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David Seaburg, Cowen and Company; CNBC contributor Ylan Mui; CNBC's Kayla Tausche, and Robert Frank discuss how geopolitical concerns for China and Russia impact the overall economy.
Terry Miller, The Heritage Foundation, discusses the potential for economic sanctions against Russia if Crimea splits off from Ukraine and joins Russia as expected.
Russian stocks hit a four and a half year low ahead of this weekend's pivotal referendum in Crimea to split off from Ukraine, NBC's Ian Williams reports the latest developments on the crisis.
Discussing the Crimean referendum and how China and Ukraine are impacting the U.S. stock market, with Diane Garnick, Clear Alternatives; Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities; Bill Smith, SAM Advisors; Jason Pride, Glenmede; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services explains why investors should be ready for increased volatility near Friday's stock market close.
"China is a bigger, longer term worry," says Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services director, with Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial founder & CEO, discussing how to play geopolitical threats to the U.S. stock market.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera spoke to Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk about the Crimea's referendum vote this weekend.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on questions over the Crimea ballot, and the threats of military action on the Crimean border.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday said Russia's President Vladimir Putin won't make decisions on Crimea until after this weekend's referendum, following a "constructive dialogue" with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.
Secretary of State John Kerry had an in-depth conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on how to best resolve the Ukraine crisis. Kerry said, "We believe the referendum is contrary to the constitution of Ukraine and a violation of international law."
After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The international reaction to the outcome of the Crimean referendum will be very important on Monday, says Pavlo Sheremata, Ukrainian economy minister.
Ben Willis, Albert Fried & Co., discusses the importance of China to the world economy and the fear geopolitical events are putting in the marketplace. The FMHR traders discuss if this is a time to invest.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses Crimea's referendum vote to join Russia. The FMHR traders discuss how to play the global markets.
Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, describes the upcoming referendum in Crimea as "a joke" as, he says, the question only allows for voters to choose unification with Russia.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses the looming Crimean referendum and reports on increasing violence in the eastern part of Ukraine.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the Russian ruble and bonds as the Crimea vote looms.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss how the slowdown in China and tensions in Ukraine are impacting the U.S stock market.
VEB needs to be recapitalized to fund housebuilding projects, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, according to a news agency.