Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for its economic crisis Thursday, but failed to reassure investors.» Read More
Recent events in and around Russia seem to have highlighted risks of investing in the country – yet the rouble and the MICEX have had a good week.
Jonathan Northcroft, soccer correspondent at "The Sunday Times", discusses the Russian Football Union's decision to incorporate Crimean clubs into its league.
Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses gold and explains that there is scope for prices to go lower.
European shares pared losses and closed higher on Thursday, with the easing of tensions in Ukraine helping investor sentiment.
Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, explains that the weak German GDP was due to a combination of a "calendar effect" and the "Putin factor".
Samuel Greene, founding director of the Russia Institute at King's College London, says Russia is trying to accomplish several contradictory missions at once with its aid convoy to the Ukraine.
Colin Valentine, chairman at CAMRA, explains why more and more U.K. breweries are opening while there is an increasing number of pubs closing down.
Raghuram Selvaraju, head of healthcare equity research at Aegis Capital, says "German Merck's" second quarter was "solid and respectable" but that its biopharmaceutical business is its weak spot.
European shares closed higher Wednesday, helped along by a rally in the insurance sector, as investors remained focused on geopolitical tensions.
Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says that a weak German GDP number would be an opportunity for Germany and the ECB to push France and Italy towards more structural reforms.
Russia's richest man, Alisher Usmanov, is selling a 10 percent stake in USM as a "motivational incentive" for the firm's management team.
James Horne, chairman at James Purdey & Sons, explains how the shooting industry is a "significant" contributor to the U.K. economy, as the shooting season opens.
European shares closed largely lower on Tuesday, as investors weighed weak German data, corporate releases and geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, says the German market has underperformed the European market since June.
Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, says that Japan's second quarter GDP will likely be hit by its new consumption tax.
Allan Leighton, CEO of Pandora, discusses the company's charm bracelet and ring segments and says it remains small in Europe and Asia as it prefers to focus on the U.S.
European markets closed higher on Monday, following suit with Asia after a turnaround on Wall Street on Friday.
Thomas Rymer, spokesman at the OSCE, says that although the Turkish presidential elections were "competitive", the media coverage was "heavily slanted" towards Recip Tayyip Erdogan.
Investors are hoping that Turkey's "phenomenal growth" will continue under Recip Tayyip Erdogan's presidency but political instability and geopolitics remain a concern, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the tensions between Ukraine and Russia and says that the risk of a Russian invasion is very low.