Stocks slide Tuesday, as the Ukrainian crisis lingers amid gridlock in discussions between the U.S. and Russia.
Markets closed lower after falls in oil, copper and iron ore prices, while fears are rising around the growth trajectory for China, the world's largest emerging economy.
Markets were fluctuating on Tuesday after the European Union told Russia it will risk more sanctions if it does not change it intentions in the Crimea by next week.
As the Nikkei stumbles and concerns around Chinese economic growth rise, investors are questioning the rationale for Asian investment.
Markets close lower after poor export data from China, the world's second largest economy, reignites fears around its growth slowdown.
Markets move lower amid poor economic data from China and Japan, and as tensions continue in Ukraine.
Stocks are moving lower at midday after poor economic reports from Japan and China, retreating from a record high for the S&P last week
U.S. markets close higher as the U.S. jobs report for February outweighs rising tensions in the Ukraine. Russia warns the Ukraine it will cut gas supplies unless it pays almost $2 billion it owes.
U.S. markets extended their gains as domestic jobless claims hit a three-month low and Ukraine's Crimea region announces it will vote on whether to become part of Russia.
Stocks extend their weekly gains Thursday as investors cheer a drop in weekly initial jobless claims.