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William Mackie, senior capital goods analysts at Berenberg, says Siemens' decision to step in to the fight for Alstom is a "defensive" move.

Fabrice Seiman, managing partner at Lutetia Capital, says the French government is not too protective over Alstom but the company does need to combine with a larger player due to the competition it faces.

European shares opened slightly higher on Monday although any bullish sentiment is expected to be capped by ongoing events in Ukraine.

Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says there is a "whole world" of non-bank finance that small- and medium-sized enterprises can tap in to.

Andrew Tymms, partner at Bain, says there will be big buyout deals this year as private equity firms have a "huge amount" of dry powder to use.

Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, says the Ukraine crisis is "serious but not detrimental" to economies in which the company operates.

Samuel Greene, founding director of King's Russia Institute, says sanctions imposed on Russia have an effect on the country's businesses and debt markets

Carry trade 'could be tested': Pro     Mon, 28 Apr '14 | 1:20 AM ET

Kiran Kowshik, currency strategist at BNP Paribas, discusses why the carry trade "could be tested" this week.

CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi discusses the latest in the story of General Electric's bid for Alstom's power arm as the French government and Siemens intervene.

Alstom deal would help GE: Pro     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Steven Winoker, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on the potential GE-Alstom deal and says Alstom's energy unit would be "very complimentary" to GE's business.

Ukraine: the new Cold War?     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 11:05 AM ET

Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the crisis in Ukraine has escalated "dramatically" as "Cold War rhetoric" is being used.

European market closes lower     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European markets were lower on Friday as fears over the situation in Ukraine returned to the top of investors' minds.

Watch tech sector on Friday: Pro     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 5:45 AM ET

Bob Iaccino, chief market strategist at Tehthys Partners, expects U.S. trading to be flat on Friday, but says the Microsoft earnings beat could pull the tech sector higher.

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Microsoft: Cloud focus is positive     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 5:30 AM ET

Norman Young, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, says Microsoft has the resources to compete in the "land-grab" for cloud business, and that the shift to a cloud- and mobile-led strategy is positive.

Annika Falkengren, CEO of SEB Bank, comments on the bank's activity in Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic countries, and says activity in Sweden and Germany is picking up.

US stock market to push higher?     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Michael Purves, chief global strategist at Weeden & Co., discusses U.S. earnings and says the market is "pretty resilient", signalling that further upside is possible.

Cyberattacks growing in volume: Pro     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 4:45 AM ET

James Kretchmar, CTO for EMEA at Akamai, discusses online security and how it's becoming an increasingly important trend as cyberattacks are getting higher in volumes.

Inflation: Is Japan losing momentum?     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 4:40 AM ET

Andrew Sullivan, director of Asian sales trading at Kim Eng Securities, says the latest Japanese inflation data is a "little bit disappointing" and shows that momentum is slowing slightly.

Bryan Roberts, retail insights director at Kantar Retail, says the U.K. is seeing a "tepid uplift" in consumer activity and that retailers are becoming more optimistic about the year ahead.

Daniel Gleeson, mobile analyst at IHS, says that Microsoft's control over Nokia's software and hardware businesses gives the group greater ammunition to challenge Android and iOS leadership.

Russian economy is 'weak': Pro     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 4:00 AM ET

Karsten Schroeder, CEO and chairman of Amplitude Capital, discusses the Russian economy on the back of S&P's credit rating downgrade of the country.

Christian Esters, senior director for sovereign ratings at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, says the reasons behind Russia's credit rating downgrade include capital outflows and increased risks of slower growth.

Scott Key, CEO of IHS, says investment confidence in Russia will end as companies look to less risky markets.

Michael Bonte-Friedheim, CEO of NextEnergy Solar Fund, says the company did not raise as much as it aimed for because its IPO took place in a busy week for fundraising.

Abenomics will be successful: Pro     Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 3:00 AM ET

Talib Sheikh, fund manager at JPMorgan Global Income Fund, and Gerry Fowler, global head of equity and derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, discuss how to invest in Japan amid Abenomics.

Sandra Crowl, investment committee member of Carmignac Gestion, says investing in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese debt is a good way to make money in the disinflationary environment in Europe.

Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, says the rule of Russian president Vladimir Putin is more "fragile" than the Communist party's during the Iron Curtain days.

Gerry Fowler, global head of equity and derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, says improving profitability in the banking sector will mean stocks see a 35% upside in the next 1 to 2 years.

My moment #1     Wed, 16 Apr '14 | 7:00 PM ET

"What a thrill!" Lord March from the Goodwood estate and Sir Jackie Stewart, F1 Legend describe their favourite F1 moment.

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