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David Lebovitz, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses how the flurry of M&A deals has helped companies outperform the S&P500.
European markets opened higher on Thursday, after a controversial referendum in Ukraine was called off and following upbeat earnings from BT and Adecco.
Antony Jenkins, CEO of Barclays, says the company wanted to "protect" the people it wanted to keep in its investment bank after the bank raised bonuses in the face of criticism.
Barclays will ax 7,000 jobs in its investment bank division by 2016, but CEO Anthony Jenkins said it was the "right time" to reposition the bank.
Roger Bootle, managing director at Capital Economics, says Britain's economy will perform well even if it exits the European Union.
Guy Berruyer, CEO of The Sage Group, says the cloud is a subscription business which is a good model for the company's growth.
BT's broadband offering is growing faster than its rival Sky, the company's CEO Gavin Patterson said.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says when the European Central Bank begins quantitative easing, the euro will fall and this is the "only place" to make money in the currency market in 2014.
Carsten Brzeski, senior economist at ING Bank, says there is a "slight risk" that the European Central Bank could take policy action on Thursday but it is unlikely.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says inflated house prices in London have distorted the picture across the U.K.
CNBC's Karen Tso discusses why the strong euro has been worrying corporates and politicians.
Mark Lewis, senior analyst of sustainability research at Kepler Cheuvreux, says a rise in the oil price would give and incentive for policy makers to increase push sustainable energy.
David Cole, CFO of Swiss Re, discusses the company's results and says it had a successful renewal round for insurance.
Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA, says Softbank's decision not to sell shares in Alibaba is a "good sign of confidence" in the IPO.
CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop reports on the latest developments from the South African elections where the ANC is expected to retain power.
Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, says investors have a strong appetite for investing in Nigeria with a lot of cash "waiting to be deployed".
European markets opened lower on Wednesday, as Ukraine appears even closer to an all-out war.
Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer, discusses the company's results and the outlook for the year.
Jeremy Bennett, CEO of Nomura International, says a return of sentiment to Japan would go "a long way" to boosting investor appetite for the country.
U.S. trade representative Michael Froman, says the Trans-Pacific Partnership is gaining "good momentum" but negotiations are "complex" and take time.
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.