7 of 11
BACKNEXT
Russia
Russia
A worker welds a pipeline at the South-Russian OAO Gazprom gas field, in Eastern Siberia, Russia.
GDP: 7%
Inflation: 14.03%
Unemployment: 5.9%
Markets: -65.53%
Gallon of gas: $3.93
Interest Rates: 11%


Sinking natural gas and oil prices shrink exports, and investor jitters over Russia's military takeover of Georgia crush the stock market. Russian banks are hit particularly hard by the credit crisis because they hold significantly more in foreign debt than national assets. The central bank sets up a $50 billion lending facility for financial institutions, and the finance minister indicates there is more money coming.

See stats for all 11 countries

NEXT: Saudi Arabia
Last updated November 14 2008: 9:27 AM ET
Sources: IMF, national statistics offices, central banks, stock exchanges, AIRINC
More Galleries
Here are the 20 most ticketed cars in America The racy Subaru WRX tops the list, but some of the other ticket magnets will surprise you. More
Lamborghini to unveil 910 horsepower plug-in hybrid The Lamborghini Asterion concept car will have a V10 engine and three electric motors. More
The weapons of The Walking Dead Zombies are fiction, but the weapons on The Walking Dead are real. More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.