• Serbia prepares hero's welcome for Putin Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    BELGRADE, Serbia— Soldiers are marching, battle tanks are rumbling on the streets and fighter jets are flying overhead. It's Serbia preparing to stage a hero's welcome for Russian President Vladimir Putin with the country's first military parade in 30 years. The red carpet reception for Putin, as he arrives in Belgrade on Thursday, comes as Serbia finds itself...

  • Europe's top court weighs German challenge to ECB Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    LUXEMBOURG, Oct 14- Europe's top court on Tuesday heard a challenge to the European Central Bank's landmark bond-buying scheme to contain the euro zone crisis in a case underscoring deep concerns in Germany over ECB clout. The challengers argue that the ECB's plan to buy the bonds of troubled countries would have resulted in losses for the ECB and euro zone...

  • UPDATE 1-Russia's Gazprom says Q2 net profit up 13 pct Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:59 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 14- Russian gas producer Gazprom said on Tuesday its second quarter net profit was up 13 percent to 227.6 billion roubles boosted by foreign exchange gains but still short of analysts expectations. A Reuters poll of analysts had expected Gazprom to post 234 billion roubles in the second quarter net profit, up from 202 billion roubles the same period...

  • Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others -iSight Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    BOSTON, Oct 14- Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. ISight said it did not know what data had been found by the hackers, though it suspected they were...

  • Donald Gimbel, CIO, Global Equities at Geneva Investment Management of Chicago and Dean Cheng, Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, agree that pragmatism is the key factor fueling China-Russia ties.

  • Oil should stay cheap for at least a few months Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Oil prices should stay at their currently low levels, or drop further, due to a "perfect storm" of risk factors.

  • Dark side of low oil prices     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    Russia and Venezuela both need higher oil prices to balance their budgets, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Annual Germany-Russia forum canceled as ties cool Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    BERLIN— An annual meeting meant to foster dialogue between Germany and Russia has been postponed indefinitely amid tension between the two countries over the conflict in Ukraine. Petersburg Dialogue said Monday that this year's event, due to take place in Sochi, Russia, at the end of October, has been called off. Like many western countries, Germany has...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 13- Russia and China signed energy, finance and trade deals on Monday hailed by Moscow as evidence a policy turn towards Asia will help it weather Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis. The agreements, signed during a visit to Moscow by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, built on moves by President Vladimir Putin to look east for business and...

  • *S&P downgrades Finland, cuts France's outlook. *Italy sells 6.75 billion euros of bonds. LONDON, Oct 13- Euro zone bond yields held near record lows on Monday as Standard& Poor's credit rating downgrade of Finland and its cut in France's outlook to negative added to concerns about a deteriorating global growth outlook.

  • Will Russia implement capital controls?     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, discusses the possibility of Russian capital controls and the ruble weakness.

  • *Russia has increased oil product exports to Europe. MOSCOW, Oct 13- Russia is diverting more of its crude oil east with deliveries to China hitting a new record last month at the expense of Europe as geopolitical tensions between Moscow and the West dictate the latest shift in flows. As Russia's relations with the West deteriorated over the Ukraine crisis, the...

  • LONDON, Oct 13- German Bund yields fell on Monday as growth concerns, accentuated by S&P's credit rating downgrade of Finland and its cut in France's outlook to negative, pushed investors towards relatively low-risk assets. Standard& Poor's rating for France remained at AA+, the second highest level in its scale, but the outlook was revised to negative due to...

  • Russia is open for business: Fin Min     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, says the country is a still "very profitable" for companies operating there.

  • What China-Russia mega gas deal means     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    China hopes that the $400 billion deal can cement its status as a stable energy supplier, says Hans Hendrischke, Professor of Chinese Business and Management at University of Sydney Business School.

  • Sanctions drove Russia into China's arms: Pro     Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 11:31 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, discusses the significance of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Moscow this week.

  • Cyber-crooks plot $1 billion bank heist: Report Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Europol warns that hackers are targeting global banks, The London Evening Standard reports on Saturday, aiming to steal as much as $1 billion.

  • Cramer: Politicians finally hear market cries Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gestures while standing beside German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an official welcoming ceremony at the Chancellery in Berlin Oct. 10, 2014.

    Chinese and German politicians on Friday acknowledged that a stimulus might be needed. Cramer thinks this is a step in the right direction.

  • MOSCOW/ YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Oct 10- With the rouble down 18 percent against the dollar this year and sanctions chipping away at economic ties with the West, ordinary Russians might be forgiven for rushing to put their money in a nice, "safe" foreign currency. Yet so far there are none of the round-the-block queues at exchange booths to cash out of the rouble or...

  • German downturn casts shadow over world economy Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— As if the global economy didn't have enough troubles, it looks like Germany, Europe's traditional growth engine, risks falling into recession— or growth so weak it holds back the entire euro currency union's weak recovery. And if Germany isn't selling goods, it suggests other parts of the world's economy are not strong enough to keep buying...