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Birgit Hansl, lead economist for the Russian Federation at the World Bank, says Russia is navigating an economic downturn and need to restore investor confidence with structural reforms.

Oil: Geopolitical risk has lessened     Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 5:20 AM ET

Gareth Lewis-Davies, senior oil strategist at BNP Paribas, says that some geopolitical risk has come out of the oil price and discusses the new Iran and P5+1 talks.

How to invest in Russia     Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 4:35 AM ET

Jacob Grapengiesser, partner at East Capital, says there are some "very good" buying opportunities in the Russian market and adds that the government needs to implement structural reforms.

Lot of spare capacity in UK: Pro     Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 4:30 AM ET

Simon Baptist, chief economist at EIU, says that while both manufacturing and services PMI for the U.K. are down in March, they remain at very "healthy" levels.

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, discusses emerging markets' monetary policy and say centrals banks appear to be more opportunistic.

Lutz-Peter Wilke, director and portfolio manager at Blackrock, expects Draghi to take a more dovish tone on Thursday and discusses what other tools the ECB could use ¿ including the minutes of its meetings.

Don't expect ECB action today: Pro     Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 3:45 AM ET

Thomas Harjes, senior European economist at Barclays, says the European Central Bank is unlikely to act on Thursday.

Alexey Ulyukaev, minister of economic development of the Russian Federation, says JPMorgan's stoppage of a payment by the Russian embassy is "not a good way of doing business" but the company will not face retaliation.

Alexey Ulyukaev, minister of economic development of the Russian Federation, says the country believes in the "free movement of goods and services" and has no plans to bring in rules to prevent capital flight.

Are banks a buy after the AQR?     Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 3:15 AM ET

Patrick Legland, global head of research at Societe Generale, and Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, discuss whether banks are a good sector to buy into after the asset quality review.

CNBC's Steve Sedgwick explains how High Frequency Trading works and what benefits investors are getting.

US car market 'has more to go': Pro     Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 2:40 AM ET

Erich Hauser, automotives analyst at International Strategy and Investment Group, says the U.S. car market will get stronger as dealer and consumer appetite recovers.

European stock markets opened higher on Thursday ahead of an interest rate decision by the European Central Bank (ECB).

Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO of Fasanara Capital, says the S&P 500 is "deceptive and volatile" with valuations "disconnected" from fundamentals.

Guy Wolf, global head of market analytics at Marex Spectron, says commodities have been out of favor with investors, but money is starting to trickle back into the asset.

Klaus Lutz, CEO of BayWa, says the Ukraine crisis has been positive for the company as it has benefited from the "Putin premium".

Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, says the S&P 500 will see a 30 percent correction in 2014 as the global economy slows down.

Don Smith, rates strategist at ICAP, says falling euro zone bond yields are "undermining" the European Central Bank's sense of urgency to act.

Roman Sulzhyk, Head of Derivatives, Moscow Exchange, says its stock exchange saw a 50 percent annual increase in trading volume for March, despite ongoing instability in Crimea.

Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the Ernst & Young Eurozone Forecast, explains why the European Central Bank is unlikely to ease policy at its meeting on Thursday.

Daryl Liew, Head Of Portfolio Management at REAL Singapore, says the government will await further economic data such as employment to determine if more stimulus is needed.

Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, expects the Japanese benchmark index to test the resistance level of 15,500 in the near term.

The "block chain," i.e. the public ledger of all bitcoin transactions, remain the cryptocurrency's most unique feature. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the euro will gain support ahead of the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday, but could weaken during the press conference after.

What does the ECB need to do?     Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 1:18 AM ET

Key European figures tell CNBC what they think the European Central Bank needs to do on Thursday.

We are in 'good shape': Rusal CFO     Thu, 3 Apr '14 | 1:08 AM ET

Alexandra Buriko, CFO of UC Rusal, says the company will be able to meet its debt repayments but says it needs more time.

Beijing's fiscal stimulus may be a setback for the government's re-balancing efforts, warns Eswar Prasad, Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University.

Paul Bisaro, Chairman and CEO of Actavis, explains why Obamacare is likely to have a positive impact on its pharmaceutical business.

The U.S. dollar may take a hit if Friday's nonfarm payrolls report comes in below 200,000, says Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager, FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets.

Charles Sizemore, CIO of Sizemore Capital Management and Ben Lichtensteinen, President of Traders Audio, discusses claims that high-frequency trading allows traders to rig markets.

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Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

The voice of CNBC, Jim Birdsall, introduces the "Fast Money" traders before they discuss current market volatility on the 25th anniversary of CNBC. Tim Seymour says this week was all about macro data in the U.S.

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The three major indexes closed mixed despite better-than-expected jobless claims this morning. Weak earnings and uncertain news out of Ukraine kept markets in a seesaw. Still, the S&P 500 had its best week since July.

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CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. More earnings results next week. Starbucks and Netflix may have been helped by the bad winter. Also, the Boston Marathon is next week, and 36,000 runners will participate.

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  • Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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