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Mobile World Congress: Check this out     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 4:56 AM ET

CNBC's Tom Mackenzie takes a walk around the Mobile World Congress introducing some of the products vying for attention - from Sony's waterproof tablet to Blackphone's "ultra secure" smartphone.

John Malloy, co-founder of Bluerun ventures, says the advent of mobile has created many opportunities in the healthcare sector.

Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber, discusses the company's acquisition by Rakuten and what it means for the messaging company.

Klaus Wiener, head of tactical asset allocation at Generali, says that the "warm welcome" Renzi received from the market could be a "catalyst for change."

Ukraine: What are the risks?     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 4:00 AM ET

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, says that some optimism on Ukraine is justified but warns the economy and the currency remain very weak.

Charles Calomiris, author of Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce, discusses his new book and argues that politics is responsible for the financial crisis.

Rajeev Chand, managing director and head of research at Rutberg and Company, says Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp was a "reasonable bet" as the messaging service could see growth maturing in the next few years.

Kurt Bock, chairman of BASF, says the company's restructuring and cost-cutting strategy is "necessary".

William De Vijlder, vice-chairman of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, says European companies will see strong earnings growth this year with the banking sector particularly attractive.

Carlo Ferro, CFO at STMicroelectronics, says 2013 was an important year for the company.

Carlo Ferro, CFO at ST Microelectronics, says the European economy is seeing a recovery but needs to boost internal demand.

Miriam Schmitter, managing director of Cambridge Associates, says private equity in the emerging markets has outperformed the developed markets in recent times, but the picture "shifts over time."

John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, says if someone offered him $19 billion for BlackBerry's messaging service, he would take it.

European stocks opened lower Monday despite the positive tone on Wall Street that boosted Asian stocks and saw the Nikkei rise by over 1.5 percent.

Recession ahead for Ukraine: Pro     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 2:00 AM ET

Elizabeth Stephens, head of credit and political risk advisory at JLT Specialty, says Ukraine's economy has "deteriorated" and the country faces recession ahead.

Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, discusses whether Scotland would take on its share of the U.K.'s debt and how a Scottish bond could trade.

Jeff Gordon, CEO of Syniverse, says that data can be used in a number of ways to improve the experience for consumers, but "security has to be rule number one".

Chris Dedicoat, president for EMEAR at Cisco, says that mobile is having a big impact on the industry and stressed that companies should leverage new technology.

Claudia Nemat, member of the board of management at Deutsche Telekom, says the group is starting to see the fruits of its spending program, and comments on the Facebook-Whatspp deal.

Wearable tech is in the spotlight     Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 11:41 AM ET

CNBC's Louisa Bojesen and Tom Mackenzie discuss wearable tech and apps from the Mobile World Congress.

HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang tells CNBC that 2014 will be a great year for the group due to "uncompromising technology" and its "very good" communication strategy.

Sureyya Ciliv, CEO of Turkcell, says mobile internet's increasing global penetration will allow easier access to knowledge.

Renzi has brought 'big sea change': Pro     Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 11:30 AM ET

Cosimo Pacciani, London banker and school friend of Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, discusses Renzi's leadership style and the targets he has set to reform the country's politics and economy.

Michael Arougheti, CEO of Ares Capital, discusses the growing European non-bank lending market and says that non-bank lenders have "become the banks of today."

European market closes higher     Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European stocks closed higher on Monday, boosted by a strong demand for Spanish shares after the country was upgraded by Moody's Investors Service.

Pierre Louette, Orange deputy CEO and group secretary general, says that the European telecommunications market is highly fragmented, and discusses regulation.

CNBC's Tom Mackenzie presents the Nokia X smartphone from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Raj Samani, CTO for EMEA at McAfee, says that security and privacy should be paramount for digital users, as a lot of apps access personal data without consumers' knowledge.

Ian Gordon, head of banks research at Investec Securities, says it is no surprise that the Royal Bank of Scotland is looking to cut thousands of jobs as the profitability of the company has fallen.

James Lockhart Smith, principal analyst for Latin America at Maplecroft, says the Brazilian central bank will hike interest rates further over the next few months as the country struggles with high inflation.

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