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  • Ukraine: Protests likely to continue     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Ukraine president must be 'very careful'     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says the Ukrainian president's options are getting "very narrow", as protests against his decision to call off a deal with the European Union continue.

  • Ukraine's rejection of a EU trade deal, was met with dismay. However, economic analysts said a move towards Russia and away from Europe could benefit Ukraine over the coming months.

  • Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Sberbank Investment Research, discusses investing in the Russian market.

  • Emerging entrepreneurial hot spots Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    Iman Fadaei, Kevin Ackermann and Marten Wetterberg of Aha Design

    Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.

  • Eastern Europe needs structural reforms     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Erik Berglof, chief economist at EBRD, explains that the recovery in central and Eastern Europe should be much slower than expected and that a "renewed focus" on reforms is needed.

  • Olympics: Going for the gold, spending in the red Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Bolshoy Ice Dome and other Sochi Olympic venues under construction in August 2013

    The Olympics in Sochi will surpass $50 billion, making it the most expensive games ever. Some experts say the costs far outweigh the benefits.

  • Christopher Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says that Russia has to be more active with its economic policy after the Economy Ministry slashed its growth forecast for the country.

  • US officials: Israeli strike on Syria     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:26 PM ET

    Israeli military forces destroyed a stockpile of Russian missiles that the Syrian government was reportedly prepared to deliver to Hezbollah, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Russia takes a page out of the US playbook Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Russia doesn't have the most positive reputation abroad. It's trying hard to change that.

  • China makes global inroads on arms sale Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • Russia growth prospects strong: VTB Capital     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Atanas Bostandjiev, U.K. and international CEO of VTB Capital, says that due to the situation in the U.S., now is a good entry point for the "emerging markets investor" and says the Russian "story is still very constructive".

  • Russia day at the London Stock Exchange     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Nicolas Bertrand, head of equity and derivatives at the London Stock Exchange Group, talks about the LSE's international order book as the exchange holds a Russia Day special event.

  • Defense networks vulnerable to cyberattack: Expert Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    The U.S. government shutdown leaves cybersecurity experts fearing the Department of Defense's computer networks may be more at risk.

  • Arjuna Mahendran, CIO, Wealth Management Division of Emirates National Bank of Dubai says China and Russia are taking a much bigger role in world affairs in what could be the beginning of a new world order as the U.S. starts growing more insular.

  • Russians in $200K bar tab battle or 'receipt porn?' Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Two Russian multimillionaires racked up a $207,116 bill between them in a head-to-head contest at a London nightclub, to see who could amass the biggest bar tab.

  • Azerbaijan releases election results...before election Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev was elected to serve a third term on Wednesday evening but voting was marred by local media reports that suggested the results were released even before the polls opened.

  • Keystone would mean OPEC is obsolete, says Pickens Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    T. Boone Pickens

    If you want to break OPEC, approve the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, T. Boone Pickens tells CNBC.

  • Five years after Lehman, world is hoarding cash Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.

  • Ship, baby, ship! Calls come for US to export oil Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Now that the U.S. has edged past Russia as the world's largest oil and gas producer, the drumbeat to export some of that oil bounty might get louder.