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  • NEW YORK, March 14- Growing tension between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed down stocks on major world markets on Friday and drove up buying of safe-haven gold and the yen.

  • FOREX-Jitters over Ukraine, China propel yen higher Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 14- The yen rose on Friday, poised for its biggest weekly gains in more than a month against the euro and the dollar as traders flocked to it on growing tension in Ukraine and fears about the health of the Chinese economy.

  • NEW YORK, March 14- Growing tension between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed down stocks on major world markets on Friday and drove up buying of safe-haven gold and the yen.

  • NEW YORK, March 14- U.S. stocks were little changed in a volatile session on Friday, setting all three indexes up for a weekly decline, as concerns over tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated ahead of a referendum in Crimea this weekend.

  • Moscow shipped more troops and armour into Crimea on Friday and repeated its threat to invade other parts of Ukraine in response to violence in Donetsk on Thursday night, showing no sign of bowing to Western demands to pull back.

  • *General Mills warns profit hit by competition. Curbing investors' enthusiasm for equities, Russia's navy said fighter jets had started training exercises over the Mediterranean Sea, an announcement likely to raise tensions in the standoff with Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, March 14- Growing tension between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed down stocks on major world markets on Friday and drove up buying of safe-haven gold and the yen.

  • Sec. Kerry: Crimea referendum illegitimate     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry had an in-depth conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on how to best resolve the Ukraine crisis. Kerry said, "We believe the referendum is contrary to the constitution of Ukraine and a violation of international law."

  • Crimea banks short on cash     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses the looming Crimean referendum and reports on increasing violence in the eastern part of Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, March 14- Growing tension between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed stocks on major world markets down on Friday and ramped up the flight into safe-haven gold and the yen.

  • NEW YORK, March 14- The yen rose on Friday, poised for its biggest weekly gains in more than a month against the euro and dollar, as traders flocked to it on growing tension in Ukraine and fears about the health of the Chinese economy.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry will seek assurances from Russia on Friday that it will not seek to annex Crimea and will address concerns over Ukraine through negotiation, a senior State Department official said before talks in London.

  • SEVASTOPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine, March 14- The CEOs of Russia's two largest firms are on a list of those who may be hit next week with European and U.S. sanctions over the Crimea crisis, a German newspaper said on Friday, suggesting tougher than expected measures against Russia's elite.

  • *Wall Street set for subdued start. LONDON, March 14- Heightened tensions between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed world stocks to their lowest in more than a month on Friday and left investors scurrying into safe-haven gold and bonds.

  • *Equities tumbled on Thursday on rising concerns over Ukraine and Russia and new signs of an economic slowdown in China. Secretary of State John Kerry will seek assurances from Russia on Friday that it will not seek to annex Crimea and will address concerns over Ukraine through negotiation, a senior State Department official said before talks in London.

  • *Equities tumbled on Thursday on rising concerns over Ukraine and Russia and new signs of an economic slowdown in China. Secretary of State John Kerry will seek assurances from Russia on Friday that it will not seek to annex Crimea and will address concerns over Ukraine through negotiation, a senior State Department official said before talks in London.

  • MOSCOW, March 14- Russian stock indexes hit their lowest levels since 2009 on Friday before clawing back some ground, two days before a referendum in Crimea that is expected to provoke western sanctions against Russia.

  • SEVASTOPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine, March 14- Russia shipped more troops and armour into Crimea on Friday and repeated its threat to invade other parts of Ukraine, showing no sign of listening to Western pleas to back off from the worst confrontation since the Cold War.

  • LONDON, March 14- Heightened tensions ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea and stresses over China's growth pushed world stocks to their lowest in a month on Friday and sent investors scurrying into safe-haven gold and bonds.

  • *Focus back on Ukraine as Crimea referendum looms. LONDON, March 14- The yen was in demand on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly gain in more than a month against the dollar, underpinned by tensions in Ukraine and as worries about the health of the Chinese economy festered.