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European market opens lower     Wed, 21 May '14 | 3:00 AM ET

European shares opened lower Wednesday continuing a period of uncertainty as investors focus on central bank policy and weak U.S. earnings.

Pietro Scott Jovane, CEO of RCS Media Group, discusses newspapers' digitization and how charging for content has been positive for its titles.

Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, says oligarchs continue to have some influence over Ukrainian politics and comments on fellow presidential candidate, Petro Poroshenko.

The Party of Regions campaigns for a unified Ukraine, Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, tells CNBC, saying that while it has backed the anti-Euromaidan protest, it did not get involved in violence.

Jon Jonsson, managing director at Neuberger Berman, discusses sovereign bonds and says that a lot of the markets are overbought at the moment.

Christoph Schmidt, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, says many problems remain in the euro zone and that investors should not expect too much from the ECB.

Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokoy-Mitsubishi UFJ, says the Bank of Japan is doing the right thing by holding steady as data is still very volatile.

Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, says Ukraine's next president will have to normalize relations with the U.S., the EU and Russia and adds that he supports the federalization of the country.

How will the EU elections impact policy?     Tue, 20 May '14 | 11:40 AM ET

Wolfango Piccoli, managing director of Teneo Intelligence, says the impact of the European Parliamentary elections will be minimal at the pan-European level, but could be stronger on domestic politics.

European market closes lower     Tue, 20 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed slightly down on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious regarding stock valuations, the possibility of policy action from the European Central Bank, and upcoming elections.

Nick James, director of equity research at Numis Securities, says Microsoft's tablet strategy has failed so far and that it doesn't appear that the new release will change the pattern.

Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, and Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discuss the U.K. economy and how there is still slack in the labor market.

Can Urban Outfitters turn around?     Tue, 20 May '14 | 5:50 AM ET

Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst, discusses U.S retailers, including Urban Outfitters, Home Depot and TJX and explains why TJX is her favorite pick.

John Biggs, east coast editor at TechCrunch, comments on Microsoft ahead of the group's event on Tuesday in which a new Surface tablet is expected to be unveiled.

Brad McMillan, CIO at the Commonwealth Financial Network, says the U.S. equity market is starting to price growth back in and discusses Treasurys.

Michael Henderson, emerging markets economist at Maplecroft, says the economic impact of the soccer World Cup will be small for Brazil and that the country needs to implement "painful reforms."

Is Nigeria a safe place to invest in?     Tue, 20 May '14 | 4:40 AM ET

Anna Rosenberg, Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, says security concerns in Nigeria are not deterring investors as the country "has always faced volatility."

James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, says that inflation should stabilize and warns that there are "underlying structural fragilities" in the U.K economy such as the "imbalances" in the housing market.

Guy Peddy, senior analyst for telecoms and media at Macquarie Group, comments on Vodafone's results and says that while challenges remain in Europe, it is growing "far more strongly" in emerging markets.

Thailand: It's a coup ... 'of sorts'     Tue, 20 May '14 | 4:05 AM ET

Paul Chambers, professor and military analyst at Chiang Mai University, discusses Thailand and describes the army's actions as a "halfway coup" as it is "legally acceptable" for it to declare martial law.

Globalization: The dangers ahead     Tue, 20 May '14 | 3:45 AM ET

Ian Goldin, author of "The Butterfly Defect", says global systems are more integrated but politics is fragmented signaling the potential for another financial crisis.

M&S not connecting with customers: Pro     Tue, 20 May '14 | 3:30 AM ET

Rahul Sharma, founder of Neev Capital, says Marks and Spencer is "not adapting with the times" and is losing to "nimbler" competition on the high street.

Thitinan Pongsudhirak, director of the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University, says the Thai army could be on a "slippery slope" if it is forced to take more power in government instead of transitioning to a stable government.

Alan Miller, founding partner at SCM Private, and Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, discuss why U.S. equities are a more attractive investment than European stocks.

European shares had another cautious start on Tuesday as investors continue to consider stock valuations, the possibility of policy action from the European Central Bank (ECB) and upcoming elections.

Simon Weeden, head of European telecoms research at Citi, says Vodafone is hoping that improving its 4G network will help the company consolidate in the U.S. market.

Toby Syfret, chief TV research analyst at Enders Analysis, discusses how AT&T's potential acquisition of DirecTV will benefit both companies.

Oil likely to see further upside: Pro     Tue, 20 May '14 | 2:15 AM ET

Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank, says the oil price is likely to see further upside as supply risks begin to hit the market.

Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore, says consumers are eating out more as the economy recovers which has helped the company improve its sales.

CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on the "robust" response from the Chinese government after it was accused by the U.S. of cyber-espionage.

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