Alisa Lockwood, head of Europe at IHS Economics and Country Risk, says the Ukrainian president was "playing" both Russia and the EU and clearly "miscalculated" the amount of support for the EU.» Read More
As Europe’s debt turmoil enters its third year, no clear solutions are yet in sight — despite recent signs that a new lending program by the European Central Bank might be easing pressures.
As difficult as the last two years have been for Europe, 2012 could be even tougher. Each week, countries will need to sell billions of dollars of bonds — a staggering $1 trillion in total — to replace existing debt and cover their current budget deficits, the New York Times reports.
Under growing pressure from the United States, some of Asia’s largest economies are reluctantly looking for options to reduce the amount of oil they buy from Iran. The New York Times reports.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a vision for a Soviet Union-lite he hopes will become a new Moscow-led global powerhouse. But, his planned Eurasian Union won't be grounded in ideology: This time it's about trade.
Pending sanctions against Iran are designed to cause swifter economic pain than past penalties, and Iran is ramping up rhetoric in response.
Tension overseas is making headlines regarding oil supply. Weighing in on how oil prices could be impacted, with Nigel Gault IHS Global Insight, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Goldman Sachs reports Brazil, Russia, India and China may have peaked. Joyce Chang, JPMorgan head of emerging markets and global credit research weighs in.
The architect of Vladimir Putin's tightly controlled political system became one of its most senior victims on Tuesday when he was shunted out of the Kremlin in the wake of the biggest opposition protests of Putin's 12-year rule.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the political opposition on Tuesday of lacking goals and leaders, in his first comments since tens of thousands gathered at the weekend to protest against disputed parliamentary vote results.
Stung by souring loans and troubled government bond portfolios, many European banks are being forced by regulators to raise money to build up their cash cushions against future losses.
Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.
China manufacturing data, export activity point to a slowdown in China. Should investors be concerned? David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com, discuss.
The economic crisis threatens to increase protectionism as governments think more on a national than an international level, Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) told CNBC Thursday.
Hold the condolence cards, but the recession cost the rich. The share of income received by the top 1 percent — that potent symbol of inequality — dropped to 17 percent in 2009 from 23 percent in 2007, according to federal tax data. The New York Times reports.
Russian stocks and the rouble held above their two-week lows, but analysts said that, at least until Dec. 24, investors would be better off staying away from Russia.
Scott Budman, KNTV reports the Supreme Court will hear Arizona's controversial immigration case, with NBC's Pete Williams. Also, Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol; MF Global's former CEO, Jon Corzine, will testify at a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday; and New Jersey Nets owner and Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov intends to run against Vladmir Putin for president of Russia.
A look at how the slump in emerging market is causing a drop in commodities, and how to trade it, with the Fast Money traders.
In the fiscal accord, the nations that use the euro essentially agreed to go back to Plan A — that is, the principles and rules with which they created their common currency two decades ago.
Keith McCullough, CEO Hedgeye Risk Management, discusses what's happening in China and Russia, and says he's back to bullish on U.S. stocks in the intermediate term.
Once the master of a booming euro zone universe spanning Greece, Italy and Germany, the European bond trader now presides over a shrunken, fear-struck market — and might well lose his job by the end of the year. The New York Times reports.