The situation in Ukraine looks ever further from the peaceful, or at least contained, solution Western leaders were hoping for.» Read More
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 25- Gold edged up on Tuesday as a combination of bargain hunting, technical buying and lingering geopolitical tensions helped bullion to rebound from its previous session's two-percent drop. Gold largely ignored a flat U.S. dollar index on Tuesday. "Gold's long-term averages are still pointing to an upward trend.
*Coast Guard opens Houston Channel for oil tankers. NEW YORK, March 25- Brent crude oil futures rose on Tuesday on renewed geopolitical risk over Russia and supply disruptions in Nigeria and Libya, while U.S. crude was pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar.
MOSCOW, March 25- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev shrugged off sanctions over Moscow's annexation of Crimea, saying even if the West imposes more punitive measures, companies that want to work in Russia will not be deterred, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.
*Copper follows shares higher as markets rebound. LONDON, March 25- Copper rose to its highest level in two weeks on Tuesday, supported by prospects that big commodities consumer China will act to support its slowing economy and by improved risk appetite in wider markets.
WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. shale gas boom should be used to rein in Russian influence on American allies in Europe and on Ukraine, a key senator said on Tuesday, as lawmakers weighed changes to export policy to take into account a shifting geopolitical landscape.
In the U.S. there may be appetite for clamping down on Russian aggression. In Germany, though, the clamor is decidedly more subdued.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the U.S. and European Union are discussing "targeted sanctions" if Russia escalates the situation in Crimea.
NEW YORK, March 25- Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on Tuesday after robust U.S. consumer confidence data, while Russian assets rose after major industrialized nations warned of additional sanctions without committing to a particular action.
MOSCOW, March 25- Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer by output, may join forces with Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp to supply oil to India over the long term, the Russian state-controlled company said on Tuesday.
*China stimulus hopes support emerging market shares. LONDON, March 25- Growing speculation that China may take steps to bolster growth, and efforts by the West to draw a provisional line under the Ukraine crisis, helped lift share and commodity markets out of their recent slump on Tuesday.
GOYANG, South Korea, March 25- Asian buyers of super-cooled gas in tankers will need to look for new supply out of Australia and East Africa if the Russia- Ukraine crisis prompts European utilities to go after U.S. gas exports, said the chairman of Taiwan's state energy company.
*Russia says wants to engage with West. THE HAGUE/ MOSCOW, March 25- Russia and the West sought to draw a provisional line under the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday after major industrialised nations warned Moscow of tougher economic sanctions if it goes beyond the seizure of Crimea.
LONDON, March 25- Britain is reviewing its nuclear cooperation agreement with Russian state firm Rosatom because of the Ukraine crisis, the Department of Energy and Climate Change said. Under the deal, Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency provided Rosatom with guidance on Britain's nuclear regulation.
LONDON, March 25- Britain is reviewing an agreement it made with Russian state nuclear firm Rosatom on nuclear cooperation, in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine, the Department of Energy and Climate Change said.
BERLIN, March 25- German business morale fell for the first time in five months in March as firms in Europe's largest economy begin to worry about the effects of the crisis in Ukraine.
MOSCOW, March 25- Russia wants to continue contacts with G8 member states, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday, after the other seven members suspended their participation in the group.
*Any cut in Russia gas to Europe would curb LNG flow to Asia. GOYANG, South Korea, March 25- Australia's Woodside Petroleum has little room to boost its liquefied natural gas output and would be unable to pump more fuel to cover a shortage if Russia cuts gas supply to Europe over the Ukraine crisis, its head said on Tuesday.
Ukraine wants to "live peacefully with Russia" says Andriy Deshchytsia, Ukrainian foreign minister, urging both countries to sit down together, talk and "maybe drink Vodka."
Thanos Papasavvas, strategist for fixed income and currencies at Investec Asset Management, says the panic in the market regarding Russia and Ukraine has gone away as Crimea was "the end game."
Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, advises investors how to trade amid ongoing geopolitical tensions.