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  • FACTBOX-Russia's 'anti-crisis' fund has little to spare Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    Last week, Russia announced a $35 billion "anti-crisis" spending plan to help the economy. Almost half of the Fund is already committed to domestic projects and companies- close to a 60 percent cap that limits investments within Russia. The NWF was set up in 2008 when Russia split up its Stabilisation Fund, a rainy-day fund financed from oil taxes, into two...

  • *Ukraine's economy hit by conflict in the east. *IMF mission has extended visit as Kiev seeks loans. KIEV, Feb 5- Ukraine's hryvnia currency plunged about 30 percent against the dollar on Thursday, traders said, after the central bank abandoned the foreign currency auctions that had effectively pegged the exchange rate.

  • *Ukraine's economy hit by conflict in the east. *IMF mission has extended visit as Kiev seeks loans. KIEV, Feb 5- Ukraine's central bank announced on Thursday a big increase in its main interest rate to 19.5 percent to try to avert financial collapse, brought ever closer by fighting in the country's east and a lack of foreign funding.

  • Buffett: Buying in Western Europe, eyeing Russia Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway

    Business magnate Warren Buffett said Wednesday he is planting his flag in Western Europe.

  • Putin on track to nationalize companies: Critic Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Investors shouldn't expect to find value in Russia because earnings will be lost to capital controls and expropriation, Putin critic William Browder says.

  • Nobody put Putin in a corner: William Browder Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    Nobody put Putin in a corner: William Browder

    William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management CEO, discusses Russia's tattered economy, as crude prices slump, sanctions continue and Putin remains defiant over Ukraine.

  • BP and its future with Russia Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    BP and its future with Russia

    After 25 years with Russia, Bob Dudley, CEO of BP says his company is "deeply committed" to its relationship with Rosneft, and sees it as a long-term investment.

  • Hague: Putin's 'sphere of influence' Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Hague: Putin's 'sphere of influence'

    William Hague, leader of the House of Commons, says that if Russia continues to exert its power like it's done with Ukraine, it will result in a "grave deterioration in relations" between itself and Europe.

  • Putin needs a 'miracle' for economy: Ex-diplomat Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Putin needs a 'miracle' for economy: Ex-diplomat

    Andrew Wood, former U.K. ambassador to Russia, says Russian President Vladimir Putin is in trouble and would need a "miracle" to turnaround the country's economy.

  • Obama right about Russia economy: Experts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    Russian communist party supporters carry a portrait of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as they take part in a memorial ceremony to mark the 91st anniversary of his death, in Moscow’s Red Square, Jan. 21, 2015.

    Individuals doing business with Russian clients say Obama's claims of Russia's economy being in "tatters" are absolutely correct.

  • Ukraine President: Must stop this 'terrorism' Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Ukraine President: Must stop this 'terrorism'

    At Davos, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko talks to CNBC about how the country needs help from the rest of the world to stop its conflict with Russia.

  • Russia weighs heavily at Davos Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Local residents inspect their home, which was damaged by last night's shelling in the village of Sartan, near Mariupol January 20, 2015.

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on what business and political leaders think about the continuing crisis between Russia and the west.

  • Russia won't cut oil production artificially: Deputy PM Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Russia won't cut oil production artificially: Deputy PM

    Arkady Dvorkovich, deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, says some expensive oil projects will be put on hold but the country's companies will not be cutting production in response to the low price.

  • Ukraine is escalating situation with Russia: Deputy PM Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Ukraine is escalating situation with Russia: Deputy PM

    As world leaders gather in Davos, Arkady Dvorkovich, deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, says violence between Russia and Ukraine is being escalated by Kiev.

  • The rich and famous visit Davos Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:04 AM ET
    Will.I.Am

    CNBC gives a who's who of the rich and famous expected to attend this year's World Economic Forum.

  • Could ECB QE be Russia's savior? Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Could ECB QE be Russia's savior?

    How will the European Central Bank's first meeting of 2015 affect Russia? David Hauner, head of cross-asset strategy for EEMEA at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says that if the ECB is aggressive with bond-buying and stabilizes oil prices, it could reduce risk in Russia.

  • Why an oil bottom may be in sight: Brian Kelly Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:51 PM ET

    Trying to pick an absolute bottom in any market is a fool’s errand, but there are a few signs that a turn may be coming, says "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly.

  • Byron Wien's surprises for 2015 Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 5:58 PM ET
    Byron Wien

    The S&P 500 will get a 15 percent return this year, and the Fed will raise rates sooner than expected, Byron Wien said.

  • How to invest in Russia Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    How to invest in Russia

    With Russia being a risky country to invest in, Martina Bozadzhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group discusses the strategy she gives to her clients.

  • Will Russian sanctions be lifted? Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Will Russian sanctions be lifted?

    Lifting sanctions imposed on Russia as soon as this month or the next would be "premature" but they will eventually be lifted, says Martina Bozadzhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group.