European equities ended higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) set a start date for its bond-buying program and upped economic growth forecasts for the euro zone.» Read More
News of the Crimean referendum on joining Russian was well-received in Moscow, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.will respond to the latest developments.
European stocks closed flat on Thursday, after both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank kept interest rates at record lows.
ECB president, Mario Draghi, responds to IMF calls for the ECB to provide more stimulus.
Mark Allan, CEO of UNITE, explains that student housing in the U.K. has been very resilient, and that while the group has struggled to buy land in London, the situation is better in other regions.
James Clunie, manager at Jupiter Absolute Return, says investors have to take a bit of a risk and advises going for stocks that are "out of fashion, cheap and unloved" such as oil majors.
Stepan Kubiv, governor of the Ukrainian Central Bank, says that the situation in Crimea influences risks and markets, adding that Ukraine is moving towards European integration.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine prime minister, says that the country is in a "desperate financial plight" but that the government is trying to maintains stability and provide social standards.
The crisis on Ukraine can still send the markets into a tailspin, despite Russia appearing to back away from all-out war.
CNBC's Louisa Bojesen takes a look at whether analysts are expecting action from the European Central Bank on Thursday.
Silvio Peruzzo, European economist at Nomura, discusses what to expect from the European Central Bank's rate decision on Thursday.
Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, says London is "one of the safest havens in the world" for foreign investors.
European stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with investors focused on negotiations between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the situation in Ukraine.
Fadi Zaher, head of bonds and currencies at Kleinwort Benson, discusses how to trade amid the volatility caused by the Ukraine crisis.
Reuters correspondent Tom Bergin, says Turkey has a lot of country-specific problems that cannot be blamed on tapering by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Margot Patrick, reporter on the Wall Street Journal, and Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, discuss Standard Chartered's results.
Christian Keller, head of emerging market research at Barclays, says Russia will not see strong growth this year, after the Ukraine crisis hit the country's economy.
The phrase “Russian oligarch” has become a cliché – but Ukraine’s billionaires have been shoved into the spotlight in their country’s recent turmoil.
U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, says tensions in Crimea could lead to a new "Cold War" but insisted that it's important for "cool heads" to prevail.
Alexander Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital, talks about investing in the European industrial recovery.
Percival Stanion, head of asset allocation at Baring Asset Management, says that emerging market assets are "under a huge cloud".