Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant on public affairs to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, defends the government's attempts to tackle the problem of insurgency and says the "safe return" of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is key.» Read More
Uros Cufer, finance minister of Slovenia, says tough sanctions are "hurting" the European economy and a "softer touch" should be adopted by the European Union.
Uros Cufer, finance minister of Slovenia, says the country has "sufficient cash" in its accounts but bond spreads will go down further.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says markets are underestimating the risk of Russian military action in eastern Ukraine.
Rod Ringrow, senior executive officer at State Street, says sovereign wealth funds are looking at long-term alternative investments.
Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, says there will be no "great rotation" out of bonds, but more volatility will enter the market.
Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says China's economy is not "pulling out of a rut" and the People's Bank of China could provide more stimulus.
Peter Frank, global head of G10 and Asia FX strategy at BBVA, says weaker than expected inflation data from Australia has stopped the dollar's rally.
David Moyes has left Manchester United after less than a year at the helm following a disastrous season.
Francesco Curto, head of CROCI at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, says emerging markets have "significant problems" and are not an attractive investment.
Jane Goodland, senior investment consultant at Towers Watson, discusses how to make money from ethical investing.
European shares were higher in morning trade on Tuesday, starting a shortened trading week on a positive note with merger and acquisition activity managing to boost sentiment.
Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Bär, says the multibillion-dollar deal between GSK and Novartis is "win win" for both companies.
David Dalton, eastern Europe editor of the Economist Intelligence Unit, says the Geneva accord which aimed to resolve the Ukraine crisis is looking "fragile".
George O'Connor, senior analyst at Panmure Gordon, says Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo has "legs for the long-term" as it has exposure to China and profitability.
Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says China is not the driver of commodity prices at the moment, as demand slows in the world's second-largest economy.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says the so-called "fragile five" currencies are instead "fabulous," and investors should buy into them.
Don Smith, rates strategist at ICAP, says a "downside shock" to the euro zone's growth outlook could "unsettle" peripheral bond yields.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses reports that Barclays is set to exit parts of its commodities business.
Phyllis Papadavid, global FX strategist at BNP Paribas, says the Aussie dollar was set to strengthen against both the kiwi and euro.
James Marson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal, said the violence in east Ukraine is getting "a lot worse" as reports of shootings surface.
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.