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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.
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.
Ksenia Yudaeva, Russia's G20 Coordinator, tells CNBC that currency wars are about transparency and co-ordination of monetary policy between different countries.
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.
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, Rogers Holdings Chairman and author of "Street Smarts," explains why he is short in government bonds, and where he is investing globally.
Chris Weafer, chief strategist at Sberbank Investment Bank tells CNBC that Russia is as much a consumer story as oil proxy.
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.
Simon Quijano, EMEA Chief Economist at ING, tells CNBC there will always be a tug of war with Ukraine between Western Europe and Russia.
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.
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.
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.
Maria Bartiromo gets the Davos buzz from Steve Pagliuca, MD at Bain Capital, on European optimism and the changing face of Russia.
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.
The fallout from a bizarre trial in Russia appears to be aggravating Western concerns about state-sponsored corruption.
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.
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.
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.
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.