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Mark Artus, CEO of 1HQ, discusses the implications behind the possible acquisition of Pfizer by AstraZeneca.

Simon Rawlinson, head of strategic research at EC Harris, discusses what 'built assets' are and how they generate 40 percent of global GDP.

Steven Eke, Ukraine analyst at Control Risks, says the outcome of the referendum in eastern Ukraine could signal a "severe deepening of a very profound crisis."

Sharp facing 'difficult times': Pro     Mon, 12 May '14 | 4:40 AM ET

Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, says Sharp is facing intensifying competition, warning that the group will need to raise "a lot of equity" in the coming year.

'Bearish reversal' for the euro?     Mon, 12 May '14 | 4:30 AM ET

John Hardy, foreign exchange strategist at Saxo Bank, says there's a "bearish reversal" for the euro, which could slip lower ahead of the ECB June meeting.

Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says global stock markets are "getting used" to the situation in Ukraine and discusses investing in equities.

William Lee Adams, founder and editor-in-chief of Wiwibloggs, says European politics can be seen in the Eurovision voting patterns.

Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, says mining companies investing in South Africa will continue to face a "hostile" political environment.

Sujatha Chrishnan-Barman, analyst at Economist Intelligence Unit, says investors are "too optimistic" about the policy action that Narendra Modi will take if his party wins the Indian elections.

Gavin Oldham, chairman of The Share Centre, says the strength of U.K. mid-caps "speaks well for the British economy".

Pfizer is a 'slumbering dinosaur': Pro     Mon, 12 May '14 | 3:00 AM ET

Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Management, says there is a "stench of hypocrisy" over Pfizer's bid for AstraZeneca from politicians.

M&A tax loopholes will close: Pro     Mon, 12 May '14 | 2:30 AM ET

Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor of Dealreporter, says there will be a flurry of attempted mergers and acquisitions in the next few weeks but politicians will look to close the tax loopholes that companies are taking advantage of.

European shares opened higher on Monday following Friday's strong finish on Wall Street, but gains look set to be capped by ongoing concerns in Ukraine.

U.K. broadcaster BSkyB has confirmed reports over the weekend that it is looking to acquire stakes in Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.

Eleni Papoula, analyst at Berenberg Bank, says shares in Italian banks have "run too far" and are due a correction.

Bill Radvak, CEO of American Vanadium, discusses the revolution in energy storage techniques with vanadium batteries.

Sell the yen. Here's why     Mon, 12 May '14 | 1:20 AM ET

Peter Kinsella, senior currency strategist at Commerzbank, says the yen will come under pressure as the Australian central bank and Bank of England begin to hike interest rates.

Otto Dichtl, managing director of Stifel Nicolaus Europe, says the bond market is pricing in a low growth and low inflation environment.

Dennis Lockhart, President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, says it would "take a lot" to change the course of tapering.

John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, says that the amount of help from international allied will be limited and that the search for the missing Nigerian girls will have to be carried out by Nigeria.

Eurovision: Who's the best bet?     Fri, 9 May '14 | 11:40 AM ET

Rory Scott, expert from bettting company Paddy Power, discusses the 2014 Eurovision contest and outlines the strong favorites.

John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, says that while the ANC has kept its strong majority in South Africa, the opposition seems to have made some inroads with the black vote.

Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says that despite the recent events, Nigeria remains a country in which the group will continue to invest due to the government's "absolute commitment" to resolve the issues.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, says the country has liberalized its power sector with "radical" reforms, and says the government is serious in resolving Nigeria's problems.

Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, tells CNBC that Omnicom's proposal did not include equality in the management team as previously promised, and added that Publicis's business model would be diluted by the deal.

European market closes lower     Fri, 9 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European markets closed lower on Friday ahead of a proposed referendum of pro-Russian Ukrainians this weekend, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for it to be postponed.

Central bankers and CEOs give their views on a range of topics from the strength of the euro to mega merger and acquisition talks.

Why Apple might acquire Beats     Fri, 9 May '14 | 5:30 AM ET

Richard Kramer, managing partner at Arete Research, discusses Apple's potential acquisition of Beats and says this could be a "very profitable" business.

Robert Boland, academic chair and professor of sports management at NYU, comments on the NFL as the draft kicks off in New York on Friday.

Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, says Silvio Berlusconi is likely to try and turn his community service into a political opportunity, and that his lack of official successor is hurting his Forza Italia party.

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