Friday 01:00 GMT: Malaysian Airline System (MAS) shares begin trade, falling as much as 17.8 percent before retracing some losses in intraday trade.
Friday 06:00 GMT: Rescue workers recovered a second flight recorder from the wreckage of flight MH17, according to a Reuters report. Pro-Russian separatists said Thursday they found one of the "black box" recorders on Thursday, the report said.
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Although authorities including U.S. President Barack Obama, called for keeping the evidence at the crash site in place for international investigators, separatists sent their personnel there.
Friday around 07:30 GMT: Malaysia Airlines said it is trying to arrange access to the crash site for the relatives of the victims, although it isn't clear how that might affect the investigation.
Friday around 08:00 GMT: In a press conference, Malaysia Airlines updated the nationalities of the victims, saying there were at least 173 Dutch, 27 Australians, 44 Malaysians, including 15 crew and two infants, 12 Indonesians including one infant, nine Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three Filipinos, one New Zealander and one Canadian aboard the Boeing 777 jet. Twenty nationalities remained unverified.
Friday around 14:30 GMT: Speaking at a U.N Security Council Meeting: U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Samantha Power says the the Malaysia Airlines flight was likely downed by SA-11 missile operated from separtist-held location in eastern Ukraine.
Friday around 1700 GMT: Speaking at the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama repeats that the U.S. believes the missile that downed the Malaysia Airlines flight came from inside separitist territory. He also pushes for a "credible international investigation" and warns that the "eyes of the world" are on Russia and Ukraine and the U.S. will "make sure that the truth will out".
—By CNBC.Com's Leslie Shaffer; Follow her on Twitter @LeslieShaffer1