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  • 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.

  • How to stem oil free fall

    In order to stem the free fall in oil prices, one of three key things must be done, says Sabine Schels, a commodity strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

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

    China has increasing economic clout in Cuba, but better U.S. relations could change that——and more——for the island.

  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

    Iran's president may sincerely want to liberalize his country's economy, but that's unlikely to happen—for now, anyway.

  • How to invest in Russia

    With Russia being a risky country to invest in, Martina Bozadzhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group discusses the strategy she gives to her clients.

  • Will Russian sanctions be lifted?

    Lifting sanctions imposed on Russia as soon as this month or the next would be "premature" but they will eventually be lifted, says Martina Bozadzhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group.

  • Should investors stick to domestic markets?

    With political uncertainty around the world, will investors stick to domestic markets? Michael W. Gurka, founder and president of BruinHill Partners, weighs in.

  • Russia is in 'distress'

    Discussing the outlook for Russia, Benoit Anne, head of EM strategy at Societe Generale, says that things for Russia could well get worse, and a sovereign rating downgrade may be the next "bombshell."

  • Emerging market winners and losers

    The drop in oil prices could help drive a gradual, but divergent recovery in emerging markets, according to Benoit Anne, head of EM strategy at Societe Generale.

  • Here's why you should look at Russian stocks

    Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Management, says the weakening of the ruble has made Russian equities attractive.