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  • 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.

    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
    Russia on brink of financial crisis: Charles Dallara

    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 to sell foreign-currency stock

    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.

  • 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
    Ruble's wild ride

    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
    Russian exposure factor

    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
    Changing Putin's calculus

    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
    Don't expect quick rebound in oil: Expert

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

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

    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
    Refreshing global markets

    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.

  • Russia on its knees against global financial markets: Altman

    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.

  • Putin's credibility problem   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    Putin's credibility problem

    Putin will maintain a very strict line, no capital controls, predicts Christopher Granville, Trusted Sources, sharing his thoughts on Russian President Putin's annual address and what it may signal about Ukraine.

  • Investing in Russia's meltdown   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:27 AM ET
    Investing in Russia's meltdown

    Christopher Granville, Trusted Sources, shares his thoughts on investing in Russia ahead of President Putin's annual address.

  • Russia's crisis exposes weakness: Altman   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
    Russia's crisis exposes weakness: Altman

    Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman, explains how the ruble's rout and lower oil prices is putting pressure on Russia and Putin's reputation.

  • Ruble outside 'comfort zone': Russian FM   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Ruble outside 'comfort zone': Russian FM

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports Russians are rushing out to buy imported products because of inflation fears. Also Cutmore provides a preview of President Putin's annual speech on Thursday.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- The dramatic fall in Russia's rouble slowed on Wednesday, with the government selling foreign currency to prop it up after a 50 percent fall against the dollar this year. The situation poses a major challenge for President Vladimir Putin whose popularity, based partly on providing stability and prosperity, is at risk from the rouble's decline,...

  • Russia in a 'whiff of panic'   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:05 AM ET
    Russia in a 'whiff of panic'

    Russia's economy collapsing sends a "whiff of panic" throughout its public, with people stocking up on imported goods. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports with a clip of the Russian Economic Development Minister, Alexei Ulyukayev speaking about future intentions.

  • Hard to be bullish with Russia   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Hard to be bullish with Russia

    The sharp decline in the Russian ruble has led to the public's faith in the ruble evaporating, says Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, who thinks the public seem "bearish".