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  • Will NATO do anything about Russia?  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the Russia-Ukraine crisis, prior to the arrival of President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Australia.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 14- President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of undermining the very trade institutions it created by imposing sanctions on Russia, a "mistake" he hoped would be overcome in the "final count". In an interview with Russian state news agency TASS before a meeting of the G20 major and developing economies, Putin said sanctions imposed by...

  • The currency has swung wildly in recent days, buoyed at times by statements from President Vladimir Putin and other government officials that Russia would defend the rouble. The rouble is down some 30 percent versus the dollar this year, as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis have made it harder for banks and companies to refinance debts and as tumbling...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 13- As a landmark investment scheme that links stock markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong draws nearer, the de facto central bank of the world's largest offshore yuan hub has rolled out a series of measures to ensure sufficient yuan liquidity. The move will make it a lot easier for retail investors to put money into yuan assets and participate in the...

  • The Russian currency has swung wildly in recent days, buoyed at times by statements by President Vladimir Putin and other leaders that Russia would defend the rouble. "Market participants are guessing about the central bank's next policy step after heavy verbal interventions recently and the limit imposed on FX swap operations," Maxim Korovin, a forex analyst...

  • Russians start to feel the pinch as economy struggles Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 12- Alexander Shalin rides a bike to work, shops in local grocery stores and doesn't worry too much about fashion. The 37- year-old manager should be recession-proof, but even he is feeling the pinch from Russia's slowing economy. To escape the "terrible" weather in Russia's second city of St Petersburg, Shalin takes as many foreign trips as he can, but now...

  • Russia-Iran reach nuclear deal  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Mike Singh, Washington Institute, discusses the implications of a deal between Russia and Iran to build two new nuclear reactors in Iran.

  • Where G-20 leaders are staying Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders pose for a family photo at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing, November 11, 2014. (Front row L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin. (Back row L-R) Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key.

    President Obama gets a $2,173/night hotel suite for the G-20 meeting, while host Tony Abbott slums it with a $270/night room.

  • UPDATE 1-Russia's rouble steady after central bank float Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 12- Russia's rouble held steady on Wednesday after several days of volatile trading and a central bank decision to float the currency, with investors cautious after the bank warned of large forex market interventions to punish "speculators". Prices for benchmark Brent crude futures, which slipped below $81 a barrel on Wednesday and were near their...

  • Oleg Kouzmin, Russia and CIS economist at Renaissance Capital, says Russian GDP growth will be positive if oil remains above $93 per barrel.

  • White House turns the corner on VA scandal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

    The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.

  • *Swap limit of $2 bln to apply until end of November. MOSCOW, Nov 11- The Russian central bank said on Tuesday it was limiting banking sector rouble liquidity by temporarily cutting the size of its foreign exchange swap operations to the equivalent of $2 billion a day. Central Bank governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Monday that the bank was considering limiting...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 11- The rouble resumed its dramatic slide on Tuesday, a day after the Russian central bank floated the currency that has been driven sharply lower by falling oil prices and economic sanctions imposed over Russia's policy in Ukraine. A new threat to a two-month-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has hurt hopes that sanctions could be lifted soon.

  • Putin, Obama meet at APEC  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Susan Li reports highlights from the APEC leader summit in China.

  • UPDATE 1-Rouble erases gains one day after full float Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 11- The rouble weakened on Tuesday, giving up some of the strong gains from the previous two sessions as oil prices slid and as demand for dollars picked up after the central bank discontinued its regular forex market interventions a day earlier. The central bank has warned it could still intervene to defend the rouble if risks to financial stability...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 11- Igor Sechin, head of Russia's biggest oil producer Rosneft, has asked President Vladimir Putin to scrap planned changes to the country's oil tax regime, business daily Kommersant reported on Tuesday. Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, approved the changes to the tax regime last month in a first reading. The second, main reading is...

  • It may seem a poor time to imagine a revamped security architecture for Europe when a frail ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is violated daily, raising the stakes in another "frozen conflict" in the post-Soviet space surrounding Russia. The United States and the European Union have imposed three waves of sanctions on Moscow over its annexation of Crimea and...

  • Obama: New China visa deal is way to create jobs Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during the APEC Welcome Banquet at Beijing National Aquatics Center, in Beijing, November 10, 2014.

    President Obama announced the plan to extend Chinese visas to students and tourists will boost jobs, reports USA Today.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 10- Russia launched on Monday a state-of-the-art media organization with hundreds of journalists abroad intended to wean the world off what it called aggressive Western propaganda- dubbing it with echoes of the Cold War, Sputnik. In a hi-tech presentation in a media center once used to host Cold War-era press conferences, one of President Vladimir...

  • Putin hopes rouble will stabilize after c.bank floats Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    BEIJING, Nov 10- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he hoped the central bank's decision to float the rouble will help stabilize the Russian currency, adding he saw no fundamental reasons behind its large falls.