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Ukraine braces for Crimea referendum     Thu, 13 Mar '14 | 6:15 PM ET

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.

It's been seven days since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah finds out how the families of passengers on board the missing plane are coping.

Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy at NAB, says Australia's February jobs numbers is 'extremely unreliable', due to a small sample size.

Japan on the right track: CIMB     Thu, 13 Mar '14 | 1:23 AM ET

With key economic data showing signs of improvement, Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist at CIMB, says Japan may finally be on the right track of recovery.

China data reflects gradual slowdown     Thu, 13 Mar '14 | 1:50 AM ET

Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank, says weaker-than-expected retail sales and industrial output on Thursday, showed signs of a gradual slowdown in China's economy.

Speaking during a press conference at the close of the National People's Congress, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said there is flexibility in achieving the country's growth target. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

Tracking copper and gold     Wed, 12 Mar '14 | 6:43 PM ET

Dominic Schnider, Head of Non-traditional Asset Classes at UBS Wealth Management, discusses copper's recent slump and his bearish stance on the precious metal. He sees the latter falling to $1,050 this year.

Germany's Hochtief further cemented its grip on Australia's Leighton Holdings on Thursday, as the latter's chief executive officer and chief financial officer resigned. Peter Esho, Chief Market Analyst at Invast Financial Services, discusses the day's events and Leighton's future outlook.

Bank Indonesia to hold rates steady: DBS     Wed, 12 Mar '14 | 11:37 PM ET

Maynar Arif, Head of Research at DBS Vickers Securities Indonesia, explains why he thinks Bank Indonesia will keep interest rates on hold Thursday.

Kumar Palghat, Managing Director at Kapstream, explains why he thinks Marc Faber's comments about China seeing 4 percent growth may be too extreme and unsustainable given the country's 1.3 billion population.

Why times are tough for Hong Kong IPOs     Wed, 12 Mar '14 | 9:34 PM ET

Initial public offerings (IPOs) have had a rough time on Hong Kong's Hang Seng index. Louis Wong, Head Of Research at Phillip Securities, examines the underlying factors.

Greg Feith, Former Senior Air Safety Investigator at NTSB, says authorities need to make up their minds about the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 enters its sixth day on Thursday. Search efforts so far have failed to turn up any concrete evidence. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.

Chinese premier Li Keqiang's work report, at the start of the annual National People's Congress, revealed a 'realistic and pragmatic' timeline on reforms, says William McCahill, China Managing Director at Religare Capital Markets.

Brian Weeden, Technical Advisor at Secure World Foundation, explains why there may have been a delay in the release of Chinese satellite images of potential debris from Flight MH370. The images, captured on Sunday, were only unveiled late Wednesday.

Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher of The While lowering Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains why his forecast of a 4 percent growth rate for China may not be a bad thing.

China's civil aviation and the U.S. 7th Fleet were not able to confirm whether satellite images, released by a Chinese government agency late Wednesday, were related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.

Marc Faber: China to see 4% growth     Wed, 12 Mar '14 | 8:39 PM ET

Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains why he thinks China's economy will grow at a maximum of 4 percent per annum.

China is due to release February retail sales and industrial output data on Thursday. Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group, expects the data to remain mixed.

Kenneth Quinn, Partner & Lead, Aviation Practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, discusses satellite pictures released by China, which showed three floating objects in the South China Sea on Sunday. It has not been confirmed whether they are related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

A pick-up in capex spending in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors is a positive sign for Japan's economy, says Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore.

China's growth target of 7.5 percent suggests Beijing has opted for economic growth over reforms in the year ahead, says Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore.

Hawkish RBNZ should underpin Kiwi: Pro     Wed, 12 Mar '14 | 7:30 PM ET

Eric Viloria, Currency Strategist at Wells Fargo, expects the Kiwi to rise to 88 cents versus the greenback in 2014, after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Thursday hiked rates and signaled further tightening ahead.

William McCabe, President of The McCabe Group, discusses satellite images unveiled by a Chinese government agency, which showed three floating objects in the South China Sea on Sunday. There has been no official confirmation on whether they are related to missing Malaysia Airline MH370.

Investors can look to the New Zealand dollar for buying opportunities, in particular against the Australian dollar which is likely to head lower in coming months, says Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management.

Stay invested in equities: Motley Fool     Wed, 12 Mar '14 | 6:21 PM ET

Andy Cross, CIO at the Motley Fool, says equity investors should stay the course, despite volatility in global markets since the start of the year.

CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris tells us more about the raft of economic data due for release from China on Thursday and what they mean for financial markets.

Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist of IHS Global Insight, says a political resolution, rather than an interest rate cut by the Bank of Thailand, would be the real solution to Thailand's economic woes.

With a global recovery on the way, Daphne Roth, Asia Equity Strategist at ABN AMRO Private Banking, says Japan, a late cyclical player, will be able to leverage it, while a weaker yen will provide a further boost.

Analysts continue to question whether bitcoin will be recognized as a currency or remain a payment mechanism. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

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