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Thierry Wizman, global FX strategist at Macquarie, says the Bank of Japan is happy with the level of the yen but it will continue with its monetary policy course at the "same pace".
Germany has played the role of predictable engine, chugging away at the heart of the euro zone machine, for much of the post-credit crisis era.
Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's, says the U.S. economy has not returned to a "normal state of affairs" as wage growth is still low - but there are "positive" signs.
Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's, says the European Central Bank's plans to expand its balance sheet is "belated".
European shares started the week in positive territory, with investors looking ahead to a new earnings season which begins this week.
Shaun Port, CIO at Nutmeg.com, says a combination of the strong dollar, falling commodity prices and weakness in China creates a "vicious circle" for emerging markets. Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, adds the environment in emerging markets is "unstable".
Shaun Port, CIO at Nutmeg.com, says gold has "lost its luster" and will fall below $1,000.
Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, says Catalonian independence would be "damaging" for both Spain and the region.
Jonathan Schiessl, head of equities at Ashburton Investments, says China's growth needs to slow down because the fast rate seen in the past is "unsustainable".
Michael Hsueh, vice-president of commodities research at Deutsche Bank, says OPEC members are "overproducing", and the oil price is likely to go down further.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says the weakness in the Russian ruble is due to a weak oil price.
CNBC's Emily Tan reports on the latest from the streets of Hong Kong where protestor numbers have fallen and civil servants have been allowed to return to work.
Luis Costa, head of CEEMEA FX and rates strategy at Citi, discusses the main issues in the Brazilian elections as incumbent Dilma Rousseff faces rival Aecio Neves in the second round of voting.
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says the "magnitude" of Saudi's oil price cut was unexpected and that other producers are starting to get "uncomfortable" with falling prices.
European shares opened higher on Friday with some bargain hunting taking over from the heavy selling seen on Thursday afternoon.
John Haynes, head of research at Investec Wealth & Investment, says that investors will increasingly turn to "the risk asset part of the market" and that Europe, emerging markets and China are attractive.
Francesco Curto, head of CROCI at Deutsche Bank, says the outlook for equities is difficult as a "significant number of companies" around the world are delivering negative sales growth.
Benoit Anne, head of emerging markets strategy at Societe Generale, discusses investing in emerging markets and says the Russian rouble is now "skewed for a rebound".
Patrick Armstrong, CIO at Plurimi Investment Managers, explains why he's turning negative on U.S. equities - especially relative to European equivalents.
Iain Stealey, fixed income fund manager at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses the euro and how best to invest in bonds following the latest ECB meeting.
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.