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  • Could Russia Become the 'Savior of Europe'?

    Ivan Tchakarov, chief economist at Renaissance Capital, tells CNBC that the Cyprus crisis presents an opportunity for Vladimir Putin to take the moral high ground and become the 'savior of Europe'.

  • Russia could avenge the loss of billions of dollars in Cyprus by cutting Germany's energy supply, one analyst said.

  • Playing Hardball on Cyprus

    Sources say the Cyprus Finance Minister has submitted his resignation. Discussing the crisis in Cyprus and the backlash from Russia, with Peter Kiernan, author of "Becoming China's Bitch."

  • Cyprus Levy Will 'Create a Stampede': Politician

    Efi Xzanthou, a member of Cyprus's Green Party and Parliamentary Finance Committee, tells CNBC that as soon as they open there will be a run on the banks as no depositor will feel safe.

  • Experts Warn On Cyprus Bank Tax

    The Cypriot parliament will today vote on the highly controversial levy on bank deposits, CNBC has been speaking to a number of market experts who all warn that the tax sets a dangerous precedent.

  •  Cyprus Tax: 'Blowing Capitalism's Brains Out'

    Steve Keen, professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, argues that if you destroy the trust depositors have in their bank accounts then you destroy the oil of capitalism.

  • How Do You Play the Cyprus Bailout?

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, tells CNBC that investors, who want to play the Euro without the periphery, should play the Swiss Franc.

  • Dirty Money From Russia?

    Almost 40 percent of deposits in Cypriot banks belong to foreigners, with CNBC's Robert Frank; and Ken Rijock, financial crime consultant; Mark Hannah, Former Kerry & Obama Campaign Aide; and Chip Saltsman, Former Huckabee Campaign Manager, discuss.

  • Genesis of The Cyprus Crisis

    Mujtaba Rahman, Senior European Analyst at Eurasia, talks about the root of the Cyprus' crisis and its potential impact on its ties with Moscow.

  • How Much Will Cyprus Hurt Russia?

    Liza Ermolenko, emerging markets economist at Capital Markets, tells CNBC why Cyprus' travails are unlikely to have too much of an effect on the Russian economy, although it might startle Russian investors out of the country.

  • Dennis Gartman

    Proposals to force depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a euro zone bailout has shaken the very nature of banking to its roots, according to Dennis Gartman, editor of "The Gartman Letter", who has labeled Cyprus's recently elected President Nicos Anastasiades a "fool".

  • Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the secretary of defense.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.

  • Oleg Deripaska, the CEO of the world's largest aluminum company Rusal said global commodity producers need to cut output by up to 10 percent.

  • Russia Must Keep Up Privatization: Rusal CEO

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, says Russia needs less government presence in the economy, and should continue privatization and the reform of the power market and the financial sector.

  • Rusal CEO: Governments Should Promote Growth

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, says European governments should support banks and businesses and help them restructure, while Russia's government should invest in infrastructure.

  • Will the Bank of Russia Cut Rates?

    Charles Robertson, global chief economist, Renaissance Capital, discusses the appointment of a new Head at the Russian Central Bank and whether chasing high single-digit growth is the right strategy for Russia.

  • The Baltic state of Latvia and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus are both magnets for Russian money.

  • Elvira Nabiullina, Russia's economy minister

    Vladimir Putin on Tuesday chose his chief economic adviser to head Russia's central bank. She will join a small female contingent at the top table of global finance.

  • Syrian rebels gather around a T-72 tank, captured from government forces, in the flashpoint Syrian province of Idlib near the border with Turkey.

    There are serious concerns that Syria's violence will spread throughout the Middle East. No one seems to have an answer for how to bring the war to an end, but now it appears the Saudis are going to try.

  • Mykonos, Greece

    Tourism in Greece is bouncing back this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said.