NBC's Jim Maceda reports anger is rising over the handling of the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and Russian President Putin appears unwilling to cut his ties with Ukrainian separatist.
Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, comments on Russian sanctions and explains why "Iran-style" sanctions are unlikely.
Ukraine is ready to transfer the international investigation of the MH17 crash to the Netherlands, including the bodies of the victims, says Ukraine's prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, strongly condemning the perpetrators.
Andrii Kuzmenko, acting Ukrainian ambassador to the U.K, discusses Ukraine's fight against separatist groups and the country's position on Russia.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says markets have been giving Russian president, Vladimir Putin, "the benefit of the doubt" but are becoming more sensitive to geopolitical events.
John Westwood, chairman of Douglas Westwood, says that a big drop in the oil price would be a "killer" for Russia as it relies heavily on revenues from oil and gas exports.
Philippe Pegorier, chairman of the Association of European Businesses, says EU sanctions against Russia will end up hurting companies in the 28-nation bloc.
Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, claims that Russia supplied the missile system that was allegedly used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
Joseph Dayan, U.K. managing director at BCS, says only tougher sanctions from the European Union will "budge" Russian markets.
Global leaders have put pressure on France to scrap a deal to sell two warships to Russia, after pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine were accused of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on China's response to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash as it urges countries not to jump to conclusions over who was responsible for the tragedy.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to allow open access to the crash site of flight MH17 or he risks stronger sanctions.
Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, says more European involvement is needed to increase the effect of sanctions on Russia.
Colin Chapman, President, NSW at Australian Institute of International Affairs, says Europe may be hesitant to support more sanctions on Russia due to trade relations and energy reliance.
Simon Gross Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank Singapore, advises investors to stay invested in stock markets but take up some form of protection amid geopolitical risks.
Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager of FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says the greenback is a safe trade amid geopolitical risks and the outlook for global monetary policy.
Hans Weber, President at Tecop International, says Ukrainian forces are located too far away to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Tim Condon, Head of Research for Asia at ING Financial Markets, says accommodative policies by central banks make it difficult for any event "to be big enough to increase volatility."
George Hamlin, President, Hamlin Transportation Consulting, expects airlines to take on longer flight routes which will lead to higher travel costs as a result of the Malaysian jet crash.
Gillem Tulloch, Founder of GMT Research, explains why the Malaysian jet crash will likely be irrelevant in Asia trade. He also discusses the outlook for the region.