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Weakness in German stocks on Thursday was a wake-up call for U.S. investors, who were 'disillusioned' about China's slowdown and the Ukraine-Russia standoff, resulting in a plunge on Wall Street, says Peter Boockvar, Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group.

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.

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