France may be locking horns with the EU over its rule-breaking budget deficit, but analysts say the country is right to focus on growth.» Read More
Igor Vayn, CEO of Renaissance Capital, says the "momentum" in the Russian economy will carry it for another year,
Lars Rebien Sørensen, CEO of Novo Nordisk, says its diabetes drug Tresiba could come to the U.S. market at the start of 2016.
Jessica Ground, global head of stewardship at Schroders, says she is worried about the effect of the outcome of the Scottish referendum, the U.K.'s membership of the EU and the next general election on markets.
European stocks opened flat-to-lower on Thursday, with worsening tensions between the West and Russia still in focus and a raft of earning reports due.
Simon Wells,chief U.K. economist at HSBC, says that until there is a rise in real terms income, the Bank of England will be "cautious" about raising interest rates.
Professor Peter Bofinger, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, says quantitative easing by the ECB could push Bund yields lower and cause "uproar" in Germany.
Beat Wittmann, CEO of TCMG Asset Management, says investors should by the DAX on its lows as it is going to rise 50 percent over the next year.
Russian businesses facing the impact of a new, harsher round of sanctions can adapt to cope, according to the chief executive of Renaissance Capital.
Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance, says the slight profit miss in the second quarter was due to the "one off" effect of higher taxes.
Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says the biggest issue for the company is the end of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve.
Samir Brikho, CEO of AMEC, says talk of energy independence in Europe and the U.S. is "ramping up" in the wake of tensions with Russia.
Marco Gubitosi, partner at Legance Avvocati Associati, says Italy's economy looks good in the long term but the government must continue with reform.
Vitas Vasiliauskas, governor of the Bank of Lithuania, says the euro zone is not sick but countries need to carry out structural reform to "survive".
Igor Vayn, CEO of Renaissance Capital, says Russia is an "important" part of the global financial system and won't disappear from investors' radar despite sanctions on the country.
Igor Vayn, CEO of Renaissance Capital, says Russian businesses are "adapting" to a tough economic environment and looking for growth.
David Cole, CFO of Swiss Re, says the company is "on track" to deliver its full year targets.
Alex DeGroote, media analyst at Peel Hunt, says Time Warner will have to prove that it has an organic growth strategy to shareholders after the takeover from 21st Century Fox collapsed.
Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, says high yield is still an attractive investment amid low yielding government bonds and despite talk of a rate hike in the U.S. and U.K.
European shares opened sharply lower on Wednesday on worries that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could escalate into a military conflict.
Nicholas Davidson, senior portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein, says confidence towards emerging markets is returning.
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.