*Stocks exposed to Russia under renewed pressure. LONDON, March 7- European shares fell on Friday, amid growing tension over Crimea, as investors tried to shield themselves from any confrontation between Russia and Ukraine on the weekend.» Read More
Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies Center at the Henry Jackson Society, says that Russia's actions were "pre-planned".
*Metro needs proceeds to grow in Russia, cut debt. DUESSELDORF/ FRANKFURT, Germany, March 3- German retailer Metro's plan for an imminent stock market listing of a stake in its Russian wholesale business is under threat because of market turmoil over the crisis in Ukraine, sources told Reuters on Monday.
LONDON, March 3- Fears of full-fledged Russia- Ukraine war reverberated across emerging markets on Monday, with the hardest hit taken by Moscow, where stocks fell 10 percent and the rouble's plunge to record lows led to a surprise interest rate hike.
Protecting equities from geopolitical uncertainties and crisis in Ukraine, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.
Feb 28- Citigroup Inc said on Friday that it discovered fraudulent loans in its Mexico subsidiary and that its employees may have been in on the crime. Citigroup said it believes at this point that the incident was an isolated episode.
SANTIAGO, Feb 28- Some investors are fretting over fragility in Chile's economy, dragging its currency to a multiyear low in recent weeks, but the world's top copper exporter has underlying strengths that should support it even if emerging markets face more volatility ahead.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, Feb 28- Ukraine's hryvnia jumped as much as 10 percent on Friday on hopes of a loan from the International Monetary Fund, while the Brazilian real slid 0.5 percent after the latest budget data poured cold water on hopes that the country would halt a deterioration in its fiscal performance.
LONDON, Feb 28- Investors are marking Russia and Nigeria, where current account surpluses and reserves are slowly eroding, as the next likely victim of the rolling emerging market crisis, as well as a "double deficit club" of economies.
Feb 28- Citigroup Inc said on Friday it has discovered fraud in its Mexico subsidiary and is reducing its previously reported 2013 net income by $235 million. The announcement comes after Citigroup shares have fallen in recent weeks on concerns that slowing growth in emerging markets may reveal bad loans, as well as increase the risk of trading losses.
Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, discusses why he thinks there are investment opportunities in Brazil, and why he expects to hear a lot of "bad news" about China but still sees profit opportunities in private companies there.
LONDON, Feb 28- The world's top investors cut exposure to emerging European equities to a five-month low in February as they fretted over a spillover from tensions in Ukraine and Russia, Reuters polls showed on Friday.
LONDON, Feb 28- Russia's rouble stayed near five-year lows to the dollar on Friday, hit by fears about instability in neighbouring Crimea, but Ukraine's hryvnia rebounded, trading 5-10 percent firmer on hopes of an IMF loan.
Markus Schomer, MD & Chief Economist at PineBridge Investments, explains why he thinks 2014 is the year emerging markets will start looking attractive
Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets and global macro at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and author of 'Breakout Nations', discusses how to invest in emerging markets.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offset concerns over tension in Ukraine and Russia. But gains were held in check as a result of tensions in Ukraine, as armed men seized the parliament in Ukraine's Crimea region and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who urged Moscow not to abuse its navy base rights on the peninsula by moving troops around.
Ruble recovers losses as Ukraine news turns more positive. The yen and the Swiss franc rose on jitters over the possibility of Russian intervention in Ukraine, adding to concerns about emerging markets and driving capital into the world's traditional safe-haven currencies.
BEIJING, Feb 28- Just four months after unveiling the boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly three decades, China's top leaders meet next week to discuss implementing the changes- but chances are they will play it safe.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offset concerns over tension in Ukraine and Russia. "Markets are showing some relief that monetary policy may remain loose and that the Fed is clearly taking a pragmatic view quarter by quarter," said Lorne Baring, managing director of B Capital Wealth Management in Geneva.
LONDON, Feb 27- High-yielding dollar bonds from Venezuela, Argentina and Ukraine, once at the core of most emerging debt portfolios, are deep in the red, leaving investors scrambling for the returns they once provided.
NEW YORK, Feb 27- Stocks on world markets edged lower on Thursday, as tension in Ukraine and Russia curbed risk appetite, though Wall Street managed to hold near unchanged as investors tuned in to Fed chair Janet Yellen's testimony in Washington.