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Slim Feriani, executive chairman at Advance Emerging Capital Limited, says sanctions will not help to change investors' perceptions of the Russian market.
Philippe Pegorier, chairman of the Association of European Businesses, says EU sanctions against Russia will end up hurting companies in the 28-nation bloc.
Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin, says Tesco investors should be "fearful" after the company announced a new CEO and a profit warning.
European shares were slightly lower in morning trade on Monday as sentiment remained subdued due to the ongoing tensions in Gaza and Ukraine.
Dubai's stock market plunged on Monday dragged down by construction company Arabtec. CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the implications for the market.
Nadim Shehadi, associate fellow on the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House, said Qatar or Turkey could be key as mediators able to bring a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.
Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, claims that Russia supplied the missile system that was allegedly used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
Joseph Dayan, U.K. managing director at BCS, says only tougher sanctions from the European Union will "budge" Russian markets.
Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS, says a change in the behavior of consumers has "wrong-footed" supermarkets.
Diana Buttu, former legal advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization, says that that the "brutal" Israeli blockade of Gaza needs to be lifted for the conflict to de-escalate.
Global leaders have put pressure on France to scrap a deal to sell two warships to Russia, after pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine were accused of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on China's response to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash as it urges countries not to jump to conclusions over who was responsible for the tragedy.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to allow open access to the crash site of flight MH17 or he risks stronger sanctions.
NBC's Jim Maceda discusses how Russian President Vladimir Putin will react to the MH17 crash saying that he is likely to cast himself as a "statesman".
Anna-Marie Baisden, head of autos analysis at Business Monitor International, says Volkswagen is "struggling" in the U.S. but a deal with Fiat could help the company.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, says Europe's economy needs to see "pain" before ECB President Mario Draghi uses policies such as quantitative easing.
European shares opened lower on Friday with investors cautious after a passenger jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine.
Håkan Buskhe, CEO of Saab, says geopolitical tension will not cause European countries to increase the amount of weapons they buy.
Martin Adler, flight safety specialist at the British Airline Pilots Association, says it is difficult to tamper with the black box on an airplane.
Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, says the markets will not see a major sell-off from the MH17 incident because the underlying economics are strong.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.
Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.