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  • MOSCOW, Dec 11- Russia's central bank raised its main lending rate by 100 basis points to 10.5 percent on Thursday to prop up the rouble but failed to stop the currency sinking to a new low. The inability to halt the rouble's decline after a fall in oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis pose a growing challenge for President Vladimir Putin as his...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Russia will remain India's top defense supplier, even though New Delhi's options had improved since the end of the Cold War. In the most significant ones, state-owned Rosatom will build 12 nuclear reactors in India, energy major Rosneft inked a 10- year crude...

  • Putin's one-day visit to India comes at a time when Russia is at odds with the West over Ukraine, and its economy is stalling as oil prices tumble to their lowest in five years. The tension over Ukraine intruded on the choreographed visit when it emerged that the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, had travelled with Putin to India...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Russia's state-owned Rosatom said it would supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over 20 years, under an agreement aimed at boosting nuclear energy cooperation signed by the two countries during a summit in New Delhi on Thursday. A 1,000- megawatt reactor is operating at the Russian-built Kudankulam power station in India's Tamil Nadu...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for summit talks. Sergey Aksyonov met a Mumbai businessman to discuss boosting trade with the Black Sea region. India does not support Western sanctions...

  • Few oligarchs can beat Russia's weakening economy Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Dec 11- Russia's oligarchs are no strangers to misfortune, asset grabs, forced investments and financial crises. Even those close to President Vladimir Putin are not shielded from plunging oil prices and the economic downturn. Gas producer Novatek, in which an investment vehicle belonging to sanctioned Putin ally Gennady Timchenko has a 23 percent...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India on Thursday in an attempt to revive a historic friendship that has faded over the years, seeking to improve cooperation in energy, defence and nuclear power. He flies to New Delhi for his first summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when Russia is at odds with the West over Ukraine, and its...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 10- The weakness of the rouble is hurting Russia, which has lost tens of billions of dollars because of sanctions imposed by the West in the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. In a sober assessment of an economy edging towards recession, Medvedev said Russia should reduce its reliance on energy exports, which makes it...

  • Where now for the Ruble?  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    With the Russian ruble facing an uncertain future, Timothy Ash, head of EM Research at Standard Bank says that if changes aren't made, the currency will continue to see "downside pressure".

  • MOSCOW, Dec 9- Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko said on Tuesday he was not interested in buying mid-sized oil company Bashneft and would not be interested in doing so in the future. A Moscow court handed shares in Bashneft to the state earlier this year after ruling its privatization had been unlawful. Timchenko, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin,...

  • NEW DELHI/ MOSCOW, Dec 9- India and Russia will strike an energy partnership when Prime Minister Narendra hosts President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to prepare the way for two Siberian oil deals and chart a route for a first pipeline between the two countries. Russia, isolated by the West over its annexation of Crimea and backing of an armed uprising in eastern...

  • Situation 'not easy' in Ukraine: Central banker  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Vladyslav Rashkovan, acting deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, says the country needs to make the right reforms to build a prosperous nation for the future.

  • Vladyslav Rashkovan, acting deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, says the central bank needs to stop inflation getting "out of control" in the country.

  • East Ukraine economy 'awakening': Central bank  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Vladyslav Rashkovan, acting deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, says economic activity in the east of Ukraine - which has been hard hit by the conflict with Russia - is picking up.

  • Ron Paul: A new Cold War with Russia? Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    The latest anti-Russia resolution from the House is one of the worst pieces of legislation I can remember, says former Rep. Ron Paul.

  • One NATO state wins big from clashes with Putin Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) seen during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey on Dec. 1st, 2014.

    Vladimir Putin is trying to make the best of a tough geopolitical situation, and one NATO member is seeing big benefits.

  • Ukraine ceasefire may take hold soon Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    French President Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in Ukraine soon.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 6- French President Francois Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks with Vladimir Putin on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in eastern Ukraine in the next few days. The Russian president, who met Hollande during his stopover at a Moscow airport after a trip to Kazakhstan, said he also hoped agreement would be reached...

  • Cramer Remix: The perfect Christmas gift stock Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:17 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Wrap it up and put on a bow, "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer thinks these stocks belong under the tree.

  • Cramer's gameplan: Market party until 2015 Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    Jim Cramer breathes a sigh of relief now that the jobs report is out of the way. He's partying on the market with these opportunities for next week.