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As the scale of funds being pulled out of Russia becomes clearer, speculation has increased that the government may have to impose capital controls.
Russia's economy is barely growing, inflation is rising fast, and capital is pouring out of the country, the Economy Ministry said on Monday.
Douglas Yates, assistant professor of political sciences at the American University of Paris, comments on the outcome of the first round of the French local elections and what it means for the national agenda.
David Stevenson, head of product and business development at Baring Asset Management, advises on how to invest in China as it shifts away from the "old manufacturing model."
European stock markets traded lower on Monday off the back of weak Chinese data and heightening tension in Ukraine.
Peter Atherton, head of the utility sector at Liberum, discusses what a competition inquiry into the U.K. utility market would mean for investments and consumers.
William Tobey of Harvard University says that Russia is now showing signs of reluctance in its commitment to improving nuclear security.
The sanctions taken against Russia by the West over its annexation of Crimea are already having an impact.
Antonio Barroso, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the while the opposition is likely to win more votes during France's local elections, the ruling Socialist party will be able to limit the damage.
James McCormack, managing director at Fitch Ratings, explains that it has removed the U.S. from negative watch because of improvements in the country's fiscal picture.
European markets closed higher on Friday, capping off a busy week which saw investors absorb positive U.S. data and cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's monetary policy and heightened tensions between Russia and the West.
Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, says that while Bouygues has dialed up its offer to take over Vivendi's SFR business, rival Altice is still in leading position to acquire the unit.
The European Commission condemns Turkey's move to block access to Twitter as it violates freedom of speech, Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for digital agenda, tells CNBC.
James McCormack, managing director at Fitch Ratings, discusses the impact sanctions will have on the Russian economy and says risks to the country's outlook are to the downside.
David Hauner, head of EEMEA fixed income and economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says Turkish political risks are underestimated and there is a risk of further escalation within the coming months.
Increased sanctions against Russia and its credit rating being put on negative watch, announced Thursday, were already making their impact felt Friday morning.
U.K. prime minister David Cameron calls on the EU to act with a "clear and united voice" to sanction Russia's "unacceptable" behavior.
Political and diplomatic isolation will hurt Putin's pride says Lithuania president, Dalia Grybauskaité, adding that Russia should be suspended from the G8.
Eugene Weinberg, head of commodities research at Commerzbank, expects gold to reach $1,400 by the end of the year, and says this "conservative" forecast is based on expectations of a stronger dollar.
European stocks closed slightly higher on Thursday, despite concerns about the unwinding of ultra-easy monetary policy in the U.S. and as Ukrainian concerns began to creep back into the markets.