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  • Russian rouble firms before Putin news conference Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Dec 18- The Russian rouble firmed at opening on Thursday before President Vladimir Putin's end-of-year news conference, expected to be dominated by the currency's dramatic decline this year. At 0705 GMT, the rouble was 2.8 percent firmer against the dollar at 58.00 after opening more than 1 percent higher. Market participants have been encouraged by a...

  • Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    MOSCOW— From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah. As Putin prepares to face his public in a much-anticipated televised news conference, an Associated...

  • Russia sells currency  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    The battered Russian ruble is rebounding slightly today. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on the challenges facing the Russian central bank.

  • Russia on the brink of financial crisis: Dallara Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    A board lists foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow on Dec. 17, 2014.

    The Russian currency crisis could turn into a broader economic crisis that could spill over to key emerging markets, Charles Dallara said.

  • Have investors beaten up Russia too much? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Much worse things than will actually happen have been priced into Russian equities, says ETF specialist Tom Lydon. Ripe for the picking?

  • *Countries are Egypt, Turkey, India and Armenia. MOSCOW, Dec 17- Russia, one of the world's main wheat exporters, has cut grain exports to all but a few countries after imposing tougher quality checks, an exporters' lobby group said on Wednesday. A Russian grain exporters' lobby- the National Association of Exporters of Agricultural Products- wrote to the government to...

  • What to watch for in Putin's currency speech: Pro Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 17, 2014.

    Investors should look for softer rhetoric on Ukraine from Russian President Vladimir Putin and for signs of a bounce, said Christopher Granville.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- Russia's rouble strengthened sharply on Wednesday after dramatic falls on the previous two days as the government pressured exporters not to hoard foreign-currency earnings and the central bank announced new measures to support financial stability. The situation poses a major challenge for President Vladimir Putin whose popularity,...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- The Russian economy stagnated in November, data published on Wednesday showed, making it even more likely that the rouble's rapid collapse so far this month will push it into recession next year. Investment by Russian companies, once a staple of the country's economic performance, fell sharper than expected last month, underlining pressure from...

  • Russia on brink of financial crisis: Charles Dallara  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Discussing if Russia's shrinking economy is becoming a global economic threat, with Charles Dallara, The Americas of Partners Group.

  • Russia to sell foreign-currency stock  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Russia's Finance Minister is announcing plans to sell its excess foreign currency holdings, and is calling the ruble "extremely undervalued," reports CNBC's Geoff Cutmore.

  • Kerry: Sanctions could end if Putin does right Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in London December 16, 2014.

    The secretary of state says sanctions could be lifted in days if Putin lives up to commitments under ceasefire accords to end the Ukraine conflict.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- Russia's rouble strengthened on Wednesday after dramatic falls against the dollar in the previous two days but remained extremely volatile and fears of a prolonged crisis remained. "Today it's likely exporters are helping the rouble, though we haven't seen them or the central bank," said Pyotr Neimyshev at Otkritie bank in Moscow.

  • Ruble's wild ride  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on the impact of the falling ruble on the Russian people.

  • Russian exposure factor  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at how four companies with Russian exposure are faring right now.

  • Changing Putin's calculus  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    David Adesnik, Foreign Policy Initiative, talks about Russian President Putin's ability to capitalize on falling oil prices and whether he will become more conciliatory about Ukraine. Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, weighs in. He uses the nationalistic heart in a very clever way, says Hormats.

  • Don't expect quick rebound in oil: Expert  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Kevin Book, Clearview Energy Partners, shares his outlook on oil next year.

  • Dangers of chasing yield  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, and James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, discuss the vulnerability of seeking higher returns in emerging markets and how the "one-off" commodity collapse in oil could prompt global growth in 2015.

  • Refreshing global markets  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, and James Paulson, Wells Capital Management, share their thoughts on how falling oil prices and the Russian ruble crisis has adversely impacted global markets.

  • The one superpower of the world is the global financial markets, says Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman, explaining the impact of the global market's move against Russia.