So far there are no signs of the missing airliner carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members that went down two days ago, reports CNBC'S Sri Jegarajah, with the latest details.
CNBC's Jim Maceda reports tensions remain high between Russia and Ukraine as the conflict between the two countries intensifies. Right now it's about money, energy and Putin, says Maceda.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with one of its planes carrying 239 people.
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, discusses Japan's fourth-quarter economic growth data for 2013, which saw a disappointing on-year growth of 0.7 percent.
Louis Kuijs, Chief China Economist at RBS, attributed worse-than expectations Chinese trade data for February to over-invoicing issues and Chinese new year distortion effects.
Ruling out possibilities of a technical failure, Richard Aboulafia, Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group, says missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 may be caused by 'human events'.
Bob Iaccino, chief market strategist at TopstepTrader, says the bull run is not over yet and adds that the U.S. has "turned the corner on interest rates."
Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, says the credit boom that started five years ago will intensify as investors continue to buy new corporate bonds.
Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, says that as geopolitical tensions begin to ease, the momentum seen in the gold price will wane.