Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson, says that the decline in revenue in the first quarter was very much expected and expects sales in the mobile infrastructure business to increase as the year progresses.» Read More
Fraser Howie, director at Newedge Singapore, says the PMI data reveals China is "in a bit of a rut" and that the government has a "horrible problem" as it can't bring out too much stimulus.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, says earnings is currently driving moves in share prices and expects the developed world, led by the US, to lead growth this year.
Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio.com, says the market will focus on earnings this week, and explains it's worth watching the "divergent-type activity that's been developing."
Joseph Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, says the Alibaba valuation should be slightly lower given the "default risk" and because it's a foreign-domiciled IPO.
The M&A activity in the pharmaceutical sector reveals that the industry is planning for the next 15-20 years, and is an opportunity for groups to diversify their tax bases, CNBC's Catherine Boyle explains.
Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Weath Management, says the environment is one of low growth but high liquidity, adding that there is not enough growth to support current valuations.
Roderic Lyne, former U.K. ambassador to Russia, explains that Russia wants an "emasculated Ukraine" and says the crisis is helping Putin divert his country's attention away from the economy.
Navid Malik, head of life sciences research at Cenkos Securities, discusses M&A activity in the pharmaceutical sector and says firms are narrowing their businesses along strategic lines.
Tim Skeet, managing director of financial institutions at RBS, discusses European peripheral bonds and explains why he remains a "supporter" of these markets.
Newly-appointed CEO of the Atlanta Hawks, Steve Koonin, discusses how he plans to use technology to interact with fans.
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.
Dick Bove, vice president of equity research for teh financial sector at Rafferty Capital, discusses the banking sector following Bank of America's "extraordinary" trading results, and says this year should be "very good" for the industry.
Daniel Mahony, fund manager at Polar Capital, advises investors to diversify their health care portfolio and selects his top picks for the sector.
Patrick Spencer, director of international institutional equity sales at Baird, discusses U.S. earnings and how to invest in technology stocks.
Mark Lamb, CEO of Coinfloor, explains the platform aims to become the first publicly auditable bitcoin exchange and has already taken measures to be compliant with regulations.
Geoffrey Munn, managing director at Wartski, discusses the history behind the Fabergé egg after a third Imperial egg was found by a scrap-metal dealer in the U.S.
Sodexo saw a "clear acceleration of growth" in the U.S. this quarter and the outlook there is much "brighter" than in Europe, Michel Landel, CEO of Sodexo tells CNBC.
Beat Siegenthaler, FX strategist at UBS, says comments by Fed's chair, Janet Yellen, have "created more problems for the dollar."
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, discusses European bonds and explains that a number of factors are driving yields down.
Scott Kessler, senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, highlights that Alibaba is and is likely to remain the primary driver for the Yahoo stock and discusses the group strategy.