Hootan Yazhari, head of frontier markets equity research at BofA Merrill Lynch, explains why Saudi Arabia's move to open its market to foreign investors as a "huge game-changer for the region".» Read More
Christopher Nicholson, director at ORACA Independent Equity Research, says Vodafone¿s deal to buy Spain's Ono is good strategically and explains why Vivendi should sell the SFR business to Numericable.
The EU is to discuss possible sanctions against Russian officials, who are behind the country's "illegal" decisions and actions in Ukraine says Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian foreign minister.
Lilit Gevorgyan, CIS analyst at IHS Global Insight, discusses Russia following the Crimean referendum to join the country and how increased tensions between Russia and the West could impact investments.
Scott Shellady, senior vice president at Trean, says this week will be all about U.S. data and which will have the potential to "erase last week's losses."
John Garvey, U.S. banking and capital markets leader at PwC, says that retail banks should innovate to adapt from a branch-based model to mobile banking.
Tina Fordham, senior global political analyst at Citi, highlights Russia currently has "no legal mechanism" in place to absorb Crimea and that the status the region would have remains undetermined.
Samuel Cox, founder of BitTag, discusses his product which acts as a digital price tag.
Samuel Greene, founding director of King's Russia Institute at King's College London, says that even if Crimea votes to join Russia, the ultimate decision will be made in Moscow where the government will need to weigh the pros and cons of annexation.
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, says the revelations of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency is a "huge scandal" and the government is "out of control".
Michael Purves, chief global strategist at Weeden & Co, says equities will rally in the "broader term" despite the dip in stocks at the start of the year.
Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, says that the market seems to be "anticipating" the euro zone's progress but warns geopolitical risks could still threaten markets.
Sofia Fenichell, CEO and founder of Wonder, says that if Youtube is the Walmart of video, Wonder is the Whole Foods, arguing that it is the world's first "quality video" platform.
Christoph Franz, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa, comments on the group's better-than-expected results, but warns that it continues to face headwinds such as the "slight" European recovery and fuel prices.
Scott Meech, co-head of pan-European equities at UBP Investment Management, says it is an "interesting time" for euro zone equities which remain "way below" peak in terms of earnings.
Putin has warned that Russia would retaliate with "symmetric sanctions" after the E.U. announced sanctions believed to include asset freezes and visa bans. NBC's Jim Maceda reports.
Willy Lam, professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, says that government investments in China will be key to reaching the 7.5 percent growth target.
In their latest press conference, Malaysian authorities discussed their efforts to find the missing MH370 aircraft, adding that they would spare "no expense or effort."
Bricklin Dwyer, economist at BNP Paribas, says that by agreeing to export oil, the U.S. is sending a strong signal to Russia that it can also "manipulate" oil prices.
Fraser Howie, director of Newedge Singapore, discusses the Chinese economy and reforms as the National People's Congress draws to a close.
Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, says the challenges that Germany faces are "quite considerable" and include its huge demographic burdens and high debt levels.