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Discussing the outlook for Russia, Benoit Anne, head of EM strategy at Societe Generale, says that things for Russia could well get worse, and a sovereign rating downgrade may be the next "bombshell."
The markets will always react to geopolitical issues due to its uncertainty, yet Hilary Kramer, president and chief investment officer at A&G Capital remains bullish, as the markets keep thriving through any big issue like Ebola or ISIS.
The factors behind the decline in the Russian ruble - including sanctions and low oil prices - are likely to stay put for now, says Carlo Gallo, founder & director at Enquirisk.
The geopolitical storms which rocked markets in 2014 are unlikely to calm in the coming year, with a raft of warnings about a new era of instability.
The Russian railway's death toll is part of life under Putin, as the country sometimes fails to provide basic infrastructure despite prospering over the past 14 years.
Russia's recent moves with Ukraine appear "counterproductive" says John Peet, Europe editor at "The Economist".
Oil prices could drop further to $40 and market volatility is "going to persist" due to political turbulence, says Ana Cukic Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers.
The Russian ruble tumbled to a one-week low on Monday, after new figures showed the country’s economy shrinking for the first time in over 5 years.
U.S. crude futures hit a new five-year low, reversing earlier gains on concerns about Libyan supply.
German leader Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine.
A rocket hit a tank at the eastern Libyan oil port Es Sider, officials said on Thursday.
Ukraine's bonds have had a terrible year as the country's conflict with Russia wears on, but could be a canny buy in 2015?
Ukraine's parliament votes for the country to renounce its "nonaligned" status and work towards membership of the NATO alliance.
Russia faces a “full-blown economic crisis” next year that will trigger defaults, a respected ex-finance minister has warned. The FT reports.
It was Israel's first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.
The FBI have stated that North Korea's government is responsible for the Sony attack. Neil Ashdown, deputy head of Asia analysis at IHS, weighs in, saying that it's difficult to "definitively attribute" a hacking attack to a particular group or state.
At the European Union summit, sanctions on Russia is all the talk. U.K. prime minister David Cameron says the pressure must be kept on Russia while President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, stated that EU needs a consistent strategy towards Russia. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
At the EU Summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses Vladimir Putin's "swipe" at EU leaders, whilst talking to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb and Lithuania's Dalia Grybauskaite about Putin's speech.
The EU banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that other countries perceive Russia as a country which should just "sit quietly", rather than try and maintain its sovereignty and independence.