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Illinois senator Dick Durbin says Russian president Vladimir Putin uses natural gas as a bargaining tool in political affairs.
Taron Wade, associate director for EMEA corporate research at Standard & Poor's Ratings, says IPOs are still below their 2007 level and the recent boom in floatations just the beginning of the cycle.
Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says negative economic and geopolitical news has created a "perfect storm" for the gold price, but the precious metal will not see a "sustained rally".
George Godber, fund manager at Miton Group, and Guy Foster, group strategist at Brewin Dolphin, discuss what is driving the U.K.'s housing stocks and whether the market is driven by a government mortgage scheme.
CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses the Irish economy and whether the country is undergoing a real recovery.
Jon Jonsson, managing director at Neuberger Berman, says he is not a fan of government debt but prefers riskier assets.
Ukrainian foreign minister Andrii Deshchytsa, says Ukraine and its allies can convince Russia to stop short of military conflict.
U.S. senator John McCain dubs the Crimea referendum a "sick joke" and says the international community is eying "tough sanctions" against Russia.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the referendum in Crimea in which the region voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.
European stocks started the week mixed on Monday, on heightened concerns over Ukraine after exit polls from a weekend referendum showed Crimea voting to join Russia.
John Hardy, FX strategist at Saxo Bank, says the European Central Bank needs to make "real policy moves" such as quantitative easing in order to push the euro lower.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says the Ukraine crisis has not had a big impact on the oil price which he expects to drop further.
European shares continued volatile trade on Friday, with shares opening lower ahead of a referendum this weekend in Crimea, with the vote seen as being illegal by Western powers.
Mark Haefele, global head of investments at UBS Wealth Management, says U.S. stocks will continue to rally this year, but investors need to lower their expectations.
Salvatore Rossi, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, says low inflation in the euro zone is a concern for the bloc.
UBS's highest paid executive was investment banking chief Andrea Orcel, who earned 11.43 million Swiss francs in 2013, surpassing the CEO and chairman of the bank.
Barclays is braced for further job losses at its investment bank, as the re-shaping of the bank continues.
Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says the results of the referendum on Crimea is predictable.
Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura, says Spain and Italy have both been implementing reforms and restructuring their economies.
Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, says the "tax disparity" between supermarkets and pubs in the U.K. is "ridiculous".
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.