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  • Putin remains defiant

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty today officially making Crimea a part of Russia. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the latest details on whether Putin's future plans include seizing other Ukraine territories.

  • Opposition activists protest near the Cuban Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 16, 2014.

    As Venezuela's economic woes deepen and violent clashes increase, Cuba's economy is walking on a tight rope.

  • No territorial designs on rest of Ukraine: Putin

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the U.S. today in a joint session of parliament criticizing "Western exceptionalism."

  • No intention of splitting Ukraine: Putin

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia respects the "rest" of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Also, Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk will be speaking to Ukrainian armed forces in Crimea.

  • Cramer: US stronger than we thought

    CNBC's Jim Cramer gives his market outlook after futures rise amid comments by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

  • Hedge funds eye cheap Russian markets

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Boris Jordan, Sputnik Group president & CEO, about whether Russia is ready for an influx of international investments, amid the devaluation of the ruble.

  • Analyst: Don't trust Putin

    Jack De Gan at Harbor Advisory says Russian President Putin should be judged on his actions, not words. Meanwhile, Louis Navellier of Navellier & Associates is not concerned about overseas developments.

  • Putin signs Crimea annexation treaty

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the latest details from Kiev on Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to parliament.

  • Russia wants all of Ukraine: Expert

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the latest details on Russian President Putin's address to parliament in which he recognizes Crimea as part of the Russian Federation.

  • Russia-Ukraine: 'Far less stressful' than expected

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon points out that events between Russia and Ukraine have had little impact on either local or major markets and that only the ruble has shown signs of weakness.

  • 'By April, Crimea will be Russian'?

    Putin has dashed the West's diplomatic hopes by issuing a decree on Tuesday in which he made it clear a treaty with Crimea will be expedited, NBC's Jim Maceda reports from Moscow.

  • Have markets priced in concerns about Ukraine?

    Brendan Brown, Head of Research, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International and Shrikant Bhat, Head of Wealth Management at Citibank Singapore, discuss whether markets have shrugged off geopolitical jitters.

  • Markets remain cautious about Ukraine: Pro

    Andrew Sullivan, Director, Asian Sales Trading at Kim Eng Securities, discusses how investors should be trading amid brewing instability in Ukraine.

  • Are sanctions enough for Mr. Putin?

    Adam Ereli, Vice Chairman, Washington D.C. at Mercury, explains why he isn't very optimistic about diplomatic solutions in the Russia-Ukraine standoff.

  • Buy stocks that everyone is selling: Faber

    Mebane Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management, explains why he thinks stocks from Greece, Ireland, Russia and Spain are more attractive than U.S. equities.

  • We remain overweight on equities: Pro

    Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, says jitters from Ukraine and China will subside eventually and equities will get a boost from positive U.S. manufacturing data.

  • Fundamentals in Russian banks attractive: Pro

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says Russian banks have "sufficient buffers" to withstand pressures from the country's economy.

  • Need to focus on Ukraine economy: Pro

    Charles Dallara, The Americas of Partners Group, discusses Ukraine's economy and sanctions on Russia. Ukraine's economy is in desperate need of support, Dallara says.

  • Surprised at tepidness of Russia sanctions: Pro

    Discussing the strength of sanctions put on Russia, with Charles Dallara, The Americas of Partners Group; Dr. Angela Stent, professor at Georgetown University; and William Taylor, United States Institute of Peace.

  • The West keeping their powder dry: Pro

    Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategist at Russell Investments, says Russia can't afford to stop exporting gas given its weak economy.