Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded Russia's debt ratings to Baa2 with a negative outlook.
If Ukraine takes gas from pipeline, Putin says Russia will reduce gas supplies to Europe.
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tells CNBC that ties with the U.S. have been damaged by "destructive" and "stupid" sanctions.
The bulk of a new type of allowance paid to bankers are in breach of the European Union's bonus cap.
Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, says Europe needs to rebuild relations with Russia but has played "too weak a hand" in dealing with its invasion of Crimea.
Russia's prime minister says the world must move away from its dependence on the dollar, arguing that the global economy would benefit as a result.
Ukraine must "decide for itself" says Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, adding that the country is not ready for an advanced economic partnership with the European Union.
Amid a market of treachery, Cramer provides a 10 step guide for market navigation, and warning investors that certain stocks exposed could go lower.
Chinese and German politicians on Friday acknowledged that a stimulus might be needed. Cramer thinks this is a step in the right direction.
Andriy Kobolev, CEO of state gas firm Naftogaz, has one of the toughest jobs in the energy industry. It isn't getting easier.
Andriy Kobolev is only 36, but he's already the CEO and Chairman of Naftogaz Ukraine, a company he refers to as one of the biggest energy monopolies in Europe. Kobolev sat down with CNBC's Dina Gusovsky to discuss his concerns over not being able to reach a deal for gas with Gazprom and whether or not Russia could cut supplies altogether.
Christopher Granville, managing director of Trusted Sources, says the impact of the Ukraine crisis has been to "destabilize" the Russian business elite.
This week's poor German data are the latest sign the "strongman" of Europe is weakening. We take a look at why Germany could be losing its clout.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says the weakness in the Russian ruble is due to a weak oil price.
New data show just how dramatically investors began abandoning Russia after the Kremlin began working to destabilize Ukraine.
Softbank's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the US entertainment industry.
Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of the board at Russian online retailer Ulmart, says the company will not go public before mid-2015 at the earliest.
Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of the board at Russian online retailer Ulmart, says the company is "way faster" and more reliable than Amazon.
Though the US industrial sector is down, Jim Cramer is recommending that investors take a skeptical look at the foreign industrial sector as well.
October could have a long list of market demons to contend with—from the shift in U.S. monetary policy to geopolitical issues that include Hong Kong.