Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.» Read More
Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, discusses expectation for the Chinese quarterly GDP number, and explains why he expects the country to grow 7.4 percent this year.
Michel Barnier, European commissioner for internal market and services, highlights the need for the U.S. and E.U. to regulate their financial sectors.
European shares pared gains on Friday afternoon, with weak data from the euro zone showing that its economic recovery still hangs in the balance.
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, comments on the emerging markets corporate debt correction, and says valuations are still appealing.
Moritz Kraemer, managing director of European sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's (S&P), explains why the rating agency has upgraded its outlook for Ireland.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that despite big moves in Portuguese government bond yields, there is in reality, very little trade.
Ed Nusbaum, global CEO of Grant Thornton, comments on a survey which shows there has been a "reversal of fortune" when it comes to business confidence in the U.S. and China.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, talks about the impact of non-OPEC supply on oil prices, and says the increase in U.S. shale gas may not lower prices.
European shares closed higher on Thursday following dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and renewed optimism on the economic outlook in Japan and China.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, explains that the ECB is "happy" with a weaker euro, but is concerned that Portugal could have trouble funding itself.
Andrew Tonner, technology and telecoms analyst at The Motley Fool, discusses Microsoft's restructuring announcement, and explains why he is very "skeptical".
Bernd Berg, global emerging market strategist at Credit Suisse, says Thursday's U.S. dollar weakness was only short-term, and he expects the dollar to continue to rally against other major currencies.
Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, says the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting were a "complete mess".
David Sadigh, CEO at Digital Luxury Group, discusses luxury brands including Burberry and Chanel, which has surpassed Louis Vuitton as the most sought-after brand in China.
European shares trimmed earlier losses but still closed down, as investors awaited the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, advises buying U.S. industrial and European pharmaceutical stocks.
CNBC reports on the privatization of the U.K.'s Royal Mail, whose IPO could raise up to £3 billion, and would include an employee scheme.
CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din, reports from Cairo, where arrest warrants have been issued for members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief southern Europe economist at Barclays, discusses Italian politics ahead of Silvio Berlusconi's court case, and after the country's rating downgrade from S&P.
Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, says that the current environment of rising bond yields is favorable to equities, and that double-digit returns are "credible".