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CNBC's Samantha Loring looks at the geopolitical hotspots that could escalate and affect investments.

Ian Harnett, co-founder and chief investment strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, says the U.K. economy bears similarities to the 1950s and stocks are set to "blast away".

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, says there is little room for continued outperformance by Indian equities.

Robin Simcox, research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, says a "broad" European strategy is needed to defeat Islamic State in Iraq.

After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.

European shares edged higher on Tuesday morning as investors continued to monitor events in eastern Ukraine and looked ahead to new economic data from the euro zone.

John Petter, CEO of the consumer division at BT, says Sky will have a "challenge" winning rights to soccer games in the upcoming auction.

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Mark Lewis, analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, says there are concerns over demand in the oil industry which could see prices fall in the short term.

John Petter, CEO of the consumer division at BT, says the company's investment in live soccer games has been "successful".

Peter Frank, global head G10 and Asia FX strategy at BBVA, says the euro will fall to $1.25 against the dollar by the end of the year.

To overlook geopolitical events would be short-sightedness as ongoing tensions could still result in supply disruptions, says Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ.

Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst, Patersons Securities, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia is worried about China's property sector. He later discusses his outlook on Australia.

Ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting, Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says the euro will see a "slow grind down" against the greenback.

Nicholas Studholme-Wilson, VP & Senior Research Analyst at Sun Hung Kai Financial, explains why he likes Galaxy Entertainment and SJM despite the slowdown in Macau's gaming sector.

Laura Fitzsimmons, VP for Futures and Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank, outlines her expectations for central bank decisions in Australia, Japan and the euro zone.

Ben Collett, Head, Japan and Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says Japanese stocks are poised for gains until year-end but investors should enter the market after Wednesday's cabinet reshuffle.

Ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy decision on Tuesday, Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, discusses his expectations.

John Rutledge, Chief Investment Strategist at SAFANAD, expects the U.S. to see a raft of upbeat data this week that will confirm a strengthening job market and strong growth.

Ahead of Prime Minister Abe's first cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, Taro Kono, Member of Japan's House of Representatives, says the party is united in its aim to revive Japan's economy.

Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer, explains why the European Central Bank could implement new rules about asset-backed securities this week.

Fan Cheuk Wan, Chief Investment Officer Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse Private Banking and Wealth Management, says easing from the ECB is unlikely and discusses what that means for Asia.

Alan Landau, CEO of Novel Asset Management, introduces the firm's new fund, which invests primarily in natural-colored diamonds.

Jeffrey Carr, CEO of Taia Global, discusses if iCloud has security issues following the leak of pictures from accounts of Hollywood stars.

Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at SG-Ji, explains why Fast Retailing's August sales could take a hit from recent typhoons and cold weather.

Modi's agenda during his visit to Japan is specifically on investment, not geopolitical concerns over China, says Taimur Baig, Chief Economist, Asia at Deutsche Bank.

Gillem Tulloch, Founder of GMT Research, discusses Beijing's anti-graft drive and its impact on economic growth. He later explains his negative outlook on Chinese stocks.

With Beijing unlikely to accede to activists' demands, the threat of escalation could undermine Hong Kong's pro-business economy, says Gillem Tulloch, Founder of GMT Research.

Wayne Gordon, Executive Director, Commodities of UBS Wealth Management, explains why consumers won't be put off by higher cocoa prices and discusses the surge in chocolate demand in emerging markets.

Cocoa prices have risen almost 20 percent year to date. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar visits a factory in Singapore to find out whether higher prices have dampened chocolate demand in Asia.

The primary objective of Indian Prime Minister Modi's trip to Tokyo is to court Japanese businesses, says Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council for Foreign Relations.