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Patric Johnson, head of securities at Panmure Gordon, says the small and mid cap market provides a good investment opportunity.
Joseph Dayan, U.K. managing director at BCS Financial Group, said the Russians saw a 4 percent budget overrun for the games.
Mark Bristow, CEO of Randgold Resources, says there will be a reduction in gold production as the industry "struggles" with the gold price.
Declan Ganley, chairman and CEO at Rivada Networks, says the heavy tax that burdens entrepreneurs in Ireland is a "job killer" and is holding back the development of the type of companies that the country needs.
John Wraith, senior rates strategist at Bank of America Merril Lynch, says the European Central Bank needs to stop the euro from appreciating and putting inflationary pressure on the euro zone.
Michael Peel, Bangkok regional correspondence at the Financial Times, says the elections in Thailand have done nothing to improve the political turmoil in the country.
Boris Collardi, CEO of Julius Baer, says he is positive for 2014 despite the group missing analysts' profit forecasts when it announced its results on Monday.
Adam Myers, European head of FX strategy at Credit Agricole CIB, says the cost of dollar funding, on which many emerging markets rely, is going up and this is causing the sell-off in emerging market currencies.
Mark Roberts, senior manager of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, discusses the financial fair play rules introduced by soccer authorities and says clubs are "aware" of the laws.
Michelle Kathryn Essomé, CEO of African Venture Capital Association, says there are a "plethora" of opportunities in Africa as it is a region that has been overlooked.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, says tapering has allowed investors to see the winners and losers in the emerging markets and will force many countries to reform.
European equities opened mixed on Friday after upbeat U.S. growth data from the U.S.
CNBC's Ross Westgate talks to Brandon Deaderick of the Jacksonville Jaguars about the Super Bowl, an event he calls the "biggest honor you can achieve."
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says BT's strategy is about winning broadband market share and pushing competitors' costs up through aggressive bidding for TV rights.
Stuart Culverhouse, global head of research at Exotix, says frontier markets are "resilient" and can differentiate themselves from the mainstream emerging markets.
Yianos Kontopoulos, CEO and group CIO at Eurobank Asset Management, says 2014 will be the "year of adjustment".
Lyn Graham-Taylor, rates strategist at Rabobank, says the European Central Bank's promise to do "whatever it takes" is shielding European peripheral bonds from the emerging market rout.
Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, discusses China's shadow banking system and how investors are protected against risks in certain products in the world's second-largest economy.
Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the Bank of England's Mark Carney has not lost credibility through forward guidance and has overseen an economic recovery.
Andrew McCaffery, global head of hedge funds at Aberdeen Asset Management, and Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, discuss whether hedge funds can outperform the market this year.
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.