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  • Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the oil market has stayed stable because there has been no disruption to supply from the Ukraine crisis and it is unlikely the situation will turn into military conflict.

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera they will use all possible means to preserve territorial integrity. CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight.

  • Don't want economic war with Russia: Pro     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    William George, Harvard Business School professor and former Medtronic Chairman & CEO, discusses Russia sanctions and avoiding military escalation and conflicts.

  • Buy geopolitical concern dip: Pro     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Discussing how to trade geopolitical concerns, with Jack Bouroudjian, Index Financial Partners, and Kenneth Heebner, Capital Growth Management. Bouroudjian calls today selloff a large global margin call.

  • Examining Wall Street's decline on Thursday     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Weakness in German stocks on Thursday was a wake-up call for U.S. investors, who were 'disillusioned' about China's slowdown and the Ukraine-Russia standoff, resulting in a plunge on Wall Street, says Peter Boockvar, Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group.

  • SYDNEY, March 14- Safe haven currencies like the Swiss franc and yen got off to a flying start on Friday, having surged overnight as tensions in Ukraine flared up and worries about the health of the Chinese economy continued to fester.

  • Ukraine braces for Crimea referendum     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    As we countdown to the contentious Crimea referendum set for Sunday 16 March, events continue to move apace. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports from Kiev with the latest.

  • NEW YORK, March 13- The yen rose against the euro and the dollar on Thursday after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signaled a possible response from the West if a referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region goes ahead on Sunday.

  • *Worries over Chinese growth, Ukraine weigh on sentiment. LONDON, March 13- European stocks hit a five-week closing low on Thursday as worries over economic growth in China and tension in Ukraine took their toll on market sentiment.

  • FOREX-Yen jumps on safe haven buying on Ukraine worries Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry signalled a possible response from the West if a referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region goes ahead on Sunday. Kerry's comments before Congress, together with a warning by Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov of a possible Russian invasion, rekindled fears of a war breaking out in the region.

  • BOSTON, March 13- Lookout, the mobile security software maker, named telecommunications industry veteran Jim Dolce as chief executive officer on Thursday, succeeding company co-founder John Hering.

  • *Ukraine tensions continue, Merkel warns Russia. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday on rising tension in Ukraine, which helped erase earlier gains spurred by better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market.

  • *Russia restarts military exercise near Ukraine border. NEW YORK, March 13- Brent crude futures fell on Thursday as weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data offset worries about supply disruptions prompted by the stand-off between Russia and Western powers over Ukraine.

  • VIENNA, March 13- Industrialist Dmytro Firtash, one of Ukraine's most influential oligarchs with close links to Russia through his gas interests, has been arrested in Austria at the request of the United States.

  • $3 billion for Ukraine to go straight to...Russia Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 1:26 PM ET
    A man walks past a poster in Sevastopol on March 11, 2014 depicting Crimea in the colors of the Russian flag.

    Billions of Western dollars in aid to Ukraine will likely end up in the coffers of the Russian government thanks to a bond clause.

  • NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks hit session lows in early afternoon trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 on track to post its worst day in six weeks, as tension over Ukraine's Crimean peninsula mounted.

  • Europe extends two-week slide on China, Ukraine jitters Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    LONDON, March 13- European stocks fell on Thursday, extending a two-week slide, as worries over economic growth in China and tension in Ukraine took their toll on market sentiment.

  • UPDATE 3-OECD puts accession talks with Russia on hold Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    The move by the organisation, which includes economic heavyweights such as the United States, Germany, France, Japan and Mexico, is the latest effort to apply pressure on Moscow ahead of a referendum on Sunday in which Ukraine's southern region of Crimea could vote to secede and join Russia.

  • *Latest China data points to slowing economy. *Ukraine tensions continue, Merkel warns Russia. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday as earlier gains spurred by better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market were offset by worries over Ukraine and the health of China's economy.

  • BERLIN, March 13- Russia's Gazprom said it wanted Ukraine to be able to pay for gas supplies and did not want a "gas crisis" over prices and debt, a allusion to past disputes that led to cuts in gas flows from Russia to Europe.