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
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, argues that valuation of Russia bonds is "particularly appealing" right now and says that beyond geopolitical risks, there is little downside for the Russian economy.
Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, comments on the latest PMI data for the euro zone, which were the "strongest since 2011" for most countries and saw a strong rebound in French activity.
Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, comments on the U.S. bank stress tests but warns that they haven¿t stress tested for cross-holdings.
Chris Gadd, grain and oilseed analyst at Macquarie Group, discusses agricultural commodities after research found the price tag for breakfast has risen by 25 percent since the beginning of the year.
Daragh Maher, foreign exchange strategist at HSBC, says the Chinese PBOC is "quite happy" with the way things are developing, and adds that the currency should continue to appreciate throughout the year.
Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for digital agenda, strongly condemns Turkey's prime minister after he banned Twitter in the country just days ahead of key elections.
Ukrainian prime minister, Arseniy Yetsenyuk, says Ukraine's association agreement with the EU will "substantially boost" the country's economic growth.
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, says that as markets "want to push higher", further volatility in the stock market is to be expected.
Corinna Freedman, footwear and apparel analyst at Wedbush Securities, comments on Nike's results and says profit taking is to be expected as a lot of positive expectations are already built into the stock.
Jason O'Connell, research director at Boston Private Bank and Trust, says that investors didn't know what the make of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's comments and adds that they now need to be "much more discerning."
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and Steve Segdwick get into the spirit and show their move and radiant smiles for Global Happiness Day.
Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, highlights that retailer Next is doing "very well" and says that the underlying U.K. retail environment is "pretty firm."
Nina Schick, policy advisor at OpenEurope, discusses what the future holds for Ukraine and outlines sanctions the West could impose that would "hurt" Russia.
Johnny Mehta, CIO at Axis Investment Management, discusses soft commodities including coffee and sugar, and selects his top picks.
Shari Olefson, CEO of The Carnegie Group, discusses the U.S. housing market ahead of the release of February existing home sales data, and says an increase in first-time buyers is needed.
We're "seeing history being made" at great speed as from Friday, Crimea will officially and legally be Russian, NBC's Jim Maceda reports, adding that the West is expanding its list of Russian citizens to be sanctioned.
David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses Janet Yellen's "very dovish" statement and says that markets are reading too much into the "6-months" comment.
Peugeot nominated French civil servant and former EADS CEO Louis Gallois as chairman amid a board reshuffle, CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports from Paris.
Sam Hill, fixed income strategist at RBC, says gilt traders are "quite relaxed" about the U.K. Budget as they do not expect any "big political indulgent give-away" to entice voters.
Susan Emmett, director residential research at Savills, discusses the U.K. housing market's supply and demand imbalance and says the extension of the Help to Buy scheme is very positive for house building.