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Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says the International Monetary Fund ate some "humble pie" when it upgraded Britain's growth forecast on Tuesday.
A match appeared to have been struck to the conflict in Ukraine this week, as violence erupted between pro-Russian supporters and the Ukrainian army.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, says companies will not face squeezed margins as earnings season gets underway.
Samir Kapuria, vice president of the Information Security Group at Symantec, says with new technologies in the "Internet of Things", hacking could cause "greater damage".
David McWilliams, economist and author of "The Pope's Children: Ireland's New Elite", says his Irish Pub index is a "real indicator for real economics" of how easy it is to do business in a country.
Gary Greenberg, head of emerging markets at Hermes, says Turkey is a very good place to be in long-term but it¿s overbought in the short-term.
European stocks saw a muted start on Tuesday after a sell off on Monday that saw bourses snap a nine-day winning streak.
Dan Scott, head of event-driven research at Credit Suisse, says corporates' large cash holdings are best put to work to fund growth, given the low interest rate environment. This could give a boost to M&A activity.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, comments on Alcoa ahead of quarterly earnings and explains why commodities has been a "very unloved sector."
Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, discusses the sell-off in U.S. markets and says it was not triggered by concern over the underlying economy.
Lyn Graham Taylor, rates strategist at Rabobank, discusses European peripheral bonds and says that Spain and Italy are now safe havens due in part to outflows from emerging markets and ECB protection.
Export data are very positive for the U.K. because investors remain concerned that the recovery is too reliant on consumer spending and a decline in the savings ratio, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.
Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC, says central banks' forward guidance is the major factor in driving currency volatility down and explains why he¿s not as negative on the euro as the market seems to be.
The new French prime minister, Manuel Valls, is to face a confidence vote on Tuesday as well as give further details on the Responsibility Pact and spending cuts, CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.
Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, says that the Ukrainian government remains in control despite fresh bouts of pro-Russian "rebellions."
Matthew Goodwin, associate professor of politics and international relations at the University of Nottingham, says British right-wing political party UKIP is connecting with "angry white old men".
Elaine Coverley, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses the impact that plain packaging could have on cigarette sales for big tobacco companies.
European stocks started the week in negative territory as sentiment turned sharply lower on Wall Street Friday with the Nasdaq narrowly avoiding its worst one-day loss this year.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says quantitative easing on government bonds by the European Central Bank will not help the real economy.
Willy Van Riet, CFO of Wienerberger, says the company is looking at "bolt-on" acquisitions to bolster the business in North America but is also focusing on organic growth.
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.