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Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of Unicredit, discusses the Italian bank's results and the lending trend in the company's markets.
William Lee Adams, founder and editor-in-chief of Wiwibloggs, says European politics can be seen in the Eurovision voting patterns.
Sujatha Chrishnan-Barman, analyst at Economist Intelligence Unit, says investors are "too optimistic" about the policy action that Narendra Modi will take if his party wins the Indian elections.
Gavin Oldham, chairman of The Share Centre, says the strength of U.K. mid-caps "speaks well for the British economy".
Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Management, says there is a "stench of hypocrisy" over Pfizer's bid for AstraZeneca from politicians.
European shares opened higher on Monday following Friday's strong finish on Wall Street, but gains look set to be capped by ongoing concerns in Ukraine.
U.K. broadcaster BSkyB has confirmed reports over the weekend that it is looking to acquire stakes in Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.
Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor of Dealreporter, says there will be a flurry of attempted mergers and acquisitions in the next few weeks but politicians will look to close the tax loopholes that companies are taking advantage of.
Eleni Papoula, analyst at Berenberg Bank, says shares in Italian banks have "run too far" and are due a correction.
Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, says mining companies investing in South Africa will continue to face a "hostile" political environment.
Bill Radvak, CEO of American Vanadium, discusses the revolution in energy storage techniques with vanadium batteries.
Otto Dichtl, managing director of Stifel Nicolaus Europe, says the bond market is pricing in a low growth and low inflation environment.
Peter Kinsella, senior currency strategist at Commerzbank, says the yen will come under pressure as the Australian central bank and Bank of England begin to hike interest rates.
Dennis Lockhart, President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, says it would "take a lot" to change the course of tapering.
Central bankers and CEOs give their views on a range of topics from the strength of the euro to mega merger and acquisition talks.
Sports lawyer Daniel Geey discusses European soccer governing body UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules as Manchester City faces a £50 million ($84.6 million) fine.
Scott Thiel, head of European and global bonds at BlackRock, says there are opportunities for bond investors when central bank monetary policy begins to diverge.
Miguel Azevedo, head of Africa investment banking at Citi, says Africa provides the best returns in the whole world but investing in the region is not "trouble-free".
European markets opened lower across the board Friday, as Ukrainian pro-Russian secessionists plan to continue with a referendum this weekend, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin asking them to call it off.
Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, says he is moving money from Spanish bonds to gilts as the U.K. gears up for 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.