Russia's MICEX Index rallied 2 percent in morning trade, despite news of the toughest sanctions against the country since the end of the Cold War.» Read More
France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin says the European Central Bank is independent, but stresses that countries should be able to debate the level of the euro.
Chris Walker, FX strategist at Barclays, says real interest rates are driving currency movements and rate hikes will be supportive.
Rolf-Dieter Schwalb, CFO of DSM, says euro's relative strength has hit the company's earnings.
Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, says the company will not keep "excess capital" and will return it to shareholders.
Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organisation, says France is "in denial" of the world as it is today and blames others for its own problems.
France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin says GE's bid for Alstom shows confidence in innovation and manufacturing in France.
Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaria says resolving the country's drugs issue will help the country post stronger growth.
Ken Courtis, chairman of Starfort Holdings, says sanctions on Russia could cause a "credit crisis" in the global economy.
William Saito, special adviser to the Cabinet Office Japan, says there are "fundamental" changes taking place in Japan and the country is confident.
European shares traded lower on Monday as violence escalated in Ukraine over the weekend.
Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says it is too early to get back into emerging market equities given the slowdown in the Chinese economy and the situation in Ukraine.
Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africa Practice, says the dominance of the ANC political party could be questioned at the next election in South Africa.
India's Finance Minister P Chidambaram says Walmart did not do its homework on Indian foreign direct investment rules, but said he is confident the retail giant will return.
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says Iran is serious about striking a deal over the lifting of sanctions on the country.
Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment Management, said the U.K. property market is looking "too hot" at the moment.
Implementing a sales tax is key to raising higher revenue for India, the country's finance minister P Chidambaram says.
Philip Jennings, general secretary of UNI Global Union, says something is "fundamentally wrong" for working people and there needs to be "collective bargaining" for higher wages.
Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says any energy market disruption resulting from the tensions between Russia and Ukraine would have a "major global impact".
Ulrich Leuchtmann, head of FX research at Commerzbank, says the dollar's lack of strength after the U.S. jobs report has got the markets asking what could push the dollar higher.
OECD Secretary General, Angel Gurria, says the situation in Ukraine is hitting global economic and political confidence.
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.