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Venture Capital

  • Board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow, on December 17, 2014. (AFP Photo / Yuri Kadobnov)
    Katie Pilbeam looks at the tumultuous 2014 in Russia and the global economic outlook for next year. Plus, our own in-house investor Tim Kirby finally cashes in his portfolio after an amazing run on the Russian stock market.
  • Venture Capital is a lively weekly business news show presented by Katie Pilbeam. It covers the most important financial stories affecting Russia and the global economy, featuring exclusive interviews with some of the industry’s most respected economists.
  • Board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow, on December 17, 2014. (AFP Photo / Yuri Kadobnov)
    Year in review (E70)
    Katie Pilbeam looks at the tumultuous 2014 in Russia and the global economic outlook for next year. Plus, our own in-house investor Tim Kirby finally cashes in his portfolio after an amazing run on the Russian stock market.
  • Reuters / Ilya Naymushin
    Ruble Rumble & Cuba Libre (E69)
    The Russian ruble's rollercoaster ride and how Obama considers additional sanctions against Russia, while he calls the embargo against Cuba a failure. Is this the latest Washington gambit to overthrow the Castro government?
  • Reuters/Sheng Li
    ​Crude Cuts (E68)
    As Iraq offers price discounts on oil to Asian consumers, Katie Pilbeam investigates if this is a sign that crude producers are waging a price war. Also, Greece's election chaos sends markets crashing in fear that an elected leftist government...
  • RIA Novosti / Vladimir Trephilov
    Rouble trouble (E67)
    Katie Pilbeam asks if the rouble has finally reached bottom as the currency hits a record low on falling oil prices, and reports on the Russian government's tax amnesty bid to stem capital outflow and encourage citizens to bring their money...
  • OPEC's headquarters in Vienna (Reuters / Heinz-Peter Bader)
    Line in the sand (E66)
    As OPEC decides not to cut production, Katie Pilbeam investigates whether crude prices will continue to fall.
  • Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP
    Reality check (E65)
    This week, Katie Pilbeam wants to know if the US financial market has lost touch with reality as it sees the value of Apple higher than all the companies listed on the Russian stock exchange. FOLLOW US:...
  • AFP Photo / David McNew
    Oil Slide (E64)
    As global oil prices continue to fall, Katie Pilbeam asks the experts how low crude can go. FOLLOW US: https://soundcloud.com/rttv/sets/venturecapital
  • Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (AFP Photo/Daniel Roland)
    Stimulation v stagnation (E63)
    ECB President Mario Draghi has braced the markets for further stimulus if needed, and it’s very likely that it will be needed. This comes just a week after the US Federal Reserve pulled the plug on its quantitative easing and Japan reignited...
  • Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images / AFP
    Taper Tantrum (E62)
    The US Federal Reserve ends quantitative easing with global markets hooked on easy money. Katie Pilbeam investigates if other countries are ready to follow suit and go cold turkey.
  • 24 October 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin at the wrap-up session of the 11th Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi.(RIA Novosti / Michael Klimentyev)
    Call to Consolidate (E61)
    This week President Putin calls on Russia to consolidate and adapt in the face of Western sanctions. Also, Katie Pilbeam wants to know if China's boost in oil imports from Russia has any effect on global crude prices. And find out which of...