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Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, discusses whether stress tests on banks are more effective in Europe or the U.S.

Michael Bonte-Friedheim, co-founder and CEO of NextEnergy Capital, discusses the company's IPO and what he hopes to achieve.

Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says the European banking sector has "more room to run" as European regulation is forcing banks to clean up.

Rahul Chadha, CIO of Mirae Asset Global Investments, says emerging markets cannot be lumped together and are behaving in a "heterogeneous" way.

European markets opened flat after a busy week, as investors absorb concerns about the Federal Reserve, banks and heightened tensions between Russia and the West.

Martin Adler, flight safety specialist at British Airline Pilots Association, says investigators must consider whether a "technical" issue was behind the diversion of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, says the French public is "disillusioned" with President Francois Hollande's left, and the political right wing in the country.

Venetians have been voting on breaking away from Italy, albeit in a referendum not recognized by Rome or regional authorities, after Scotland and Spain's Catalunya region have been shouting for a referendum.

Soft commodities seeing 'revival': Pro     Fri, 21 Mar '14 | 3:10 AM ET

Coast Sullenger, fund manager and founder at Gaia Capital, says soft commodity prices are rising again, driven by supply pressures and weather conditions.

Lyn Graham-Taylor, fixed income strategist at Rabobank, says an attractive trade is to short the U.S. 10-year treasury and go long on German 10-year paper.

Antje Praefcke, forex analyst at Commerzbank, says the U.S. dollar will continue to rally after U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signaled an interest rate hike could come earlier than expected.

Russia is hurting itself: Sweden PM     Fri, 21 Mar '14 | 2:00 AM ET

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, says Russia is hurting itself by continuing its aggressive behaviour, as a result of which it is facing more sanctions.

Will gold be at $1,400 by year end?     Thu, 20 Mar '14 | 12:35 PM ET

Eugene Weinberg, head of commodities research at Commerzbank, expects gold to reach $1,400 by the end of the year, and says this "conservative" forecast is based on expectations of a stronger dollar.

Alexander Stubb, Finalnd's minister for European affairs and foreign trade, says that while there isn't much that can be done to counter Russia's annexation of Crimea, Europe is acting in a united way.

U.K. prime minister David Cameron calls on the EU to act with a "clear and united voice" to sanction Russia's "unacceptable" behavior.

Political and diplomatic isolation will hurt Putin's pride says Lithuania president, Dalia Grybauskaité, adding that Russia should be suspended from the G8.

European market closes slightly higher     Thu, 20 Mar '14 | 12:30 PM ET

European stocks closed slightly higher on Thursday, despite concerns about the unwinding of ultra-easy monetary policy in the U.S. and as Ukrainian concerns began to creep back into the markets.

The ECB welcomes the EU banking union deal, says the central bank's President Mario Draghi, adding that the region needs a mechanism that "is properly funded."

Jeffrey Singer, CEO of the Dubai International Financial Center, explains what growth he foresees for the recovering Emirate as a global finance hub, and how geopolitical turmoil nearby has changed the equation.

In 2013, the UAE was upgraded to emerging market status by index compiler MSCI. DIFC chief Jeffrey Singer tells CNBC in an exclusive interview what's next in the pipeline, and reveals his view on the rising competition from neighbouring Abu Dhabi.

Why China is pivotal for Dubai     Wed, 19 Mar '14 | 8:00 PM ET

China plays a pivotal role in driving capital through Dubai. DIFC CEO Jeffrey Singer details the scenarios that will create significant opportunities for expansion. Plus, his top tip on how to take a break from work.

CNBC celebrates Global happiness Day!     Thu, 20 Mar '14 | 6:56 AM ET

CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and Steve Segdwick get into the spirit and show their move and radiant smiles for Global Happiness Day.

Next understands its customers: Pro     Thu, 20 Mar '14 | 6:45 AM ET

Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, highlights that retailer Next is doing "very well" and says that the underlying U.K. retail environment is "pretty firm."

Nina Schick, policy advisor at OpenEurope, discusses what the future holds for Ukraine and outlines sanctions the West could impose that would "hurt" Russia.

Johnny Mehta, CIO at Axis Investment Management, discusses soft commodities including coffee and sugar, and selects his top picks.

Shari Olefson, CEO of The Carnegie Group, discusses the U.S. housing market ahead of the release of February existing home sales data, and says an increase in first-time buyers is needed.

Reza Ali, founder, CEO and CIO of Prosiris Capital Management, discusses so-called "legacy assets" and the opportunity for investing in them.

Joseph Dayan, executive director at BCS Prime Brokerage, says that several European Union countries have different economic contracts with Russia, making a cohesive sanction plan difficult for the 28-nation bloc.

Norman Villamin, CIO for Europe at Coutts, says investors need to invest in equities in countries that can mitigate the policy effects from the U.S.

Steve Allan, head of M&A practice for EMEA at Towers Watson, says companies are becoming more responsible with M&A deals.

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