Feb 12, 2009
Commercial satellite companies are assessing the impact of a collision in space where a Russian craft destroyed an American communications satellite. Stephen Beard reports on the need to monitor space junk.
Jan 20, 2009
Russia began pumping natural gas again, ending a two-week streak where 20 countries in the continent lost supplies. A contract with Ukraine helped patch up the issue, but not bruised reputations. Stephen Beard reports.
Jan 7, 2009
The European Commission says the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine is unacceptable. Officials from the two countries and the E.U. will meet to work through the issue. Steve Chiotakis talks to Stephen Beard in London.
Jan 6, 2009
Europe is caught on the losing end of the gas dispute between Russia and the Ukraine. But while politics play a role in the squabble, money may be the main concern. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard in London.
Jan 5, 2009
A dispute between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas is hurting supplies to other European countries. Russia is accusing Ukrainians of stealing gas, while the Ukraine blames faulty piping. Stephen Beard reports.
Dec 30, 2008
Russian natural gas giant Gazprom thrived in the first half of the year, but fell sharply from July on. Stephen Beard reports Gazprom's year ahead is looking grim.
Oct 24, 2008
With the price of oil and gas plummeting, Russia's once bulging budget could be heading for a deficit. Megan Williams reports half the country's income is from oil, and production is dropping along with price.
Oct 23, 2008
Russia met with OPEC to discuss ways of leveling out the cost of oil, as oil is now so low it could make production and investment unprofitable. Megan Williams reports it's unlikely Russia would agree to cut production.
Sep 10, 2008
Azerbaijan, Albania and Belarus are among countries rated high for regulatory reforms that are favorable to American corporations looking to get away from U.S. rules. John Dimsdale reports.
Sep 8, 2008
The White House has pulled a nuclear cooperation deal with Russia back from Congress. The cancellation means Russia will lose billions in potential profits. Some American companies aren't too happy, either. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.