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Sumit Mazumder, president designate of the Confederation of Indian Industry, says people are expecting a lot from the country's new prime minister Narendra Modi.

Eckhard Cordes, president of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, says there has been little evidence that the crisis in Ukraine is de-escalating.

Tatiana Rizzante, CEO of Reply SpA, says companies need to invest more to counter cybersecurity threats.

Vladimir Yakunin, chairman of Russian Railways, says being sanctioned is like a "quarrel in the kitchen" and is a "foolish" move.

Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, says the cost and access to capital for Russian companies is a "key issues".

European shares had a muted open Friday with investors showing little appetite for buying amid voting for the next European Parliament which will be announced on Sunday.

Viatcheslav Pivovarov, CEO of Altera Capital, says he is "optimistic" that the inflation spike in Russia will be temporary.

Ruslan Alikhanov, CEO of Fesco, says the impact of the sanctions on Russia are psychological and does not impact companies' core business.

Daniel McCormack, head of European and U.K. economics at Macquarie Securities, says listed companies will "leverage up" and there will be more mergers and acquisitions among listed firms.

Spain upgrade is fruit of reforms: S&P     Fri, 23 May '14 | 2:15 AM ET

Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at Standard & Poor's, says Spain's upgrade is the results of structural reforms implemented by the government.

Ukrainian presidential candidate Olga Bogomolets, who is also a professor at Bogomolets National Medical University, says Ukraine needs a strong president to "create a good country from the inside".

Russian Finance Minister, Anton Siluanov, says Russia and Ukraine have "very close" trade relations and the country is more orientated to the East.

Anatoli Annekov, senior European economist at Société Générale, says mainstream parties will still dominate the European elections, but fringe parties will gain ground.

Carmakers are starting to use composite material instead of just aluminium in their new models. A technology first introduced by F1 cars... .

My moment #2     Wed, 21 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Tom Reddington and Ed Redfern from Mercedes-Benz World recall their experiences with racing drivers Martin Donnelly and Jenson Button.

Tactics challenge     Wed, 21 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Is Formula 1 too safe or too dangerous? Our experts debate.

Let's Break it down: The chassis     Wed, 21 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

The monocoque -- or chassis -- is the central part of the F1 car. It's vital to performance and also safety, as Mark Priestley, F1 expert explains.

My moment #1     Wed, 21 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Racing driver, Simona De Sivestro talks about her first time driving a F1 car -- while Gary Burt from Mercedes-Benz World recalls a practical joke.

Spotlight on the chassis     Wed, 21 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Designing and manufacturing a monocoque -- or chassis -- is lengthy as designers strive to make it as light as possible. Lewis Butler, chief designer at Caterham F1 walks CNBC through the process.

Leadership: Eric Boullier     Wed, 21 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

"You cannot hide" in F1 racing as your performance is judged every two weeks with lap times says Eric Boullier, racing director at McLaren F1, who also talks about how to hold on to your star staff.

The history of the chassis     Wed, 21 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Lotus was the first to introduce the monocoque -- or chassis -- to F1 in the 1960s, but it was McLaren's "daring move" to make it with carbon fibre 20 years later that made F1 cars truly light, faster and safer.

Behind the numbers     Wed, 21 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

How much does a monocoque -- or chassis -- cost? How many will be used by each team each season? CNBC compiles the numbers.

Ding Xuedong, chairman of the China Investment Corporation, says the investment picture in emerging market is "mixed" and "divergent".

Russia is unpredictable: Poroshenko     Fri, 23 May '14 | 1:20 AM ET

Ukraine election frontrunner, Petro Poroshenko, says Russia has become "absolutely unpredictable" in recent years.

Ding Xuedong, chairman of the China Investment Corporation, says he would consider further investment in European assets if the European Central Bank implemented further stimulus measures.

Anton Siluanov, finance minister of Russia, says increasing government expenditure would be "negative" for Russia' economy and lead to a loss of investor confidence.

Fan Gang, director of the National Institute of Economic Research, says claims that China manipulates its currency are "ridiculous".

How EU elections could affect ECB policy     Thu, 22 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, says if the fringe parties have a strong showing at the European elections, they will put pressure on the European Central Bank to implement policy to weaken the euro.

Alexei Kudrin, Russia's former finance minister, says the country should remain in major international bodies such as the World Bank, despite being suspended from the G-8 in March.

Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, says Russia is ready to "move on" from the Ukraine crisis and focus on bringing investment to the country.

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