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Russian troop occupation in Ukraine remains a primary concern for markets. The Group of Seven nations is expected to issue a statement Wednesday calling for Russia to immediately halt efforts to annex Ukraine's Crimea region, and experts say it is likely the G-7 will soon impose economic sanctions against Russia in an effort to diffuse the crisis.
In the U.S., Ukraine’s interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is set to meet with President Barack Obama on Wednesday to further explore potential diplomatic solutions in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Crimean citizens are readying for Sunday’s vote on a referendum, when they will determine whether they want to join Russia or remain an autonomous state within Ukraine.
Concern about the health of the Chinese economy is also boosting gold prices Wednesday. China's first bond default and weak data on exports have weighed on Asian and European stock markets this week, boosting gold’s appeal as an insurance against risk.
Meanwhile, traders are turning their attention to this week’s slate of upcoming economic data for further indications on the strength of the U.S. economy and clues on the near-term direction of U.S. monetary policy. The Federal Reserve's upcoming meeting on March 18-19 is expected to bring the announcement of another $10 billion per month cut to the Fed’s bond-buying program.
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