Scott Kessler, information technology group director and senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, discusses Apple ahead of the group's quarterly results and says expectations are now ahead of reality.» Read More
Mark Thompson, director for south east Asia research centre at City University of Hong Kong, discusses the Indonesian presidential race as Joko Widodo is expected to be announced as the winner.
The EU should send a clear message to Russia as well as cease all exports of military equipment and technology to Russia, says Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian foreign minister.
Ben Lichtenstein, president at TradersAudio.com, discusses the U.S. market and says while geopolitical risks will continue to dominate this week, economic data and earnings will also matter.
Hanan Ashrawi, executive committee member at the Palestinian Liberation Organization, accuses Israel of distorting the truth and using propaganda and discusses the Palestinian government's position.
Dutch forensic investigators have arrived in Donetsk, Ukraine, says Paul Sonne, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, amid reports of fighting between armed forces and rebels at the airport and railway station.
Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, comments on Russian sanctions and explains why "Iran-style" sanctions are unlikely.
Tim Harris, CEO of Harris Capital, discusses BskyB and Julius Baer and says BskyB's repositioning is "much cleaner for shareholders in the long run".
Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst for European food retail at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on Tesco and says the group needs a new CEO and a new strategy very quickly.
Ukraine is ready to transfer the international investigation of the MH17 crash to the Netherlands, including the bodies of the victims, says Ukraine's prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, strongly condemning the perpetrators.
Andrii Kuzmenko, acting Ukrainian ambassador to the U.K, discusses Ukraine's fight against separatist groups and the country's position on Russia.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says markets have been giving Russian president, Vladimir Putin, "the benefit of the doubt" but are becoming more sensitive to geopolitical events.
Alan Knuckman, chief options strategist at Bulls-Eye Options, discusses the U.S. market and advises watching the Vix and Treasurys.
James Gautrey, global sector specialist for technology and telecoms at Schroders, comments on Google's quarterly results and on the group's acquisition strategy.
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform and Carlo Gallo, founder of Enquirisk, discuss the plane crash in eastern Ukraine and the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.
John Canally, investment strategist and economist at LPL Financial, says that due to the uncertainty over the plane crash and the situation in Gaza, the U.S. stock market is likely to adopt a "wait-and-see mode" on Friday.
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, discusses the market reaction following new sanctions for Russia and the Malaysian
Surani Fernando, assistant editor at Biopharm Insight, says the market sees the latest Abbvie's takeover bid for Shire as fair and that the announcement of a merger should soon be made.
The Israeli forces in Gaza have two primary goals: dealing with Hamas' arsenal and the "system of tunnels" linking Gaza to Israel, Mark Regev, spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, tells CNBC.
Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, says it would be "unusual" for a rebel group to have the type of missile it is assumed hit the Malaysia Airline plane in eastern Ukraine.
Alex De Groote, media analyst at Peel Hunt, expects 21st Century Fox to present another offer for Time Warner in the coming days, and discusses how to invest in the media sector.