Russia Stories


  • UniCredit at risk from Ukraine: Economist     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says UniCredit could be vulnerable the turmoil in Ukraine, given its exposure to eastern europe.

  • An antianxiety pill for volatile markets Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    It's a long play, but emerging markets promise significant growth for the health-care industry, said Abbott CFO Thomas Freyman.

  • Are Russian stocks a screaming buy? Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 10:13 PM ET
    Five thousand rouble notes.

    As tensions in Ukraine appear to be easing, some analysts see an opportunity for cautious bargain hunting.

  • 'Nazis' & 'Hypocrites': What Russia's saying on TV Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    Pro-Russian supporters rally outside the Crimean parliament building on Feb. 28, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    Russian television isn't pulling any punches when it comes to what it thinks about Ukraine and the United States.

  • Three things to watch in Ukraine     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office of Julius Baer, highlights three things to watch for in the crisis in Ukraine.

  • IMF to address Ukraine financially     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, says that the organization will address the concerns about Ukraine from an economic and financial point of view, not a geopoltical one.

  • Key questions on Ukraine     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Bartosz Pawlowski, global head of EM strategy at BNP Paribas, looks at the key questions on Ukraine from a market perspective.

  • Russia's actions 'pre-planned': Pro     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies Center at the Henry Jackson Society, says that Russia's actions were "pre-planned".

  • Putin is trying to pressure Ukraine into a certain economic agenda says Volodymyr Ariev, independent minister in the Ukrainian Parliament, adding that the country's army has been significantly weakened.

  • Ukraine's 'long overdue' currency decision     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Tomas Fiala, Dragon Capital founder and CEO about the change in Ukraine's central bank policies and its decision to weaken the hryvnia.

  • Ukraine's central bank lets currency weaken     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    It is a change in policy by the central bank, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, as Ukraine's hryvnia falls to a record low.

  • Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, discusses Ukraine and says that "fuming" Russia still has a number of levers to challenge the "westward shift" in Ukrainian politics.

  • Recession ahead for Ukraine: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Elizabeth Stephens, head of credit and political risk advisory at JLT Specialty, says Ukraine's economy has "deteriorated" and the country faces recession ahead.

  • Ukraine's financial crisis     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    In the wake of last week's protest, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Ukraine is unable to borrow money and needs a bailout now.

  • Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukoyich is wanted for the "mass murder of peaceful citizens", the acting interior minister said. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports.

  • World leaders on Ukraine deal     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    World leaders including the IMF's Christine Lagarde, weigh into the debate over the Ukraine's future.

  • Is Ukraine facing a default risk?     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    David Costa, Dean of the Robert Kennedy College, says Ukraine now faces a high risk of debt default and discusses the impact of that on broader Europe.

  • Is gold taking a bet on Ukraine default fears?     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Capital Connection team discuss the factors that are likely to fuel safe-haven inflows into gold.

  • Gold still in play: Trader     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    "Fast Money" trader Tim Seymour prefers Barrick Gold to Newmont which is down 5 percent on lower gold prices.

  • Ukraine's economic war     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    Amid the riots and protests in Kiev, Roman Popadiuk, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Michael Bleyzer, Sigma Bleyzer CEO, discuss Ukraine's fight for economic freedom and effects the unrest is having on its economy.

Emerging Europe

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

    Hungarians handed their maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orban another four years in power in a parliamentary election on Sunday.

  • Ukrainian soldiers inside the Belbek military base

    Ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich insists that he remains Ukraine's legitimate president and commander-in-chief.

  • A unit claiming to Cossack and other citizen pro-Russian volunteers arrive to take up position outside a Ukrainian miltary base where heavliy-armed unidentifed soldiers have surrounded Ukrainian soldiers inside as Russian flag flies behind in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine.

    Crimea may seem a nondescript piece of land to fight over – but its strategic position has made it a battleground between Russia and the West before.