Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant on public affairs to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, defends the government's attempts to tackle the problem of insurgency and says the "safe return" of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is key.» Read More
Helge Lund, CEO of Statoil, says he is "skeptical" about the potential shale gas volume that can be obtained from Europe.
Europe's top CEOs discuss how geopolitical tensions across the world have affected their business.
Bradford Jones, portfolio manager at Sagil Capital, discusses Argentina's debt repayment situation and says the country could be heading for a "soft default".
European shares opened higher on Thursday with investors still digesting events in Gaza and Ukraine and with a slew of data due out of the euro zone.
Benjamin Gutteridge, head of fund research at Brewin Dolphin, and Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, discuss whether the prospect for reform in emerging markets is a buying opportunity.
David Atkins, CEO of Hammerson, says the U.K. retail space is competitive and is seeing prices fall.
Joep van Beurden, CEO of CSR, says the Internet of Things will be one of the company's biggest growth areas.
Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, discusses the "make believe" valuations of technology stocks such as Netflix, adding that Apple could be "obsolete" in two to three years.
Henrik Ramlau-Hansen, CFO of Danske Bank, says the company has no plans for further expansion into Europe and is focusing on the Nordic market.
Jaap Tonckens, CFO of Unibail Rodamco, says companies are looking to take out long-term leases in shopping centers in order to "lock in" their success in a particular mall.
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, says the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program is to blame for a slowdown in the emerging markets as it has delayed the need for structural reforms.
Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, says the company would consider a large acquisition if the "price is right" despite concerns over high valuations.
Richard Segal, eastern Europe and Africa credit strategist at Jefferies International, says the African economic growth story remains strong making debt in the region attractive.
Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the troubled security situation in Nigeria does not affect monetary policy decisions.
Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, discusses whether the European Union will agree on tougher sanctions on Russia at a meeting on Thursday.
The U.K. is facing accusations of hypocrisy for attacking France for supplying Russia with a warship while sending its own military supplies.
Alexey Kulichenko, CFO of Severstal, says sanctions on Russia have not affected the company and are not "driving decisions".
Alexander Branis, chief investment advisor at Prosperity Capital, says he is not "nervous" about the effects of sanctions on the Russian stock market.
James Gautrey, global sector specialist at Schroders, says he feels "nervous" about several technology stocks despite many recovering after the sell-off earlier this year.
European shares opened lower on Wednesday as investors took profit after strong gains in the previous session amid ongoing geopolitical concerns in Gaza and Ukraine.
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.