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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.

Credit markets 'bubble-like': Pro     Thu, 22 May '14 | 11:00 AM ET

Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, says the credit market is bubbly at the moment.

European shares closed slightly up on Thursday, after wavering throughout the day on mixed manufacturing and services data.

Sony optimism is 'early': Pro     Thu, 22 May '14 | 4:45 AM ET

Mykola Golovko, senior consumer electronics analyst at Euromonitor International, says the decline of camera sales for Sony will be more drastic than the group has forecast and it will not see a substantial pick up in TV sales for 2 years.

Where are the opportunities in Russia?     Thu, 22 May '14 | 2:45 AM ET

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, partner at The Abraaj Group, says opportunities in Russia include natural resources and infrastructure but mainly mid-market businesses as the middle class continues to grow.

Christian Morales, vice president and general manager for EMEA at Intel, says the company will continue to attend SPIEF, despite many CEOs dropping out from the forum due to geopolitical tensions.

Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, says the disinflationary trend in the euro zone will make it difficult to hit the European Central Bank's 2 percent inflation target.

China Xinjiang blast kills 31 people     Thu, 22 May '14 | 4:50 AM ET

CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on the lastest details about the blast in China's western region of Xinjiang that killed an estimated 31 people.

Jürg Zeltner, CEO of UBS Wealth Management, says in the current investing environment, clients are not risk-on.

Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, says there are divergences between the data coming from euro zone countries with France continuing to be the "sick man of Europe".

Russia 'definitely' looking east: CEO     Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:20 AM ET

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, discusses the Sino-Russian deals signed recently and how Russia is increasingly looking east for investments and says many investments can be made around the Gazprom deal.

CNBC caught up with leading figures in the metal industry at the Platts Global Metal Awards to discuss the sector, exchange rates and key risks.

Western CEOs not attending SPIEF 2014 are making a mistake, says Jean-Francois Decaux, co-CEO of JCDecaux, as Russia is a large market and being prepared for crisis is part of investing there.

Severstal not pulling out of US: CEO     Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:24 AM ET

Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, discusses the structural issues in the metal sector and says the group has no plan to pull out of the U.S..

The sanctions against Russia have had minimal impact short-term but they could be "detrimental" long-term as trust deteriorates, Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, tells CNBC.

Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report argues that a fall in the U.S. equity market could happen soon and says investors should brace for a "general asset deflation."

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