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European shares open slightly higher ahead of key manufacturing data from the euro zone.
David Kern, chief economist at the British Chamber of Commerce, says the U.K still needs more policies to regulate the economy and boost small business lending and advocates the creation of a business bank.
Roger Nightingale, economist & strategist at RDN Associates, questions whether macro figures out of China are as good as stated and says the U.S. economy is "still a mess".
Robert Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg, explains why he remains downbeat on the U.K. economy and why he believes the Bank of England should create more monetary stimulus.
Daniel Harden, senior commercial dealer at Global Reach Partners, tells CNBC that euro zone fundamentals remain the biggest concern heading into the second quarter.
Join CNBC's Tom Mackenzie, at the Mini plant in Oxford as it celebrates 100 years of production.
Grigoris Kouteris, general manager at Upstream, tells CNBC ahead of BlackBerry's fourth quarter results released on Thursday that the current quarter will be very telling for the company as the new "quite competitive" product has only been on sales for the last third of the previous quarter.
Richard Staite, U.S. banks analyst at Atlantic Equities, outlines why investors are reallocating away from Europe and towards U.S banks, citing strong capital return to shareholders, better transparency and expected strong earnings recovery in the next two years as main reasons.
Nik Bienkowski, CEO of Boost ETP, discusses gold ETFs and says investors are using them to diversify their portfolio and advises that the best Gold ETFs are the ones backed by allocated physical gold bullion base.
Britain opens a judicial inquiry into the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky on Thursday to establish how he died in the locked bathroom of his vast mansion.
Henry Dixon, co-founder and fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, tells CNBC that risk premiums should be rising on the back of what's happening in Cyprus and Italy and says there's a lot of balance sheet support to be found in U.K. shares.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, says the yield curve for Italian bonds should steepen in the short-term as markets are getting increasingly concerned with the political deadlock in the country and believe any government formed in the short term will be weak and unstable.
Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, senior lecturer in politics at Birkberck College, University of London, says the Cyprus crisis has been badly handled and that the euro zone problem is that nobody thinks of the management of the common currency in the medium to longer term.
Shyam Devani, fx technical analyst at Citi, tells CNBC Cyprus has no choice but to impose capital controls as it can't devalue its currency. This crisis shows a lack of clarity, planning and leadership on a wider European scale, he said.
Nino Tronchetti Provera, CEO of Ambienta SGR, tells CNBC that Europe is leading the way in energy efficiency and these technologies are being exported to the emerging markets.
Lucy MacDonald, CIO of Allianz Global Investors, tells CNBC that there could be a big structural shift out of bonds, but there is no evidence it is happening yet.
Simon Luhr, CEO of FinEx Capital Managment, discusses whether investors are stepping up bearish bets against Russia.
Neil Atkinson, director of energy research at Datamonitor, tells CNBC that despite the Cyprus crisis energy demand out of Europe remains weak in contrast to elsewhere.
Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS, tells CNBC that two years of negative growth in a row in the euro zone takes 'monumental policy incompetence to achieve'.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group, tells CNBC that British firms are leading London¿s IPO revival.
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.