European shares opened in positive territory on Wednesday after an upward revision to U.S. third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data boosted global market sentiment.» Read More
CNBC's Hadley Gamble looks at what further sanctions the EU could slap on Russia and whether they'll have any bite.
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, says gold looks "vulnerable" with a tight trading range.
Bruno Verstraete, partner at Lakefield Partners, says investors should look at defensive stocks as a way to play sluggish economic growth in some economies such as Europe.
CNBC's Nancy Hulgrave looks at the hefty fines slapped on European banks by the regulators and whether the sector is one of the biggest risks to the world economy.
Baris Oran, head of finance at Sabanci, says Turkey's economy needs to be more "resilient" to external risks such as tapering of asset purchases by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Frothy stock valuations have left some finance executives worried about the potential for an upcoming correction, the CFO Global Council survey showed.
Nader Mousavizadeh, partner and co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat posed by Islamic State "vastly exceeds" what al Qaeda represented.
George Quinn, CFO of Zurich Insurance Group, says he is concerned about the "direction of travel" for the government bond market.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the conflict with Russia is close to the "point of no return" which would be "full scale war".
Baris Oran, head of finance at Sabanci, says that while valuations of developed market stocks are high, there are still opportunities in emerging market equities.
Henrik Torstensson, CEO of Lifesum, discusses the success of health apps and the challenges the sector faces.
Colin McQueen, senior global equities investment manager at FOUR capital, says European financials are undervalued and a good buying opportunity.
William Hobbs, head of equity strategy at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, says U.S. and European equities are the places to invest as growth in America is likely to be stronger than expected.
European shares opened slightly higher on Friday as investors monitor events in Ukraine and look ahead to the releases of key data from the euro zone.
Paul McNamara, fund manager at GAM, says the Chinese economic slowdown has been controlled by the government.
Jeff Munroe, head of global equities at Newton Asset Management, says there are lots of reasons to be cautious in September, but there are "tremendous opportunities" in equities.
Michele Norsa, CEO of Ferragamo, says the China region is "volatile" but positive in the long-term.
Carlo Gallo, Founder at Enquirisk, says any energy sanctions on Russia are "off the table" as Europe relies heavily on Russian gas.
Philippe Legrain, former economic advisor to the President of the European Commission, says Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk is a frontrunner for European Council presidency.
Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for European equities at Allianz Global Investors, says U.K. supermarket Tesco has promising parts of the business in the long-term but will struggle in the face of the discount retailers.
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.