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Frans van Houten, CEO of Dutch electronics firm Philips, says the European market has been flat - but has now bottomed out.
Micke Paqvalén, CEO and founder of online advertising company Kiosked, discusses how its service works and whether it threatens editorial integrity on websites.
Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, says China has been a "cash cow" for drink-makers, but the slowdown is having a big impact on sales.
Maurice Lévy CEO of Publicis, says growth in Europe is showing strength but caution still remains.
European shares opened mixed on Thursday, failing to continue a rally on Wall Street after accommodative comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Karen Olney, head of European thematic strategy at UBS, says there is an opportunity to look at stocks that didn't participate in the "Draghi rally" with "durable" names such as LVMH and SAP.
Ryan Bransfield, dividend analyst at Markit, says emerging market companies are maturing and paying out more dividends.
As the Easter weekend begins, Paul Young, director and master chocolatier at Paul A Young, shows the CNBC anchors how to make truffles.
Bill McDermott, co-CEO of SAP, says cloud computing is "growing faster than everything else" in the company.
Keith Nichols, CFO of AkzoNobel, says the company is on track to reach its targets for 2015.
Declan Ganley, chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, says Russian president Vladimir Putin is "stringing" the West along and is "laughing" at efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis.
Edward George, head of soft commodities at Ecobank, says chocolate will become a luxury in Europe as cocoa prices shoot up.
Lyn Graham-Taylor, fixed income strategist at Rabobank, says the bond market is strengthening thanks to a combination of bonds being seen as a safe haven trade and expectations of European Central Bank quantitative easing.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the Co-Operative's troubled story from drug buying allegations against the former chairman, to big financial black holes.
Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says "volatility" trades are attractive and suggests shorting euro/dollar.
Ukrainian foreign minister Andrii Deshchytsia, says a breakthrough in the situation in the country is possible if there is a "will".
Philippe Legrain, author of the European Spring, discusses why he thinks the banking union is "bogus".
Philippe Legrain, author of the European Spring, says the European Union needs to realize that "we don't live in a postmodern la-la land".
Kevin Norrish, head of EMEA and Asia commodities research at Barclays, says the oil price has been relatively stable but investors have been kept "on edge" by the Ukraine crisis.
Ben Williams, investment director at GAM, says Japanese companies will see "record-high" earnings in 2014, with strong dividend repayments.
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.