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Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie Group, says Chinese data will continue to cause a lot of headwinds for basic commodities in the near term and advises how to invest.
Randy Kroszner, professor of economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former Federal Reserve Governor, says that the Fed's rate increase should be faster than previously forecast.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, says that there has been a flattening of the Treasurys curve and discusses the impact on the dollar.
Russia's economy is barely growing, inflation is rising fast, and capital is pouring out of the country, the Economy Ministry said on Monday.
Carl Bildt, Swedish foreign minister, discusses nuclear security in Ukraine and says that Russia's marginalization in international affairs will have a negative impact on its economy.
Ukraine wants to "live peacefully with Russia" says Andriy Deshchytsia, Ukrainian foreign minister, urging both countries to sit down together, talk and "maybe drink Vodka."
Simon Boxall, oceanographer at Southampton University, says that every day that passes makes the search in the southern Indian Ocean that "much more difficult" as the region moves into autumn and bad weather.
Thanos Papasavvas, strategist for fixed income and currencies at Investec Asset Management, says the panic in the market regarding Russia and Ukraine has gone away as Crimea was "the end game."
The sanctions taken against Russia by the West over its annexation of Crimea are already having an impact.
Douglas Webber, professor of political science at INSEAD, says the European elections in May could be a "major earthquake" for the French socialist party as they could lose out to far-right candidates.
The main European stock markets had a mixed open Monday, after weak Chinese data and amid ongoing concerns about the situation in Ukraine.
Didier Duret, global chief investment officer at ABN Amro Private Banking, says that the Ukraine crisis has created buying opportunities for investors in European equities.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory Limited, says that the "dangerous and volatile" politics around the Ukraine crisis this week will hit Russia stocks.
Chris Brown, CEO of Kentz, says the company is well positioned to take advantage of developments in European liquefied natural gas.
Philippe Gijsels, chief strategist at BNP Paribas Fortis Group, says stimulus from the European Central Bank could be the "catalyst" that pushes European stocks higher.
Chris Walker, FX strategist at Barclays, and Jonathan Fenby, director of China research at Trusted Sources, discuss the political risks in Turkey and what this means for the country's currency.
Jonathan Fenby, director of China research at Trusted Sources, says France's National Front is winning working class voters who would have traditionally voted for left-wing parties.
Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, discusses whether stress tests on banks are more effective in Europe or the U.S.
Michael Bonte-Friedheim, co-founder and CEO of NextEnergy Capital, discusses the company's IPO and what he hopes to achieve.
Increased sanctions against Russia and its credit rating being put on negative watch, announced Thursday, were already making their impact felt Friday morning.
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.