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Jeffrey Halley, senior FX trading manager at Saxo Capital Markets, says investors may have been too complacent as there are still risks in the Crimean peninsula.

Vasu Menon, Vice President, Group Wealth Management at OCBC Bank, explains why he thinks the U.S. February nonfarm payrolls due on Friday, may be a 'non-event'.

Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Mesirow Financial, says if her forecast of 185,000 for February's nonfarm payrolls comes true, the Fed may have a difficult time ahead.

Crimea's parliament will hold a referendum in 10 days on whether to join Russia. Jacob Kirkegaard, Senior Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says this latest development is 'clearly an escalation' by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

While the weather-related distortion remains unclear, Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Mesirow Financial, is expecting the U.S. nonfarm payroll to report 185,000 jobs created.

Michael Woolfolk, Managing Director and Senior Currency Strategist at BNY Mellon, says markets may shrug off Friday's nonfarm payrolls for the month of February and focus on developments in Crimea.

Tensions over Ukraine went up a notch after Crimea's parliament pledges to hold a referendum in 10 days on whether to join Russia. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports.

Jim Paulsen, Chief Investment Strategist at Wells Capital Management, says investors may choose to look beyond Friday's nonfarm payrolls if the report comes in at the market consensus of 150,000, because it is not a 'clean number'.

Attention for the day turns to the closely-watched U.S. non-farm payrolls report. Economists are expecting 150,000 new jobs to be created, with cold winter continuing to chill labor market. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris reports.

Examining IMF's call for ECB action     Thu, 6 Mar '14 | 12:51 AM ET

Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, discusses the International Monetary Fund's call for the European Central Bank (ECB) to cut interest rates or inject more liquidity into the banking system.

Meike Bliebenicht, Multi Asset Product Specialist at HSBC Global Asset Management, examines whether Europe is at risk of contagion from the selloff sparked by Ukraine's instability.

The Bank of England is due to announce its rate decision on Thursday. Will it be a 'non event' like some analysts have called it to be? CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

Richard Martin, managing director of IMA Asia, explains why Chaori Solar's possible bond default case may open the gate to more corporate defaults.

Look ahead to Friday's US jobs report     Thu, 6 Mar '14 | 12:06 AM ET

Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia, explains why he's bucking the trend to forecast an optimistic call of 175,000 for Friday's nonfarm payrolls report, well above market consensus of 150,000.

David Walker, Senior Equities Analyst at StocksInValue, explains why Australia's benchmark S&P ASX 200 index failed to get any boost from recent raft of positive economic data.

Examining China's solar industry     Wed, 5 Mar '14 | 10:36 PM ET

Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital, says investors should approach China's solar industry selectively as there are still firms with strong balance sheets.

Savanth Sebastian, Equities Economist at CommSec, discusses Australia's recent raft of good economic data, from Wednesday's strong gross domestic product (GDP) to Thursday's retail sales.

CNBC's Steve Sedgewick speaks to Ukraine's Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak on the current state of the embattled country's financial affairs.

Ahead of Malaysian central bank's announcement on Thursday, Daryl Liew, Head Of Portfolio Management at Real Singapore, says weak global economic data will make Bank Negara stand pat on interest rates.

Dickie Wong, Executive Director at Kingston Securities, discusses Fast Retailing's trading debut in Hong Kong.

Hans Stoter, Chief Investment Officer at ING Investment Management International, says the European Central Bank (ECB) needs to pay more attention to its peripheral members, amid a stronger euro, in order to realize success of the euro zone.

The Australian dollar is on a rally against the greenback on Thursday. However, Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, says in the medium term, the Aussie will likely hit $0.84 by the year-end.

Hans Stoter, Chief Investment Officer at ING Investment Management International, explains how the market may welcome China's first default on bond payments.

Hans Stoter, Chief Investment Officer at ING Investment Management International, explains why he thinks Friday's nonfarm payrolls may come in below market consensus of 150,000.

Oliver Rust, Senior Vice President, Global Financial Services at Nielsen, reveals a survey which shows Asia topping the global list for preference to use card payments over cash.

Paul Dowling, Principal Analyst at East and Partners, says for Standard Chartered to register a 2 percent revenue growth over the year, is a 'very ordinary performance'.

The Chinese central bank is poised to drain a net 70 billion yuan this week, compared with 160 billion yuan last week. CNBC's The Call team and Andy Xie, Independent Economist, discuss.

China's Chaori Solar may be the first Chinese firm to default on bond payments. Andy Xie, Independent Economist, discusses whether this will open the gate for more corporate bond defaults.

Charting the Shanghai Composite index     Wed, 5 Mar '14 | 7:36 PM ET

Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders dot com, looks at recent patterns on China's Shanghai Composite index.

Dan Farley, CIO of the Investment Solutions Group at State Street Global Advisors, explains why he still favors developed markets, like Europe and Japan, over emerging markets.

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