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  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building in Washington.

    An IMF mission said that authorities look forward to broad participation of eurobond holders in Ukraine's recently launched debt exchange.

  • *Russia ready to meet OPEC, non- OPEC producers. SOCHI, Russia, Oct 3- Russia, the world's top oil producer, is ready to meet with OPEC and non- OPEC oil producers to discuss the situation on the global oil markets if such a meeting was called, its energy minister said on Saturday. Cash-strapped OPEC- member Venezuela has for months been pushing for an emergency OPEC...

  • PRAGUE/ FRANKFURT, Oct 2- Optimism over talks to secure gas transit via Ukraine, low market prices and healthy storage levels have raised hopes that central and southeastern European countries reliant on Russian deliveries will make it through the winter without disruption. Amid a global gas glut, Russia- which relies heavily on revenue from exports to Europe-...

  • *Declines follow economic slowdown in China. TARKWA, Ghana, Oct 2- In the boom times when the price of gold was soaring, Ebenezer Sam-Onuawonto had a dream job and a dollar salary many times the national average in this mining town in southwestern Ghana. At one end of the wealth scale, the rout has affected huge companies such as Swiss-based trading and mining company...

  • SOCHI, Russia, Oct 2- A planned tax hike on additional profits earned by Russian exporters due to a weaker rouble will initially run for one year only, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday. The rouble has fallen steeply against the dollar over the past year due to weaker oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • West, Middle East slam Russia over Syria airstrikes Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 8:37 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande welcomes Russian President, Vladimir Putin prior to their meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace on October 02, 2015 in Paris.

    A coalition of western and Middle Eastern states have denounced the recent Russian airstrikes Syria as the Kremlin announced a prolonged campaign.

  • MOSCOW— Russia's second-largest airline, Transaero, is in crisis after two creditors on Friday said they will file bankruptcy proceedings following the collapse of a takeover plan. However, the takeover has collapsed in recent days and on Friday two major Russian lenders, Sberbank and Alfa Bank, announced their intention to bring bankruptcy proceedings...

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 2- Turkey and its partners in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State called on Russia on Friday to cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and focus on fighting Islamist militants, expressing "deep concern" over Moscow's air strikes. In a joint statement with the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Gulf Arab allies, Turkey said...

  • In a joint statement with the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Gulf Arab allies, Turkey said Russia's actions constituted a "further escalation" of the conflict and would only fuel more extremism.

  • Russia's oil impact Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Russia's oil impact

    CNBC contributor Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets chief commodities strategist, weighs in on the crude oil space and Russia's oil impact.

  • Strain on US-Russia relations Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Strain on US-Russa relations

    Alex Kliment, Eurasia group director, joins Closing Bell to discuss the strain on US-Russia relations.

  • The real reason Putin is in Syria Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with members of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 1, 2015.

    Russia says it's in Syria to help fight ISIS but the real reason can be summed up in one word, says this former State Department advisor.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russia's biggest Internet search engine Yandex said it could seek a deal with Microsoft to become part of its Windows 10 platform in Russia and potentially other markets. Microsoft said last week it had partnered with Chinese tech giant Baidu to boost the adoption of Windows 10 in China in a deal that saw Microsoft for the first time dump its own...

  • Hedge funds' best idea: Buy Russia?!?! Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Russian orthodox church, right, sits illuminated at night opposite a foreign currency exchange bureau advertising U.S. dollar and euro exchange rates in Moscow,, Aug. 23, 2015.

    Judging by the headlines, Russia may look like a nation in turmoil. Investors, though, don't seem to mind.

  • Syria: Can US and Russia agree? Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Syria: Can US and Russia agree?

    Matthew Henman, analyst at IHS Jane's, discusses the U.S.’s relationship with Russia, which is conducting air strikes on Syria.

  • *Russia backs domestic producers to replace imports. MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russia's drive to promote domestic products at the expense of imports is creating new opportunities for business, but it will take years for the benefits to show, participants at the Reuters Russia Investment Summit said. In its most drastic response to Western sanctions, Russia has introduced a...

  • YEREVAN, Oct 1- The Armenian government targets 2.2 percent economic growth in 2016, down from 4.1 percent expected this year, the government said in a press release on Thursday. The International Monetary Fund last week raised its economic growth forecast for Armenia in 2016 to 2.2 percent from its previous forecast of 1 percent. Other former Soviet republics...

  • UPDATE 5-Oil rises to $49 on Syria, U.S. storm risks Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Syria air strikes introduce Brent risk premium. LONDON, Oct 1- Oil climbed to around $49 a barrel on Thursday as an emerging risk premium over the situation in Syria countered further signs of an economic slowdown in Asia and rising U.S. inventories. Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades.

  • Russia raising stake in Syria airstrikes Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    Russia raising stake in Syria airstrikes

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (Retired), provides insight to the motives behind Russia's bombing of ISIS sites in Syria.

  • MOSCOW— Russia is preparing for a wave of bankruptcy applications after a new law came into force Thursday allowing individuals to file for bankruptcy. When the law, which was signed by President Vladimir Putin in December 2014, came into force Thursday, Russia's national courts database showed filings across the country, including in remote regions of...