BRAGGING rights for the world's hottest major stock market this year belong to an unlikely leader: President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

[MOSCOW] Russia's central bank, one of a handful in Europe to cut interest rates this year, could increasingly consider a hike after the ruble slumped following the latest US sanctions and the...

SOME of Wall Street's biggest banks are warning investors to steer clear of Russian assets after the ruble's worst week since the 2015 oil crash amid mounting risks of crippling...