The grip of Western sanctions around the neck of the Russian economy may be squeezed even tighter this week, as the death toll in Ukraine rises.» Read More
Chris Morrison, strategist at Omni Macro Fund, says a slowing Chinese economy and easier monetary policy will see the yuan weaken.
Sergei Guriev, professor of economics at Sciences Po, says Russian President Vladimir Putin's credibility comes from propaganda and military success rather than his economic record.
Cab drivers in Paris are set to strike on Monday to protest against a decision not to ban Uber's UberPop ridesharing service, which allows drivers without a taxi license to pick up and drop off customers. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.
Greg Day, CTO of FireEye, says hackers will increasingly focus their attention on smartphones as consumers carry out more activities on their devices.
BT is expected to announce what major U.K. telecoms company it is going to buy on Monday, with EE or O2 up for grabs, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.
The oil ports of As Sidra and Ras Lanuf in Libya have been closed, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
There was no "rational" reason for calling elections in Japan, according to Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, adding that a rise in corporate spending will be key for the country's economy.
The New South Wales police are negotiating with the gunman in the Sydney hostage crisis, deputy police commissioner Catherine Burn said, adding that the force's approach is to resolve the situation "peacefully".
Ukraine is still on the radar of international investors, according to a minister, and has only a "minimal" risk of defaulting.
Peter Harvey, COO of Talarius, says the company has seen a pick up in growth this year as consumers have more disposable income to spend on leisure.
Bradford Jones, portfolio manager at Sagil Capital, says Venezuela is facing a "perfect storm" with low oil reserves and a low oil price.
Google is planning to close its Russian engineering operations, amid growing disquiet at technology companies about new Russian internet laws.
European stock markets opened lower on Friday, after commodity prices continued to fall and traders re-evaluated the European Central Bank (ECB)'s latest news.
Benoit Anne, head of global emerging market strategy at Societe Generale, says fears around Federal Reserve policy will make the market difficult to trade in the first half of 2015.
Stephen Ibbotson, director of business at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, discusses why the group has downgraded the U.K.'s growth forecast in 2014.
Mark Lewis, senior sustainability research analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, says China will be key to reaching an agreement on climate change targets.
The "great rotation" from bonds into equities hasn't happened this year, according to Neil Dwane, CIO for European equities at Allianz Global Investors, but said with poor returns in fixed income, the move could be seen in 2015.
Dmytro Shymkiv, deputy head of the Ukraine presidential office, says there is no split between Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Petro Poroshenko, after the former said the country needs financial help to avoid default.
Dmytro Shymkiv, deputy head of the Ukraine presidential office, says the country has a "proper economic agenda" and the risk of default is "minimal".
Discussing the charts, Yacine Kanoun, managing director at PivotHunters, says WTI oil is a good buy if it breaks $55.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
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