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Spiralling inflation and the declining value of the ruble have already hit Russia's economy – and now prostitutes in one town are hiking their rates.
The Russian President accused the Western powers of "pure cynicism" in Ukraine in a key speech to his country, as its economy worsens.
Following the U.K.'s Autumn Statement, Business Secretary of State Vince Cable asserts that the British economy is the fastest-growing in the Western world. He adds that concerns about the U.K. deficit are exaggerated.
The U.K. "can't do too much on innovation" to boost its economy at the moment, says John Cridland, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry lobbying group. He believes the U.K. could go for a "bolder approach" with its R&D tax credit.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to fire his finance minister.
Gold is treated both as a "monetary asset" and a "jewellery item", which can complicate the price and drive volatility says Nitesh Shah, associate director at ETF Securities.
Falling oil prices can only benefit the EU consumer, and to say Europe needs inflation is "complete and utter nonsense", says Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday.
The South Stream pipeline deal is not yet "dead" and the European Union could yet revive it, says Chris Weafer, a founding partner at Macro Advisory.
Piraeus signing a deal with Cosco Pacific is significant to Greece as it symbolizes its "strategic partnership" with China, says Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's minister of shipping and the Aegean.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro Advisory Limited, offers analysis on rumors that Royal Dutch Shell is set to bid on BP.
Against the backdrop of ruble depreciation and oil price decline, analysts are wondering what Russia’s “superhero” president will do next.
The key element when it comes to crude oil prices is how "sustained" the price fall is. After that, straight decisions on cutting output can start says Miswin Mahesh, oil analyst at Barclays.
Deciphering between harmful and non-harmful play can be distinguished, yet there are overlapping behaviours between the two gambling groups says Marc Etches, chief executive at Responsible Gambling Trust.
Reducing a gambling machine's money stakes could reduce the risk of problem gamblers says Matt Zarb-Cousin, spokesperson for Campaign for Fairer Gambling.
After the disappointing PMI results for Europe, Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi discusses his views on how various countries need to restructure and how QE is needed for Europe.
European shares closed lower on Monday with the falling price of major commodities weighing heavily on the mining and energy sectors.
The Hungarian government would be ready to purchase any foreign banks that were ready to leave the country, says Gabor Orban, Hungary's tax and financial affairs minister.
Full-blown quantitative easing may not be the answer to all of the euro zone's problems, but it's the "speed" which makes it a great tool for the European Central Bank, says Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi.
If Switzerland votes "yes" in the Swiss gold referendum, this could compromise the central bank's credibility and its ability to maintain its currency cap, says Nitesh Shah, gold analyst at ETF Securities.