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    Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday's collapse
    Dec17

    Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday's collapse

    MOSCOW — Russia’s embattled ruble extended a week of catastrophic losses by dropping 4 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow.The world’s worst-performing currency along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, the ruble has lost more than 50 percent of its value this year. It traded at 70.7 per dollar Wednesday morning, or 4 percent lower...

    Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge
    Dec17

    Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps to secure a comprehensive cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible.The telephone conversation came after the White House confirmed that US...

    Germany’s Merkel calls Putin to discuss situation in Ukraine, amid ruble plunge
    Dec17

    Germany’s Merkel calls Putin to discuss situation in Ukraine, amid ruble plunge

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps to secure a comprehensive cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian ruble on the way down
    Dec17

    Russian ruble on the way down

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s embattled currency, the ruble, is down 3.5 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow. The ruble lost over 15 percent of its value this week despite Tuesday’s massive interest rate hike by the Russian central bank. The ruble has fallen sharply in recent weeks and is down more than 50 percent since January, due...

    Russian ruble on the way down
    Dec17

    Russian ruble on the way down

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s embattled currency, the ruble, is down 3.5 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow. The ruble lost over 15 percent of its value this week despite Tuesday’s massive interest rate hike by the Russian central bank. The ruble has fallen sharply in recent weeks and is down more than 50 percent since January, due...

    Russian ruble on the way down
    Dec17

    Russian ruble on the way down

    MOSCOW — Russia’s embattled currency, the ruble, is down 3.5 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow.The ruble lost over 15 percent of its value this week despite Tuesday’s massive interest rate hike by the Russian central bank.The ruble has fallen sharply in recent weeks and is down more than 50 percent since January, due to...

    Rouble Crisis Could Shake Putin’s Grip on Power
    Dec17

    Rouble Crisis Could Shake Putin’s Grip on Power

    Russia failed to halt the collapse of the rouble on Tuesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power. A 6.5 percentage point interest rate rise to 17 percent overnight failed to prevent the currency hitting record lows in a “perfect storm” of low oil prices, looming recession...

    putins next throw of the dice – prepare for the unexpected
    Dec17

    putins next throw of the dice – prepare for the unexpected

    Singapore 17. December 2014. Putin’s next throw of the dice – prepare for the unexpected. By: Joergen Oerstroem Moeller The falling the oil price combined with sanctions push Russia’s President Putin into a corner. Do not expect him willingly to accept that. Judged by watching his actions over recent years it is likely almost...

    2014: By the numbers
    Dec17

    2014: By the numbers

    TRIPS ABROAD Countries visited by Foreign Minister John Baird: 49 Trade missions led by Trade Minister Ed Fast: 13 (20 countries) HOUSE OF COMMONS REFERENCES* “Ukraine” 521 Conservative 269 read more …read more Source:...