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Europe shares opened higher on Thursday, reversing the downward trend seen in global markets for much of the week amid fears of an economic slowdown and weak data.
CNBC's Catherine Boyle and Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discuss the collapse of the Shire and AbbVie deal and what it means for both companies.
Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche Group, says the company's "fundamental strategy" has not changed and is looking at "targeted" M&A deals.
Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche Group, says the world was surprised by the "magnitude" of the Ebola outbreak.
Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, says markets are "oversold" and are "due a rally".
The selloff in global markets is set to continue as a bear market takes hold, according to widely followed investor Dennis Gartman.
Tedd George, head of agriculture research at Ecobank, says the spread of Ebola across West Africa could hit production and threaten a large amount of the world's cocoa production.
Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, and Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, agree that stock markets will bounce back from the recent sell-off.
Amit Midha, president of Asia Pacific and Japan at Dell, says the company is happy with its structure one year after becoming private.
Dennis Gartman, founder and editor of The Gartman Letter, says this stock market sell-off is "just the beginnings of a bear market" that could last for "several months".
Sabine Schels, senior director and global commodity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses Saudi Arabia's oil production policy and why it has failed to cut supply as oil prices continue to fall.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, says concern over the "mediocre" global economy and the end of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve could see the S&P 500 correct further.
European shares closed sharply lower on Wednesday as investors shunned risky assets on fears of crumbling global growth, weak economic data, and concerns about the political situation in Greece.
Multinational giants BMW, Samsung and Unilever are among companies recognized for their green credentials, according to a new index.
Marty Mosby, director of bank and equities strategies at Vining Sparks, says bank revenues are showing "positive progress".
Brett Simpson, analyst at Arete Research, says it will be difficult to see Intel turn the mobile business around in the face of stiff competition.
Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, says European growth is bad but "not terrible".
Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, says Europe needs to rebuild relations with Russia but has played "too weak a hand" in dealing with its invasion of Crimea.
Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, says domestic tax policies in Ireland are hurting small- and medium-sized businesses.
John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, says Glencore will come back with another merger bid for Rio Tinto.
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.