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Ken Courtis, chairman of Starfort Holdings, says sanctions on Russia could cause a "credit crisis" in the global economy.

Vladimir Mau, director at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, discusses the Russian economy and says the slow growth rate is not due to recent political events.

William Saito, special adviser to the Cabinet Office Japan, says there are "fundamental" changes taking place in Japan and the country is confident.

India's Finance Minister P Chidambaram says Walmart did not do its homework on Indian foreign direct investment rules, but said he is confident the retail giant will return.

UK property looking 'too hot': Pro     Mon, 5 May '14 | 2:00 AM ET

Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment Management, said the U.K. property market is looking "too hot" at the moment.

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says any energy market disruption resulting from the tensions between Russia and Ukraine would have a "major global impact".

Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says it is too early to get back into emerging market equities given the slowdown in the Chinese economy and the situation in Ukraine.

Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africa Practice, says the dominance of the ANC political party could be questioned at the next election in South Africa.

European shares traded lower on Monday as violence escalated in Ukraine over the weekend.

Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says Iran is serious about striking a deal over the lifting of sanctions on the country.

Implementing a sales tax is key to raising higher revenue for India, the country's finance minister P Chidambaram says.

Philip Jennings, general secretary of UNI Global Union, says something is "fundamentally wrong" for working people and there needs to be "collective bargaining" for higher wages.

Not much can help the dollar: Pro     Mon, 5 May '14 | 1:24 AM ET

Ulrich Leuchtmann, head of FX research at Commerzbank, says the dollar's lack of strength after the U.S. jobs report has got the markets asking what could push the dollar higher.

OECD Secretary General, Angel Gurria, says the situation in Ukraine is hitting global economic and political confidence.

A technical look at the euro/dollar     Fri, 2 May '14 | 11:35 AM ET

Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, charts the performance of the euro/dollar and says that technicals remain very strong for the euro at the moment.

Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, says the Ukrainian government has no choice but to try and restore its presence in the east of the country.

The potential takeover of AstraZeneca is a "national interest issue" says Chuka Umunna, U.K. shadow business secretary, adding that the government should think about whether a deal with Pfizer is "good for Britain."

European market closes lower     Fri, 2 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European markets closed lower in trade on Friday, despite a better-than-expected U.S. jobs number, as worries about the ongoing situation in Ukraine returned to the market once again.

US private jobs at record high: Pro     Fri, 2 May '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at CohnReznick, discusses U.S. jobs and says that "the bottom is in" and that momentum is now gathering.

Savvas Neophytou, pharmaceutical analyst at Panmure Gordon, says Pfizer's increased offer for AstraZeneca is a significant step and explains that a third bid is to be expected.

Japan: Base salaries are rising     Fri, 2 May '14 | 4:40 AM ET

Uwe Parpart, head of research at Reorient Financial Markets, says retail data from large Japanese department stores show the impact of the sales tax hike is not as bad as expected, due to better wages.

Seoul subway trains collide     Fri, 2 May '14 | 5:20 AM ET

Two subway trains collided in the South Korean capital, Seoul, leaving more than a hundred commuters injured.

Uncertainty remains on RBS: Pro     Fri, 2 May '14 | 4:19 AM ET

George Hay, European financial editor at Reuters Breakingviews, says the RBS stock surged following earnings because, for the first time in a while, the group did not present "a new strategy or a new disaster."

Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform, comments on Ukraine following the launch of the government's operation to retake control in eastern parts of the country.

Pfizer raises bid for AstraZeneca     Fri, 2 May '14 | 4:04 AM ET

American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has hiked its takeover bid for British rival AstraZeneca to $106.5 billion. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, says that earnings are becoming more important with each quarter, and that so far for Europe it has been a "earnings-less recovery."

Steve Pollard, coffee analyst at Marex Spectron, says there is a threat of global coffee supply shortage in 2015.

Carlo Gallo, founder and director of Enquirisk, says the Ukraine crisis is likely to end through a diplomatic rather than military route.

Ukraine crisis: The view from CEOs     Fri, 2 May '14 | 3:35 AM ET

CEOs and CFOs of top companies tell CNBC about the effect of the Ukraine crisis on their business.

Abi Oladimeji, head of investment strategy at Thomas Miller Investment, says the global economic backdrop is weak but and could be vulnerable to a "shock" if the Ukraine crisis escalates.

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