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
Johnny Mehta, CIO at Axis Investment Management Limited, discusses risks for equity markets and says that there appears to be a "high level of complacency".
U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is to buy Covidien for $42.9 billion and has announced that it would move its headquarters to Ireland, CNBC's Catherin Boyle reports.
Emiliano Mellino, senior France correspondent at Dealreporter Europe, discusses the potential Siemens/Mitsubishi's bid for Alstom and what GE could come back with to revive its offer.
Jordan Perry, principal MENA analyst at Maplecroft, discusses whether Isis can take Baghdad and what will push the West to intervene.
Diana Choyleva, head of macroeconomic research at Lombard Street Research, says China is braced for a very "different decade" under President Xi Jinping's leadership.
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, high representative to the U.K. for the Kurdistan Regional Government, says Kurdish troops are not entering disputed regions with Iraq to claim independence.
Jason Wagenheim, vice president and publisher at Teen Vogue, says millennials are the drivers behind decisions on technology at home.
Kevin Adams, director of fixed income at Henderson Global Investors, says falling bond yields in Europe's peripheral countries have given the government the option to pull back on austerity measures.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, says the European Central Bank is acting on its mandate of price stability.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the Bank of Japan's pledge to cut the corporate tax rate will give the country much-needed business investment.
CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din discusses the latest developments in Iraq as U.S President Barack Obama said the government is weighing "all options" to fight the militants.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says a "severe escalation" of the violence in Iraq could see oil prices push above $120 a barrel.
Matthew McCormick, principal and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor, says that now is the time to be more cautious on the U.S. market and prepare for some choppiness.
Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy, says the company is turning its Moshi Monsters game into a franchise and discusses its next game ¿ World of Warriors ¿as well as the challenges with mobile gaming.
Adrienne Tennant, senior vice president and specialty apparel analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott, comments on Lululemon's results and the group's forward guidance.
Amelie Wisniak, co-founder and CEO of SportChaser, says the company should launch an app within the next six months and that it plans to expand further in the U.S. before it starts thinking about global expansion.
Greg Marsh, co-founder and CEO of onefinestay, says the service offers an alternative to luxury city center accommodation and discusses the environment for start-ups in the U.K. and London.
Thomas Costerg, economist for financial markets at Standard Chartered Bank, comments on the soccer World Cup and the U.S. soccer and economic performance.
Gareth McCartney, head of equity syndicate at UBS and Joseph Schuster, founder of IPOX Scuster, discuss the IPO market and valuations.
Uber is launching a booking service for London's black cabs says Jo Bertram, general manager for the U.K. and Ireland at Uber, who also gives us her take on the taxi strike across Europe.