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  • Russia's Putin Dreams of Soviet Union-Lite Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 6:29 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    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.

  • Why Sanctions Against Iran Might Sting More This Time Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:33 PM ET
    Straight of Hormuz map

    Pending sanctions against Iran are designed to cause swifter economic pain than past penalties, and Iran is ramping up rhetoric in response.

  • Oil's Economic Impact     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    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.

  • Emerging Markets: Is There a Crack in the BRICs?     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs reports Brazil, Russia, India and China may have peaked. Joyce Chang, JPMorgan head of emerging markets and global credit research weighs in.

  • Putin Ejects Kremlin 'Puppet Master' After Protests Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Putin Says Russian Opposition Lacks Goals, Leaders Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:15 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    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.

  • In Europe, Juggling Image and Capital Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    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.

  • Five Things Investors Have to Worry About in 2012 Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    Globe wrapped in barbed wire

    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's Economy on the Brink?     Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Crisis Threatens to Increase Protectionism: WTO Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 3:14 AM ET

    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.

  • Top Earners Not So Lofty in the Days of Recession Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:14 AM ET
    Manhattan skyline

    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.

  • Investors, Stay Away From Russia for Now: Analysts Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 2:14 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    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.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Immigration Case     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    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.

  • Emerging Markets Slump & Commodities Plunge     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 5:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Euro Zone Agrees to Follow the Original Rules Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
    Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy

    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.

  • China, Russia & the Right Call     Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Emerging Markets Still a Good Bet—For Long Term Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 2:35 PM ET

    Emerging markets have had a bad year, but market pros still see investing in countries in South America, Asia and elsewhere as reliable long-term plays.

  • Arab Spring Coming to Moscow?     Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 10:29 AM ET

    Russian stocks crater on anti-Putin protests, with Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com

  • Vladamir Putin

    Russian voters streamed to the polls on Sunday in a parliamentary election that has shaped up as a referendum on the governing party and Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin as he prepares to return to the presidency next year, reports the New York Times.

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