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European markets opened slightly higher on Thursday, after weaker than expected U.S. growth figures suggested that interest rates set by the Federal Reserve may stay lower for longer than thought.
Jim McCormick, head of asset allocation research at Barclays, says it is time to start taking profit on peripheral bonds.
John Studzinski, senior managing director and global head at Blackstone Advisory Partners, says that a merger or acquisition that is driven primarily by tax benefits is not a strategic reason to do a deal.
Miles Roberts, CEO of DS Smith, says the company is seeing increasing growth in its recycled packaging as consumers become more environmentally conscious.
Stu Taylor, CEO of Algomi, discusses whether dark pools are important in the trading environment.
Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, says the accommodative monetary policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve could lead the world into another financial "mess".
Simon Wells, chief U.K. economist at HSBC, says the Bank of England faces a "historic" moment as it decides how to take the heat out of the U.K.'s housing market.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports on the news that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued Barclays, alleging that it operated dark pools to favor high frequency traders.
The London Stock Exchange has bought Frank Russell for £1.6 billion ($2.7 billion). CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.
Pepyn Dinandt, CEO of Braas Monier, says the company is seeing growth in several markets.
Bob Jeffrey, chairman and chief executive at JWT Worldwide, says clients want advertising that is "leading innovation".
Lucie Greene, global editor at LS:N Global, says retailers need to be present on all digital channels as technological platforms are "integral" to the way consumers shop.
European stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as a weak handover from Wall Street underpinned losses in Asia.
Tom Wilson, director of Africa Practice, says that Nigeria's economy could grow faster than expected if corruption in Africa's largest economy is tackled.
Christian Hyldahl, CIO of Nordea Investment Management, says that with markets "buoyant", investors need to diversify their portfolios to increase returns.
Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, dismisses claims that the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is losing support saying he is in a "strong position".
John Taylor, professor of economics at Stanford University, says that it is time for the U.S. Federal Reserve to hike interest rates but a sudden move could "shake markets".
Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says equity markets are overvalued and were due the pullback seen across the board.
Maria Pinelli, global strategic growth markets leader at EY, said Europe is leading the way in terms of the amount of capital raised for the first half of 2014.
Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, says investors are "scared" to take risks, even in the current strong equity environment.
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.