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Uros Cufer, finance minister of Slovenia, says tough sanctions are "hurting" the European economy and a "softer touch" should be adopted by the European Union.

Rod Ringrow, senior executive officer at State Street, says sovereign wealth funds are looking at long-term alternative investments.

No 'great rotation' out of bonds: Pro     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 1:45 AM ET

Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, says there will be no "great rotation" out of bonds, but more volatility will enter the market.

Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says China's economy is not "pulling out of a rut" and the People's Bank of China could provide more stimulus.

Peter Frank, global head of G10 and Asia FX strategy at BBVA, says weaker than expected inflation data from Australia has stopped the dollar's rally.

Why the ECB could use securitization     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 11:35 AM ET

Alexander Batchvarov, head of international structured finance at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains why the ECB could use securitization for an asset-purchasing operation.

European market closes higher     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed higher on Tuesday, with merger and acquisition activity starting a shortened trading week on a positive note.

What to expect from Ukraine's elections     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the upcoming Ukrainian presidential elections are unlikely to ease tensions on the ground.

Earnings: Firms are being cautious     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 11:10 AM ET

Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, says earnings have been "decently good" so far, but forward guidance has been disappointing.

'Big week' for earnings: Pro     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 5:50 AM ET

Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio.com, says the market will focus on earnings this week, and explains it's worth watching the "divergent-type activity that's been developing."

Joseph Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, says the Alibaba valuation should be slightly lower given the "default risk" and because it's a foreign-domiciled IPO.

Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Weath Management, says the environment is one of low growth but high liquidity, adding that there is not enough growth to support current valuations.

What's behind these pharma M&A deals?     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 5:00 AM ET

The M&A activity in the pharmaceutical sector reveals that the industry is planning for the next 15-20 years, and is an opportunity for groups to diversify their tax bases, CNBC's Catherine Boyle explains.

Should you buy peripheral bonds?     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 4:00 AM ET

Tim Skeet, managing director of financial institutions at RBS, discusses European peripheral bonds and explains why he remains a "supporter" of these markets.

QE will be 'challenging' for ECB: Pro     Wed, 16 Apr '14 | 7:00 PM ET

James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, says it is difficult to see how the European Central Bank will implement quantitative easing.

'Fragile Five' concept misguided: Pro     Wed, 16 Apr '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Benoit Anne, head of emerging market strategy at Societe Generale, says the concept of the "fragile-five" emerging markets is "misguided," as many of the countries have shrunk their current account deficits.

Roderic Lyne, former U.K. ambassador to Russia, explains that Russia wants an "emasculated Ukraine" and says the crisis is helping Putin divert his country's attention away from the economy.

Navid Malik, head of life sciences research at Cenkos Securities, discusses M&A activity in the pharmaceutical sector and says firms are narrowing their businesses along strategic lines.

Francesco Curto, head of CROCI at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, says emerging markets have "significant problems" and are not an attractive investment.

David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says the so-called "fragile five" currencies are instead "fabulous," and investors should buy into them.

Man United boss David Moyes leaves     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 3:38 AM ET

David Moyes has left Manchester United after less than a year at the helm following a disastrous season.

Jane Goodland, senior investment consultant at Towers Watson, discusses how to make money from ethical investing.

Novartis, GSK deal 'win win': Pro     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 3:00 AM ET

Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Bär, says the multibillion-dollar deal between GSK and Novartis is "win win" for both companies.

George O'Connor, senior analyst at Panmure Gordon, says Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo has "legs for the long-term" as it has exposure to China and profitability.

Russia Geneva agreement 'fragile': Pro     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 2:30 AM ET

David Dalton, eastern Europe editor of the Economist Intelligence Unit, says the Geneva accord which aimed to resolve the Ukraine crisis is looking "fragile".

European shares were higher in morning trade on Tuesday, starting a shortened trading week on a positive note with merger and acquisition activity managing to boost sentiment.

China is not driving commodities: Pro     Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 2:10 AM ET

Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says China is not the driver of commodity prices at the moment, as demand slows in the world's second-largest economy.

Don Smith, rates strategist at ICAP, says a "downside shock" to the euro zone's growth outlook could "unsettle" peripheral bond yields.

CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses reports that Barclays is set to exit parts of its commodities business.

Phyllis Papadavid, global FX strategist at BNP Paribas, says the Aussie dollar was set to strengthen against both the kiwi and euro.

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