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  • Russian gas flows to Europe 'irreplaceable': Pro     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Seth Kleinman, head of energy research at Citi, says if Europe lost Russian flows of gas, there would be a "massive impact" on energy prices due to the continent's reliance on it.

  • TOKYO, March 19- The dollar stood near its lowest level in more than four months against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, on some trepidation ahead of Janet Yellen's inaugural policy review as the Federal Reserve's chief.

  • Russian retailer X5 sells Ukrainian stores -report Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:44 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 19- Russian retailer X5 Retail Group has agreed to sell its stores in Ukraine to local rival Varus for an estimated $5- 10 million, Ukrainian newspaper Capital reported.

  • Ukraine Ambassador: Annexation was well-planned     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:17 AM ET

    Pavlo Sultansky, Ambassador of Ukraine to Singapore, says the annexation of Crimea was a 'well-planned aggression' concerted by Russia.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold ticks higher on bargain hunting; Fed eyed Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    *Gold may rebound to $1,366- technicals. SINGAPORE, March 19- Gold edged up on Wednesday after dropping for the past two sessions, but caution ahead of a policy decision by the U.S. "Whatever happens in the world, whether it's the Crimean crisis or China's bond default, they are temporary safe-haven hedges.

  • SYDNEY, March 19- London copper steadied on Wednesday as persistent worries over growth and credit in top user China dulled buying interest, while Shanghai aluminium fell to a contract low due to overcapacity in China.

  • Rally in oil and gold will be short-lived: UBS     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    Daniel Morgan, Global Commodities Analyst at UBS, believes the recent spikes in oil and gold prices are just temporary due to short-term news flow.

  • What is Putin's next move?     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at J.P. Morgan, discusses the possibility of Russia moving in on other parts of Ukraine.

  • SYDNEY, March 19- London copper edged up on Wednesday in thin volumes ahead of a key U.S. monetary policy meeting later in the session, while persistent worries over growth and credit markets in top user China dulled buying interest.

  • TOKYO, March 19- The dollar stood near its lowest level in more than four months against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, on some trepidation ahead of Janet Yellen's inaugural policy review as the Federal Reserve's chief.

  • NBC's Jim Maceda reports on the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Crimean leaders to annex the region.

  • Does Putin care about economics?     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:31 PM ET

    Michael Farr, of Farr, Miller & Washington; Michael Ozanian, Forbes Magazine executive editor; Phil Orlando, Federated discuss how Vladimir Putin impacts the Russian economy.

  • Discussing the next move for the United States' stance on Russia, with William Kristol, Weekly Standard founder and editor; Hugh Hewitt, "The Hugh Hewitt" Show host; and Lanny Davis, "Crisis Tales" author.

  • Michael McFaul, NBC News analyst and former U.S Ambassador to Russia, discusses the U.S placed sanctions on Russia.

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- In an unusual move, the White House on Tuesday recommended that investors avoid Russian stocks as the political rhetoric heated up in the dispute over Moscow declaring Ukraine's Crimean peninsula part of Russia.

  • Are investors misreading Ukraine?     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer at Index Financial Partners, discusses why equity markets are rallying despite ongoing instability in the Crimean peninsula.

  • Defying sanctions, Putin signs treaty to annex Crimea Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:15 PM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd R), Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (L), Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantionov (2nd L) and Alexei Chaly, Sevastopol's new de facto mayor (R), sign a treaty on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula becoming part of Russia, in the Kremlin, Moscow, March 18, 2014.

    Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, March 18- Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia again but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.

  • SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ KIEV, March 18- A Ukrainian serviceman was killed on Tuesday at a Ukrainian base that came under attack in Crimea's main town Simferopol, the first death on the peninsula from a military clash since the region came under Russian control three weeks ago.

  • TREASURIES-Bond yields edge lower ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. Treasuries yields edged lower on Tuesday on uncertainty ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and lingering concerns that East-West tensions surrounding Ukraine could escalate.