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James Baulderstone, vice-president of Eastern Australia at Santos, says Australia has gas resources in the ground but companies need to innovate to take advantage of it.
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, discusses the impact that the new stimulus package unveiled by the Chinese government will have on the country's economy.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IdeaGlobal, says the reality of the end of quantitative easing in the U.S. and the timing of the first rate hike will cause a repricing in Treasurys and a 10-20 percent correction in U.S. equities.
Former Italian finance minister Vittorio Grilli, says Italy is in need of an "intense" reform agenda under the energetic government of Matteo Renzi.
Andrew Lantham, vice-president of exploration research at Wood Mackenzie, discusses domestic gas exploration in Europe and whether it will be enough to offset its reliance on Russia.
Pip McCrostie, global vice-chair of Transaction Advisory Services at EY, says companies are placing emphasis on "quality" rather than "volume" when considering a merger and acquisition deal.
Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, says the European Central Bank is heading for quantitative easing and that would weigh on euro/dollar.
UniCredit CEO Federico Ghizzoni, says that countries need to implement reforms and companies need to invest to help the European economy, but quantitative easing alone will not be enough.
Bryan Carter, SVP and portfolio manager at Acadian Asset Management, says frontier markets need to "scream to be heard" but are good investments for investors.
Lawrence Lundy, consultant at Frost and Sullivan, says Samsung will struggle to win over Apple users and is losing out to Chinese smartphone makers in the low-end market.
European stocks started Friday in positive territory in anticipation of a strong read for U.S March jobs figures.
Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, discusses the effect an interest rate rise would have on high-yield investors.
Giles Keating, global head of research for private banking and wealth management at Credit Suisse, discusses the problems facing U.K. retailers after rumors circulated that Tesco's finance chief could step down.
John Strickland, director of JLS Consulting, discusses the string of strikes that has taken place in the airline industry and the problem the industry is facing.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former member of the executive board at the European Central Bank, says the central bank will take action "soon".
Juzhong Zhuang, deputy chief economist at Asian Development Bank, says China's economy is rebalancing and expects growth to be at 6.2 percent in 2014.
Lucrezia Reichlin, professor of economics at London Business School, says the new Italian government is "energetic" but its reform task ahead is "gigantic".
Tim Adams, CEO of Rame Energy, says the earthquake in Chile has not been a "significant negative" for the company.
Jacob Frenkel, chairman of JPMorgan Chase International, says tapering is good news and means the U.S. is recovering.
Jim O'Neill, former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, says another country other than the U.S. will need to be the catalyst behind the global equity bull run continuing.
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.