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  • MSCI's emerging equity index slipped 0.9 percent after the previous day's 1 percent fall, sparked by a Wall Street rout and flight to safe-haven bonds after disappointing U.S. data reinforced worries about the global economy. Dubai's stock market fell 2.4 percent while Abu Dhabi's index slipped 2.1 percent and Qatar slid 1.4 percent. While central Europe is...

  • Falling oil prices shake up global economies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    The global price of oil closed at $84.47 per barrel Thursday, down about $31, or 27 percent, from its high point for the year. "The problem is that countries get accustomed to a certain level of income, and then spend," says Edward Chow, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Increased production in the U.S., Canada, Iraq and elsewhere made up...

  • How low can oil go? Cramer speculates on the limbo Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    The market is playing a game to see how low oil can go. Cramer thinks there's no need to speculate on oil bottom yet.

  • *Caution after disappointing China, U.S. inflation readings. NEW YORK, Oct 15- Stocks took a pounding on Wednesday, although Wall Street managed to peddle back from its steepest lows, and safe-haven government debt prices rose after U.S. and Chinese inflation data fanned worries about a global slowdown. A key gauge of Wall Street anxiety hit its highest level since...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 15- Russian natural gas transit through Ukraine to Europe is still problematic and alternative supply routes, such as the planned South Stream pipeline, should be used to solve the issue, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview. This has sparked concerns about the possible disruption of Russian gas supplies which transit Ukraine en route to...

  • *Caution reigns after disappointing China inflation reading. NEW YORK, Oct 15- Stocks and the U.S. dollar slumped and safe-haven government debt rallied on Wednesday, as investors around the globe resumed their flight from riskier assets after weak U.S. and Chinese inflation figures. "You couple this with fears about the spread of Ebola, with the recent downtrend...

  • *Caution reigns after disappointing China inflation reading. LONDON, Oct 15- Global stocks, bond yields and commodity prices slumped on Wednesday as investor fears over the state of the global economy intensified after U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in more than a year. Market volatility has surged in recent weeks as investors weigh the timing of...

  • Cramer: US continues to underestimate Ebola     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer shares his thoughts on Ebola protocols and headwinds for the markets.

  • Russia-US relations reset ‘impossible’: PM Medvedev Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tells CNBC that ties with the U.S. have been damaged by "destructive" and "stupid" sanctions.

  • *Caution reigns after disappointing China inflation reading. Market volatility has surged in recent weeks as investors weigh the timing of expected interest rate increases, especially in the United States, against disappointing macroeconomic signals such as a worse-than-expected inflation reading from China. Britain's FTSE 100 benchmark stock index...

  • Their forthcoming meeting in Milan is an encouraging sign for Moscow, Kiev and the West, who are balancing on the brink of a new gas rift following Russia's decision to cut supplies to Ukraine because of mounting debt. Ukraine faces possible energy shortages this winter if no deal is reached, which in turn risks causing disruptions to Europe's gas supplies-- as...

  • Europe played 'too weak a hand' with Russia: Pro     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, says Europe needs to rebuild relations with Russia but has played "too weak a hand" in dealing with its invasion of Crimea.

  • Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, comments on German/Russian relations and says that vacancies left by European companies in Russia will be filled by others if current sanction trends continue.

  • Russian natural gas producer Gazprom cut supplies to Ukraine in June after Kiev failed to pay gas debts which Russia says have now reached more than $5 billion. Ukraine faces a possibility of energy shortages this winter if no deal is reached, risking a replay of the disruptions to Europe's gas supplies seen in 2006 and 2009. Europe receives a third of its gas...

  • World needs six reserve currencies: Medvedev     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Russia is a European and Asian country and therefore trades with both regions says Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev. He also says that a higher number of reserve currencies would increase financial stability.

  • Time to reduce reliance on the dollar: Russia PM Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:12 AM ET

    Russia's prime minister says the world must move away from its dependence on the dollar, arguing that the global economy would benefit as a result.

  • Joining EU would be risky for Ukraine: Medvedev     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    Ukraine must "decide for itself" says Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, adding that the country is not ready for an advanced economic partnership with the European Union.

  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that the sanctions against Russia have been "absolutely destructive" in terms of relations with Western countries.

  • TOKYO, Oct 15- Russia has proposed to Tokyo building a natural gas pipeline connecting fields in its far east with northern Japan, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Wednesday. An official in Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry involved in gas and oil denied Tokyo had received an offer from Russia, when contacted by Reuters. Moscow and Tokyo have been...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 14- European companies in Russia warned on Tuesday they were being hurt by a Russian embargo on food imports as well as EU sanctions and risked being "sacrificed" in the standoff over Ukraine. In comments before Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivered a speech to the Association of European Businesses in Russia, the group's chairman criticized the...