European stocks opened slightly lower on Friday, continuing a move lower after investors were left disappointed with the European Central Bank (ECB) holding back on any further stimulus measures on Thursday.» Read More
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in flat.
Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, tells CNBC that over the past year and a half they have completely transformed their business and now have the investment bank of the future.
Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel Lucent, tells CNBC that he is stepping down as CEO as the company has been stabilized and the next three years are all about execution.
Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, tells CNBC that they have good returns considering they are the first Basel III compliant investment banking business.
Peter Long, CEO of TUI Travel, tells CNBC they are seeing very strong demand for winter sun holidays and ski holidays.
Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management, tells CNBC that at some point the market will get cheaper, because it has to, but it won't be in the next three months.
Torgrim Reitan, CFO of Statoil, tells CNBC that earnings and production are growing significantly and 2012 was the best exploration year for the company since 1997.
Bernard Charles, CEO of French technology group, Dassault Systemes, tells CNBC that it is 'prudent to be prudent' at the beginning of the year and not set up unrealistic targets.
Alan Miller, founder of True and Fair Campaign, is pushing for more transparency over investment fees where around 50 percent of costs and charges are hidden.
Michael Saunders, chief UK economist at Citi, confirms there are more over-50s in work in the UK, than those aged under 30.
Ditlev Engel, CEO of Vestas Wind Systems, explains how Vestas is managing its U.S. plants following a reduction in the working week and a number of job losses - another 1,800 this year - as part of its cost-cutting drive.
The current scandal surrounding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will not disappear any time soon and investors should expect ongoing volatility, according to the European research team at one of the world's largest banks.
Gary McGann, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Group, talks about the challenges in the packaging business but said there would be ebbs and flows throughout the year.
Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, compares the economies of France and Germany and discusses which sovereign bonds will give the best return.
Anastasios Economou, founder of iGroup, says their survey shows rising optimism amongst European CEOs.
After several weeks of improved sentiment, yields on Italian and Spanish bonds spiked this week amid political uncertainty. But instead of fleeing to safe havens, investors may seek a halfway house in French sovereign bonds, analysts told CNBC.
Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, tells CNBC that things will start moving again in 2014 because in 2013 there are still about 150,000 barrels a day of oil divestments yet to come.
Chris Weafer, chief strategist at Sberbank Investment Bank tells CNBC that Russia is as much a consumer story as oil proxy.
Michael Ridley, director at Mizuho International, talks to CNBC about BP earnings.
Gilles Andrier, CEO at Givaudan, tells CNBC that the fine fragrance part of their business makes up ten percent of their total sales but sales in developing market are driven by lower end products.
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.