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CNBC's Steve Sedgwick provides highlights of his interview with Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
*Copper has lost almost 5 pct on China demand worries. LONDON, March 7- Copper fell to its lowest level in more than three months on Friday on concerns about slower economic growth in top consumer China as Beijing shifts to a consumption-driven expansion which would curb its demand for the industrial metal.
*Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil edged lower to around $108 a barrel on Friday as seasonally slowing crude demand and forecasts for only modest U.S. jobs growth in February trumped supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine prime minister says that "no-one will recognize" the Crimean referendum and that there will be "no concession."
*Ukraine tensions rumble on, gold heads for weekly gains. With the tussle between Ukraine and the West and Russia over Crimea expected to drag on, investors turned their focus to non-farm payrolls due at 1330 GMT, though there was a sense they would still be distorted by the recent icy U.S. weather.
Martina Bozadhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group, says that while multinationals are not pulling out of Ukraine, their targets have been severely affected.
In Britain- a global investment banking hub and home to most of Europe's top-earning bankers- the annual results season has seen a series of banks disclose payments are on the rise, angering some shareholders.
Stepan Kubiv, governor of the Ukrainian Central Bank, says "default is a strong word" to describe the Ukrainian economy, and that the country is at a "crossroads".
With the crisis in Ukraine unlikely to end in the near term, Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, says instability in Eastern Europe will deliver 'periodic uncertainty' to global financial markets.
Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk talks to CNBC's Steve Sedgwick about attempts to get Crimea to succeed from Ukraine.
LONDON, March 6- As bankers, traders and investors gathered at Gazprom's London offices for its annual champagne reception, the message from the world's most powerful gas trader was clear: the Russians don't want another gas war with Ukraine.
Jim Mccafferty, Head of Research at CIMB Securities, explains why he is expecting a good set of numbers for U.S. February nonfarm payrolls due on Friday.
David Keeble, Head of Fixed Income Strategy at Credit Agricole, explains the extent of Ukraine's impact on financial markets and what could be the next crucial event in Crimea that investors should be looking out for.
Discussing how economic sanctions imposed on Russian banks could damage the Russian economy, with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
Discussing Crimea's referendum to join Russia and if it can be stopped, with former White House National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
HOUSTON, United States- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks before the HIS CERAWeek 2014 conference in Houston, Texas- 1730 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on the economy and local conditions before community and business leaders- 1700 GMT.
Tensions escalate in Crimea as they ready to take a vote on whether to become part of Russia, reports NBC's Ian Williams with the latest from the region.
CHICAGO, March 6- Robert Ray, chief executive officer of CME Group Inc's planned European exchange, has died at age 60, the futures market-operator said on Thursday. Ray previously was responsible for CME's business and sales strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America, according to a biography on the company's website.
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.
Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia, setting a referendum in 10 days, drawing a sharp riposte from U.S. President Barack Obama.