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  • SINGAPORE, March 6- Gold was trading in a tight range on Thursday, supported near $1,335 an ounce by weak U.S. data, with investors waiting for developments in the Ukraine geopolitical crisis and a key jobs report for further cues. *Spot gold was trading nearly flat at $1,336.66 an ounce by 0020 GMT, after rising slightly by 0.2 percent in the previous session.

  • KIEV, March 5- Ukraine's government said on Wednesday "Russian aggression" in Crimea was hitting the country's economy hard but signalled growing confidence that it will secure international loans and avoid bankruptcy.

  • TOKYO, March 4- Russia's incursion into Ukraine is setting off alarm bells in Tokyo, where officials worry that any push by Japan's Western allies to impose economic penalties will undermine its drive to improve relations with Moscow.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Washington is weighing an array of economic weapons to penalise Russia for its armed intervention in Ukraine, from asset freezes to expelling Moscow from the G8 group of states, but may find Europe more reluctant to resort quickly to sanctions.

  • U.S. and EU marshal economic tools to punish Russia Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 3- The United States has a number of economic weapons to punish Russia for its military intervention in Ukraine, ranging from asset freezes to kicking Moscow out of the exclusive G8 group of countries, and President Barack Obama is focusing first on measures that would not require congressional action.

  • *Germany has close economic and energy ties to Russia. BERLIN, March 3- Heavily dependent on Russian gas and closer to Moscow than any other leading western nation, Germany faces a major policy dilemma as the Ukraine crisis descends into a Cold War-style confrontation of tit-for-tat threats and ultimatums.

  • *Slide follows Putin's declaration of right to invade Ukraine. MOSCOW, March 3- Russia's central bank hiked its key lending rate by 1.5 percentage points on Monday after the rouble hit an all-time low on President Vladimir Putin's declaration at the weekend of his right to invade Ukraine.

  • 'Big need' for EM concierges     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    Veronica Voronina, founder of The Anonymous, discusses the growing demand for concierges from wealthy entrepreneurs in Russia and Brazil.

  • Stand by: EM turmoil sparks credit crunch fears Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    As economic growth slows in emerging markets, there are fears that capital outflows could be the first signs of a credit crunch.

  • Hungary and Russia in crosshairs for rate hikes Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman walks past the boards listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble as she leaves an exchange office in central Moscow, on January 31, 2014.

    Investors bet Hungary and Russia will be the next emerging economies forced to defend their currencies after India, Turkey and South Africa.

  • ‘Universal’ frustration with India reforms: Hero CEO Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Indians are frustrated by the slow pace of government reforms to reignite the country's growth, said the head of Hero MotoCorp.

  • 'Slow growth' a crisis legacy: OECD's Gurria     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    José Ángel Gurría, secretary general at the OECD, says the world economy is stuck in "first gear" and that growth prospects are "sluggish."

  • Five years after Lehman, world is hoarding cash Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.

  • Why the G20 was very 'productive'     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Alexander Mirtchev, executive chairman at RUSI International, says the G20 was a "very interesting meeting", despite Syria overshadowing it.

  • China official PMI hits 16-month high in August Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in August with a jump in new orders, official data showed on Sunday.

  • Brazil hikes rates again to regain market confidence Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:13 AM ET
    Downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Brazil raised its benchmark interest rate to a 16-month high of 9 percent on Wednesday, maintaining the pace of monetary tightening to fight inflation and rebuild investors' confidence in Latin America's largest economy.

  • The Economist: New era for emerging markets     Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Alex Travelli, Hong Kong Bureau Chief at The Economist says the stupendous growth that emerging markets experienced in the last decade has ended.

  • G-20 finance ministers try to avoid market turmoil Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Russia's Anton Siluanov at the G-20 finance ministers' meeting in Moscow.

    The Group of 20 nations, wary of renewed market volatility, is stressing the need to shift policy carefully and communicate clearly as countries try to chart a course to recovery.

  • Goldman Turns Bearish on BRIC Economies Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    The investment bank has ended a recommendation to buy a basket of U.S. stocks with highest sales exposure to Brazil, Russia, India and China, another sign of weakening sentiment towards emerging markets.

  • European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget.