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European shares opened lower on Monday amid concerns of escalating tensions in Iraq and rising oil prices.

Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, says President Barack Obama is under pressure over the Iraq situation with public and Congress opinion against sending troops back into the country.

Russian deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich slams sanctions imposed on the country as "stupid" and says the country is open for investment and trade.

Kevin Hartz, co-founder of Eventbrite, discusses the company's technology and how it aims to provide a ticketing service for everybody, not just major events.

Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, discusses whether it's time to buy commodity currencies on the back of Iraq oil supply concerns.

Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair says the 2003 invasion of Iraq is not the reason for the current conflict in the country.

Alstom bid saga enters a crucial week     Mon, 16 Jun '14 | 1:25 AM ET

CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on the latest developments in the bid for parts of Alstom's business from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and General Electric.

Thomas Reed, CFO of Ruspetro, says the crisis in Ukraine has cast a shadow over the Russian oil industry with investment in the country being hit.

Elizabeth Corley, CEO of Allianz Global Investors, says the U.K. will be a "guinea pig" as the Bank of England prepares for an interest rate hike.

How to be an intuitional investor     Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Laura Day, author of "How to Rule the World from Your Couch", discusses how big businesses are using intuition to invest money.

Nikolaj Hviid, CEO of Bragi, discusses the company's product Dash, the world's first wireless smart in-ear headphones that play music and gives you feedback on your exercise session.

Equities cheaper than other assets: Pro     Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 11:30 AM ET

Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING, says equities are still attractive and could see a push higher.

ISIS a 'terrifying' organisation: Pro     Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 11:19 AM ET

John Drake, head of global intake and Iraq specialist at AKE, says ISIS has used intimidation to take over areas of Iraq.

Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says the Bank of England will raise interest rates in November, though better data out of the U.K. could bring the hike forward.

Oil rally due to Iraq     Fri, 13 Jun '14 | 1:21 AM ET

Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says the oil price rally is due to the fear of reduced production in Iraq rather than an actual loss of production.

European shares closed slightly lower on Friday, extending losses, amid concerns of escalating tensions in Iraq and rising oil prices.

Lostmy.name uses tech for storytelling     Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Asi Sharabi, founder of Lostmy.name discusses how his company uses algorithms to create personalized stories for children.

Eyetease and the taxi ad disruption     Thu, 12 Jun '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Richard Corbett, founder and CEO of Eyetease, talks about his company's disruptive technology, which allows companies to put digital advertisements on cabs.

Blaze's laser light tackles the biggest cause of cyclist fatalities, being caught in a blind spot, the company's founder and CEO Emily Brooke tells CNBC.

Brainient's founder talks about how the company works with leading broadcasters to create interactive video ads to boost revenues.

Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the Bank of Japan's pledge to cut the corporate tax rate will give the country much-needed business investment.

Diana Choyleva, head of macroeconomic research at Lombard Street Research, says China is braced for a very "different decade" under President Xi Jinping's leadership.

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, high representative to the U.K. for the Kurdistan Regional Government, says Kurdish troops are not entering disputed regions with Iraq to claim independence.

Jason Wagenheim, vice president and publisher at Teen Vogue, says millennials are the drivers behind decisions on technology at home.

Kevin Adams, director of fixed income at Henderson Global Investors, says falling bond yields in Europe's peripheral countries have given the government the option to pull back on austerity measures.

Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, says the European Central Bank is acting on its mandate of price stability.

CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din discusses the latest developments in Iraq as U.S President Barack Obama said the government is weighing "all options" to fight the militants.

Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says a "severe escalation" of the violence in Iraq could see oil prices push above $120 a barrel.

Luke Johnson, chairman at Risk Capital Partners, discusses angel investing for start-ups and how support and counsel are also a critical part of the package.

David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, comments on Sweden's economy and says central banks might have to use macro prudential tools to address other issues than inflation.

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