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  • $2 Trillion Economy With a Major Trust Problem Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    A $2 trillion economy and a stock market that trades at valuations cheaper than Pakistan - Russia is struggling to gain the trust of international capital.

  •  Russia Dep Fin Min: We're Moving Away From Currency Manipulation

    Alexei Moiseev, Russia's deputy finance minister tells CNBC that Russia is playing by the WTO rules although the country is still in a transition period.

  • Currency Wars on Agenda as G20 Fin Mins Meet in Moscow Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:15 AM ET
    Currency Wars on Agenda as G20 Fin Mins Meet in Moscow

    Ksenia Yudaeva, Russia's G20 Coordinator, tells CNBC that currency wars are about transparency and co-ordination of monetary policy between different countries.

  • G-7 Fires Warning Shot Over Currencies Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
    A trader monitors the foreign exchange and stocks index in Tokyo.

    Monetary policies must not be directed at devaluing currencies, the Group of Seven nations said in a statement aimed at cooling growing international tensions over exchange rates and prompting yen to surge.

  • G20 to Skirt Potholes as World Economy Recovers Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    With the road ahead looking a bit smoother, G20 finance ministers will be happy to ignore the wreck in the rear-view mirror when they meet this week to steer a course for the world economy.

  • Jim Rogers: I'm Short Government Bonds Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:50 PM ET
    Jim Rogers: I'm Short Government Bonds

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings Chairman and author of "Street Smarts," explains why he is short in government bonds, and where he is investing globally.

  • Russia: Not Just an Oil Proxy? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    Russia: Not Just an Oil  Proxy?

    Chris Weafer, chief strategist at Sberbank Investment Bank tells CNBC that Russia is as much a consumer story as oil proxy.

  • Iran Oil Exports to Asia Fell by a Quarter in 2012 Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 7:04 PM ET
    FILE - An Iranian oil technician makes his way to the oil separator facilities in Iran's Azadegan oil field southwest of Tehran.

    Iran's crude exports to its biggest customer, Asia, fell by a quarter in 2012 and shipments this year are expected to drop by at least 12 percent under U.S. sanctions pressure, but ample alternative supplies will keep refiners flush with oil.

  • Gas Politics Between Ukraine and Russia Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Gas Politics Between Ukraine and Russia

    Simon Quijano, EMEA Chief Economist at ING, tells CNBC there will always be a tug of war with Ukraine between Western Europe and Russia.

  • World's Most Expensive City to Rent Is... Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    Asia's financial capital Hong Kong retained its top spot as the world's most expensive city to rent a high-end apartment as robust demand on the island, a popular destination for employees looking to relocate overseas, and constrained supply, kept prices elevated.

  • G20 Unlikely to Pressure Japan Over Weakening Yen Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:09 PM ET

    The world's top economic policymakers are likely to discuss how Japan's new monetary and fiscal policy drive is weakening the yen when they meet next month, but will stop well short of calling it a competitive devaluation, G20 officials said.

  • WTO Helps Make Russia Competitive: CEO Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    WTO Helps Make Russia Competitive: CEO

    Kirill Dmitriev, chief executive officer of RDIF, says Russia is one of the few countries in the world that can deliver growth, and joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) has made it more competitive.

  • Business Buzz: Steve Pagliuca Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Business Buzz: Steve Pagliuca

    Maria Bartiromo gets the Davos buzz from Steve Pagliuca, MD at Bain Capital, on European optimism and the changing face of Russia.

  • Russia Assures Investors Over Reforms at Davos Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

    Investors worldwide continue to be skeptical towards Russia, confounded by whether real reforms will bring structural changes. During the World Economic Forum, the Russian delegation has been trying to reassure investors in order to reverse capital outflows that have reached more than $350 billion since 2007.

  • Bizarre Trial Stirs Western Concerns About Russia Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:21 AM ET
    Sergei Magnitsky, deceased man on trial in Russia.

    The fallout from a bizarre trial in Russia appears to be aggravating Western concerns about state-sponsored corruption.

  •  Russia's Belyakov: Business Environment Varies from Region to Region

    Sergey Belyakov, Russia's deputy minister of economic development, tells CNBC they want to create an enabling environment for investment and continue to push a program of privatisation where the market conditions are right.

  • Banks Try to Put Past Sins Behind Them at Davos Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 11:12 PM ET

    Leaders of the world's largest banks have gone some way to persuading investors that their industry's near-death experience is over, even though the public still doesn't trust them.

  • Medvedev Speech Unrealistic: CEO Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Medvedev Speech Unrealistic: CEO

    William Browder, CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, says Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's speech at the World Economic Forum was divorced from reality, and advises investors to avoid the country.

  • Loading central banks with more tasks and pressing them to pursue more aggressive monetary policies could risk a round of competitive devaluations, European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Monday, citing pressure on the Bank of Japan.

  • Cyprus Won't Cause Another Crisis: Expert Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 10:10 AM ET
    Cyprus Won't Cause Another Crisis: Expert

    Michael Michaelide, rates strategist at RBS, tells CNBC why he doesn't expect a Cypriot default and why its long term economic prospects are good.