• 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.

  • The Age Gap: Demographics Threatens Economies Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Dollar Lifts, Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

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  • 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.

  • An Architect of a Deal Sees Greece as a Model Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
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    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.

  • Bindi: The Russian Elections - Bad News for the EU Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
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  • Trading The Globe: Behind Russia's Selloff     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

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  • Police and Protesters Clash in Moscow Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Moscow riot police detain an activist during an unsacnctioned anti-Putin opposition rally at the Pushkin Square March 5, 2012 in central Moscow, Russia.

    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.

  • 10 Game-Changing Elections in 2012 Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 3:44 PM ET
    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in 2011. In Europe struggling countries such as Italy and Greece brought in the technocrats, or voted out administrations, which had failed to solve their economic crises. In the Middle East two entrenched regimes toppled under popular uprisings and a third after a revolution.In 2012, there could be an even bigger shift, with several key countries facing possible changes at the top. Citizens that rid themselves of dictators and have not yet decided wh

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  • Protesting Putin's Victory     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    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.

  • The World's Biggest Oil Reserves Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Heat rises from stacks at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California.

    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.

  • Vladimir Putin's Victory     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Russia's Vladimir Putin as he prepares to re-occupy the Kremlin following his presidential election victory.

  • Vladimir Putin Elected Russian President     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details from the Russian election. Vladimir Putin wins the presidency amid allegations of fraud.

  • Russia Is Our Biggest Call: Investor     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:40 AM ET

    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.

  • Presidential Chess Match     Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 4:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Vladimir Putin Losing Grip on Power?     Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the story on whether Russia's Vladimir Putin is losing his grip on power.

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