John Krey, director at S&P Capital IQ, says investors should continue to have a "market weight" in Hong Kong despite the protests and discusses emerging markets, including India.» Read More
Motoshige Itoh of the University of Tokyo says the reaction to the sales tax hike in Japan will be "modest" as the country is "well-prepared".
Sebastian Galy, senior currency strategist at Societe Generale, says the appreciation of the euro is of "deep concern" for the European Central Bank, with fears of a Japan-style low inflation environment.
David Crowe, chief economist at the National Association of Homebuilders, says "pent up demand" will drive new home sales in the U.S. up 30 percent - but first-time buyers are still struggling.
Richard Titherington, CIO of emerging market equities at JP Morgan Asset Management, says India has stabilized its currency, and elections could provide a reform-driving government.
Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh, developer at Sufru, introduces Sugru, a new product hailed as a new wonder material and says the "magic part" is that it bonds to almost any material.
Ian Stannard, head of European foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, warns that recent volatility in the Chinese currency market is having a "significant negative impact" on credit conditions.
Charles Diebel, head of market strategy at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, says that the rebalancing of the Chinese economy is a headwind for world growth.
Scott Bauer, senior market strategist at Trading Advantage, says that volatility will remain high this week and that markets should continue to climb higher.
Matt McCormick, portfolio manager and banking analyst at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, says the Fed is unlikely to raise rates until mid-2015 and advises how to invest in a continued low-rate environment.
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.
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