Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant on public affairs to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, defends the government's attempts to tackle the problem of insurgency and says the "safe return" of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is key.» Read More
Chris Skinner, CEO of Balatro and director of the Financial Services Club, says bad banking culture has changed but there is still "a long way" to go.
Phillip Wale, CEO of Panmure Gordon, says company margins are still under pressure.
Alex Brummer, author of "Bad Banks: Greed, Incompetence and the Next Global Crisis", says the much-needed change of culture in the banking sector hasn't happened.
Alisa Lockwood, head of Europe/CIS country risk at IHS, says the EU is "not willing" to target Russian revenues from oil and gas.
Adam Myers, European head of FX strategy at Crédit Agricole CIB, says the end of "artificial support" in the form of quantitative easing from the Fed, will push euro/dollar lower.
The uncertainty surrounding the geopolitical crisis centered on Ukraine is unlikely to go away any time soon.
Philippe Mellier, CEO of De Beers, says that the China bridal market and upcoming Diwali celebrations in India is going to drive diamond demand in the second half of the year.
Pierre-François Riolacci, CFO of Air France-KLM, says he is "confident" the airline's results will improve again in 2014.
European shares opened lower on Friday with investors focused on earnings news and economic data releases amid ongoing events in Gaza and Ukraine.
Alex Mees, equities analyst at JPMorgan Cazenove, discusses what are the best small and mid cap stock picks.
Brad Gordon, CEO of African Barrick Gold, says weaker gold demand has offset further price rises to the precious metal despite geopolitical tensions.
Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the main effect of the sanctions on Russia will be to reduce investor confidence in the country.
Claudio Aspesi, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses how investors will react to the news that BSkyB has bought the remaining stakes in Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia.
Bruno Lafont, CEO of Lafarge, says the proposed merger with Holcim is "on track" and likely to be completed in the first half of 2015.
Peter Toogood, investment director at City Financial Investment, discusses the problems that remain in the U.K. banking sector.
Opposition to fracking in the U.K. is fierce, but politicians and businesses are trying to push forward with plans for shale gas. CNBC looks at how it could benefit the British economy.
David Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management, discusses how his fund would fare during a crash in stocks.
David Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management, says choosing stocks at random can help investors beat the S&P 500.
David Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management, says he has read all of Michael Lewis' books and agrees that the markets are "rigged" by high frequency trading.
Jacques Aschenbroich, CEO of Valeo, says the development of connected cars is a big growth driver for the business.
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.