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European shares opened sharply lower on Friday following declines in U.S. stocks which saw the Nasdaq Composite posted its worst session in more than two years.
Alain Bokobza, head of global asset allocation at Societe Generale, says that the CAC40 could hit 7000 by 2016 as the government carries out key reforms.
Italian finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan, says Italy is one of the most "sustainable" fiscal systems out of all of the developed economies, despite a high debt level.
Yianos Kontopoulos, group CIO of Eurobank Ergasias, says the Greek economy is improving after the country made a strong return to the bond market.
Daniel Gleeson, mobile analyst at IHS, says Samsung has reduced the interoperability of its wearable technology by only making it compatible with other Samsung products.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, says the quantitative easing carried out by the European Central Bank will not follow the method used by the Bank of Japan or U.S. Federal Reserve.
John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japanese stocks will return to being a earnings-driven market.
Michael Sneyd, FX analyst at BNP Paribas, says stronger U.S. data in Q2 will strengthen the dollar, particularly against the yen and euro.
Italian finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan, says that the reform package put forward by Matteo Renzi's government will boost growth in the country.
A woman has been taken into custody after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton.
Iain Armstrong, divisional director at Brewin Dolphin, says BP's decision to take a 20 percent stake in Russian oil company Rosneft was a "very good deal" in the long term.
Ukraine's acting foreign minister tells CNBC that the 'more concrete action and determined sanctions' should be taken against Russia.
Marco Talmon, founder and CEO of Viber, says the company's new e-commerce services are not turning the app into "one big supermarket".
Andrii Deshchytsia, foreign minister of Ukraine, says Russia is overcharging Ukraine for gas and is using it as a political tool.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on Carrefour's earnings which saw sales hit by negative currency effects.
Bill O'Neill, head of U.K. investment office at UBS Wealth Management, says the Bank of England is on "autopilot" as the U.K. economy improves and a 2015 interest rate hike looms.
European shares opened higher on Thursday with investor sentiment buoyed by the release of the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
Andrii Deshchytsia, foreign minister of Ukraine, says more "determined sanctions" can be deployed if Russia continues its aggressive actions.
Bate C Toms, chairman of the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, said Russia's invasion of Ukraine was aimed at destabilizing the country.
Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, says the U.S. Federal Reserve's actions will "see-saw".
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.