"Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory weighs in on the escalating violence between Russia and Ukraine.» Read More
*Man Group rises; Erste, Pearson slip. LONDON, Feb 28- European shares edged higher on Friday, with cyclical stocks boosted by positive company news and expectations that a further drop in euro zone inflation may prompt the European Central Bank to ease policy.
MOSCOW, Feb 28- Russian hypermarket chain Lenta, part-owned by U.S. private equity firm TPG, on Friday set its planned London initial public offering at the lower end of a range netting around $1 billion for selling shareholders.
Don Jensen, Center for Transatlantic Relations, David Goldman, Macrostrategy president, discusses Russia's involvement in Ukraine's turmoil.
NEW YORK, Feb 27- Sovereign debt borrowing is expected to rise by 2.7 percent to $7.1 trillion this year, with the biggest relative increase coming in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study by Standard& Poor's showed on Thursday.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Feb 28- The United States told Russia to demonstrate in coming days that it was sincere about its promise not to intervene in Ukraine, after armed men seized the regional parliament in a mainly ethnic Russian region and raised the Russian flag.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offset concerns over tension in Ukraine and Russia. But gains were held in check as a result of tensions in Ukraine, as armed men seized the parliament in Ukraine's Crimea region and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who urged Moscow not to abuse its navy base rights on the peninsula by moving troops around.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to consider humanitarian assistance to the Russian-speaking region of Crimea.
Business Insider's Michael Kelley discusses coming important events, including an IMF visit to Ukraine. CNBC's Jeff Cox weighs in.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Feb 27- Armed men seized the parliament in Ukraine's Crimea region on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who warned Moscow not move troops beyond the confines of its navy base on the peninsula.
*Platinum group metals up after Impala's force majeure. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 27- Gold prices were flat on Thursday after U.S.
*Foreign banks have pared back exposure in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Feb 27- Foreign banks have pared back their exposure in Ukraine in recent years and the unfolding crisis could force them to choose between cutting their losses or holding on to grab market share.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offset concerns over tension in Ukraine and Russia. "Markets are showing some relief that monetary policy may remain loose and that the Fed is clearly taking a pragmatic view quarter by quarter," said Lorne Baring, managing director of B Capital Wealth Management in Geneva.
LONDON, Feb 27- High-yielding dollar bonds from Venezuela, Argentina and Ukraine, once at the core of most emerging debt portfolios, are deep in the red, leaving investors scrambling for the returns they once provided.
KIEV, Feb 27- Ukraine's new prime minister said on Thursday loans worth $37 billion had gone missing from state coffers during ousted President Viktor Yanukovich's rule, and warned that unpopular measures were needed to salvage the economy.
MOSCOW, Feb 27- Russia plans to resume pork imports from the United States around March 10, Russia's veterinary and phytosanitary service said on Thursday. Russia banned most meat imports from the United States early last year due to concerns over the use of the feed additive ractopamine.
NEW YORK, Feb 27- Stocks on world markets edged lower on Thursday, as tension in Ukraine and Russia curbed risk appetite, though Wall Street managed to hold near unchanged as investors tuned in to Fed chair Janet Yellen's testimony in Washington.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the IMF is sending a team to the Ukraine to meet with the interim government to see if they require bailout assistance.
Ukraine's acting president is warning Russia against any military aggression in Crimea and suspected pro-Russian gunmen seized a regional governmental headquarters and parliament in the area. NBC's Jim Maceda reports.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Feb 27- Armed men seized the parliament in Ukraine's Crimea region on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who urged Moscow not to abuse its navy base rights on the peninsula by moving troops around.
Thomas Friedman, The New York Times foreign affairs columnist, discusses his takeaways after interviewing Laszlo Bock, Google's head of human resources. Google doesn't put a lot of stock in GPAs and to some extent college degrees now, the company cares about what you do with what you know, says Friedman.