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    Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs
    Dec21

    Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs

    New York (AFP) – Wall Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.Activity was “uninterrupted” and proved largely immune to forces that at times rattled equity markets, Renaissance Capital...

    Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions imposed on Crimea
    Dec21

    Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions imposed on Crimea

    MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize Russia’s historic right to the Crimean peninsula. The Russian foreign ministry on Saturday expressed regret that “the United States and Canada still cannot get over the results of a free vote in...

    Analyzing Russia’s Economic Crisis
    Dec20

    Analyzing Russia’s Economic Crisis

    Video Transcript Reva Bhalla: Hello, my name is Reva Bhalla. And today I’m joined by George Friedman to discuss what appears to be a growing crisis for Russia. So George, we woke up to news of a ruble free fall today after a major interest rate hike. How should we be reading this situation? George Friedman: Well, the financials reflect the...

    Last Minute Gift Guide for Wonks, 2014 Edition
    Dec20

    Last Minute Gift Guide for Wonks, 2014 Edition

    With Christmas bearing down on us like a giant train of retail profit, you may have someone left on your list who spent the year thinking just a little too much about the news. Trust us, we know the type. Perhaps needless to say, but we have a few of them among us at Foreign Policy. Though you may have already got this person an FP subscription,...

    Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions
    Dec20

    Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions

    Russia on Saturday derided the United States, Canada and Europe for another set of economic sanctions and new sanctions aimed at blocking foreign investment in Crimea. …read more Source: The New York...

    Gas is flowing again from Russia to Ukraine, but blackouts have hit factories and homes
    Dec20

    Gas is flowing again from Russia to Ukraine, but blackouts have hit factories and homes

    Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says Ukraine’s independence is compromised by its energy dependence on Russia. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    US Imposes New Russia Sanctions Ahead Of Ukraine Peace Talks
    Dec20

    US Imposes New Russia Sanctions Ahead Of Ukraine Peace Talks

    The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian-controlled Crimea as Ukraine announced the loss of five soldiers ahead of peace talks meant to end a war against Russian-backed insurgents. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Obama has signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act
    Dec20

    Obama has signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act

    “On Thursday, December 18, 2014, the President signed into law H.R. 5859, the “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014,” which contains sanctions provisions on various Russian persons and entities and military and non-military assistance authorities for Ukraine,” the release said. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    For Putin, a year of successes and failures — on Ukraine, NATO and the West
    Dec20

    For Putin, a year of successes and failures — on Ukraine, NATO and the West

    MOSCOW — A year ago, most Ukrainians didn’t want to join NATO. U.S. tanks weren’t doing training exercises near the Russian border. And a dollar bought 33 rubles.But after the most tumultuous stretch of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power, Russia is confronting a new reality. Ukraine — the part not held by rebels — has...

    AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world
    Dec20

    AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world

    LONDON (AP) — No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. While the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, is showing clear signs that its recovery is self-sustaining, the picture elsewhere is far less rosy entering 2015. Concerns remain over the Chinese economy, the world’s...