David Staples, MD of the corporate finance group at Moody's, highlights how sanctions mean that the Russian corporate sector could face "constraints" on funding themselves.
Alisher Usmanov, chairman of USM Holdings, says 2015 will not be easy for the global economy.
Alisher Usmanov, chairman of USM Holdings, says his investment in Alibaba has soared more than 500 percent.
Alisher Usmanov, chairman of USM Holdings, says the Russian economy relies too heavily on energy exports and is "poorly diversified".
Alisher Usmanov, chairman of USM Holdings, says no personal sanctions have been imposed on him because he does everything by the law.
Billionaire Alisher Usmanov's investment in Alibaba has soared more than 500 percent since he first invested in the group, he told CNBC.
Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Management, says Russian stocks are "compelling" and suggests investors look for oversold stocks.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble says that's it quite likely that a delay or refusal to allow Iran's nuclear programme to go forward will push Tehran and Moscow closer together.
Mikhail Liluashvili, Russia economist at Oxford Economics says the main catalyst driving the MICEX market is "investor settlement" and discusses the three factors contributing to the weak ruble.
Anna Zadornova, economist at UBS, says the central bank is taking steps to stabilizing the ruble which will be good news for Russian stocks.
Daragh McDowell, senior russia analyst at Maplecroft, says there's "very little" room for the Russian economy to improve when it is still under sanctions from the West.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks about how severe the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is becoming with around 13 people a day are dying.
Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, talks about the Russian ruble's recent moves and how the currency is driven by a "number of factors".
Brazilian Petrobras shares stabilized for the first time in months, after falling 45% since late August. Is it time for investors to jump in or out?
With all of its income from oil sales, Russia's central bank is making a big move toward gold.
The World Gold Council is reporting Russia accounted for more than half of gold purchased by central banks in Q3. William Rhind, World Gold Trust Services, and CNBC's Bob Pisani, discuss Russia's strategy, and the investment in gold.
Andrey Kostin, chairman and CEO of VTB, says the ruble needs to find a stable level.
Andrey Kostin, chairman and CEO of VTB, says sanctions are not the right way to resolve tensions between Russia and the West.
Andrey Kostin, chairman and CEO of VTB, explains why the company is considering a delisting from the London Stock Exchange.
Jim Cramer takes a hard look at what is happening overseas to see if it is really a bad thing. Could this mean a few extra bucks in your pocket?