Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine prime minister says that "no-one will recognize" the Crimean referendum and that there will be "no concession."» Read More
Europe needs to reform its political shape while ensuring the freedom of its citizens and markets, German chancellor, Angela Merkel told the British Parliament in a speech.
Those with expectations of her speech heralding a new future for the UK in Europe "are in for a disappointment" jokes German chancellor, Angela Merkel as she addresses the UK parliament.
Ben Broadbent, member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, says people are focusing too much on when - or if - the Bank of England will raise interest rates.
Burt Flickinger, managing director at Strategis Resource Insight Group, comments on Target ahead of the group's result and says it should set a new record regarding litigation and liability costs due to its data breaches.
The last day of the Mobile World Congress is all about big data and software, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt, who catches up with Foursquare and Citrix.
Daniel Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management, discusses the U.S. economy and says the recent soft data is a blip as the underlying factors remain "fine."
Ukraine disbanded its anti-riot police on Wednesday and the central bank has confirmed it has abandoned its currency peg, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Michael Lindauer, global co-head for fund investments at Allianz Capital Partners, says that when it comes to private equity investments, southern Europe is really attractive.
Alasdair Warren, head of financial sponsors group for EMEA at Goldman Sachs, says that the 2014 macro environment in Europe should be supportive of IPOs.
Telenor's strong position in Asia means that the group has a strong growth profile for 2014, says Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Telenor CEO, adding however that the telecom industry remains riddled with risks.
Loretta Shuen, chairperson of the Taxation Committee, discusses the Hong Kong economy and the challenges it faces including its ageing population.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg U.K., discusses the U.K. GDP and says the weakening of consumption is a positive as it shows the recovery may no longer be mainly driven by households' consumption.
Robert Coke, head of absolute return and buyouts at The Wellcome Trust, says it's hard to find investment opportunities in private equity at the moment.
Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, explains why he is a "big fan" of U.K. housebuilders and discusses European equities.
David Rubenstein, co-CEO of Carlyle Group, tells CNBC that energy, healthcare and financial services are the sectors with the best investment opportunities.
Joachim Fels, senior economist at Morgan Stanley, comments on the U.S. housing market and economy ahead of the release of the latest S&P/Case Shiller home price index.
Steve Klinsky, managing partner at New Mountain Capital, says that as a "growth capital firm" they pick sectors years in advance, and names some of its growth sectors.
Garrick Hileman, economic historian economic historian at the London School of Economics, discusses the potential impact on bitcoin by the disappearance of the Mt. Gox exchange.
Rich Riley, Shazam CEO, tells CNBC about the company's partnerships with music-industry players and how it is looking to television to make the app more engaging.
CNBC's Tom Mackenzie takes a walk around the Mobile World Congress introducing some of the products vying for attention - from Sony's waterproof tablet to Blackphone's "ultra secure" smartphone.