Two of Japan's largest banks have stepped back from Russia in recent weeks, bankers and executives told the Financial Times.» Read More
New information suggests that Iran’s oil production may not have fallen as much as other industry reports have speculated. The latest publication of data by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) published on Sunday showed Iran produced 3.72 million barrels per day in January, marking the highest output since December 2008.
Demography has rarely made it onto the political agenda. But that is changing. These days you see news items about China's one-child policy, or gendercide. And you hear a lot about the aging of populations in rich countries and the health and pensions problems this will bring.
Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.
Banks will face stiff penalties and intense public scrutiny if they fail to live up to the standards of a $25 billion mortgage settlement with state and federal authorities, according to court documents filed as part of the deal Monday in federal court in Washington. The NYT reports.
A lead adviser to Greece on its debt deal, Mitu Gulati, argues that instead of repeated austerity-based bailouts, other European countries should cut a deal directly with their creditors to reduce their debt loads.
The Russian Presidential elections have once again revealed the EU’s many contradictions and exposed its dwarf-size political mass.
Insight on whether Russia's stock market is lower as a result of political concerns over Vladimir Putin's re-election, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com founder.
Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests against widespread fraud in Sunday’s election of Vladimir Putin to a third term as Russia’s president, the Financial Times reports.
There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in Europe and the Middle East in 2011. Here are 10 other elections that could change the game of global politics in 2012.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on thousands of protesters filling the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg, to challenge Vladimir Putin's re-election victory.
With the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration and the CIA World Factbook, here are the countries with the biggest proven oil reserves.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Russia's Vladimir Putin as he prepares to re-occupy the Kremlin following his presidential election victory.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details from the Russian election. Vladimir Putin wins the presidency amid allegations of fraud.
Advance Emerging Capital CEO, Slim Feriani, told CNBC why Russia accounts for 13 percent of his firm's emerging market fund.
"I think there is going to be a lot of questions about the fairness of the vote, but it does not look like the Kremlin's giving any ground on that at the moment," Wall Street Journal reporter, Greg White, told CNBC.
Jochen Wermuth, the founding partner of Wermuth Asset Management, told CNBC investors were pleased with Russia's recent presidential election, as the populace showed new signs of engaging with the democratic process.
Russian equities "are cheap" Philip Poole, global head of macro and investment strategy at HSBC Global Asset Management, told CNBC. "If you look at where it's traded in the past, I don't see that there should be a 'Putin discount' actually, I think it would probably be the other way around."
The "promises which Putin gave before the elections... are already budgeted," Evgeny Gavrilenkov, chief economist at Troika, told CNBC's Beccy Meehan in Moscow. "I expect that going forward, expenditures will keep rising by around 10 percent; which is ok for the economy," he said.
Insight on Sunday's presidential election in Russia, with Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion, who shares what Vladimir Putin returning to the Russian presidency will mean for the country.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the story on whether Russia's Vladimir Putin is losing his grip on power.