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Key central bankers tell CNBC what they expect when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.
Dmitry Polevoy, chief economist for Russia and CIS at ING, says the Chinese slowdown and falling oil prices were key drivers behind the Bank of Russia's decision.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro Advisory, says change in the Russian government's approach to monetary policy is one of the causes for the currency's weakness.
Russia's central bank decides to leave its key rate at 11 percent.
Oleg Kouzmin, economist with Renaissance Capital in Moscow, explains how low oil prices and a weaker ruble are affecting the Russia economy.
Chris Weafer, founding partner at Macro-Advisory, says Russian banks are assessing risk on exposure by using a more "favorable" exchange rate – from pre-oil declines - than the current rate.
Alexander Branis, director at Prosperity Capital Management, discusses the Russia central bank cutting rates and how this might help the economy.
Dmitri Petrov, Russia strategist at Nomura, gives his reasons why Russia's central bank will keep its rates on hold.
Oleg Kouzmin, economist for Russia and CIS at Renaissance Capital, predicts the central bank will announce a rate cut of 50 basis points at its meeting today.
Oleg Kouzmin, economist for Russia and CIS at Renaissance Capital, discusses Russia's currency and the wider economy.
Igor Vayn, CEO of Renaissance Capital, discusses how access to capital and liquidity issues have affected Russian businesses.
Those expecting further swingeing rate cuts from Russia as the country’s inflation slows, or a Fed style bond-buying program, may be disappointed.
Elvira Nabiullina, governor of the Central Bank of Russia, tells CNBC she doesn't see risks relating to a potential U.S. rate hike.
Elvira Nabiullina, governor of the Central Bank of Russia, tells CNBC they are targeting the rate of inflation, rather than a specific level for the ruble.
Central Bank of Russia has cut its rates to 12.5 percent from 14 percent. Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, gives his reaction.
Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Russian Central Bank cut rates by 250 basis points or more, talking ahead of the announcement.
Joe Kaeser, president and chief executive officer of Siemens, has weighed in on geopolitical risks.
The Russian central bank has cut its key rate by 100 basis points. Dan Salter, head of equity strategy at Renaissance Capital, says the move was justified.
Dan Salter, head of equity strategy at Renaissance Capital, says there are two shocks hitting Russia's economy: credit and oil.
Alicia Garcia-Herrero, chief economist at BBVA, says the Russian central bank will likely cut rates on Friday, but it shouldn't do so because the economy isn't out of the woods yet.