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  • 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.

  • *Sees $95 oil price next year followed by decline. MOSCOW, Nov 10- Russia faces the prospect of three years of economic stagnation, the central bank predicted on Monday, underscoring the heavy costs of President Vladimir Putin's Ukraine policies and of Russia's dependence on fragile oil prices. In an annual monetary policy strategy document, the bank slashed its...

  • BEIJING, Nov 10- VTB, Russia's No.2 bank, may delist from the London Stock Exchange in favour of Chinese bourses as sanctions imposed in the Ukraine crisis hit its ability to raise capital in Western markets, its chief executive said on Monday. The Western sanctions imposed on VTB over Russia's role in the conflict in Ukraine limit its ability to raise funds--...

  • US, China extend Visa deal  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Susan Li reports the highlights from the APEC leader summit in Beijing, including President Obama saying he would significantly extend the short-term Visa deal between U.S. and China.

  • 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.