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  • 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".

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- The Russian rouble strengthened sharply on Wednesday in volatile trade after the Finance Ministry said it had started selling foreign currency from its leftover stock. That 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, which is...

  • Invest in the Russian stock market: Pro Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:04 PM ET
    An employee works in the offices of the OAO Moscow Exchange.

    One market pro thinks there's a buying opportunity in the ETF that tracks the Russian stock market, but another says it's too risky a bet.

  • Putin really wants to bomb someone: Kruschev's great granddaughter

    Insight to the pain Russia is feeling from sanctions, with Sarah Mendelson, CSIS senior advisor, and Nina Khrushcheva, The New School. This is a self-inflicted wound for Russian President Putin, says Mendelson.

  • Has Putin lost control?   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Putin lost control?

    Insight to the challenges facing Russia's economy, with Don Jensen, Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations.

  • Russia's way out of crisis   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    Russia's way out of crisis

    Has Russian President Vladimir Putin lost control of his country's economy? Ambassador Carlos Pascual, provides perspective into the critical situation facing Russia.

  • These oligarchs are paying for Russia's slide Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko.

    The combination of sanctions, the falling ruble and continuous slide in oil prices is chopping billions from the fortunes of Russia's richest men. Who's taking the biggest hit?

  • Sense of panic hits Russia's economic elite: Pro   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    Sense of panic hits Russia's economic elites: Pro

    Is Vladimir Putin more dangerous with current Russian economic conditions? Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul provides perspective.

  • Beware: Putin, the wounded animal Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    It's clear the US is not prepared for the extent of damage that Vladimir Putin can unleash, says Jake Novak.