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Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, says Mario Draghi has "finally got leverage" on the euro.
Philippe Pegorier, chairman at the Association of European Business, says sanctions against Russia are "ineffective" and "counterproductive" as they also negatively impact European companies.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, chairman at Snam and former member of the executive board of the ECB, says the monetary policy alone can't engineer growth and that countries also need structural reforms.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, chairman at Snam and former member of the executive board of the ECB, discusses the central bank's decision to cut rates further and launch an ABS program.
Erkki Tuomioja, Finland's foreign minister, says that Finalnd is in favour of developing European defense capabilities.
Dennis Gartman, founder, editor and publisher at The Gartman Letter, says U.S. nonfarm payrolls should be "very good" but explains why investors shouldn¿t get too excited about it.
Jackie Kelley, global IPO markets leader at EY, says there will be some follow-on deals after Alibaba goes public that will provide a good opportunity for investors.
Scott Kessler, senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, has a hold rating on Apple shares ahead of the company's upcoming product launch and says the good news is priced in already.
Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, discusses the EU's position on the Ukrainian crisis, highlighting that Russia is dependent on Europe for its energy orders.
The ECB will be successful in fighting deflation says Roland Boekhout, CEO of ING-Diba, arguing that the central bank has outperformed everybody's expectations over the past couple of years.
Jonathan Portes, director at the NIESR, discusses the Bank of England and says that so far, it has not managed expectations very well.
Former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has released a book revealing what happened during her nine months at the Elysee Palace alongside President Francois Hollande, CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Iceland's prime minister, says that a mobile, rapid response NATO force could have a real effect in maintaining peace in localized areas.
uropean shares opened lower on Thursday ahead of rate decisions by the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.
Aymeric Forest, multi-asset fund manager at Schroders, expects the ECB to announce a QE program either on Thursday or in October to boost credit growth in the euro zone.
Walter Huehn, CEO of Element Six, says that euro zone businesses are doing much better than they did two years ago -especially in southern Europe - and comments on ECB actions.
The German economy is very solid says Roland Boekhout, CEO of ING-Diba, adding that the recent slowdown will not result in a "serious long-term slowdown" for the country.
Tony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke chair in strategy at CSIS says that the Ukrainian crisis could result in tensions along the Russian border and that NATO might have to "combine force with sanctions".
Alan Capper, head of credit strategy at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, says that Mario Draghi should reach out to the real economy and appear in mass media to boost consumers' confidence
Catherine Yeung, investor director at Fidelity, says sentiment towards the China equity market is improving and that it remains "very stock specific".
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.