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Tom Gearing, former Apprentice runner-up and co-director of Cult Wines, tells CNBC that threats by China to impose tariffs on European wine exports has not effected the industry.
Michelle Kathryn Essome, CEO of the African Venture Capital Association, says Africa is now a consumer story and there are many opportunities in industries like financial services.
Kevin Gardiner, CIO of Europe at Barclays, says that expectations of Europe have been too low and the gap between Europe and U.S. equities is closing.
European shares were lower on Friday in a choppy trading session as Rolls Royce and Daimler dragged down European bourses after both stocks were downgraded by analysts.
Professor Moorad Choudhry from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Brunel University, says Draghi has stabilized the euro but has not addressed the underlying problems of the single currency.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin says that Facebook shares soared on mobile ad revenue, trading at their highest level since its IPO.
Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical, talks about Ubuntu phone, a cross between a PC and smartphone, which is being financed by crowd funding.
European shares closed lower on Thursday with investor confidence curbed by a mixed bag of earnings from major companies and concerns about slowing growth in China.
Aiman Ezzat, CFO at Capgemini, discusses how the company can get back to growth in Europe, and adds that the North America market is growing and emerging markets are booming.
Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech, says Q1 results signal the company is on track to turnaround, after net profit of $1 million was announced.
Leopoldo Alvear, CFO of Bankia, says the bank's restructuring plan helped it swing back to profit in the first half of 2013.
Bob Parker, head of strategic advisory group at Credit Suisse, says that Siemens' disappointing earnings are due to a drop in demand in the euro zone, and decreasing growth in emerging markets.
Positive unemployment data and bank earnings from Spain bode well for next week's growth data, but analysts warned that more needed to be done to cement economic recovery.
A trio of Spanish banks, including bailed out lender Bankia, posted big jumps in first-half profits as trading gains and lower writedowns on property assets helped a partial recovery.
George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says he expects 0.6 percent growth in the U.K. in the second quarter.
Andrew Lillico, the director of Europe Economics, says there is no evidence that the proposed EU fee cap on credit and debit cards will benefit consumers, and could slow the recovery in lending.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says that new highs in the S&P are part of a "maturing bull market" and do not signal exhaustion.
European shares were higher on Wednesday afternoon after flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) data for the euro zone came in better than expected.
Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager of core fixed income at ING Investment Mangement, says Euro/Dollar has not reacted to worries over Fed tapering or China growth.
Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers LLP, says that theme-based investing is important, and favors companies involved in water infrastructure, and luxury goods.