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Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the consumption tax hike in Japan will cause a "sharp" drop in growth in the second quarter.
John Wraith, senior rates strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says lower U.S. bond yields have pushed investors to European periphery bonds.
Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, says debates over the debt ceiling and the U.S. government shutdown have been "scary" for small- and medium-sized businesses.
Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, says stimulus in China would increase debt in the country and the government needs to focus on reforming the economy.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the significance of Manuel Valls appointment as the prime minister of France.
Jerome Booth, author of "Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World", says there is a misconception that emerging markets are riskier than their developed world counterparts, creating a "massive global distortion" in asset allocation.
Michael Krautzberger, head of euro fixed income at Blackrock Asset Management, discusses why France is the top country he is exposed to.
Howard Davies, professor at Sciences Po, says issues in France such as high unemployment will force president Francois Hollande into a policy change.
Vitaly Nesis, CEO of Polymetal, says the gold price will find further support as miners cut production, but he is "worried" about the industry's slow reaction to the gold price decline.
European stocks opened higher Monday after municipal elections in France with investors looking ahead to a rate decision by the European Central Bank (ECB) this week.
Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, says 2014 could be the year things start "unraveling" in China, making an overweight position on emerging market assets a "bridge too far".
Maxime Alimi, economist at AXA IM, says French president Francois Hollande has little room for manoeuver on the fiscal side making further tax cuts difficult.
Jeff Singer, CEO of DIFC, says that Dubai has established itself as a "safe haven" and one of the most open Middle East countries to the west.
Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, says the cautious mood of markets at the start of the year is due to U.S. Federal Reserve tapering.
Fadi Hakura, turkey analyst at Chatham House, says Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using his victory in the local election as a way to show support for his leadership and crush opposition parties.
Phyllis Papadavid, senior global FX strategist at BNP Paribas CIB, says the Bank of Japan will look to push the yen lower to help the country's economy, making long dollar/yen an attractive trade.
A red Ferrari sits on a tow truck. Could this be a sign that the rich are leaving Paris?
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the French local elections on Sunday that saw president Francois Hollande's socialist government suffer another defeat.
Bob Swarup, author of Money Mania, says financial markets have shown the "same old story" in their boom and bust cycles.
Bruno Jeanbart, director of political studies and opinion polls at Opinionway, discusses whether any big wins the National Front may gain in this weekend¿s French local elections will be repeated on a national scale.
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.