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European shares opened lower on Friday amid concerns of escalating tensions in Iraq and rising oil prices.
Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Mgmt, says it's been a very tough decade for value investors and that investors should take the risk of buying small caps earlier as they could grow very quickly.
Kate Kelly, author of 'The Secret Club that Runs the World', says the book aims to raise questions about the unregulated, unobserved word of commodity traders and speculators.
Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS Country Risk, comments on the situation in Iraq and on how the U.S. could choose to intervene.
Jurgen Stark, former member of the ECB executive board, discusses the euro strength and says the effect of currency depreciation on competitiveness is and "illusion" and only short-term.
Lawrence Rosen, CFO at Deutsche Post, discusses the impact of foreign exchange and says the group has a "pretty aggressive" investment plan in 2014.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, comments on Sweden's economy and says central banks might have to use macro prudential tools to address other issues than inflation.
Fiona Woolf, Lord Mayor of the City of London, says the U.K. financial sector is "well regulated" but that further clarity on what is or isn't a crime would be positive.
Irene Mia, regional director of Latin America and the Caribbean at Economic Intellegence Unit, discusses the protests in Brazil and the upcoming election in which incumbent Dilma Roussef remains the favorite.
The Bank of England may hike rates earlier than expected, says Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, but the decision will be data-dependent.
Jurgen Stark, former member of the ECB executive board, says that low inflation in Europe is not a threat but actually "good news".
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says the cost of living crisis has been "the number one issue" for the U.K. economy and discusses the Bank of England's guidance.
Ramon Vega, CEO of Vega Swiss Asset Management and former soccer World Cup player, says he favors U.S. equities over European ones and discusses the World Cup.
Giacomo Baizini, CFO at Evraz, discusses the group's exposure to U.S. infrastructure and in particular rail projects and comments on iron ore.
Alan Higgins, U.K. CIO at Coutts, says he's eyeing emerging markets equities and discusses where and in which sectors to invest.
European shares opened mixed on Thursday, although some markets remained closed due to a trading glitch which is expected to be resolved at 8:30 a.m. London time.
Lucas von Cranach, founder and CEO of Onefootball, discusses how his app became the most used soccer app in the world and how it plans to expand for and beyond the Brazil World Cup.
Jonathan Goodwin and Brent Hoberman, co-founders of the Founders Forum, say the Forum will focus on e-commerce, the internet of things and health tech this year and discuss the London start-up scene.
Uwe Krueger, CEO of WS Atkins, comments on the group's results and discusses its projects in the Middle East and Qatar in particular.
Bhanu Baweja, global head of emerging markets research at UBS, says investors should reduce their position in emerging currency debt, which has probably peaked after a "very good run."
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.