Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital, says Weibo is trying to lower expectations with its IPO pricing due to poor results released on Wednesday and concerns about usage.» Read More
Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, argues that the Fed has been very clear in its rhetoric and should taper in September but that while the worst has passed, volatility and choppiness will remain.
Rahul Bajoria, regional economist at Barclays, says the key concern for the upcoming Indian central bank governor will be curbing the volatility in the FX space.
Bryan Ma, associate vice president at IDC Asia Pacific, discusses Samsung and Apple and the next possible wave of innovation as both groups are expected to launch new products shortly.
Sony Kapoor, managing director at Re-Define, questions the robustness of the European recovery as "nothing has fundamentally changed" structurally and the global recovery is weak at best.
A lot of mixed reports are coming in after a Russian news agency said that ¿ballistic objects¿ had been launched from the Mediterranean sea reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.
Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economics Experts, discusses Germany's political and economic situation as elections are getting closer and the euro zone crisis.
Richard Windsor, founder of Radio Free Mobile, explains that Microsoft needs to invest in marketing for its Windows phone and develop its app store amongst other things.
Martin Leclerc, CIO and portfolio manager at Barrack Yard Advisors, says the political risk in the Middle East is just another thing to add to the "wall of worry" and advises where to invest.
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, tells CNBC the Nokia deal is incremental to the group's transformation to focus on devices and services and to the Windows phone ecosystem.
Serge Hoffman, pas-Asia regional retail practice lead at Bain & Company, discusses the e-commerce market in China as it has become the world's biggest, its expected growth and who it benefits.
Saktiandi Supaat, head of FX research at Maybank, says the Reserve Bank of Australia has left its cash rate at record low to prevent volatility going on due to upcoming elections.
Rebecca Healey, senior analyst at Tabb Group, explains why institutional market share have risen for the first time since 2006 and where institutional investors are putting their money.
Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer says Microsoft plans to build on and "accelerate" the Nokia Lumia momentum and highlights that Finland will become the "hub and centre" for the group's phone R&D.
Ilkka Rauvola, analyst at Danske Bank Markets, comments on Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's mobile handset division and what it implies for both groups.
Microsoft's deal to buy Nokia's mobile phone business may be about one man—Stephen Elop—and whether he's being groomed to take over the top job.
Henning Meyer, senior visiting fellow for the department of government at the London School of Economics, tells CNBC that a grand coalition is now more likely than before.
Steven Major, global head of fixed income research at HSBC, tells CNBC that the employment report is one small factor in explaining why we have yields at 2.79.
Simon Rawlinson, head of strategic research and insight at EC Harris, tells CNBC that Hong Kong tops Switzerland as the most expensive construction market.
Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, tells CNBC that the congress vote will create delays and complicate the situation over Syria.
Guy Peddy, telecoms and media analyst at Macquarie Group, discusses Vodafone as the group is expected to confirm the sale of its Verizon stake on Monday and how it could spend the money.