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As we countdown to the contentious Crimea referendum set for Sunday 16 March, events continue to move apace. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports from Kiev with the latest.
It's been seven days since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah finds out how the families of passengers on board the missing plane are coping.
A bull market left to run without a correction for this long sets up stocks for huge declines, Marc Faber told CNBC on Thursday.
Asian shares traded mixed late Thursday. Domestic data lifted Australian stocks, while weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data limited gains in Shanghai.
Brian Weeden, Technical Advisor at Secure World Foundation, explains why there may have been a delay in the release of Chinese satellite images of potential debris from Flight MH370. The images, captured on Sunday, were only unveiled late Wednesday.
Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher of The While lowering Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains why his forecast of a 4 percent growth rate for China may not be a bad thing.
Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains why he thinks China's economy will grow at a maximum of 4 percent per annum.
China is due to release February retail sales and industrial output data on Thursday. Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group, expects the data to remain mixed.
Japan's core machinery orders rose 13.4 percent in January from a month earlier, above analyst expectations in a Reuters poll for a rise of 7 percent.
A pick-up in capex spending in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors is a positive sign for Japan's economy, says Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore.
Kenneth Quinn, Partner & Lead, Aviation Practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, discusses satellite pictures released by China, which showed three floating objects in the South China Sea on Sunday. It has not been confirmed whether they are related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
Eric Viloria, Currency Strategist at Wells Fargo, expects the Kiwi to rise to 88 cents versus the greenback in 2014, after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Thursday hiked rates and signaled further tightening ahead.
China's growth target of 7.5 percent suggests Beijing has opted for economic growth over reforms in the year ahead, says Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore.
William McCabe, President of The McCabe Group, discusses satellite images unveiled by a Chinese government agency, which showed three floating objects in the South China Sea on Sunday. There has been no official confirmation on whether they are related to missing Malaysia Airline MH370.
Dominic Schnider, Head of Non-traditional Asset Classes at UBS Wealth Management, discusses copper's recent slump and his bearish stance on the precious metal. He sees the latter falling to $1,050 this year.
Investors can look to the New Zealand dollar for buying opportunities, in particular against the Australian dollar which is likely to head lower in coming months, says Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management.
Andy Cross, CIO at the Motley Fool, says equity investors should stay the course, despite volatility in global markets since the start of the year.
CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris tells us more about the raft of economic data due for release from China on Thursday and what they mean for financial markets.
Ongoing worries over China's economy weighed Asian equity markets down on Wednesday, while overnight losses on Wall Street further ignited a flight-to-safety.
Robert Prior-wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, explains why he thinks China's first-ever bond default last week is likely to be the tip of the iceberg.
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