)
BRICS tango (E41)

Argentina wants to join Russia, China, India, Brazil and South Africa as a member of the BRICS group of developing nations. Katie Pilbeam investigates...

May 18, 2014 13:32 15
Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Transaction blocked (E40)

Russia wants to create its own credit card payment network as it examines the country's vulnerability to the US payment system in the wake of sanctions....

May 11, 2014 08:30 3

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