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  • China's $350M bridge gets scant N. Korean welcome Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:23 AM ET

    TOKYO— The bridge was supposed to be a key link for trade and travel between China's underdeveloped northeast provinces and a much-touted special economic zone in North Korea— so key that Beijing sank more than $350 million into it. Beijing and Pyongyang have made no official comment. Foreign analysts have suggested the apparent lack of progress might...

  • *Russia top oil executive Sechin due at next week's OPEC meeting. SINGAPORE, Nov 18- Brent crude slipped below $79 a barrel on Tuesday, headed for its sixth daily fall in seven, as oil prices struggle to find a floor ahead of next week's critical OPEC meeting. A special global meeting was being planned "very soon", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday, as...

  • *Russia top oil executive Sechin due at next week's OPEC meeting. SINGAPORE, Nov 18- Brent crude slipped below $79 a barrel on Tuesday, headed for its sixth daily fall in seven, as oil prices struggle to find a floor ahead of next week's critical OPEC meeting. A special global meeting was being planned "very soon," Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday, as...

  • Cramer: Don't hit panic button on weakness abroad Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a news conference at the end of the G20 summit in Brisbane November 16, 2014.

    Jim Cramer takes a hard look at what is happening overseas to see if it is really a bad thing. Could this mean a few extra bucks in your pocket?

  • *Brent down just a bit after Russia/ Venezuela price defense plan. NEW YORK, Nov 17- Oil pared early losses on Monday after Russia and Venezuela appeared to be coordinating on a price defense plan, but Brent and U.S. crude still ended lower on worries over Japan's recession. But the oil market has another and bigger problem: that the OPEC meeting will come and go without...

  • *Rosneft chief Vienna visit sparks OPEC coordination talk. The surprise announcement from the state-backed firm raised speculation that Sechin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, will discuss coordinating with OPEC to try stem the near 30 percent drop in oil prices since June. Previous overtures between the producer group and Russia, the largest oil...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 17- Top Russian oil producer Rosneft said Chief Executive Igor Sechin would fly to Vienna on Nov. 25 for an energy market conference, just two days before OPEC meets in the city to debate the plunge in oil prices. Russia is the biggest oil exporter outside OPEC. Sechin, as Russia's deputy prime minister, attended OPEC meetings in 2008 and 2009 when prices...

  • *Russia media back him, say summit was calm. MOSCOW, Nov 17- It may have looked in the West like Russian President Vladimir Putin fled this weekend's G20 summit early with his tail between his legs after being berated over Ukraine. But it was a different story in Russia, where pliant media praised Putin for being courageous enough to "enter the lion's den", stand up to his...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 17- Russian stocks saw a small bounce on Monday, while the rouble was steady, after the European Union decided not to impose more sanctions against Russia for now over Moscow's actions in Ukraine. EU foreign ministers agreed to put more Russia- backed Ukrainian separatists on their sanctions list, but did not extend measures against Russia itself.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 17- Russian airlines are facing a drop in passenger numbers because of the Ukraine crisis, prompting some analysts to expect fleet reductions and possible state support next year to cope with deepening losses. The economy is teetering on the brink of recession, the rouble has shed almost 30 percent of its value this year and the cost of debt has risen...

  • Putin isn't like other leaders: Pro     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, chief political analyst at Citi talks about how we should assess Putin's next moves, saying we should not think about Putin like "other leaders", as he's very much "motivated" by a "geopolitical calculus", rather than economic calculus.

  • Was Russia a winner at the G20 meeting?     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Christopher Granville, MD at Trusted Sources, says Russian President Vladimir Putin was pleased he was able to get his view across to key leaders.

  • Russian president denies he fled summit pressure Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 5:18 AM ET

    BRISBANE, Australia— Russian President Vladimir Putin made an early exit on Sunday from a two-day summit of world leaders where he was roundly criticized over Russia's escalating aggression in Ukraine, but brushed off suggestions that he had felt pressured. He also departed Australia shortly before President Barack Obama and European leaders opened their...

  • *Russia at crossroads over Ukraine, more sanctions possible. BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 16- Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama accused Russia of...

  • G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    BRISBANE, Australia— Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. Speaking at the end of the summit, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said countries will hold each other to account by monitoring implementation of their...

  • BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 16- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday there was a "good chance" of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow and threatened to slap more sanctions if it did not take action to end the crisis. Putin was speaking at a G20 leaders summit in Brisbane where he has come under intense pressure, with...

  • G-20 leaders told they will be judged on fairness Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 10:07 PM ET

    The Civil Society 20 group, or C-20, says the G-20 summit this weekend in Brisbane, Australia will be judged on fairness. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund both say living standards suffer when a minority is capturing an increasing share of wealth. Costello says that reducing inequality in Australia conflicts with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's...

  • *Obama to meet with EU leaders to discuss Ukraine. BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 16- The G20 communique will include a significant passage on climate change, EU officials said on Sunday, as the United States and other heavyweight nations override host Australia's attempts to keep the issue off the formal agenda. Much of the meeting of world leaders in Australia has been...

  • Putin: Western sanctions could backfire Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    He also said the sanctions could hurt some Russian banks, leading them to demand repayment of multibillion loans they have given to Ukraine, damaging its economy. Putin cited Russia's state-controlled Gazprombank, which he said issued loans worth $3.2 billion to Ukraine before being hurt by Western sanctions that barred it from borrowing in capital markets.

  • Cramer Remix: This coming event disturbs me Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer thinks next week could depend on this one event, and warns to steer clear of the short game.