CNBC's Jim Maceda reports tensions remain high between Russia and Ukraine as the conflict between the two countries intensifies. Right now it's about money, energy and Putin, says Maceda.» Read More
Though financial institutions are not yet turning away customers at the door, they are trying to discourage some depositors from parking cash with them. NYT reports
As European leaders scramble to contain the euro zone debt crisis and make preparations for an orderly default for Greece, on e fund manager argues that Russia’s debt crisis in 1998 could hold an important lesson for the southern European nation.
Jochen Wermuth, CIO of Wermuth Asset Management, discussed Vladimir Putin's probable return to Russia's political scene as President, and his previous failure to tackle corruption.
There are all kinds of debt—as small as personal debt or as large as national debt. There's another type of debt as important as the rest—called Sovereign Debt. CNBC Explains.
Growth in emerging markets slowed to its weakest pace for more than two years between July and September as manufacturing output decelerated amid fears of a global slowdown, according to figures from HSBC.
Assets in U.S. based exchange-traded funds fell below the $1 trillion mark in September, the lowest level since November 2010, according to a new report from Birinyi Associates.
Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads around the globe it is making market swings worse. The New York Times reports.
The prospect of guaranteeing the debt of richer but more spendthrift countries like Greece, Portugal and even Italy has led to public outrage in tiny Slovakia, the second-poorest country in the euro zone where the average worker earns just over $1,000 a month. Now it is threatening to derail a collective European bailout . The New York Times reports.
The fortunes of emerging markets are tied to the EU sovereign crisis. Discussing cheap opportunities in emerging markets going into Q4, with Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com founder.
French banks could handle a capital hit caused by their exposure to peripheral sovereign debt, but have fallen victim to negative market sentiment, David Byrne, director of fund management at Swiss Canto Funds Centre in London, told CNBC.
"Putin is the real leader of Russia. He is the father of Russia," Andrei Kostin, chairman and president of VTB Bank, told CNBC, when asked to rate Vladimir Putin's chances of becoming president.
Turkey gets tough and the Australians go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.
Credit default swaps (CDSs) have emerged blinking from computers in glass-fronted offices into the limelight in recent years.
Like Americans trying to raise quick cash by unloading their unwanted goods, the federal government is considering a novel way to reduce the deficit: holding the equivalent of a garage sale, reports the NY Times.
Concerns over investment in Central and Eastern Europe have grown as a solution to the problem of sovereign debt in the peripheral euro zone has eluded policymakers and global growth has slowed.
Greece may never be able to pay off its huge debts, but its bonds, long scorned by investors, are suddenly being gobbled up by hedge funds, the New York Times reports.
Stocks rallied on Monday and Tuesday on hopes that policy makers where about to get their act together and unveil a credible solution to the euro zone debt crisis. On Wednesday the bears where back in charge as stocks and commodities came under renewed pressure amid fears a euro zone resolution was not as close as had been hoped.
Vladmir Putin will now run for president and Dmitry Medvedev will become prime minister. And, highly respected finance minister Alexei Kudrin is out. So is the economic future of Russia in question? Nicholas Burns, former director for Soviet Affairs in the George W. Bush Administration, weighs in.
How to play big changes at the Kremlin, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com
Sharp positive moves in stock markets are not necessarily a sign of strength and are unlikely to prompt a bull market in the current volatile environment, Christian Gattiker, chief strategist at Julius Baer, told CNBC Tuesday.