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Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says market volatility will be driven by politics in the coming months.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says the anti-EU party UKIP is a real threat to Labour's share of the vote at the U.K. general election in May.
Alexandre Breining, consultant at Africa Practice, says Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have seen growth forecasts cut due to the outbreak of Ebola.
Michael Yoshikami, founder and CEO of Destination Wealth Management, says the markets are moving up and down on headlines alone.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says the Federal Reserve can't do anything to get the dollar lower while the European Central Bank continues down the path of looser monetary policy.
Pavle Sabic, director of credit market development at S&P Capital IQ, discusses which soccer clubs have the strongest financials.
Will Hobbs, head of equity strategy at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, and Kit Juckes, global head of FX strategy at Societe Generale, discuss the global economy and how the U.S. will help pull up other countries.
European shares started Thursday's session sharply higher after global sentiment received a boost with the release of the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC).
Kit Juckes, global head of FX strategy at Societe Generale, says if the Bank of England does not hike interest rates before the U.K.'s general election in May, it would have missed a window of opportunity.
Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, says the "commercial realization" of shale in China might take longer than people expect.
Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, says the oil price will be "robust" in the long-term.
Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, says the sanctions on Russia will be temporary and not all of the company's projects in the country are on hold.
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute, says Europe will "lose another decade" if it does not carry out much-needed economic reform.
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute, says the European Central Bank cannot be the lender of last resort for the euro zone and says its monetary policy gives little incentive for countries to enact reform.
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute, says the European Central Bank's policy of outright monetary transactions (OMT) is "illegal".
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute, says the financial crisis is "under the carpet" but could reappear at any time.
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute, says the European Union sanctions on Russia are hurting German exports.
Guy Berruyer, CEO of Sage Group, says small- and medium- sized businesses are finding it difficult to get access to finance.
Christopher Granville, managing director of Trusted Sources, says the impact of the Ukraine crisis has been to "destabilize" the Russian business elite.
UBS Chairman Axel Weber, says the "divergences" in banking regulation between European Union countries is "hard to cope with".
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.