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Christopher Nicholson, director and founder of Oraca, says when companies undertake mergers and acquisitions in France, they do not restructure to become competitive.
Luis Costa, emerging market strategist at Citi, says the European Central Bank will introduce "dovish" policies to unlock growth in the euro zone over the next few months.
Steven Bell, director at F&C Asset Management, says the effects of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve on bond yields will not be detrimental.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the corruption investigation into his activities is influenced by politics. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on what it means for his re-election chances.
Ian Fraser, author of "Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain", says RBS still lacks transparency but has made "huge strides" in its corporate governance.
Aneel Bhusri, CEO of Workday, says the company was 4 years ahead of legacy companies such as SAP and Oracle in recognizing the potential of cloud computing.
Henning Esskuchen, head of equity research at Erste Bank, says Turkey is an attractive country to invest in with improving businesses.
Lard Friese, chairman and CEO of NN Group, says the company is looking to expand into central and eastern Europe.
European shares experienced a muted open after Tuesday's gains with investors looking ahead to U.S. jobs numbers and producer price data for the euro zone.
Nicolas Sarkozy's latest entry to the headlines may put a stop to his presidential ambitions.
Steven Oh, managing director and co-head of leveraged finance at Pinebridge, discusses the leveraged loans market and whether there are concerns about defaults.
Christyan Malek, analyst at Nomura, says the need for consolidation in the oil field services industry could drive a spike in mergers and acquisitions.
Jeff Fairburn, CEO of Persimmon, says house price inflation is around 1 percent rather than over 10 percent, with house price rises often skewed by a surge in London house prices.
Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, says U.K. households are "overleveraged" and an interest rate hike could stall the country's economic recovery.
Bob Baur, chief global economist at Principal Global Investors, says European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has taken "appropriate" steps to tackle the euro zone's economic problems.
Paul Gruenwald, chief Asia Pacific economist at S&P, says China's non-performing loan data is "on the low side".
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the latest developments involving former French president Nicolas Sarkozy after he was placed under formal investigation accused of influence-peddling.
Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, says it would be a "catastrophe" for the U.K. to leave the European Union.
Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, says politicians and not the European Central Bank need to find the solution to the euro zone's economic problems.
The crisis in Ukraine may have slipped from the headlines briefly, but the increasing risks it poses shouldn’t be far from investors’ minds.
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.