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  • Ukraine's rejection of a EU trade deal, was met with dismay. However, economic analysts said a move towards Russia and away from Europe could benefit Ukraine over the coming months.

  • Russian debt vs equity: Where are the best opportunities?

    Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Sberbank Investment Research, discusses investing in the Russian market.

  • Emerging entrepreneurial hot spots Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    Iman Fadaei, Kevin Ackermann and Marten Wetterberg of Aha Design

    Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.

  • Eastern Europe needs structural reforms Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Eastern Europe needs structural reforms

    Erik Berglof, chief economist at EBRD, explains that the recovery in central and Eastern Europe should be much slower than expected and that a "renewed focus" on reforms is needed.

  • Olympics: Going for the gold, spending in the red Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Bolshoy Ice Dome and other Sochi Olympic venues under construction in August 2013

    The Olympics in Sochi will surpass $50 billion, making it the most expensive games ever. Some experts say the costs far outweigh the benefits.

  • Russia needs more 'active' economic policy: Pro Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    Russia needs more 'active' economic policy: Pro

    Christopher Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says that Russia has to be more active with its economic policy after the Economy Ministry slashed its growth forecast for the country.

  • US officials: Israeli strike on Syria Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:26 PM ET
    US officials: Israeli strike on Syria

    Israeli military forces destroyed a stockpile of Russian missiles that the Syrian government was reportedly prepared to deliver to Hezbollah, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Russia takes a page out of the US playbook Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Russia doesn't have the most positive reputation abroad. It's trying hard to change that.

  • China makes global inroads on arms sale Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • Russia growth prospects strong: VTB Capital Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Russian growth prospects strong: VTB CEO

    Atanas Bostandjiev, U.K. and international CEO of VTB Capital, says that due to the situation in the U.S., now is a good entry point for the "emerging markets investor" and says the Russian "story is still very constructive".

  • Russia day at the London Stock Exchange Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Russia day at the London Stock Exchange

    Nicolas Bertrand, head of equity and derivatives at the London Stock Exchange Group, talks about the LSE's international order book as the exchange holds a Russia Day special event.

  • Defense networks vulnerable to cyberattack: Expert Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    The U.S. government shutdown leaves cybersecurity experts fearing the Department of Defense's computer networks may be more at risk.

  • Is the US slipping behind as the world's superpower? Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:52 PM ET
    Is the US slipping behind as the world's superpower?

    Arjuna Mahendran, CIO, Wealth Management Division of Emirates National Bank of Dubai says China and Russia are taking a much bigger role in world affairs in what could be the beginning of a new world order as the U.S. starts growing more insular.

  • Russians in $200K bar tab battle or 'receipt porn?' Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Two Russian multimillionaires racked up a $207,116 bill between them in a head-to-head contest at a London nightclub, to see who could amass the biggest bar tab.

  • Azerbaijan releases election results...before election Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev was elected to serve a third term on Wednesday evening but voting was marred by local media reports that suggested the results were released even before the polls opened.

  • Keystone would mean OPEC is obsolete, says Pickens Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    T. Boone Pickens

    If you want to break OPEC, approve the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, T. Boone Pickens tells CNBC.

  • Five years after Lehman, world is hoarding cash Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.

  • Ship, baby, ship! Calls come for US to export oil Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Now that the U.S. has edged past Russia as the world's largest oil and gas producer, the drumbeat to export some of that oil bounty might get louder.

  • US on path for energy independence? Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:14 PM ET
    US on path for energy independence?

    A WSJ headline says the U.S. is "overtaking Russia" as the largest oil and gas producer. Dan Pickering of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. says the U.S. is importing about 8 million barrels today, and Carl Larry of Oil Outlooks and Opinions, talks about the benefit refiners are seeing right now.

  • How to invest in Russia Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    How to invest in Russia

    Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, discusses how the country's equity markets are getting more accessible.