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Surani Fernando, assistant editor at Biopharm Insight, says the market sees the latest Abbvie's takeover bid for Shire as fair and that the announcement of a merger should soon be made.

What to expect for Russian assets     Fri, 18 Jul '14 | 4:30 AM ET

Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, discusses the market reaction following new sanctions for Russia and the Malaysian

NBC's Jim Maceda discusses how Russian President Vladimir Putin will react to the MH17 crash saying that he is likely to cast himself as a "statesman".

Anna-Marie Baisden, head of autos analysis at Business Monitor International, says Volkswagen is "struggling" in the U.S. but a deal with Fiat could help the company.

James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, says Europe's economy needs to see "pain" before ECB President Mario Draghi uses policies such as quantitative easing.

The Israeli forces in Gaza have two primary goals: dealing with Hamas' arsenal and the "system of tunnels" linking Gaza to Israel, Mark Regev, spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, tells CNBC.

Plane crash: More on the weaponry     Fri, 18 Jul '14 | 4:00 AM ET

Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, says it would be "unusual" for a rebel group to have the type of missile it is assumed hit the Malaysia Airline plane in eastern Ukraine.

Håkan Buskhe, CEO of Saab, says geopolitical tension will not cause European countries to increase the amount of weapons they buy.

Martin Adler, flight safety specialist at the British Airline Pilots Association, says it is difficult to tamper with the black box on an airplane.

Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, says the markets will not see a major sell-off from the MH17 incident because the underlying economics are strong.

European shares opened lower on Friday with investors cautious after a passenger jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine.

Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, says digitization of the banking industry is having an "enormous" impact.

Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, says the company has seen "no impact" from the crisis in Ukraine.

Nitesh Shah, research analyst at ETF Securities, and Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, discuss how geopolitical tensions over the past few months have affected the price of oil and gold.

Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, says pressure to ramp up sanctions on Russia will increase after Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down.

Eurocontrol spokesperson Brian Flynn, says Ukraine was responsible for deciding that the 33,000 feet altitude was a safe height to fly at.

Paul Hirshorn, deputy spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, says the government did "everything we could" to avoid a ground offensive against Hamas.

Philip Baum, editor of Aviation Security International, says that nobody expected a commercial airline to be shot down.

Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, recaps what is known about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

European market closes lower     Thu, 17 Jul '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed lower on Thursday, as investors shunned riskier assets due to a resurgence in concerns about Russia and sanctioning.

Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, comments on Liberty Global's 6.4 percent stake in ITV and on consolidation in the media sector.

Who will the sanctions hurt the most?     Thu, 17 Jul '14 | 11:10 AM ET

Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses, argues that the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia will impact European businesses.

Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, says the latest round of Russia sanctions were a blow to markets sentiment.

'What Rupert wants, Rupert gets...'     Thu, 17 Jul '14 | 5:30 AM ET

Alex De Groote, media analyst at Peel Hunt, expects 21st Century Fox to present another offer for Time Warner in the coming days, and discusses how to invest in the media sector.

Credit boom to last into 2020s: Pro     Thu, 17 Jul '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, argues that the credit boom could last into the 2020s because of "all the pessimism" out there.

Germany keen to talk to Moscow: Pro     Thu, 17 Jul '14 | 4:35 AM ET

Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses Germany's stance on the new Russian sanctions and says the country is keen to keep "talking channels" open.

Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, and Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, agree that Angela Merkel's role in the negotiations with Russia will be "critical".

Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, says the latest U.S./EU sanctions on Russia are unlikely to have any effect, especially as the new BRICS' development bank should "change the dynamic".

Pär Boman, CEO of Handelsbanken, says the U.K. is a fantastic market for the bank.

Man U should have been Barcelona: Pro     Thu, 17 Jul '14 | 3:30 AM ET

Jim O'Neill, former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, says the "mismanagement" of Manchester United means the club has not realized its full potential.

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