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  • Red Square Moscow

    Today BRIC and EMEA funds typically have 15 percent to 25 percent of their portfolios invested in Russia. Are you a global investor at risk?

  • Fed fears return for this pro

    We've been living under a cloud of financial repression for the last four to five years, says Jay Jordan, The Jordan Company chairman & managing principal, sharing his worries about the pace of the Fed's tapering and its impact on the markets.

  • Hold your horses on wheat: StanChart

    Abah Ofon, Director of Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, says tensions about Ukraine have added a supply premium to the wheat market.

  • Russina President Vladimir Putin signed a final decree, completing the legal process of making Crimea part of Russia.

    So far, sanctions are a slap on the wrist, but losing hard currency from oil and gas sales could put a real pinch on Russia.

  • President Barack Obama

    A group of U.S. senators called on President Barack Obama on Thursday to impose sanctions on Russia's defense sector.

  • Putin is a smart player: Lindsey

    Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on U.S. foreign policy towards Russia. I think we are going to learn a very bad lesson from this, says Lindsey.

  • Russian howitzers during a military parade earlier this year

    Concerns that the crisis in Crimea could hit Russia's economic prospects were raised this week by the World Bank and the country's economy minister.

  • Are sanctions impacting Russian investments?

    Geoff Dennis, UBS head of GEM strategy, discusses whether investors should steer clear of investing in Russia. We are recommending a neutral position there but are more inclined to sell than to buy, says Dennis.

  • Is the world 'deglobalizing'?

    Brad McMillan, CIO at Commonwealth Financial, says that Russia disconnecting itself from the global economy is part of a growing trend of countries emphasizing their own interests.

  • Has Putin achieved his goal in Ukraine?

    Sam Greene, founding director of King's Russia Institute, discusses Russia's ambitions in Ukraine and whether the country's president Vladimir Putin has further plans for expansion.

  • 3 factors fueling the gold rally: Morgan Gold

    Geopolitical risks, continued tapering in the U.S. and soaring demand for physical gold in Asia will sustain the rally in gold prices, says Edmund Moy, Chief Strategist at Morgan Gold.

  • Caution on Russian equities: Pro

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says Russian equities could see further weakness if the situation escalates in the Crimean peninsula.

  • Major sanctions on Russia are 'unlikely': INSEAD

    Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, says it is unlikely that the West will impose hard-hitting economic sanctions upon Russia.

  • Strong country must have strong economy: Laffer

    Arthur Laffer, chairman of Laffer Associates, explains why he believes our economic weakness has helped Vladimir Putin move into Crimea.

  • Obama rallies European allies

    President Obama called on Europe to diversify its energy sources. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels on March 26, 2014.

    Are the tough and somewhat unexpected comments from President Obama a reason to rethink your holdings?

  • President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Oval Office on March 3, 2014.

    Obama tells the EU to take politically difficult steps to develop their own resources tor reduce reliance on Russia.

  • Obama: EU needs to diversify energy sources

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama stressed the need for the EU to diversify its energy sources.

  • Punishing Putin's power play

    Andrew Kuchins, CSIS Russia & Eurasia program director, shares his thoughts on Putin's power play. I don't expect to see thousands of troops coming into Ukraine, but I do think there will be further destabilization in the Eastern part of the country, says Kuchin.

  • Back in the USSR

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the big divide within Ukraine over Mother Russia and the deep economic ties of former Soviet Republics.