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Jorg Schneider, CFO at Munich Re, says the group is overall not concerned by the strong euro and discusses the group's investment strategy to make returns in the current low-yield environment.
Vivek Vaidya, vie president for automotive at Frost & Sullivan, says Toyota is recovering in both numbers and consumer confidence now that the car recall is behind it.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential, says that the group has "many levers" to pull thanks to its diversification strategy and discusses the group's Asian operations.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential, comments on the group's dividend policy and says that while quantitative easing was necessary, they're now eager to see it end.
Susan Emmett, research director at Savills, discusses the U.K. housing market and says the strong growth in prices in London is starting to filter through to the rest of the country.
Ansgar Belke, director of macro economy research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, says the pain threshold for the euro is different in many euro zone countries and argues that ECB President Mario Draghi should not seek to weaken the currency just yet.
Francis Gaskins, research director at Equities.com, discusses the Alibaba IPO and whether a higher valuation than Facebook would be justified.
Tuna Amobi, senior media and entertainment equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, expects Disney shares to head for "all-time high territory" following the group's first-quarter results.
GN ReSound has launched the world's first hearing aid made for the iPhone, which allows sound to be wirelessly streamed from the device to the hearing aid.
Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, says that as a stakeholder, it's "legitimate" for the French government to express its views on a possible deal and adds that the group only has "one offer in the table" -- from GE.
Jens Nordvig, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Nomura, explains why it's a bit early for something new to emerge from the Federal Reserve .
Keith Pogson, global managing partner at EY, says Alibaba is the "best way" to get exposure to the Chinese e-commerce segment and discusses the company's expansion plans.
Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO of Carlsberg, says the group has lowered its expectations in Russia but that its performance in Western Europe and Asia should somewhat offset the Russian decline.
Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, reacts to HSBC's quarterly results and highlights that while return on equity is "on the disappointing side", the impairment charges are "much lower" than expected.
Tim Harris, CEO of Harris Capital, says the earnings momentum is starting to turn positive in the U.S. and the rest of the year should accelerating growth for equities.
Sharan Burrow, general secretary at ITUC, says workers across the world remain impoverished despite the recovery and that governments need to be brave enough to "put plans on the table."
Simone Menne, Lufthansa CFO, discusses the environment for airlines and the impact the pilot strikes have had on the airline.
Josef Schuster, founder at IPOX Schuster, comments on the Twitter stock as the lock-up period expires and says the market is relieved that founders have no plans to sell.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says Ukraine is heading for a tense weekend as Russia celebrates its Victory Day, Putin's first official visit to Crimea and the separatists' planned referendum.
Bill O'Neill, head of CIO wealth management research U.K. at UBS, says that while the period of growth acceleration is over for the U.K., the current rate should be sustained in the quarters to come.
Chatterley is CNBC’s European reporter covering key business and political events, as well as regular Eurogroup and EU leaders summits in Brussels.
Wilfred Frost is anchor of Worldwide Exchange, joining CNBC in 2014.
Seema Mody is a CNBC reporter and host of the "Trading the Twicker" segment on "Fast Money."