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Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says the results of the referendum on Crimea is predictable.
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of SocGen, says the company is "committed" to the Russian market despite the tensions between Russia and the European Union over Ukraine, and the threat of sanctions.
Adam Hewison, President & Chief Strategist at INO.com, says ongoing instability in Ukraine is far more serious than imagine, with Russian president Vladimir Putin seemingly determined to bring Ukraine back under Russia.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera speaks with interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk as he arrived at Heartland Brewery Chophouse in NYC for a dinner with the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America following his address to the UN Security Council.
*MSCI ex- Japan skids to three week lows, on track for weekly loss. TOKYO, March 14- Asian shares skidded to a three-week low and the yen held steady at lofty levels on Friday, as heightened tension in Ukraine ahead of a weekend referendum prompted investors to shed riskier assets.
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.
William George, Harvard Business School professor and former Medtronic Chairman & CEO, discusses Russia sanctions and avoiding military escalation and conflicts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Billions of Western dollars in aid to Ukraine will likely end up in the coffers of the Russian government thanks to a bond clause.