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  • 'By April, Crimea will be Russian'?     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Putin has dashed the West's diplomatic hopes by issuing a decree on Tuesday in which he made it clear a treaty with Crimea will be expedited, NBC's Jim Maceda reports from Moscow.

  • MOSCOW, March 18- Russia could postpone major privatisation deals to the second half of the year, an official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, underlining the damage Moscow's stand over Ukraine is wreaking on its markets and economic health.

  • PARIS, March 18- European stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, trimming the previous session's gains as tensions in Ukraine following Sunday's referendum in Crimea kept investors on edge. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia would move forward with procedures to annex Ukraine's Crimean region, defying Western sanctions.

  • FOREX-China's yuan resumes slide, yen gains broadly Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    LONDON, March 18- The yuan deepened its month of losses against the dollar on Tuesday amid more signs China's problems with a slowing economy and heavily indebted corporate sector is becoming this year's big issue for markets.

  • WRAPUP 1-Defiant Putin says Crimea will become Russian Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, announced on Tuesday that Russia would move forward with procedures to annex Ukraine's Crimean region.

  • Are investors too complacent about Crimea?     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 1:04 AM ET

    Brendan Brown, Head of Research, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International and Shrikant Bhat, Head of Wealth Management at Citibank Singapore, discuss whether markets have shrugged off geopolitical jitters.

  • TOKYO, March 18- The safe-haven yen stayed below a recent peak against the dollar and the euro stood firm on Tuesday as anxiety over the Ukraine crisis ebbed for the time being.

  • Markets remain cautious about Ukraine: Pro     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    Andrew Sullivan, Director, Asian Sales Trading at Kim Eng Securities, discusses how investors should be trading amid brewing instability in Ukraine.

  • Will sanctions be enough to stop Putin?     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Adam Ereli, Vice Chairman, Washington D.C. at Mercury, explains why he isn't very optimistic about diplomatic solutions in the Russia-Ukraine standoff.

  • European stocks that you should be buying     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    Mebane Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management, explains why he thinks stocks from Greece, Ireland, Russia and Spain are more attractive than U.S. equities.

  • TOKYO, March 18- The safe-haven yen was on the defensive and the euro stood firm in early trade on Tuesday as anxiety over the Ukraine crisis ebbed for the time being.

  • TOKYO, March 18- U.S. crude oil edged down on Tuesday to hold just above $98 a barrel, falling for the second day in a row, as expectations of growing petroleum stockpiles in the world's biggest oil user offset worries tied to tensions over Ukraine.

  • Bob Doll: Remain overweight on equities     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, says jitters from Ukraine and China will subside eventually and equities will get a boost from positive U.S. manufacturing data.

  • Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says Russian banks have "sufficient buffers" to withstand pressures from the country's economy.

  • Need to focus on Ukraine economy: Pro     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    Charles Dallara, The Americas of Partners Group, discusses Ukraine's economy and sanctions on Russia. Ukraine's economy is in desperate need of support, Dallara says.

  • Discussing the strength of sanctions put on Russia, with Charles Dallara, The Americas of Partners Group; Dr. Angela Stent, professor at Georgetown University; and William Taylor, United States Institute of Peace.

  • Why Russia won't turn off the gas     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategist at Russell Investments, says Russia can't afford to stop exporting gas given its weak economy.

  • Bull market still intact: Chu     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Discussing how geopolitical concerns for Russia, Ukraine, and China are impacting the overall market, with Jeffrey Saut, Raymond James; Cardiff Garcia, FT Alphaville; Independent tech reporter Natali Morris; "Fast Money" contributor Brian Kelly; and CNBC's Dominic Chu. Garcia says geopolitical events didn't affect markets today.

  • Obama imposes sanctions on 11 Russians     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses who will be affected by the sanctions President Obama placed on Russia.

  • Russian stocks: A time to buy?     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    Discussing the rhetoric coming out of Russia and how global markets are reading the crisis in Ukraine, with Tom Lydon, Global Trends Investments, and Willis Sparks, Eurasia Group global macro analyst.