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Bernard Sucher, member of the board at Aton Investment Group, says the Russian consumer economy, one of the best performing areas, is at risk from a slower overall economic performance.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the resignation of his government to President Francois Hollande. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.
Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, says the threat to luxury timepieces from smartwatches is "overdone" and stabilization in China will see luxury stocks rally.
Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, says there are "serious signs" of a slowdown in spending by Russians on luxury goods.
European shares opened higher on Monday following key speeches by central bank heads over the weekend with the anticipation that monetary policy will remain supportive in the near term.
Pierre Yves Gauthier, founding partner at AlphaValue, says Airbus shares have been "bashed" and are trading at a discount, but could see 45 percent upside.
Nicolas Chaput, CEO of Oddo Asset Management, says the European Central Bank has "done what it can" to support growth in the euro zone, but needs the support of structural reform from national governments.
Daniel Murray, chief economist at EFG Asset Management, says any further stimulus from the Bank of Japan would weaken the Japanese yen and be supportive of equities.
Richard Jacobs, managing partner at Altis Investment Management, discusses the problem with a lack of active investment managers.
Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, says oil is trading at a $15-per-barrel geopolitical risk premium and is likely to fall as tensions subside.
Christoph Rieger, head of interest rate strategy at Commerzbank, says continued speculation around the prospects of quantitative easing from the ECB will underpin European fixed income.
Tailors on London's famous Savile Row - where suits sell in excess of $6000 - are now looking to take their luxury offerings to China where consumers are looking for the perfect suit.
NBC's Jinah Kim reports on damage caused by the earthquake in Napa, which is likely to have an impact on the wine region's tourism sector.
Stephen Sheung, head of investment strategy at SHK Private, says improving economic data will help improve sentiment towards Chinese equities.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses whether the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) is a failure of U.S. intelligence.
Jesper Bargmann, head of Asia trading at Nordea Markets, said stronger economic data from the U.S., paired with any further stimulus from the Bank of Japan, could be the "perfect storm" for the yen.
Russian shoppers travelling to Europe are spending less, as geopolitical tensions and rouble weakness curb their shopping sprees.
Reefknots designs and markets luxury ties that remind customers of their "life outside of work" says Patrick Dudley-Williams, founder of Reefknots.
Richard Broughton, director of broadband analysis at IHS, says Netflix's European prospects are good as it prepares to launch in new markets and records "rapid growth" in markets it's already in.
European shares opened flat on Friday as investors await key speeches by central bank heads with the anticipation that monetary policy will remain supportive in the near term.
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.