European markets opened lower on Monday as investors digested news that anti-austerity party Syriza won a general election in Greece on Sunday.» Read More
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the French local elections on Sunday that saw president Francois Hollande's socialist government suffer another defeat.
Bob Swarup, author of Money Mania, says financial markets have shown the "same old story" in their boom and bust cycles.
Bruno Jeanbart, director of political studies and opinion polls at Opinionway, discusses whether any big wins the National Front may gain in this weekend¿s French local elections will be repeated on a national scale.
Tom Elliot, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says that he has scaled back his equity position in the second quarter of 2014 because there are too many "variables" in the market.
Simon Maughan, head of product specialist group at OTAS Technologies, says Italian banks are cheap and could provide good returns in three to four years.
Neil Meadows, founder of Meadows Capital Management, says U.S. Federal Reserve tightening could be a risk to U.S. equities, and argues that European stocks are more attractive.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says the leverage Russia has over European energy will decrease in the next 10 to 15 years.
Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS, says the Chinese authorities will not allow a systemic debt problem in China with lots of companies collapsing.
Trevor Sikorski, head of natural gas, coal and carbon at Energy Aspects, says Europe can achieve its clean energy targets, but stresses that green energy subsidies are expensive.
The Ukraine crisis uncovered Europe's reliance on Russian energy. But as political leaders draw up a new plan for its energy future, will the targets be achieved?
Richard McGuire, senior rates strategist at Rabobank, says there has been increased demand for French and Spanish bonds from Asian buyers.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on what the outcome of the French local elections could be, as the popularity of the far-right party gains ground.
Steven Englander, global head of G10 FX strategy at Citi, says the euro has been a "difficult" currency as the European Central Bank struggles to push it lower.
European stocks opened higher on Friday with hopes of policy easing in China.
A new era for Ukraine has been ushered in with the announcement of an international bailout on Thursday morning.
Max Herrmann, partner and healthcare research analyst at Oriel Securities, said biotech stocks have gone through a correction after a "phenomenal" rally.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, says companies have to invest money to improve profits and help the economic recovery.
The main European stock markets opened lower on Thursday as worries about geopolitical tensions continue.
Lawrence Lundy, technology consultant at Frost and Sullivan, says Microsoft is won't be too late if it releases its rumored Microsoft Office suite for the iPad.
Marios Maratheftis, global head of macro research at Standard Chartered, says tightening monetary policy in the U.S. and the rebalancing of the Chinese economy will bring higher volatility.
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.