Vladimir Putin


  • Russia's next move     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    Demonstrators hold placards during a rally in front of the White House in Washington, DC.

    Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst and Medal of Honor recipient, discusses the possibility of Vladimir Putin sending official Russian forces into Ukraine.

  • Aug 6- Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement on Wednesday that he plans to slap a one-year import ban on agricultural products from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia is unwelcome news to U.S.-based makers of farm equipment.

  • MOSCOW/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 6- Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbor.

  • *Western bank still expects robust Russia profits. ESPOO, Finland/ MOSCOW, Aug 6- Finland warned on Wednesday that Russian retaliation against EU sanctions could push its economy into crisis, while President Vladimir Putin ordered curbs on food imports from countries that join the Western action over Ukraine.

  • *European shares down as Russia gathers forces near Ukraine. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 6- Gold rose nearly 1.5 percent on Wednesday on safe-haven buying triggered by worries that there could be an escalation of the military conflict in Ukraine and by a weak undertone in global equities.

  • Europe closes lower; Ukraine tensions weigh Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, with investors reacting to disappointing data and escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Should markets fear 'Putin effect'?     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Cristian Maggio, emerging market strategist at TD Securities, and Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, discuss whether both the euro zone and emerging markets could be hit by a "Putin effect".

  • Putin retaliates for sanctions     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 5, 2014.

    Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to put limits on imports from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the details.

  • Canada tightens sanctions on Russia banks and individuals Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    OTTAWA, Aug 6- Canada followed the U.S. and European Union on Wednesday by announcing more sanctions on Russian individuals and entities, including VTB Bank OAO, Russia's second-largest bank by assets. In addition to VTB, Canada targeted Bank of Moscow and the Russian Agricultural Bank.

  • LONDON, Aug 6- Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin's press service said on Wednesday.

  • BRUSSELS/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 6- Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbour.

  • Putin urges economic retaliation for sanctions Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country should counter sanctions imposed over its Ukraine policy. The NYT reports.

  • *ECB debates how to implement sanctions against Russia. *ECB Governing Council to discuss issue on Thursday. FRANKFURT, Aug 6- Major Russian banks active in the euro zone could face caps or even exclusion from borrowing from the European Central Bank as it examines how European sanctions against Moscow affect its operations.

  • Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine's border: NATO Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    File photo of a Russian serviceman directs Russian tanks after their arrival in Crimea in the settlement of Gvardeiskoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol.

    NATO said that Russia has around 20,000 troops on Ukraine's border in an escalation of the current crisis. NBC News reports.

  • What worries America: Poll     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest results from an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll on how Americans feel about an entire array of things, including the economy, Congress, and poor approval ratings for President Obama.

  • *Russia extends bans on food imports to Romanian beef. MOSCOW, Aug 6- Russia has extended food import bans to Romania, stepping up its response to more biting Western sanctions for its support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, though Moscow's measures could be rebounding on its own economy.

  • What frustrates Americans most: Poll     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    More bad news for President Obama, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the president's approval rating hit a new low. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest result on how Americans feel about President Obama, Congress, and the economy.

  • EDINBURGH, Aug 6- European shares fell in early deals on Wednesday, with appetite for equities knocked back by a resurgence in geopolitical tension over Ukraine and some weaker than expected earnings reports.

  • Cramer: What the selloff is really about     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on today's market selloff. Cramer says the impact of the downing of Flight MH17 was a game changer and Putin will win.

  • Buying opportunity in 'punished' Russian stocks: Pro Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine have shifted opportunities for investors, Franklin Templeton's Katrina Dudley says.