Markets have built up a lot of expectation ahead of the speeches from central bankers at Jackson Hole, says Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, with all eyes are on Fed Chair Janet Yellen¿s comments on Friday.» Read More
Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses Germany's stance on the new Russian sanctions and says the country is keen to keep "talking channels" open.
Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, says the latest U.S./EU sanctions on Russia are unlikely to have any effect, especially as the new BRICS' development bank should "change the dynamic".
Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, and Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, agree that Angela Merkel's role in the negotiations with Russia will be "critical".
Christine Short, global markets intelligence director at S&P capital IQ, says that while banks have delivered "really impressive results" so far, the environment remains challenging.
Adi Tartako, CEO and co-founder of Houzz, tells CNBC that the interior design platform is expanding into the U.K., and explains how the company is making money.
Gina Sanchez, founder and chairwoman of Chantico Global, discusses Janet Yellen's testimony and says there are still a lot of concerns for the U.S. economy.
Martina Bozadzhieva, senior analyst for Central and Eastern Europe at Frontier Strategy group, discusses investing in Ukraine and Russia and says forecasting and putting targets are the main challenges.
Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange strategy at CIBC, says that while the U.K. labor market continues to tighten, the lack of wage growth remains a problem.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, discusses the financial difficulties the Espirito Santo family of companies is facing and says that it is not a systemic situation for Portugal.
Raymond Yeung, senior economist for Greater China at ANZ, says China can achieve 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2014, as the momentum in the economy "clearly picked up" in the second quarter.
Gerard Cassidy, banking analyst at RBC Capital Markets, discusses JPMorgan ahead of the bank's quarterly results.
Dom Esposito, partner, national practice and growth director at CohnReznick, says that an "IPO gap" in the U.S. is costing the country a significant number of jobs.
Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, says that growth and income is "very scarce" but some equities continue to offer high dividend yields -- particularly in Europe.
Richard Windsor, founder of Radio Free Mobile, says Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is "moving in the right direction" but now has to step up to be a real force long term.
James Knightley, U.K. economist at ING Wholesale Banking, reacts to the latest U.K. inflation data and says it is likely to climb a bit higher as the slack in the economy shrinks.
Justin Knight, head of European rates strategy at UBS, discusses the euro zone's "credit problem" and whether the ECB's TLRTO measure will help.
Tim Edwards, director of the index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices, highlights how expectation is high for further market volatility.
Bob Iaccino, chief market strategist at Tethys Partners, discusses the U.S. markets and says that earnings this week are likely to disappoint.
Jim Sinegal, associate director of equity analysis at Morningstar, discusses Citigroup ahead of the bank's earnings and highlights that the group has "so many problems to deal with".
Jim Kaitz, CEO of the Association for Financial Professionals, outlines the results of his survey on companies' cash positions and says that there is "positive news".