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European shares opened lower on Thursday as tensions in Ukraine came back into focus.
Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, says that the European Union's sanctions on Russia are not a major blow to the country's economy, but it shows the bloc's intent.
Alastair Sorbie, CEO of IFS, says the company is overtaking its competitors as it offers "specialized solutions".
Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, says it is difficult to make money investing in Russian stocks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel turns 60 today, as CNBC looks at the successes of her leadership - and the challenges she faces.
Johan Dennelind, CEO of TeliaSonera, says the company is in a "strategically difficult" position in Spain and is facing "tough" competition.
Zola Tsotsi, chairman of Eskom Holdings, says the private sector has a "vested interest" in government infrastructure projects.
European Union leaders imposed further sanctions on Russia, ramping up the pressure on President Vladimir Putin. Europe's leaders talk to CNBC about the move - with some calling for more action.
Former British ambassador to Russia, Tony Brenton, says the sanctions agreed by EU leaders are "accentuating antagonism" between Russia and the West.
Stephen Mould, head of wine at Sotheby's Europe, discusses Sotheby's two-day fine and rare auction expected to fetch about $2.50 million and advises how to invest in wine.
Gareth McCartney, EMEA head of equity syndicate at UBS, says that volumes in EMEA equity capital markets are at levels comparable to 2007.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, discusses the metals sector following Rio Tinto's quarterly iron ore report.
Anthony Cragg, managing director and senior portfolio manager at Wells Fargo Advantage Asia Pacific Fund, argues that investors have an "entrenched anti-China" bias.
European shares opened higher on Wednesday as investors react to fresh growth data from China and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at her two-day testimony on Capitol Hill.
Mats Granryd, CEO of Tele2, comments on the group's latest results and says it is becoming increasingly dependent on data revenues which is "unchartered territory".
Lan Shen, China economist at Standard Chartered, and Eddie Tam, CEO of Central Asset Investments, discuss the outlook for the Chinese economy and the possibility of a rate hike this year.
Airbus Group CEO, Tom Enders, comments on Qatar Airways' criticism of the company, over delays and poor quality.
Rajeev De Mello, head of Asian fixed income at Schroders, says there is a lot of value to be found Indonesian government bonds, and advises taking a medium-term view to deal with volatility.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, describes Janet Yellen's comments on valuations in the tech sector as "very unusual", and says the market probably doesn't want such comments.
Stuart Brown, CEO of Firestone Diamonds, comments on the rough diamond market and says that people "underestimate how big that market is".
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.