The situation in Ukraine looks ever further from the peaceful, or at least contained, solution Western leaders were hoping for.» Read More
Roger Groebli, CEO of Reyl Overseas, discusses recent volatility in global financial markets and ongoing instability in Ukraine.
*Gold rises to highest since September. SINGAPORE, March 17- Gold was trading near its highest level in over six months on Monday on weaker equities and as Crimea voted to join Russia, heightening tensions between Moscow and the West.
Kenneth Polcari, Director at O'Neil Securities, explains why he thinks that calls for sanctions against Russia may not materialize.
Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, explains why he thinks sanctions against Russia could take a diplomatic nature instead of punitive economic measures.
TOKYO, March 17- Japan's Nikkei share average hovered near a one-month low on Monday morning as escalating tensions in Ukraine dampened risk-appetite, though SoftBank Corp soared after its affiliate said it would go public in the United States.
Myron Brilliant, Executive VP & Head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, explains how increased U.S. LNG exports could impact Russia's standoff with Ukraine.
SYDNEY, March 17- London copper was steady on Monday, hovering close to last week's three-year lows in light trade as concerns about Chinese growth capped gains and eroded buying interest.
Angela Stent, author of 'The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century,' warns that attention will fall on Vladimir Putin as to whether Crimea will join Russia officially.
SINGAPORE, March 17- Gold rose for a fifth session on Monday in its longest winning streak in two months to hit a fresh six-month high as Crimea voted to join Russia, heightening geopolitical tensions between Moscow and the West.
TOKYO, March 17- The yen began the week at the top of its recent range on Monday as global markets were on egde after Crimean citizens voted to be annexed by Russia, prompting risk-wary investors to seek traditional safe-haven bets.
TOKYO, March 17- U.S. crude oil rose further on Monday, gaining for a third session in a row, as rising geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia over a referendum in Crimea supported the benchmark contract in early trade.
NBC's Richard Engel reports from the Crimean capital following the results of Crimea's referendum over the weekend.
WASHINGTON, March 16- President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday the United States rejected the results of a secession referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region and warned that Washington was ready to impose sanctions on Moscow over the crisis.
TOKYO, March 17- Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday after citizens of Crimea overwhelmingly voted to break with Ukraine to join Russia, prompting the U.S. and the European Union to issue fresh warnings of imminent sanctions against Moscow.
Deb Clarke, Global Head of Investment Research at Mercer, explains how recent volatility in global financial markets could be buying opportunities for investors.
KIEV, March 16- The Ukrainian interior ministry said on Sunday its forces had taken full control of the country's gas transport and distribution system and put it under special guard. Ukraine is in turmoil following last month's overthrow of the Moscow- backed president and the Russian takeover of the Crimea peninsula.
Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, explains why he doesn't expect oil prices to shoot up.
Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor, Department of Government & International Relations at the University of Sydney and David Kuo, CEO at Motley Fool Singapore, debate whether sanctions are in the pipeline following Crimea's referendum.
Calling Sunday's referendum a 'facade and a joke', U.S. Senator John McCain says the next long term goal for the U.S. is to help Ukraine regain Crimea. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports.
David Kuo, CEO at the Motley Fool Singapore, discusses preliminary results from Sunday's referendum that showed Crimea voting overwhelmingly to join Russia.