• Cramer: US stronger than we thought     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer gives his market outlook after futures rise amid comments by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

  • Hedge funds eye cheap Russian markets     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Boris Jordan, Sputnik Group president & CEO, about whether Russia is ready for an influx of international investments, amid the devaluation of the ruble.

  • *Ukraine PM offers Russia reassurance on NATO, militias. MOSCOW, March 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, on Tuesday signed a treaty making Crimea part Russia but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, rebounding off earlier weakness and indicating Monday's rally would continue after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin eased concerns that tensions over Ukraine might escalate.

  • Analyst: Don't trust Putin     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    Jack De Gan at Harbor Advisory says Russian President Putin should be judged on his actions, not words. Meanwhile, Louis Navellier of Navellier & Associates is not concerned about overseas developments.

  • Putin signs Crimea annexation treaty     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the latest details from Kiev on Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to parliament.

  • US STOCKS-Futures dip amid uncertainty over Ukraine Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Tuesday, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rise in the previous session, amid continued uncertainty over Ukraine.

  • Russia wants all of Ukraine: Expert     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the latest details on Russian President Putin's address to parliament in which he recognizes Crimea as part of the Russian Federation.

  • LONDON, March 18- Russia's rouble fell on Tuesday from the previous session's two-week highs on fears of fresh economic sanctions and a further military standoff, though Moscow equities firmed in line with other emerging markets. President Vladimir Putin is expected to back absorbing the territory into Russia when he addresses parliament later in the day.

  • *Capital fight expected at $50- $70 billion in first quarter. MOSCOW, March 18- Russia will not impose capital controls, the central bank said on Tuesday, easing concerns that restrictions could be introduced to stem capital flight that has accelerated since the Ukrainian region of Crimea was seized by Russian forces.

  • Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon points out that events between Russia and Ukraine have had little impact on either local or major markets and that only the ruble has shown signs of weakness.

  • 'By April, Crimea will be Russian'?     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Putin has dashed the West's diplomatic hopes by issuing a decree on Tuesday in which he made it clear a treaty with Crimea will be expedited, NBC's Jim Maceda reports from Moscow.

  • MOSCOW, March 18- Russia could postpone major privatisation deals to the second half of the year, an official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, underlining the damage Moscow's stand over Ukraine is wreaking on its markets and economic health.

  • PARIS, March 18- European stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, trimming the previous session's gains as tensions in Ukraine following Sunday's referendum in Crimea kept investors on edge. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia would move forward with procedures to annex Ukraine's Crimean region, defying Western sanctions.

  • FOREX-China's yuan resumes slide, yen gains broadly Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    LONDON, March 18- The yuan deepened its month of losses against the dollar on Tuesday amid more signs China's problems with a slowing economy and heavily indebted corporate sector is becoming this year's big issue for markets.

  • WRAPUP 1-Defiant Putin says Crimea will become Russian Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, announced on Tuesday that Russia would move forward with procedures to annex Ukraine's Crimean region.

  • Are investors too complacent about Crimea?     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 1:04 AM ET

    Brendan Brown, Head of Research, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International and Shrikant Bhat, Head of Wealth Management at Citibank Singapore, discuss whether markets have shrugged off geopolitical jitters.

  • TOKYO, March 18- The safe-haven yen stayed below a recent peak against the dollar and the euro stood firm on Tuesday as anxiety over the Ukraine crisis ebbed for the time being.

  • Markets remain cautious about Ukraine: Pro     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    Andrew Sullivan, Director, Asian Sales Trading at Kim Eng Securities, discusses how investors should be trading amid brewing instability in Ukraine.

  • Will sanctions be enough to stop Putin?     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Adam Ereli, Vice Chairman, Washington D.C. at Mercury, explains why he isn't very optimistic about diplomatic solutions in the Russia-Ukraine standoff.