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
Emre Deliveli, economist and writer at the Hurriyet Daily News, says the Turkish government has a lot of public support, and that no compromise will be found until the Prime Minister's return from North Africa.
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, says the Fed will not begin to taper off bond purchases until next year, due to continued low inflation and the sequestration's negative impact on GDP.
The International Monetary Fund has praised France's reform efforts in a review of the country which appears to be in stark contrast with the European Commission's comments last week.
As Russia's economic growth slows, analysts and business leaders have warned of deep and wide-reaching political consequences if the situation deteriorates further.
Robert Scoble, startup liaison officer at Rackspace, discusses the rise of wearable tech, how to monetize it and why Google is making a much smarter play than Apple.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, explains why there is a "good basis" for oil prices to be moving higher in the second half of the year.
Ronnie Chopra, head of strategy at Tradenext, advises "taking money off the table" as he believes most of this year's stock rally has already taken place.
European shares traded lower on Monday afternoon despite better-than-expected euro zone manufacturing data.
Tom Levinson, FX strategist at ING, discusses the USD/JPY break below the 100 level, and says that despite short-term risks for the dollar, he remains positive on the longer term.
Nik Stanojevic, mining analyst at Brewin Dolphin, talks about the challenges facing miners in South Africa following growing unrest, but adds that the weakening rand should help.
Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium and leader of the ALDE Group, says the euro zone need to sort out its banking sector by implementing a banking union.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, comments on the latest U.S. data for April and explains why the U.S. economic recovery will continue at a very slow pace.
Roelof Jan Van Den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, charts the Nikkei and discusses short and long-term trends in EUR/USD and USD/ZAR.
Gary Greenberg, head of emerging markets at Hermes, discusses emerging markets, the slowdown in India, the "too cheap" Russian market, and explains why his preferred stock is a Chinese dairy company.
Yra Harris, partner on Praxis Trading, explains why he is not expecting any reversal in the market and why the Nikkei will surprise people on the upside.
European shares closed lower on Friday after disappointing German and Italian data was released. In addition, markets continued to see selling on fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could begin to taper its asset-purchasing program.
Peter Boyland, analyst at IHS Electronics and media, comments on the EU's plan to abolish mobile phones' roaming charges in Europe, and what the operators' main arguments against are.
OPEC Secretary General Abdullah al-Badri tells CNBC that OPEC's main concern is the fragile state of the world economy.
Neil Atkinson, director of energy research and analysis at Datamonitor, says OPEC is right in keeping its production quota unchanged, and that the oil price should stay at the same level for some time.
Moorad Choudhry, a professor at the department of mathematical sciences at Brunel University, and Valentin Marinov, director of foreign exchange strategy at Citi, discuss the possibility of further ECB rate cuts.