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  • Putin set to scare away investment in 2015 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:26 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Russia’s hostility towards other countries could wreak further havoc on its economy in 2015, as investors told its "high risk".

  • Where now for the Ruble? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Where now for the Ruble?

    With the Russian ruble facing an uncertain future, Timothy Ash, head of EM Research at Standard Bank says that if changes aren't made, the currency will continue to see "downside pressure".

  • Ukraine's Poroshenko talks ceasefire Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Ukraine's Poroshenko talks ceasefire

    Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, was asked by CNBC if the withdrawal of foreign troops was still a key condition of a ceasefire.

  • Will this country be the next oil domino? Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Nigeria started 2014 as a frontier-market darling, but now the African economy could take a body blow from the oil price decline.

  • Why Putin could get ‘cold feet’ over Ukraine Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    With Russia hit hard by a slump in the ruble, tumbling oil prices and sanctions, could Vladimir Putin be wondering whether Ukraine was worth it?

  • Yemen hostage rescue mission: What went wrong? Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    It could have been something as simple as a barking dog that alerted the al Qaeda guards as U.S. special operations forces approached the compound.

  • Investing in digital tech Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 4:10 AM ET
    Investing in digital tech

    MCI Management is a venture capital fund business that focuses on digital economy and the tech sector. CIO Tomasz Czechowicz explains more.

  • Nuclear failure was the last thing Ukraine needed Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    French public nuclear safety institute IRSN said on December 3, 2014 it had not detected any unusual radioactivity in Ukraine and that the incident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya posed no danger for populations or the environment.

    An accident at a nuclear facility in Ukraine underscored the country's lack of energy security, said experts and stakeholders.

  • Putin won't take blame for Russia's woes Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Putin won't take blame for Russia's woes

    Putin blames everyone else for Russia's problems, including speculators and the West in general, says Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank.

  • Putin treating Ukraine like a brother? Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:35 AM ET
    Putin treating Ukraine like a brother?

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was like a "bear in a corner" when he was discussing the West's sanctions on Russia, says CNBC's Hadley Gamble. Putin said Russia would respect Ukraine as a "brotherly country".

  • Ukraine crisis more riskier than ISIS? Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Ukraine crisis more riskier than ISIS?

    The geopolitical tensions from the crisis in Ukraine is "taking a toll" on both Russia and Ukraine's economy says Moritz Kraemer, sovereign chief ratings officer at Standard & Poor's.

  • Putin's speech to focus on plans for Russia Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Putin's speech to focus on plans for Russia

    Russian PM Vladimir Putin is likely to focus on "laying out plans" for Russia in his key speech, says Christopher Granville, MD at Trusted Sources.

  • Russia recession worries rattle bond markets Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Bond yields and the cost of insuring the country against default rising on fears of intensifying sanctions, recession and falling oil prices.

  • Ukraine nuclear accident 'no threat': Minister Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

    Ukraine's Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said an accident at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeast Ukraine posed no danger.

  • Confidence in Hungary hit by sanctions: Minister Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    Business confidence in former Soviet satellite Hungary has been hit by the international sanctions imposed on Russia following its Ukraine incursion.

  • Reaching behind the Iron Curtain for yield Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Perniciously low yields are driving investors ever further afield, but it isn't clear they should embrace beaten down markets behind the former iron curtain.

  • Latvia's airline market is still promising: CEO Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Latvia's airline market is still promising: CEO

    Martin Gauss, CEO of Air Baltic, talks about the environment for airlines in Latvia currently, given the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

  • 2 female bombers kill up to 30 in Nigeria Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Sacks of grain on display at Dawanau grain market, the largest grain market in west Africa, on the outskirts of the northern Nigerian city of Kano

    Two female suicide bombers blew themselves in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people.

  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    France is suspending the planned delivery of a warship to Russia, citing the "current situation" in eastern Ukraine.

  • Israel weighs strike vs. Iran: Report Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    The nuclear pact being negotiated with Iran is unpalatable to Israel, and may hasten a confrontation with Tehran, according to a report.