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Steffen Kampeter, deputy finance minister of Germany, says core inflation in the euro zone is rising, adding that he does not fear a deflationary spiral in the single currency bloc.
Discussing the company's latest chip designed for wearables, Christian Morales, VP and general manager of Intel, says it will take some time before wearables become a major revenue stream for companies.
Adam Myers, European head of FX research at Crédit Agricole CIB, says some market participants were aware of the Swiss National Bank's move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg. Was it front running or just a bold call?
Alfred Bosch, Spanish member of parliament for the ERC party and Barcelona mayoral candidate, says Catalonia does not "fit" in Spain and the people should be able to vote for independence.
Quentin Baker, fixed income derivatives trader at Mako Financial Markets, discusses the best trade for bunds if the European Central Bank announces quantitative easing next week.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, says Japanese banks are seeing loan growth for the first time in a while and could be a good investment.
European equities opened higher on Thursday following a rebound in oil prices.
David Ritchie, chief executive of Bovis Homes, says the housing market is "solid" and the rise in house prices is sustainable.
Iñigo Fernández de Mesa, Spain's economy minister, says the government's growth forecast may be conservative and a falling oil price and weak euro might help the country beat forecasts.
Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie, says metal markets are "desperate" for the Chinese New Year - a time when copper buying increases.
Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, says the U.S. banks sector has a lot of issues but has never been cheaper.
Ahead of the NBA game between the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks in London, two-time champion Hakeem Olajuwon says the NBA has become a "truly international" basketball league.
Two-time champion Hakeem Olajuwon discusses his property investments in Houston.
Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, says resolving the conflict in south east Ukraine will be the key to getting sanctions lifted.
Xiaomi unveiled its Mi Note smartphone on Thursday, in move aimed squarely at Apple's larger iPhones. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain, says the European Central Bank will inevitably take unconventional monetary policy measures at its next meeting.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses why the Indian rupee will perform well in 2015.
The ruble continues to fall, sanctions are biting and the slide in the price of oil shows no sign of slowing and it's hitting Russia hard.
Christine Johnson, head of fixed income at Old Mutual Global Investors, discusses what form European Central Bank quantitative easing needs to take in order for it to go down well with markets.
Nikhil Srinivasan, CIO of Generali, says the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program will buy time for governments to carry out reforms.
Geoff Cutmore is co-anchor for CNBC’s flagship programme 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.
Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.