Russia moves off U.S. dollars, euros to stockpile loonies

Jun 17, 2010
Bypassing the U.S. dollar and euro, Russia says it will start stockpiling the Canadian dollar in its foreign currency reserves.
Posted In: Investing, Russia

After 11 years, Dunkin' Donuts returns to Russia

Apr 27, 2010
Dunkin' Donuts is coming back to Russia after leaving the country in 1999. It will open its first of 20 planned stores in Moscow. The move comes 11...
Posted In: Dunkin' Donuts, Russia

Russia returns to world bond market

Apr 23, 2010
Russia has not been involved with the international bond market since its financial system collapsed in 1998. But the government just sold $5 billion worth of Eurobonds -- money it no longer even needs. Peter van Dyk reports.
Posted In: Investing, Russia

Russia 'Clunkers' program clears rubble

Apr 21, 2010
Russia's version of a "Cash for Clunkers" program has the intended benefit of boosting the country's slumping car sales. But it also has the potential long-term effect of producing an organized junk yard culture. Peter van Dyk reports.
Posted In: Auto, Russia

Will Russia warm to eBay?

Apr 5, 2010
Online marketplace eBay is moving east -- to Russia. Online sales in the country are expected to grow sharply, but it's not all smooth sailing. Peter van Dyk reports.
Posted In: Russia

Iraq drives hard bargain on Lukoil

Dec 30, 2009
Russian oil giant Lukoil has signed a deal to develop one of Iraq's biggest oil fields. U.S. oil companies could have bid for the contract earlier this month, but few were present at the auction. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains why.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

Would Russian bonds be worth the risk?

Nov 6, 2009
A lot of people lost their shirts 11 years ago when Russia defaulted on its debt. So some eyebrows have been raised by the Russian finance minister's talk of issuing almost $18 billion in bonds next year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Russia

Are hackers ahead of card security?

Aug 18, 2009
A cyber crime ring has set a new record for the number of credit cards it hacked and compromised -- 130 million. How does a fraud happen on such a massive scale? Host Tess Vigeland talks with credit-card security expert Ted Crooks.
Posted In: Crime, Russia

Firms show caution in Russian investing

Jul 6, 2009
As President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, executives from Pepsi, Boeing and other U.S. companies announced new investments in Russia. Jeremy Hobson reports why some companies are still cautious about investing.
Posted In: Russia

U.S.-Russia trade not booming

Jul 6, 2009
President Obama's first visit to Russia will focus on trade between the two superpowers. But a close look at current trading relations between the countries shows there's not a whole lot going on. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Investing, Russia