Crimea vote brings economic uncertainty

Ahead of Ukraine region's referendum, uncertainty about currency, ownership of resources and state assets looms.

Last updated: 15 Mar 2014 11:33
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On the eve of the referendum in Crimea, questions remain about the state of economy there.

If the result confirms Russia's takeover, the Ukrainian region can expect to switch currency to the rouble.

There is also uncertainty about ownership of resources and state assets.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Simferopol.


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