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Jose Martins Soares, head of emerging market research at Espírito Santo Investment Bank, discusses millennials' connection to tech.
Wong Wai Ming, CFO of Lenovo, says that the company's number one PC status can be leveraged into developing tablets.
Désiré Athow, editor at TechRadar, says that the Twitter share price is overvalued.
Dieter Wemmer, CFO of Allianz, says that the European Central Bank's rate cut shows that the economic problems in Europe are not over.
Olivier Mallet, CFO of Vallourec, says he is not concerned about France's credit rating downgrade from AA+ to AA.
Jens Nordvig, global head of FX strategy at Nomura, discusses the European Central Bank's policy "toolbox" and what more it can do to help the European economy.
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's cuts France sovereign credit rating to AA from AA+.
Torrie Callander, corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, says that there will be immediate euro strength on the back of the European Central Bank's rate decision, but the currency could tumble if Mario Draghi strikes a dovish tone.
George Quinn, CFO of Swiss Re, says that competition is not new for the company and it is in a good position to take on competitors.
Emmanuel Moulin, CFO of Eurotunnel, says that he is confident the company will resolve the dispute with the European Commission over ticket pricing.
European equities opened lower on Thursday as investors await monetary policy decisions from central banks in Europe and the U.K., and gross domestic product (GDP) data from the U.S.
Tony Rice, CEO of Cable & Wireless Communications, says that data penetration rates in emerging markets are low and the company is in "land grab" in those countries.
Laurent Mignon, CEO of Natixis, says that the European economy is "fragile" and the European Central Bank needs to help consolidate the recovery.
Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, says that the U.K. economy is starting to rebalance.
Javier Gutierrez, CEO of Ecopetrol, says that the company is looking to export oil to India and China, moving away from its reliance on exports to the U.S.
Séverin Cabannes, deputy CEO of Société Générale, says that the company did well in a "difficult environment", after net profits missed forecasts.
Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, says he is confident the company will return to growth in 2014, after reporting earnings on Thursday.
Eden Zoller, principal analyst at Ovum, says it is hard to see other monetization opportunities for Twitter beyond its current advertising model.
Berenberg analyst William Mackie discusses prospects for the energy sector.
Thomas Schulz, CEO of FLSmidth, says that the company's larger-than-expected operating loss is part of a "normal" cyclical downturn in the minerals industry.
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.