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Off the menu (E52) RIA Novosti/Alexandr Kryazhev
This week Russia bites back as the country bans US and EU agricultural products, airlines lose billions amid rumors of a possible ban on trans-Siberian flights - plus Russia teams up with Iran in response to Western sanctions. ... August 10, 2014 06:58
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.

AFP Photo / Natalia Kolesnikova
Murder incorporated (E51)

This week a court in The Hague orders Russia to pay $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos. Katie Pilbeam finds out why a man wanted...

August 03, 2014 08:15 4
AFP Photo / Georges Gobet
Sanctimonious sanctions (E50)

This week Katie Pilbeam looks into the hypocrisy of EU sanctions against Russia, Saudi Arabia opens its stock market to foreign investors, Coke loses its...

July 27, 2014 08:15 2
The headquarters building of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC. (AFP Photo)
Sanctioned hit (E49)

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,...

July 20, 2014 08:15
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
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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

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