Eastern Europe


  • MOSCOW, March 6- The Russian central bank said on Thursday it was putting the Moscow subsidiary of Ukraine's Privatbank into temporary administration, but that it would not revoke the bank's licence. The central bank said in a statement the decision to appoint an interim administration for Moskomprivatbank was effective immediately.

  • BRUSSELS, March 6- European Union leaders meet for an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and how to respond to Russia's seizure of the Crimean peninsula.


  • BRUSSELS, March 6- The European Union froze the assets on Thursday of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, former prime minister Mykola Azarov and 16 other senior Ukrainian officials suspected of misusing state funds and violating human rights.

  • CORRECTED-Rouble weakens as Ukraine concerns weigh Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 6- The rouble opened down against the dollar on Thursday as concerns about the Ukraine crisis continued to weigh. Moscow stock indexes saw fragile gains, tracking a reprieve in Asian markets after diplomatic efforts seemed to slightly moderate the crisis over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.

  • *Divided EU to warn, not sanction Russia at summit. *Moscow says OSCE, NATO efforts not helpful. BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW, March 6- European Union leaders were set to warn but not sanction Russia on Thursday over its military intervention in Ukraine after Moscow rebuffed Western diplomatic efforts to persuade it to pull forces in Crimea back to their bases.

  • Rouble weakens despite heavy central bank intervention Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:46 AM ET

    Moscow stock indexes saw fragile gains, tracking a reprieve in Asian markets after diplomatic efforts seemed to slightly moderate the crisis over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.

  • *West, Russia to continue Ukraine talks, says U.S. SINGAPORE, March 6- Brent crude held steady just below $108 a barrel on Thursday, as investors looked for direction after easing geopolitical risk over the crisis in Ukraine and U.S. data suggesting weaker oil demand prompted a heavy sell-off over the past two days.

  • Cyberattacks get bigger, smarter, more damaging Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Crashing websites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.

  • Ukraine worries? This economy is at risk too Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Blue Mosque at night, Istanbul, Turkey

    As the turmoil in Ukraine continues, analysts have flagged Turkey as another country to watch.

  • Three things to watch in Ukraine     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office of Julius Baer, highlights three things to watch for in the crisis in Ukraine.

  • IMF to address Ukraine financially     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, says that the organization will address the concerns about Ukraine from an economic and financial point of view, not a geopoltical one.

  • Key questions on Ukraine     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Bartosz Pawlowski, global head of EM strategy at BNP Paribas, looks at the key questions on Ukraine from a market perspective.

  • Russia's actions 'pre-planned': Pro     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies Center at the Henry Jackson Society, says that Russia's actions were "pre-planned".

  • Ukraine chaos is about energy: analyst     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Commerzbank's Simon Quijano-Evans says the instability in Ukraine stems from competing needs to secure future energy supplies.

  • Ukraine leader agrees to early vote, S&P cuts rate Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 2:12 AM ET
    Anti-government protesters clash with police in Kiev on February 18, 2014.

    Ukraine's presidency claims to have reached a deal following overnight talks to end the crisis which has seen dozens killed.

  • Ukraine's president has 'lost control'     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Charles Hecker of Control Risks says the political turmoil in Ukraine is "incredibly unpredictable", and that the country's president has lost control of the situation.

  • Contagion risk from Ukraine turmoil     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Fund Managers, warns of contagion from Ukraine's turmoil to the rest of eastern Europe and beyond.

  • Ukraine turmoil will worsen: expert     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    David Dalton, an analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, says the chaos in Ukraine will deteriorate, particularly in the west of the country.

  • Russian authorities say bitcoin illegal Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    Russian authorities have issued warnings against using bitcoin, saying the virtual currency could be used for money laundering or financing terrorism.