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Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister, tells CNBC that he has no intention of running for president in the May elections and that his role is to make sure the elections are "free and fair."
Ukraine would rather have a diplomatic solution to the crisis with Russia but will defend itself if provoked further, says Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister.
Miles Shipside, commercial director at Rightmove, discusses the U.K. housing market following news that the Help to Buy scheme is to be extended until 2020.
European stocks closed higher on Monday - recovering from last week's slump - as investors responded to positive U.S. data and shrugged off the referendum result in Crimea at the weekend.
Switching off a plane's transponder requires expertise, according to Giovanni Bisignani, former director general at IATA, who adds that many mistakes were made in the week following the disappearance of flight MH370.
Russia has made a "big mistake" as no country in the world will cooperate with a Russian Crimea, says Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine member of Parliament.
Russia is not only interested in Crimea but the whole of Ukraine, says Ukrainian presidential candidate Vitali Klitschko, but adds that the country is "ready to defend" itself.
Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia studies center at The Henry Jackson Society, says the Crimean referendum could be seen as "hugely significant" because of what it reveals about Putin's nature.
Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.
After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
European shares closed lower on Friday after another volatile week dominated by events in Ukraine, with a referendum this weekend in Crimea.
The international reaction to the outcome of the Crimean referendum will be very important on Monday, says Pavlo Sheremata, Ukrainian economy minister.
Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, describes the upcoming referendum in Crimea as "a joke" as, he says, the question only allows for voters to choose unification with Russia.
Brian Hayes, Ireland's deputy finance minister, comments on the country's "very successful" bond auction on Thursday and says investors shouldn't read too much into the negative GDP reading.
Natalie Sauber, consulting analyst at Frost and Sullivan, says that some auto makers are making a comeback, such as Volkswagen, which has a "more aggressive approach" in 2014.
European stocks closed sharply lower on Thursday, continuing a volatile week that has been dominated by concerns over China's growth as well as the crisis in Ukraine.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says the market want the euro to move higher despite its "proper value" being much lower.
Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, discusses the West-versus-Russia confrontation ongoing in Ukraine's Crimea region.
European stocks closed lower on Wednesday amid lingering worries over China's economy and concerns ahead of the referendum in Crimea this weekend.
Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of European equity strategy at BNP Paribas, expects "pretty significan" upside for European banks over the coming two to three years.