Philippe Legrain, former economic advisor to the president of the European Commission, says no matter what the result of the Greek referendum is, it will lead to "chaos and limbo."» Read More
Carlo Gallo, founder and director of Enquirisk, says the Ukraine crisis is likely to end through a diplomatic rather than military route.
CEOs and CFOs of top companies tell CNBC about the effect of the Ukraine crisis on their business.
Abi Oladimeji, head of investment strategy at Thomas Miller Investment, says the global economic backdrop is weak but and could be vulnerable to a "shock" if the Ukraine crisis escalates.
Nick Hungerford, director and CEO of Nutmeg, says the Royal Bank of Scotland's first quarter results were a "huge surprise", but adds the bank has been "cautious" in its outlook.
European markets posted a mixed picture in early trading on Friday, ahead of key data on the U.S. jobs market.
Justin Knight, head of European rates strategy at UBS, discusses the pricing of peripheral debt and says the rally is likely to continue.
Surani Fernando, assistant editor of Biopharm Insight, discusses whether Pfizer's updated bid for AstraZeneca will placate the U.K. government's concerns over the mega-merger.
Alexandra Dimitrijevic, head of leveraged finance and mid-market evaluation analytics at Standard & Poors, says the EU's mid-market companies need to raise 2.8 trillion euros in debt funding for refinancing and expansion over the next five years.
Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, says the company has gained a big market share in China and is taking a long-term view on emerging markets.
John Caudwell, former CEO and founder of Phones4U, says joining the European Union was the "biggest fiasco" to hit the U.K.'s economy.
Ahead of this month's elections, Pawel Swidlicki, research analyst at Open Europe, and Mark Littlewood, director general at the Institute of Economic Affairs, discuss why there has been increased discontent with the European Union.
Luis Costa, emerging market strategist at Citi, says investors are expecting a strong U.S. data pipeline, but what would happen to currencies if the numbers disappoint?
Pfizer is set to sweeten its bid for British pharma AstraZeneca. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on the developments.
Paul Gambles, co-founder of MBMG Group, says despite a continuous surge in average house price across the U.K., the market in the north of the country is not as buoyant.
Ukraine has had its $17 billion IMF bailout signed off, but lenders are already warning of threats to its funding.
Nigel Crook, head of computing and communication technologies at Oxford Brookes University, introduces Artie the robot and explains how it could be used in healthcare.
Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says China's economy will continue to slow down but investors should focus on the positives from reform.
Jesper Brandgaard, CFO of Novo Nordisk, says "bigger is not better" for the company as it prefers a more focused strategy amid big M&A deals in the sector.
Ben Collett, head of Asian equities at Sunrise Brokers, says Sony is "completely unable" to innovate and needs to shed its loss-making businesses following another profit warning.
European shares opened higher on Thursday with most bourses closed for the May Labor day public holiday.
Geoff Cutmore is co-anchor for CNBC’s flagship programme 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.
Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.