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  • Recovery for emerging markets Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Recovery for emerging markets

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports there is some relief in emerging markets today but recovery is going to be an uphill battle.

  • The regulator said some products of Henkel, Procter& Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, and Clorox had to be removed from the marketplace because they did not meet Russia's toxicological safety criteria. Last year Russia banned many food imports from the European Union and United States in retaliation for their sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict.

  • Are EM currencies in a sticky situation? Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    Are EM currencies in a sticky situation?

    Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, says the "risks are starting to rise" when it comes to Russia's trade relationship with China.

  • The Russian Consumer Protection Agency said in a statement Tuesday that recent inspections of selected goods by top foreign brands such as Colgate-Palmolive and Procter& Gamble have found high levels of toxic ingredients in them. Russia, however, has not banned the imports of detergents or washing liquids, and most of the producers mentioned by the agency...

  • Russia cancels short-lived Wikipedia ban Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:27 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia on Tuesday canceled a ban on the Russian-language Wikipedia, which barely lasted a few hours and caused a storm among Russian online users. Internet users across Russia were reporting in the late hours of Monday that they weren't able to access Wikipedia's Russian version. Recent laws passed in Russia which classified as "banned" any information...

  • 7 stocks to play oil selloff: Lipow Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    Oil prices may not recover until after Q1 2016 but it’s not all bad news for the sector, says oil analyst Andy Lipow. Here's how to play it.

  • MOSCOW— Kazakhstan's currency recovered some of last week's massive losses against the dollar on Monday, with a rise of over 10 percent Monday. Central Asian oil producer Kazakhstan's economy has been under pressure from the low oil price and slowdowns in neighboring China and Russia. Last week, Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has held power...

  • The ruble was trading at 71.04 to the dollar at the close of trading in Moscow, its lowest level since Jan. 30, when Russian markets were hit by a combination of low energy prices and Western sanctions. The U.S. oil contract on Friday dropped below $40 per barrel for the first time since 2009 and on Monday was down another $1.23 a barrel at $39.22. Speaking to reporters...

  • Stay away from these countries for now Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 6:53 PM ET
    Stay away from these countries for now

    Charles Blankley, CIO at Gemmer Asset Management, says investors should avoid countries that are commodity producers and exporters such as China, Brazil and Russia.

  • Russia pressures exporters to sell foreign currency Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    The Russian government has resumed pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency, the Financial Times reports.

  • Success stories until recently, emerging economies are seen as casualties now— of slower growth in China, plunging prices for commodities like oil and iron ore, the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates and homegrown threats. The damage has spilled across oceans, with the turmoil jolting investors in New York, Tokyo and Europe. Investors there worry that China...

  • It ain't over till the Fed lady sings: Insana Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    From the commodities swoon to China, the markets are flashing warning signs that the Fed needs to heed, says Ron Insana.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 21- Two brothers belonging to President Vladimir Putin's inner circle lobbied for the appointment of Deputy Transport Minister Oleg Belozerov as the new head of Russia's vast state railway monopoly, the newspaper Vedomosti reported on Friday, citing anonymous sources. The paper quoted several sources as saying Belozerov was close to Arkady and...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 20- A little-known transport official from Vladimir Putin's hometown will replace a demoted ally of the president as the head of Russian Railways, completing a rare shakeup in the Kremlin circle of political and economic power. Deputy Transport Minister Oleg Belozerov was named on Thursday as the new boss of one of Russia's biggest and most...

  • Shades of 1998 for global markets—or not? Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    A trader, left, and a specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a day the Dow Jones Average fell 222 points, in January 1998.

    Commodities, emerging markets, and the dollar are all reminding Wall Street of 1998, but just how similar is today's situation?

  • Oil could drop into the $20s: Kilduff Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Oil rig workers crude oil

    John Kilduff explains how oil, already in a bear market, could drop to the mid-$20s per barrel.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 20- Deputy Transport Minister Oleg Belozerov was named on Thursday to head Russia's vast railway monopoly, a dramatic promotion for the 45- year-old from the president's hometown of St Petersburg. Employing almost one million people and managing over 85,000 km of tracks, Russian Railways is the third largest rail network in the world.

  • In retaliation to Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia last year banned certain food imports from the European Union, the U.S. and a few other countries. Eager to demonstrate their zeal in enforcing the ban, local authorities from all over Russia file daily reports on new and increasingly exotic means they employ to destroy the banned...

  • Kazakhstan currency plunges after free-float decision Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:55 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Kazakhstan currency plunged by over 20 percent against the dollar on Thursday after the government decided to move to a free float to cope with big swings in global currencies and commodity prices. The collapse follows a slump in the price of oil, Kazakhstan's main export, and drops in the value of the currencies of the country's main trading partners,...

  • ALMATY, Aug 20- The tenge lost more than a quarter of its value on Thursday as Kazakhstan fired the latest salvo in an emerging market currency war, ditching a trading band stretched to breaking point by sharp falls in crude and commodities prices. Prime Minister Karim Masimov said floating the tenge would recover ground that oil-dependent Kazakhstan has lost...