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'The world needs a pay rise': ITUC     Tue, 6 May '14 | 5:45 AM ET

Sharan Burrow, general secretary at ITUC, says workers across the world remain impoverished despite the recovery and that governments need to be brave enough to "put plans on the table."

Simone Menne, Lufthansa CFO, discusses the environment for airlines and the impact the pilot strikes have had on the airline.

Josef Schuster, founder at IPOX Schuster, comments on the Twitter stock as the lock-up period expires and says the market is relieved that founders have no plans to sell.

Patrick Armstrong, CIO of Armstrong Investment Managers, and Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, discuss the best hedge against geopolitical events.

US consumption not that high: Pro     Tue, 6 May '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Strene Agee, says the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to highlight the recent U.S economic improvements. However, she points out, some key variables in the U.S economy are in decline.

Ukraine: Tense weekend ahead     Tue, 6 May '14 | 4:40 AM ET

Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says Ukraine is heading for a tense weekend as Russia celebrates its Victory Day, Putin's first official visit to Crimea and the separatists' planned referendum.

UK growth is sustainable: Pro     Tue, 6 May '14 | 4:30 AM ET

Bill O'Neill, head of CIO wealth management research U.K. at UBS, says that while the period of growth acceleration is over for the U.K., the current rate should be sustained in the quarters to come.

Tim Haywood, investment director at GAM, discusses European debt and highlights how Spanish five-year yields are below their U.S. equivalent.

The FDA approval of AstraZeneca's new heart disease drug will help it mount a defense against Pfizer's takeover bid -- but it's not really expected to be a blockbuster, CNBC's Catherine Boyle explains.

Andrew Robb, trade minister of Australia, says there are "hundreds of billions of dollars" worth of energy projects in the pipeline, and the country is looking to capture big deals.

Paul Gait, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, says the African copper belt is an exciting opportunity for miners, and highlights that Glencore Xstrata is one of the first to movers in this space.

Navid Malik, head of life sciences research at Cenkos Securities, says if Pfizer is successful in acquiring Astrazeneca, it could look at some cost-cutting measures.

European markets opened higher on Tuesday, following figures showing promising growth in the U.S. services sector in April.

Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, says the Swiss lender will deliver its cost-cutting plan on time.

CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses Barclays results after the bank posted a slump in fixed-income revenue which weighed on first-quarter profit.

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin says the European Central Bank is independent, but stresses that countries should be able to debate the level of the euro.

Interest rates driving FX: Pro     Tue, 6 May '14 | 1:40 AM ET

Chris Walker, FX strategist at Barclays, says real interest rates are driving currency movements and rate hikes will be supportive.

FX headwinds hit earnings: DSM CFO     Tue, 6 May '14 | 1:24 AM ET

Rolf-Dieter Schwalb, CFO of DSM, says euro's relative strength has hit the company's earnings.

Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, says the company will not keep "excess capital" and will return it to shareholders.

France demonizes globalization: Lamy     Tue, 6 May '14 | 1:07 AM ET

Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organisation, says France is "in denial" of the world as it is today and blames others for its own problems.

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin says GE's bid for Alstom shows confidence in innovation and manufacturing in France.

Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaria says resolving the country's drugs issue will help the country post stronger growth.

Alenka Bratusek, Slovenian prime minister, says that politicians' desire for reform in Slovenia is still there, despite the ruling coalition having lost its majority.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president, says France still has a lot of work to do to reach its deficit target and that monetary policy is be better left to the ECB.

European market closes lower     Mon, 5 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed lower on Monday as violence escalated in Ukraine over the weekend and as weak Chinese manufacturing data weighed on investor sentiment.

Zoltan Csefalvay, Hungarian minister of state for the national economy, discusses Hungary's economy and the reforms undertaken to revitalize it.

What the US needs to do: Furman     Mon, 5 May '14 | 11:09 AM ET

Jason Furman, chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, says the U.S. has more to do, including raising the minimum wage and reforming the business tax code. He also comments on the benefits of trade deals.

US jobs: A lot more needs to be done     Mon, 5 May '14 | 5:30 AM ET

Charles Rivkin, assistant secretary of state foe economic and business affairs, discusses the role of SMEs in the economy and the latest U.S. jobs reports.

EU has many reforms left to do: Pro     Mon, 5 May '14 | 5:00 AM ET

John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo Securities, comments on the European Commission raising its European Union growth forecast and says that a lot of reforms need to be done as long-term budget issues remain.

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