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Klaus Wiener, head of tactical asset allocation at Generali, says that the "warm welcome" Renzi received from the market could be a "catalyst for change."
Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, says that some optimism on Ukraine is justified but warns the economy and the currency remain very weak.
Raj Samani, CTO for EMEA at McAfee, says that security and privacy should be paramount for digital users, as a lot of apps access personal data without consumers' knowledge.
Stephen Odell, Ford's EMEA CEO, says in-car technology is to become the norm and not a luxury as the group is due to unveil its Focus model with new features including a voice-activated in-car system.
Riad Salameh, governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, discusses the country's economy and says the Syrian conflict is a "burden" for Lebanon.
A IMF bailout package for Ukraine would have a "lot of strings attached" says CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera -- and could lead to the collapse of its banking system.
Russian startup Yota will unveil its second-generation dual-screen smartphone on Monday, the CEO of Yota Vladislav Martynov tells CNBC, as he shows Louisa Bojesen a prototype of the new model.
Filippo Alloatti, senior research analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, discusses HSBC's weaker-than-expected results and says the management is correct to highlight the "choppy road ahead."
Michael Sneyd, foreign exchange analyst at BNP Paribas, says the euro/dollar will get a boost from strong IFO data on Monday, but warns that "soft data" will dampen the euro for the rest of the week.
François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Gucci parent-company Kering, says he is unconcerned by Gucci's slowing sales growth.
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the Bank of Japan is "not shaken in its view" that Japan can achieve strong growth, despite a string of weak economic data.
Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director of Neev Capital, discusses the latest fall in retail sales in the U.K.
Lilit Gevorgyan, CIS analyst at IHS Global Insight, says the opposition now have the challenge of getting the population to support the compromise deal in Ukraine.
Kiran Kowshik, currency strategist at BNP Paribas, says the emerging markets need to move from export to consumption-led economies, but this will be a "painful process".
James Rooney, chairman of Advanced Capital Partners, discusses the reunion between estranged families separated by the Korean War in the north and south and what it could mean for relations between the two countries.
Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Lamido Sanusi has been suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan for alleged misconduct, CNBC Africa reports.
Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the opposition leaders still provide a bridge between the protestors and the government to bring a halt to the unrest.
Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, says the euro zone recovery remains "moderate".
Ellyn Karetnick, U.K. head of international mobility practice at Mercer, talks about the company's survey on the the best cities to live in.
Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, discusses the U.K.'s employment data after the unemployment rate edged up to 7.2 percent in the three months to December 2013.