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Edward Hugh, an independent economist, says the euro zone debt crisis has not returned but the issues in Portugal are a "warning shot" that it might be back soon.
John Hourican, CEO of the Bank of Cyprus, says he hopes the lender is "not in the news" for failing the forthcoming asset quality review.
John Hourican, CEO of the Bank of Cyprus, says the banking issues in Portugal are "unfortunate" as it has come at a time when banks are trying to restore confidence in the sector.
Giles Keating, head of research at Credit Suisse Private Banking & Wealth Management, says the sell-off related to the issues with Banco Espirito Santo are a buying opportunity for stocks.
Giovanni Sabatini, managing director of the Italian Banks Association, says Italian Banks are in "good shape" and have worked hard to prepare for the asset quality review.
Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of Serbia, says that implementing any kind of reform in the Balkans can be "worse than hell", adding the country will not wait for EU aid before it implements changes to its economy.
Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of Serbia, says the country is not on the brink of bankruptcy and discusses how to fight the "grey economy".
Beat Siegenthaler, FX strategist at UBS Investment Bank, discusses the currency trading opportunities amid market jitters across the globe.
Miodrag Kostic, CEO of MK Group, says it was a "mistake" for Serbia to open its market "too fast", adding that the country is ready to join the European Union.
Marek Belka, governor of the National Bank of Poland, says a slowdown in the euro zone economy would have a knock-on effect on the country's economy.
Ellyn Karetnick, U.K. head of the international mobility practice at Mercer, discusses why Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates.
Bill O'Neill, CIO at UBS, and Philip Poole, head of research at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, discuss emerging market credit and whether it is a good investment.
European stocks opened flat on Thursday after traders were reassured that the U.S. Federal Reserve will move slowly to raise interest rates.
Alex Koagne, European head of equity analysis on the banking sector at Natixis, says there will be further litigation issues for European banks ahead.
John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says that an interest rate rise in the U.K. would hit spending and affect businesses.
Simon Baptist, chief economist and regional director for Asia at the Economist Intelligence Unit, says the reforms announced under the Indian budget will not be "smooth sailing" to implement.
Marek Belka, governor of the National Bank of Poland, says interest rates are as likely to go up as they are to go down.
Philip Poole, head of research at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, says the dollar will strengthen and euro will weaken as the U.S. Federal Reserve ends tapering and the ECB introduces more stimulus measures.
Siân Herbert-Jones, CFO of Sodexo, says larger contracts are taking longer to implement which could hit revenues.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, discusses which currencies to be bullish on as a number of central banks across the world consider an interest rate hike.
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.