Roman Sulzhyk, Head of Derivatives, Moscow Exchange, says its stock exchange saw a 50 percent annual increase in trading volume for March, despite ongoing instability in Crimea.
U.S. oil futures slipped further below the key $100 a barrel level, and international crude moved closer to U.S. prices as some geopolitical pressures eased.
Emerging markets roared like a lion in March, and they've continued their surge into April.
Alena Popova, CEO of Rusbase, says the Russian economy has been struggling for years and the Ukraine crisis has scared investors.
Ukraine on Monday denounced the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Crimea.
CNBC's John Harwood, reports on the deadline for Obamacare; GM's Mary Barra's Capitol Hill hearing, and the latest on Russia's political moves.
Positions held by the different parties, the EU, U.S. and Russia on Ukraine are a bit clearer following the meeting between John Kerry and Russia's Lavrov, says Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group.
Discussing Putin's logic and what's behind today's buildup of Russian troops outside the borders of Ukraine, with Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies director, and Reva Bhalla, Stratfor VP global analysis.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Russian troops may be amassing outside the border of Ukraine.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the divided opinion about whether or not Russian President Vladimir Putin does plan to use troops for an additional invasion into Eastern Ukraine.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a visit to Berlin on Friday his country has no private agenda in the Ukraine crisis.
Abah Ofon, Director of Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, says tensions about Ukraine have added a supply premium to the wheat market.
So far, sanctions are a slap on the wrist, but losing hard currency from oil and gas sales could put a real pinch on Russia.
A group of U.S. senators called on President Barack Obama on Thursday to impose sanctions on Russia's defense sector.
Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on U.S. foreign policy towards Russia. I think we are going to learn a very bad lesson from this, says Lindsey.
Concerns that the crisis in Crimea could hit Russia's economic prospects were raised this week by the World Bank and the country's economy minister.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the details of a "stand-by arrangement," by the International Monetary Fund to help usher in a new era for the post-Soviet Ukrainian economy.
Geoff Dennis, UBS head of GEM strategy, discusses whether investors should steer clear of investing in Russia. We are recommending a neutral position there but are more inclined to sell than to buy, says Dennis.
Sam Greene, founding director of King's Russia Institute, discusses Russia's ambitions in Ukraine and whether the country's president Vladimir Putin has further plans for expansion.
David Nowakowski, Senior Director of Research at Roubini Global Economics, discusses how the the International Monetary Fund's $15 billion rescue package could impact instability in Ukraine.