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Bringing Russia to Heel

As the conflict in Ukraine intensifies and the European Union prepares a new wave of sanctions against Russia, we ask what might work? And is President Putin listening anyway?

The conflict in Ukraine is intensifying and the European Union is preparing a new wave of sanctions against Russia, but what leverage does it have left? And is President Putin listening anyway? We talk to Lilit Gevorgyan, senior Russian analyst at IHS, who tells us that Europe's dependence on Russian gas will limit their room to move.

Also, the appetite for complicated money instruments is on the rise again which are similar to those that lay at the heart of the financial crisis of 2008. Is there a risk of more instability in the markets, and can we be confident that new rules for banks are keeping us safe? Janet Tavokoli, the President of Tavakoli Structured Finance, thinks there are good reasons for fresh concern.

And could you write an advert for your own job or would you make it sound bigger and more grandiose than it really is and end up putting people off? Lucy Kellaway considers the jargon and the hype that makes up job spec blurb.

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Mon 1 Sep 2014 07:32GMT

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