With Brazil, Russia, India, and China slowing, private equity firms are increasingly investing in other less-developed markets.
The Ukrainian government faces a "growing dilemma" as pro-Russian separatist militias have not relinquished control over the buildings they occupy despite the ultimatum, NBC's Ayman Mohyekdin reports.
Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, says Russian president Vladimir Putin will look to patch up relations with Europe after the annexation of Crimea because the country relies on trade with the continent.
Maarten Wetselaar, Executive VP, Integrated Gas Business at Shell, says gas prices in Europe are currently lower, indicating a lack of concern about geopolitical tensions in Ukraine.
Marcus Svedberg, Chief Economist at East Capital, is concerned about a "tit-for-tat" response from Russia after Ukraine issued a deadline for pro-Russian separatists to disarm.
Anton Siluanov, Finance Minister of Russia, says Russia is not exercising any coercive power over Ukraine.
U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis
Armed separatists took virtual control of a city in eastern Ukraine and Kiev prepared troops to respond.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the G7 meeting broadly supported additional sanctions on Russia if the situation in Ukraine escalates.
Reza Moghadam, director of the IMF's European department, discusses the IMF's role in helping Ukraine out of its "dire financial solution", and touches upon gas price negotiations with Russia.
Jacob Lew is warning Russia that it could face tougher sanctions over Ukraine, but other powers are reluctant to go along.
Russia's central bank has confirmed that some $64 billion in assets held by Russians headed for the exits in the first quarter.
Andrii Deshchytsia, foreign minister of Ukraine, says Russia is overcharging Ukraine for gas and is using it as a political tool.
Andrii Deshchytsia, foreign minister of Ukraine, says more "determined sanctions" can be deployed if Russia continues its aggressive actions.
Bate C Toms, chairman of the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, said Russia's invasion of Ukraine was aimed at destabilizing the country.
Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia, says geopolitical tensions in Ukraine will be discussed at the G-20, but warns that focus will remain on the the global economic recovery.
The annexation of Crimea carries hidden costs that could hurt an already struggling Russian economy.
As Vladimir Putin celebrates incremental victories in Ukraine, CNBC's Dina Gusovsky and Ted Kemp talk about how Russia's foray into the country could further damage Russia's already weak economy.
Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, says the attacks on government buildings in eastern Ukraine were orchestrated and funded from outside the country.
All five of the emerging market BRICS countries face increased political risk in 2014, according to a new report.