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Evan Moskovit, lead portfolio manager of the Global Investment Grade Credit Fund at ING IM, says with cash sitting on the sidelines, investors are looking towards fixed income for some return.
Samuel Greene, founding director at King's Russia Institute at King's College London, says Putin is controlling events in East Ukraine.
Kerry Craig, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, says when investors pulled out of the emerging markets, they put cash into European stocks.
Shareholders of scandal-hit G4S have criticized the pay hike received by Ashley Almanza, who took over last year as CEO.
Luis Videgaray, finance minister of Mexico, says the market is pricing the country differently to other emerging markets due to the prospects for growth.
Pravin Gordhan, finance minister of South Africa, says he is "proud" of what the country has achieved in 20 years.
Maria Luís Albuquerque, finance minister of Portugal, says deflation is a "serious concern" for the country but is glad that the European Central Bank is considering "unconventional" monetary policies.
Antonio Roldan Mones, analyst at Eurasia Group, says Portugal has a "huge issue" with the long-term sustainability of its debt.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says investors are taking flight from the dollar and buying currencies such as the peso.
Carlo Gallo, director at Enquirisk, says Russia's "endgame" is to control East Ukraine and disrupt the country's integration with the European Union.
Maria Luís Albuquerque, finance minister of Portugal, says there is not a single solution to fight deflation for all of the countries that are part of the euro.
Hugh Grieves, fund manager at Miton Capital Partners, says the weather had a big impact on the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2014, but improvements will be seen in the second quarter.
European shares opened lower on Monday with investors still questioning equity valuations ahead of the latest earnings season.
Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses what to expect from U.S. bank earnings.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, says the country needs to invest and export more in order to build a more resilient economy.
David Thodey, CEO of Telstra, says the company plans to be in Asia for a long time.
Axel Weber, chairman of UBS, says it is "unlikely" the European Central Bank will provide more stimulus to the economy as there is no deflation risk.
Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, and Nicholas Davidson, senior portfolio manager of value equities at AllianceBernstein, discuss whether the telecoms sector has been successful in merger and acquisition deals.
Axel Weber, chairman of UBS, says market regulators will move to an "intrusive control environment" on all types of trading products to counter "misbehavior".
French finance minister Michel Sapin, says France was a ship at risk of sinking, but the current government has kept it "afloat". It now needs to speed up its engine to drive growth.
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.