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  • Putin speech sparks more ruble volatility Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for its economic crisis Thursday, but failed to reassure investors.

  • Nigeria central bank saving 'for a rainy day'   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Nigeria central bank saving 'for a rainy day'

    Manji Cheto, vice-president of Teneo, explains why the Nigerian central bank has barred banks from dollar holdings.

  • Does Europe need structural reform?   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Does Europe need structural reform?

    At the EU summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb on whether Europe needs structural reform.

  • Presidential vote could still reach 180 votes   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Presidential vote could still reach 180 votes

    Discussing last night's presidential vote in Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minister of administrative reform and e-governance in Greece says he believes that there is still a "fighting chance" for the coalition government to get the 180 votes.

  • Europe surges on Fed pledge, Russian stocks bounce   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe surges on Fed pledge, Russian stocks bounce

    European shares closed sharply higher on Thursday with global sentiment boosted after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it had confidence in the economy.

  • Dovish fed boosts stocks   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Dovish fed boosts stocks

    The Fed's announcement discussing an interest rate hike in the U.S., helped drive European markets higher, says Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading.

  • Grybauskaite: Putin looking for 'someone to blame'   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Grybauskaite: Putin looking for 'someone to blame'

    At the EU Summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses Vladimir Putin's "swipe" at EU leaders, whilst talking to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb and Lithuania's Dalia Grybauskaite about Putin's speech.

  • Russia’s ruble rout: Why it shouldn't surprise you Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    A woman walks past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in Moscow on December 16, 2014.

    The ruble's volatility suggests that many traders and investors have been caught off guard by events in Russia.a.

  • Emirates CEO: The oil price drop is beneficial   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Emirates CEO: The oil price drop is great

    Emirates Airline - and the industry more broadly - is benefitting from lower oil prices, and will report "healthy profits" says Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines.

  • Why spinoffs trend looks good for 2015   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Why spinoffs trend looks good for 2015

    Spinoffs have been a major theme this year for financial markets. Ryan Mendy, COO of The Edge, discusses the trend further and discusses how it will continue into 2015.

  • Europe closes higher, energy stocks bounce back   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes higher, energy stocks bounce back

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, as banking stocks with a heavy exposure to Russia pared losses and energy stocks rebounded as oil prices recovered some ground.

  • Russia's ruble not out of danger yet   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Russia's ruble not out of danger yet

    The Russian ruble is seeing a slight rebound after Tuesday's rate hike. Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING, discusses whether this puts investors at ease.

  • Greece needs debt that's feasible: Politician   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Greece needs debt that's feasible: Politician

    Ahead of Greece's presidential vote, Euclid Tsakalotos, an MP with the SYRIZA party, says that Greece needs a new debt agreement that is more "feasible".

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

    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".

  • Swedish banks happy with 0% rate   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Swedish banks happy with 0% rate

    With the Swedish Central Bank leaving its rates at 0%, Stefan Ingves, governor of Riksbank said that until the latter part of 2016, rates can be kept at 0%.

  • UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?

    Discussing the Bank of England's stress test results, Howard Shore, founder & executive chairman at Shore Capital, says that banks like Lloyds and RBS should be cutting costs to make a good return on capital for shareholders.

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

    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.

  • Europe tumbles, DAX closes 2% lower after Sydney siege

    European shares closed sharply lower on Monday with earlier gains seen in the price of oil reversed after heavy gunfire was heard outside a Sydney cafe where hostages were being held.

  • London airspace closed on power outage   Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    London airspace closed on power outage

    The U.K's air traffic control announces it has restricted flights in and around London due to a computer failure, CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports.

  • Donetsk, Ukraine

    Ukraine is still on the radar of international investors, according to a minister, and has only a "minimal" risk of defaulting.

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