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  • Iron ore miners step up output - is it sustainable?

    Ivan Szpakowski, Analyst for Commodities Research at Citi, says the increase in supply among major producers boils down to capex decisions made years ago when prices were much higher.

  • What are the key oil catalysts?

    Steven Wieting, global chief strategist at Citi Private Bank, says that fundamentals haven't differed dramatically to when oil was at $100 per barrel, but that volatility has to do with many factors including the U.S. dollar and policy expectations.

  • Could ECB QE be Russia's savior?

    How will the European Central Bank's first meeting of 2015 affect Russia? David Hauner, head of cross-asset strategy for EEMEA at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says that if the ECB is aggressive with bond-buying and stabilizes oil prices, it could reduce risk in Russia.

  • Could ECB QE be Russia's savior?

    How will the European Central Bank's first meeting of 2015 affect Russia? David Hauner, head of cross-asset strategy for EEMEA at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says that if the ECB is aggressive with bond-buying and stabilizes oil prices, it could reduce risk in Russia.

  • A worker walks among coils of galvanized steel at a steel factory.

    Conventional wisdom suggests commodity exporters will take price declines on the chin, but Morgan Stanley expects they'll benefit most.

  • A man pushes his tricycle taxi with a U.S flag on a street in Havana December 18, 2014.

    NY's Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce a trade mission to the Caribbean island, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama walk the Colonnade from the Oval Office to the Residence for a working dinner at the White House in Washington January 15, 2015.

    Authorities do not need to change course on balancing security and privacy, President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron said.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Net capital outflows were driven by the country's conflict with Ukraine and the pressure of international sanctions.

  • Americans American flag

    How could a country famous for chocolate take down the market? Jim Cramer thinks investors should stay domestic.

  • L-R: Mark McLaughlin, Chris Young, Michael Brown and Ken Xie at the Cyber Threat Alliance event.

    As companies face growing threats from hackers, four cyber security firms are have joined forces to share intelligence.

  • WEF: 'Geopolitical and societal risks' dominate 2015

    Ahead of 2015's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the forum has released its 2015 global risk report. John Drzik, president of global risk and specialities at Marsh, says there will be a shift from economic risks to geopolitical and societal risks in 2015.

  • This is a 'massive buy signal' for Russia

    Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, says resolving the conflict in south east Ukraine will be the key to getting sanctions lifted.

  • Copper

    Jim Cramer sees three major themes that account for the collapse in commodity prices.

  • Are markets worrying about the wrong things?

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore, says markets are still under-estimating the speed and scale of interest rate increases in the U.S. compared to worries over geopolitical events.

  • The good times aren't over yet for the stock market, says floor trader Kenny Polcari. But buckle up—it could be a bumpy ride!

  • Russia's credit rating downgraded: Explanation

    Last week, Fitch Ratings downgraded Russia's credit rating to 'BBB-'. Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains that recent events such as the rapid decline in the oil price and the volatility of the Russian ruble contributed to the downgrade.

  • India vs Indonesia: Which is a brighter spot in Asia?

    Matthew Hegarty, Analyst at Pinnacle International, compares the performances of India and Indonesia amid plunging oil prices.

  • An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at an office in Siberia in December, 2014.

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded Russia's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings to BBB- from BBB.

  • Fitch downgrades Russia to BBB-

    Fitch has downgraded Russia to a BBB- rating with a negative outlook, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Falling oil prices and deflation are weighing on Norway and Sweden respectively, while Finland has been hit by the recession in Russia.