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British MPs say US-EU free trade deal must not leave govts at multinationals’ mercy
British MPs are protesting the US-EU TTIP free trade deal that could enable multinational corporations to sue governments if newly introduced rules harm their businesses, thus weakening essential European health and food regulations.

10.03.2015 06:13

Anglo-Russian business and the ‘Cervix of Hamon effect’
Syntax matters. In these “sanctioned times” it is doubly vital that the nuances of meaning originating in Russian or in English be as fully congruent, tuned and replicated with cultural and contextual relevance when reborn into the other language.

04.03.2015 13:54

Russia could change food embargo - Kremlin spokesman
Russia may loosen its embargo on food from some EU countries such as Greece by allowing agricultural products to be processed within the country, said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

02.03.2015 07:28

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

​Moscow confirms India considering free trade zone with Eurasian Economic Union
India has proposed creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, said Alexey Pushkov, head of the International Committee of Russian State Duma.

27.02.2015 14:09

EU to step up gas supplies from Caspian, Algeria over Russian supply fears
The European Union has decided to turn to alternative gas suppliers such as Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Algeria and Turkey following recent “political challenges” including the Ukraine crisis and the cancellation of the Russia-led South Stream gas pipeline.

25.02.2015 07:32

China pivots everywhere
The world’s leading economy is on a roll as it enters a new year in the Chinese zodiac. Welcome to the Year of the Sheep. Or Goat. Or Ram. Or, technically, the Green Wooden Sheep (or Goat).

20.02.2015 10:24

‘No significant shale oil production in Britain for 20yrs’ – BP
Oil giant BP says significant shale gas production in Britain and Europe over the next 20 years is unlikely. In a damning forecast, the energy firm said fracking will gain little traction outside America before 2035.

18.02.2015 15:47

Russia steps up oil supplies to Asia
Gulf producers may find it a struggle to keep their share of the global oil market as Russia is boosting crude exports to Asia after upping supplies by 25 percent to China, Japan and South Korea in 2014.

18.02.2015 07:10

Russia, China to boost finance, aviation & space partnerships
China and Russia plan to extend their strategic partnership in finance, aviation and space as well as improve trade and economic cooperation, said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping.

17.02.2015 10:18

‘What part of no don’t you understand?’ TTIP critics target EU trade commissioner
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom’s visit to London to promote the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been met with protest, as MPs say more transparency is needed to address public concern.

16.02.2015 15:37

​‘Vested interests’: Revolving door between arms dealers & govt exposed
Arms manufacturers currently have dozens of employees seconded to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other British government agencies, an investigation has discovered.

16.02.2015 09:11