The situation in Ukraine looks ever further from the peaceful, or at least contained, solution Western leaders were hoping for.» Read More
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading partner, discuss how Vladimir Putin influences the global markets and the German economy.
*Gazprom says deals on South Stream link to be signed this month. LONDON, March 11- Russia's Gazprom, disregarding European Commission plans to delay talks, said it expected to sign deals this month on building its major South Stream pipeline to carry gas to central and southern Europe without crossing Ukraine.
*Slowing investment, capital outflows will hurt Russia. LONDON/ MOSCOW March 11- To understand Western unease about the idea of imposing wide-ranging sanctions on Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine, consider an ongoing deal by one of the Kremlin's corporate giants.
The Russian president's hold on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine could pose a serious energy risk to Europe, oilman T. Boone Pickens says.
Ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich insists that he remains Ukraine's legitimate president and commander-in-chief.
Broader market sentiment, however, was still undermined by a crisis in Ukraine, where confrontation between Kiev and Moscow showed no sign of easing. The Dax had fallen 2.9 percent in the previous two sessions, dragged down by worries about Ukraine and by disappointing Chinese trade data.
T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital founder, discusses how natural gas inventories are likely to impact the price of natural gas.
T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital founder, shares his plans to use natural gas to fuel vehicles. It would be a "nightmare" to have the government build the infrastructure, says Boone.
T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital founder, talks about the nation's energy boom and sounds off on Russia's attempt to profit from Ukraine's natural resources.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports Ukraine launches its national guard ahead, as Yanukovych declares he remains Ukraine's president and commander-in-chief.
*France says sanctions on Russia could come this week. LONDON, March 11- Brent oil futures rose above $108.50 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by building tensions in the Ukraine crisis as the West threatened sanctions against Russia as early as this week.
KIEV, March 11- Seven decades after the end of World War Two, the ghosts of that conflict are being evoked in an ideological as well as geopolitical battle over the future of Ukraine. This has changed during three months of crisis in Ukraine and as it tries to hold on to the Crimea region, where power now lies in the hands of Russian separatists and Russian forces.
CNBC's Jim Maceda reports ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych insists he is still the legitimate leader of the Ukraine.
WASHINGTON, March 10- The United States held out the possibility on Monday that the U.S. and Russian foreign ministers could meet this week about Ukraine but said it needed to know Moscow would engage seriously on a diplomatic solution.
SEVASTOPOL/ KIEV, March 10- A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing.
Why LNG exports make sense, and why the government needs to speed up approvals, with Michael S. Smith, Freeport LNG Chairman & CEO, and Daniel Yergin, IHS Vice Chairman.
Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, explains why he thinks Ukraine and its Western allies have lost hold of Crimea, as the latter prepares for a referendum to join Russia on Sunday.
When it comes to the conflict over Crimea, Ukraine has few if any military options.
*EU officials preparing ground for further Russia sanctions. BRUSSELS, March 10- The European Union is preparing to impose travel bans, asset freezes and other restrictions on Russia for its failure to "de-escalate" the crisis in Crimea, officials said on Monday.
Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services discusses why the U.S. stock market was under pressure Monday.