Vladimir Putin


  • Cashin: This has to keep central banks up at night Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    Falling commodity prices signal deflationary pressure, and that has to be frustrating to the central banks, Art Cashin said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12- State-owned Rostec said on Friday new European Union sanctions would have little impact on the Russian conglomerate's arms exports or on its chief executive, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.

  • US expands sanctions to Russia's biggest bank Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    The United States its Western allies hit Russia with tougher new sanctions.

  • *Russia's gasoline production only slightly above consumption. MOSCOW, Sept 12- Any further Western sanctions which may aim at technology for Russia's modernising oil refineries could lead to gasoline shortages, an energy ministry official said.

  • DUSHANBE, Sept 12- President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to strengthen cooperation with China and ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union tightened sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12, 2014- Late last month Yelena Tumanova was handed the body of her son in a coffin at her home in Russia's Western Volga region. The documents Yelena Tumanova was given with the body raised more questions than they answered- questions about how her son died and about the Russian government's denials that its troops are in Ukraine.

  • EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms manufacturers and its biggest oil company, Rosneft, to punish Moscow for what the West sees as efforts to destabilize Ukraine.

  • Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:39 AM ET

    KIEV, Ukraine— European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12- President Vladimir Putin took a break from his official duties to slip into a Russian Orthodox Church this week and light a candle for fighters killed in eastern Ukraine. "I left a candle for those who died defending people in Novorossiya," he told reporters after emerging from the Church of the Holy Trinity on a Moscow hilltop.

  • Obama: US, EU intensifying sanctions on Russia Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on day two of the 2014 NATO Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, on September 5, 2014.

    The United States and its European Union allies announced Thursday that they will be increasing their sanctions against Russia.

  • *Most analysts expect central bank to hold lending rate at 8 pct. *Rate hike possible as food import ban boosts inflation. MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's central bank is likely to leave its main interest rate unchanged on Friday to support the weak economy, although there is a small chance it could opt for a hike to clamp down on high inflation, economists say.

  • EU agrees to introduce new sanctions on Russia Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russian gas producer Gazprom said on Thursday its first-quarter net profit fell 41 percent to 223 billion roubles, missing forecasts, on cheaper prices to Ukraine and a weak rouble.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil has launched a bid to buy a diesel pipeline which runs through Ukraine to Hungary, Vedomosti reported on Thursday citing a letter from the company's head to President Vladimir Putin. A Lukoil spokesman declined to comment.

  • *Russia's United Aircraft Corporation on the sanctions list. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 10- European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said.

  • Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine.

  • Rep. King: ISIS could attack at any time     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    I'm not trying to scare people about a particular threat but we do have to be on our guard, says Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), discussing what he hopes to hear from President Obama about combating terrorist threats.

  • Putin, Iran's Rouhani to discuss trade, economic ties Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    He did not say whether they would touch on an "oil-for-goods deal" which Tehran and Moscow have been discussing as a way to get round Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis and on Tehran over its nuclear programme.

  • 61% say strike ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Poll     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides results of an NBC/WSJ poll that reveals how Americans feel about President Obama's strategy on ISIS ahead of the president's Wednesday night address.

  • *Gold steadies off 3- month low at $1,247.15/ oz. LONDON, Sept 10- Gold eased towards the previous day's three-month low on Wednesday as the dollar index held near its highest in more than a year, underpinned by expectations that the Federal Reserve may be set to signal a rise in interest rates.