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Alexey Kornya, CFO of MTS, says the company has not seen any "detrimental" impact from the Ukraine crisis, but the hryvnia devaluation is likely to cause headwinds.
Jonathan Bell, CIO of Stanhope Capital, says on two measures of valuation, the S&P500 is overvalued.
William Mackie, senior capital goods analysts at Berenberg, says Siemens' decision to step in to the fight for Alstom is a "defensive" move.
Fabrice Seiman, managing partner at Lutetia Capital, says the French government is not too protective over Alstom but the company does need to combine with a larger player due to the competition it faces.
European shares opened slightly higher on Monday although any bullish sentiment is expected to be capped by ongoing events in Ukraine.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says there is a "whole world" of non-bank finance that small- and medium-sized enterprises can tap in to.
Andrew Tymms, partner at Bain, says there will be big buyout deals this year as private equity firms have a "huge amount" of dry powder to use.
Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO of PIMCO, says rising energy prices resulting from the Ukraine crisis could "shock" European corporates and hit earnings.
Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, says the Ukraine crisis is "serious but not detrimental" to economies in which the company operates.
Samuel Greene, founding director of King's Russia Institute, says sanctions imposed on Russia have an effect on the country's businesses and debt markets
Kiran Kowshik, currency strategist at BNP Paribas, discusses why the carry trade "could be tested" this week.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi discusses the latest in the story of General Electric's bid for Alstom's power arm as the French government and Siemens intervene.
Scott Key, CEO of IHS, says investment confidence in Russia will end as companies look to less risky markets.
Talib Sheikh, fund manager at JPMorgan Global Income Fund, and Gerry Fowler, global head of equity and derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, discuss how to invest in Japan amid Abenomics.
European markets opened lower on Friday as fears over the situation in Ukraine returned to the top of investors' agenda.
Michael Bonte-Friedheim, CEO of NextEnergy Solar Fund, says the company did not raise as much as it aimed for because its IPO took place in a busy week for fundraising.
Sandra Crowl, investment committee member of Carmignac Gestion, says investing in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese debt is a good way to make money in the disinflationary environment in Europe.
Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, says the rule of Russian president Vladimir Putin is more "fragile" than the Communist party's during the Iron Curtain days.
Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says the strength of sterling is the "biggest short-term issue" for the company, creating headwinds on earnings.
Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says Brazil and India have been strong markets, while Russia and China have slowed for the company.
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.