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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.

David Binks, EMEA president of FedEx Express, says the group has been building up its presence in Europe over the past two years and that there is a "lot of very good signs" for the region's economy.

Indonesia: What next for the rupiah?     Mon, 5 May '14 | 4:35 AM ET

Saktiandi Supaat, head of global foreign exchange strategy at Maybank, comments on the Indonesian economy and the rupiah, following Monday's slightly disappointing GDP number.

Ian Stannard, head of European FX strategy at Morgan Stanley, says if the European Central Bank does not take any policy action at its next meeting, the euro will "rebound".

Anna Rosenberg, associate Sub-Saharan Africa practice leader at Frontier Strategy Group, says South Africans are frustrated by the weak economy ahead of elections which could see the ANC lose their dominant position.

US wage rises signal a rate hike: Pro     Thu, 1 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Steve Blitz, senior economist at ITG Research, says that when wages begin to rise, it is a sign that the Federal Reserve will begin to hike interest rates.

Matt Damon has told CNBC he would be "open" to reprising the role of Jason Bourne, although he stipulated that Paul Greengrass would have to also return as director.

Paul Wilcox, chairman for Europe at Nissan, says the group is very confident about its all-electric van and explains why it choose Barcelona as the global "mother plant" for the new model.

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.

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