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David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, tells CNBC that in his opinion the euro zone is turning Japanese, with even the demographics looking the same as Japan fifteen years ago.
Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management, tells CNBC that we are coming to the end of a cycle of economics and the financial sector driving politics.
Karen Tso takes you through the market open, where many of the European bourses are closed for a bank holiday.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist, at National Australia Bank, tells CNBC as spreads get tighter investors are moving further down the risk curve.
Caroline Bain, senior commodities editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit, tells CNBC that while there may not be the same level of growth in Chinese consumption of copper, the country is not collapsing.
Charlie Morris, head of Absolute Return at HSBC Global Asset Management, tells CNBC that UK government needs to build more houses if they want to get prices down for young buyers.
Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, tells CNBC that the main concern about the Chinese data is the export orders which were over reported in quarter one.
Alejandro Zambrano, market analyst at Dailyfx.com, tells CNBC that he does believe in the popular saying 'Sell in May' and recent macro data has been so bad it only supports it.
Malcolm Graham-Wood, senior advisor, at VSA Capital, tells CNBC that the BP stake in Rosneft gives them access to the Russian artic but they are now being dictated to by Vladimir Putin.
Karen Tso takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher.
Scott Evans, head of equity sales at Espirito Santo Investment, tells CNBC that he judges banks by the quality of their earnings, with UBS being much better quality than Deutsche Bank.
Javier Hernani, director general of the Spanish stock market operator, BME, talks to CNBC about their profit drop and whether this is an indictment of the general situation in Spain at the moment.
Andy Harrison, CEO of Whitbread, tells CNBC that their two strong UK brand leaders have led to a great year, but is the opposition now getting their act together?
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, tells CNBC that investors are looking for progress on capital, progress on earnings and a dividend, which is what Lloyds Banking Group is about.
Efi Xanthou, International press relations for the Green Party in Cyprus, tells CNBC that she continues to oppose the euro zone bailout as it will destroy Cyprus's financial sector which made up 40 percent of GDP.
Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, talks to CNBC about the banks profit beat in the first quarter and investor sentiment in the financial industry.
Italy's ten-year borrowing costs fell on Monday to the lowest point since October 2010 after the country's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend, ending two months of political deadlock in Italy.
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, tells CNBC that the mix of the Italian government is a good one and will be enough to pass some reforms.
Bernard Bot, interim CEO and CFO at parcel delivery provider, TNT Express, talks to CNBC about how tough things are in the current market.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where Italy is leading stocks higher.
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.