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Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says any policy action from the European Central Bank will disappoint the market and will not give equities a boost.

China-Gazprom deal: What does it mean?     Wed, 21 May '14 | 11:00 AM ET

Alexei Kokin, oil and gas senior analyst at UralSib Capital, and Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, discuss the significance of the gas deal between China and Russia's Gazprom

Freight rates remain 'weak': Pro     Wed, 21 May '14 | 1:20 AM ET

Robert Joynson, senior analyst at Macquarie Group, says the outlook for freight rates is weak but Moller Maersk will be able to deal with the challenge.

Sterling is 15% overvalued: Pro     Wed, 21 May '14 | 1:15 AM ET

Henry Dixon, U.K. equity portfolio manager at GLG, and Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING Financial Markets, discuss the strength of sterling and whether it is time to take profits.

European shares closed slightly up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors looked towards central bank policy.

Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research Group, says it will be a while before the U.S. Federal Reserve decides to hike interest rates.

Burt Flickinger, managing director at Strategic Resource Insight Group, says Target has struggled in Canada and it will only get worse.

Michael Lasser, hardline retail analyst at UBS, says PetSmart is facing "intense" competition from online retailers.

George Goncalves, head of U.S. rates strategy at Nomura Securities International, says tapering will continue and the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low.

Benjamin Voyer, consumer psychologist and marketing professor at ESCP Europe Business School, says Burberry needs to reinvent itself again to appeal to the new Chinese consumer.

Time to take profit on sterling?     Wed, 21 May '14 | 4:30 AM ET

Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC, says he is "constructive" on sterling.

Franziska Keller, a member of the European Parliament, says the euro crisis is not over and this has to be overcome to give people "hope".

Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says martial law in Thailand could lead to a resolution in the political deadlock in the country.

Future of silver is uncertain: Pro     Wed, 21 May '14 | 3:45 AM ET

Andrew Goodwin, vice president and general manager of metals at Platts, explains why major banks are selling their physical commodity assets and discusses iron ore and silver.

Is volatility starting to rise?     Wed, 21 May '14 | 3:00 AM ET

Mike Amey, portfolio manager at PIMCO, and Ewen Cameon Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, discuss asset allocations and volatility in the market.

Nicla Di Palma, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses Burberry and whether new CEO, Christopher Bailey was the right person to succeed Angela Ahrendts.

Crimea is still a part of Ukraine, says Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, adding that the issue will take some time to be resolved and will require a balanced approach.

Nils Anderson, CEO of Moller Maersk, says global trade is slightly better than expected, but adds that it's not the easiest business environment in which to increase turnover.

Is China worried about growth?     Wed, 21 May '14 | 2:30 AM ET

Michael Kelly, global head of asset allocation at Pine Bridge Investments, comments on the negotiations over a China-Russia gas deal, and says China seems to be growing more cautious about price.

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.

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