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Michael Yoshikami, founder of DWM Investment Committee, says that the prospect of quantitative easing in Europe could attract investors to the continent.
Howard Millar, CFO of Ryanair, says the company is not planning to expand into long-haul flights as there is still a "huge opportunity" in short-haul flights.
The BJP, led by Narendra Modi, has acquired a "super majority" in the Indian elections -- good news for markets as there won't be any momentum-sapping "coalition building", CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.
Bart De Smet, CEO of Ageas, says insurance prices are declining but if claims don't also fall, there will be a "correction" and prices will head higher.
Bill O'Neill, Head of the U.K. investment office at UBS Wealth Management, and Giles Keating, global head of private banking and wealth management research at Credit Suisse, discuss valuations in the European bond market.
Rossa White, chief economist at NTMA, discusses the turnaround in the Irish economy.
Shamika Ravi, economist at the Brookings Institution India, says Narendra Modi needs to "deliver on governance" to achieve strong economic growth for India and tackle the notorious issue of corruption.
Michele Norsa, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo, says there has been less traffic from Russians in European stores.
Dmitry Osipov, CEO of Uralkali, says the negativity surrounding Russian companies in the heat of the Ukraine crisis has not impacted Uralkali.
Gerry Adams, leader of the opposition Sinn Fein party in Ireland, says he was concerned about the timing of his arrest in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.
Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the euro will remain range bound until the next European Central Bank meeting.
Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny, says the country's recovery through austerity measures has come at a "cost" for Irish people.
Pedro Norton, CEO of Impresa, says Portugal's economy is in a "much healthier position" after exiting the bailout.
European shares opened flat after Thursday's selling, with anxiety over slow growth, low inflation and hefty valuations leading investors to shun riskier assets.
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, says the people understood the steps the country took during its bailout program.
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, says the country is on a path to growth as it prepares to exit its bailout.
Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny, says the country has regained credibility with investors as bond yields have dropped dramatically.
Giles Keating, global head of private banking and wealth management research at Credit Suisse, says the new government has to deliver growth to see the Sensex head higher.
Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, says deflationary pressure is going to build in peripheral European countries, but Germany will see inflation rise.
Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, says Europe is finally seeing earnings momentum but warns it is being ignored by equity investors.
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.