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  • LONDON, Nov 10- A landmark deal to give global investors easier access to China's $3.9 trillion stock market lifted world shares to their highest in over a month on Monday, as tensions in Libya and Ukraine pushed up oil prices. Chinese shares jumped 2.5 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index climbed almost 1 percent after the two exchanges announced a November 17...

  • Alexander Branis, chief investment advisor at Prosperity Capital, says Russia has built a "flexible" economy which can deal with a falling ruble and oil price.

  • BEIJING, Nov 10- Russia and China intend to increase the amount of trade settled in the yuan, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday in remarks that would be welcomed by Chinese authorities who want the currency to be used more widely around the world. Speaking at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing, Putin also ruled capital controls for...

  • BEIJING, Nov 10- Russia and China intend to increase the amount of trade that is settled in yuan, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday as he ruled out capital controls for Russia. Speaking at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing, Putin vowed to keep Russia's foreign debt level below 15 percent of its gross domestic product.

  • Does Putin care about the economy?  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    Liza Ermolenko, emerging Europe economist at Capital Economics, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has high popularity levels meaning he can put aside economic measures.

  • Russian ruble a falling knife: Trader  Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the many problems facing Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the FMHR traders take their positions on the Russian ETF, the RSX.

  • Ukraine claims Russian tanks invade: Report  Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    NATO is looking into reports Russian tanks crossed the Ukrainian border. NBC's Jim Maceda reports the details.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 7- Russia is committed to the peace process in eastern Ukraine and wants further talks on ending the conflict between government forces and separatists, the Kremlin said on Friday. "We support the continuation of the Minsk process and advocate holding another meeting of the Contact Group," Ushakov told reporters, referring to a ceasefire agreement...

  • LONDON, Nov 7- A deepening crisis of confidence in the rouble dominated European financial markets on Friday, with signs the head of Russia's central bank was discussing her options helping the currency recover some of this week's more than 10- percent slide. The rouble's collapse-- and the broader problems around Ukraine and lower oil prices which it reflects--...

  • LONDON, Nov 7- A deepening crisis of confidence in the rouble dominated financial markets action in Europe on Friday, with another 3 percent fall meaning the Russian currency has lost more than a tenth of its value in less than a week. With the currency battered by concerns about the conflict with Ukraine and the tit-for-tat sanctions that have resulted, Russia's...

  • *Attention also turning to OPEC meet later in Nov. SINGAPORE Nov 7- Brent crude dropped for the second straight session on Friday, dragged below $83 by worries over the strong U.S. dollar. More people employed means more oil demand, "said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance.

  • *Attention also turning to OPEC meet later in Nov. SINGAPORE Nov 7- Brent crude dropped for the second straight session on Friday, dragged below $83 by worries over the strong U.S. dollar. More people employed means more oil demand, "said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance.

  • *Ties between Russia and West tense over Ukraine. The probe into Gennady Timchenko, a co-founder of the Gunvor trading house who is also under sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine, is likely to increase tension between Moscow and the West in their worst standoff since the Cold War. Timchenko was among the first Russians to face sanctions imposed following...

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Shipping services that support Russia's attempts to extract oil from remote parts of the Arctic will run into difficulties as banks scale back energy financing due to Western sanctions, increasing transport costs for the frontier sector. Sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and European Union over Ukraine have targeted the...

  • *Car sales sinking in economic downturn in Russia. MOSCOW, Nov 6- Russia's cheap but often-derided Lada car is enjoying a modest turnaround from sliding sales, perhaps thanks more to a state scheme designed to counter Western sanctions than any burst of patriotism over the Ukraine crisis. Russia's top carmaker Avtovaz said on Thursday that sales of Ladas, which...

  • Nov 5- U.S. prosecutors have launched a money-laundering investigation into a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York is probing whether billionaire Russian gas...

  • Forbes names Putin as most powerful person  Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    Michael Noer, Executive Editor at Forbes, discusses the magazine's list of the world's most powerful people.

  • *Insurgent leaders win rebel votes in east Ukraine. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of his security chiefs for Tuesday to discuss new ways of dealing with the separatist challenge in the east after rebel elections that were denounced by Kiev and the West. The rogue votes, which Kiev says Russia...

  • *Russia says vote gives rebels right to speak to Kiev. DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine named a leader of a breakaway republic on Monday after weekend elections which was denounced by Kiev and the West and further deepened a standoff with Russia over the future of the former Soviet state. The rogue votes, which Kiev says Russia encouraged,...

  • *Russian company removes memorial to Apple founder. MOSCOW, Nov 3- A memorial to Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay. "After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was taken down to abide to the Russian federal law...