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  • Volatility enormous: Pisani  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Insight to the volatile moves in the market Tuesday, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. crude oil futures bounced off 5-1/ 2- year lows on Tuesday, and hovered around $55 a barrel in volatile trading near that price, with U.S. options set to expire later in the day. Global benchmark Brent crude also pared losses after plumbing a July 2009 low below $59, but remained stuck below $60 a barrel as major oil producers said they were in no rush...

  • Spiking rates: Russia vs. other 'fragile states' Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    Signs advertising currencies at an exchange office at Tverskaya street, December 16, 2014 in Central Moscow, Russia.

    Central bankers in developed countries have been slashing rates to spur growth, but rates have soared in the world's weakest economies.

  • *Moscow stock markets plunge, but U.S., Europe turn higher. Brent crude trimmed losses to trade just below $60 a barrel after breaking through that level in a plunge of more than 4 percent to plumb a July 2009 low. "There's a whole lot of things going on, from the options trade in WTI to the position squaring in Brent, that's helping oil prices get some upward traction here,"...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. crude oil futures bounced up off a 5-1/ 2- year low on Tuesday, and hovered around $55 a barrel in volatile trading near that price, with U.S. options set to expire later in the day. Global benchmark Brent crude also pared losses after plumbing a July 2009 low below $59, but Brent remained stuck below $60 a barrel as major oil producers said they were in...

  • *Benchmark yields hit 2- month low after U.S. oil below $54. NEW YORK, Dec 16- The collapsing oil market spurred a fresh wave of safe-haven bids for U.S. government debt on Tuesday, sending the 30- year yield to its lowest in more two years as investors worried about how the plunge in crude prices might harm the global economy. With U.S. oil futures falling below $54 a...

  • Oil dislocation clouding emerging markets: Strategist  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Discussing if the slide in oil prices is a buying opportunity, and its impact to global markets, with Dan Morris TIAA-CREF global investment strategist.

  • Need 'stabilisation' in oil  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    In terms of the drop in oil prices, David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says their company is looking for "signs of stabilisation".

  • Russia's got a 'real problem'  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    The Russian Central Bank raising its key interest rate will only make the economy worse and Russia will go "bust" says Howard Shore, founder & executive chairman at Shore Capital.

  • Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street slide Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    The ruble, under pressure from falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow's conflict with Ukraine, had fallen as much as 20 percent before recovering. Benchmark U.S. crude rose 2 cents to close at $55.93 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, fell $1.20 to close at $59.86 in London.

  • Energy stocks rebound in US as oil price recovers Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Energy companies are leading a rebound in the U.S. stock market as the price of oil turns higher. Crude oil rose 29 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $56.19 a barrel in New York. Russia's ruble recouped some of its losses against the dollar Tuesday after that country's central bank hiked interest rates in an effort to protect the currency's value.

  • Dec 16- U.S. oil prices rallied abruptly at midday on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses on what traders said was a mix of profit-taking on crack spreads and positioning ahead of WTI options expiry later in the day. U.S. crude rose by more than $1 a barrel by 11:34 a.m. EST, potentially heading for its biggest one-day gain in over two weeks. Brent was down 69 cents.

  • Isaacson: Russia hurting, Putin may not survive  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Walter Isaacson, president & CEO of The Aspen Institute, discusses what the collapse of oil prices is doing to Russia and how it threatens Vladimir Putin's leadership.

  • OPEC's high-stakes poker game  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    Discussing oil price volatility and where oil will settle, with Francisco Blanch, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

  • *Benchmark yields hit 2- month low with U.S. oil below $54. NEW YORK, Dec 15- The collapsing oil market spurred a fresh wave of safe-haven bids for U.S. government debt on Tuesday, sending the 30- year yield to its lowest in more two years as investors worried about how the plunge in crude prices might harm the global economy. With U.S. oil futures falling below $54 a...

  • Ticking time bombs: Where oil's fall is dangerous Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Venezuela is one of the nations most threatened by civil unrest resulting from low oil prices. The Latin American nation has already experienced discord this year, as shown in this image of protesters in Caracas in February.

    Lower oil prices are good for some countries and bad for others. In a few, things could get ugly.

  • Yen carry trade is back  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks at the decline in some major oil names and explains why the yen carry trade is the safe haven play.

  • Oil could drop another $15 from here: Analyst Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    An employee holds a control panel as barrels are filled with lubricant oil ahead of shipping at Royal Dutch Shell Plc's lubricants blending plant in Torzhok, Russia.

    The oil plunge is disconnected from reality, and there's no telling how low it can go, an influential analyst tells CNBC.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash: Oil discipline  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    Jim Cramer explains what to watch ahead of the open, including EOG Resources, Hess and Schlumberger.

  • *Panic returns; UAE minister tries to reassure investors. *UAE markets hit 1- year lows, Oman at 2-1/ 2- year low. DUBAI, Dec 16- A fresh wave of panic selling wiped out $49 billion of stock market value across the Gulf Arab economies on Tuesday as the price of Brent crude oil dropped below $60 a barrel for the first time since 2009..